Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
April 10, 2008
Albany- Our wishy washy weather could double your chances of getting bit by a mosquito in Dougherty County. It's also brought a new mosquito borne disease to portions of Georgia.
Because we've had both dry and wet conditions lately both mosquitoes who like to breed in dry and wet conditions have been breeding. Crews started spraying for the pests as early as March. In some portions of Georgia they've also found mosquitoes carrying Dengue which can be fatal but until now was typically found in Brazil and Puerto Rico. While it hasn't been found in Dougherty County, it may be a matter of time and they've already begun West Nile neighborhood checks.
"We're doing the screening assessments at homes in some of our highly dense areas. These are the areas that were identified to have positive mosquitoes and positive West Nile Virus cases. What were doing, we're assessing the homes, looking at screens that need repaired on the windows and also the doors," said Jacqueline Jenkins, District Health Epidemiologist.
So far, no cases of human, avian, animal, or mosquito infections have been found this year in Georgia.