January 4, 2008
Albany - - We've had to run our heaters more than usual this week, that means more South Georgians may have trouble paying their heating bill.
Every winter, the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council provides up to $250 for families who need help with heating costs.
The group has already helped more than 3,000 people this winter, including more than a thousand in Dougherty County.
Now, the money is almost gone and 2,500 people are still waiting for help.
Congress could give more money to the program, but the council director says that money wouldn't help this winter.
They got less money from the government this year.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.