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 >>
October 29, 2002
Albany -- Arthritis and chronic joint problems are far more widespread than once thought. Joint problems affect one in every three adults, and Southwest Georgia Doctors say that number is growing.
66 year old JoAnn Pope is getting ready to compete in the World Championship Triathlon in Mexico, if her knee is up to it. Pope is seeing Sports Medicine specialist Dr. Scott McGee because of knee problems.
The Centers for Disease Control says they are shocked by the growing numbers of people like JoAnn, who are suffering from arthritis and chronic joint problems. Dr. McGee said "I see it as a huge problem."
Dr. McGee says so many Southwest Georgians have joint problems, because they are overweight. "To see the degree of obesity and lack of physical conditioning in the average person in America, and it's just getting worse and worse."
Pope runs, bikes, and swims dozens of miles every week. Dr. McGee says staying active is one of the best ways to prevent arthritis and joint problems. Dr. McGee said "People that maintain an activity level throughout life have in general less arthritis. People I'm replacing joints in Albany are not high level athletes, they are 200 to 300 pound sedentary people."
JoAnn Pope's knees are feeling much better, and she will compete in the triathlon next week. But health officials are worried many Southwest Georgians arthritis problems might keep them from an active lifestyle.
Doctors say the numbers with arthritis, and the related health care costs, will continue to rise as the baby boom generation ages.