Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Every 39 seconds someone in America dies of heart disease. That's 2,200 people every day. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, but it doesn't have to be.
Some people are predisposed to health conditions that lead to heart disease, but others can reduce their chances by modifying behavior.
I forgot my red, that's why I'm wearing a red dress sticker, and hundreds gathered in red today at Albany Tech to learn how to make their hearts stronger.
Margie McDuffie came to Albany Tech today for one reason. "I'm here to take better care of my heart."
A heart that was broken last year with the death of her mother. "I had to take care of her for the last two years of her life and I watched diabetes and heart failure take her away."
That's why she's decided to take better care of herself. She too is a mother and wants to be around for her children and grandchildren. "I have three grands and a set of twins that I really want to see grow up."
Mary Burkes also lost her mom to heart disease. She had a massive heart attack. Last year, Burkes learned that she may also be on a road to poor health. "I was diagnosed myself as a type two diabetic in May."
That put her at greater risk of having heart problems, so she decided to change her odds. "Last week, after losing 40 pounds, they took me off the insulin, so that's why I'm here today."
And for those who aren't, she'll spread the word that exercise, eating better and giving up smoking can improve their health, too.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol and carrying around extra weight can also contribute to heart disease. Just changing one of those areas can decrease your chance of having heart problems.
The American Heart Association has a heart checkup you can perform online to learn your risk for heart disease.