Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Educators say school nurses are too important to students to be cut from the state budget.
A battle over school funding is brewing in Atlanta, as lawmakers try to find two billion dollars to slash from the budget.
Georgia Schools could lose the 30 million dollars the state spends on school nurses each year. Dougherty County Schools nurses are provided by Phoebe Putney Hospital's Network of Trust program and would not be affected.
Educators say the nurses play a vital role in keeping students in class.
Sherwood Acres Elementary School Principal Eva Robinson said "It provides the staff here along with the students opportunities to just go in and get examined by the nurse. And so many times this prevents them from having to go to the Doctor. "
Georgia lawmakers are wading through cuts proposed by Governor Sonny Perdue as part of a plan to deal with the historic budget shortfall. Educators hope they can find other cuts than school nurses.