Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
June 7, 2008
Albany -- The sounds of children splashing and laughing is a staple during hot weekends in Southwest Georgia. "It's real hot and you want to get wet," said 9-year-old Chris Ware.
But before anyone jumps in, "You're not suppose to run, not jump on people and not jump in the water," said Ware, set the ground rules to prevent any accidents.
Swimming lessons should be the first line of defense against trouble in the water. "Young kids feel intimidated when other kids can swim and they can't. So they jump in the pool and wind up being a drowning victim," said Assistant Supervisor of Dougherty EMS, Steve Ebel.
But teaching your children how to swim doesn't make them drown proof and should never be a replacement to adult supervision. It's important to never turn your back to kids in a pool because you never know what can happen. "You might hurt yourself," said Ware.
And in case someone is drowning use a life saver, pool skimmer or long stick to get to them. "When someone is drowning their main survival is staying above water. So they may be thrashing about, and if they get a hold of you they may take you under with them," said Ebel.
And once you retrieve the victim get help fast. "They need to immediately call 911 and initiate CPR. The new CPR is 30 to 2, 30 compressions to two breaths. And do that until we arrive," said Ebel.
This shouldn't just apply to children. "We see them from young to old," said Ebel. So be sure to always keep a watchful eye for anyone in the water to keep this summer safe.
Paramedics also recommend that anyone who has been consuming alcohol should avoid getting into the water because drinking and swimming is often a fatal mix.