Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
Sept. 17, 2002
A 47-year old man went to the doctor August 30th and was hospitalized three days later. A test at a state lab shows he has West Nile Virus, and it's prompting new warnings about the dangers of mosquitoes.
Dougherty County Public Works crews continue working to get rid of mosquitoes that could carry the dangerous West Nile Virus. County Environmental Control Manager Donell Mathis says, "We're out five nights a week, Monday through Friday, spraying five hours a night."
That means the trucks should spray near your house about once a week or so. "Probably every seven to nine days we'll be covering the county," said Mathis.
Health officials know mosquitoes here carry West Nile. That's apparently how the Dougherty County man got the disease. He has been seriously ill, suffering seizures and going into a coma after having flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle weakness, and headaches.
District Health Department Environmental Health Director Mel Jones said, "If you're having that headache, fever, rash, tired like that and they don't seem to be responding, then you need to seek medical attention."
Health officials say you should get rid of standing water around your home, use mosquito repellent, wear long sleeves when you can, and try to stay inside as much as possible when mosquitoes are most active. Jones said, "we say dusk to dawn is feeding time period, so try to minimize your stay outside when mosquitoes are feeding."
The county mosquito fighters want you to call them if you're having a mosquito problem. "When the calls come in, we do expect to respond and to prevent breeding and to treat those areas," said Mathis.
In addition to spraying, they use chemicals in standing water to kill larvae. Mathis said, "I think we've got a good program here, and I think we're doing a great job as far as keeping our mosquitoes down." And they hope that program will help prevent future cases of West Nile Virus.