Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
June 9, 2008
Albany - Tainted tomatoes linked to a Salmonella outbreak have grocery stores and restaurants across the country taking precautions.
More than 145 confirmed cases in 16 states have been linked to several types of raw tomatoes.
Many grocery stores and restaurants pulled tomatoes from their produce departments and menus.
Shoppers are finding empty baskets at grocery store produce departments, and are greeted with signs at restaurants telling them tomatoes are no longer on the menu.
"There have been several cases mostly on the west coast of salmonella. And the common food they are finding is tomatoes," says District Environmental Health Director Dewayne Tanner.
The food and drug administration said people should avoid eating raw round red, red plum and Roma tomatoes.
"They are also investigating the source of the salmonella if it is the tomatoes."
In the meantime, people need to take precautions. "If its fruits or vegetables, or tomatoes, I usually rinse them off really, really good," says Fonda Strong.
You should avoid buying any bruised or damaged tomatoes.
You should keep all raw tomatoes away from raw meat, seafood or other produce.
And you should wash all utensils cutting boards and counter tops when switching between types of food.
"I'm a real big tomato fan, but it was okay," says Strong. "If its for medical reasons, I think its okay. If things need to be tested before they go back out on the market. I think that's a great idea."
"It's better safe than sorry," says Jamie Zapata.
Salmonella, if ingested, can cause diarrhea, fever, headache, abdominal cramps, and of course that is all from dehydration," said Tanner.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms, see a doctor.
Not all tomatoes are linked to the Salmonella outbreak. Cherry, grape, and tomatoes sold with the vine attached are cleared by the FDA.