Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
April 24, 2008
Albany -- Georgia has the 8th highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation.
South Georgia's teen pregnancy rate is higher than the state's average. It's why the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention held a workshop Thursday in Albany.
In 2006, Georgia's teen pregnancy rate increased by three percent.
The initiative "Taking Time for Teens" hopes to cut that rate 15 percent by 2015. Today they met with school nurses, the health department, county schools, and representatives the Lee County Family Connection to assess the community's needs and talk about indicators that influence teen pregnancy.
They say getting the students involved in the prevention is key.
"Our involvement in today's program the youth and infusion program is very important as school nurses and as nurse educators in the school system just to be able to engage our youth to hear their voice and listen to them to see how they can be involved in either developing a program or just being a part of that program," said Hope Harrelson, PPMH School Nurse.
It's also important to have parent involvement.
Parents need to monitor their children's activities, be open and honest about the issue, and make sure young adults know where to get contraceptives.