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 >>
Chris and Cole Redd enjoy a day of boating under the hot Albany sun. There's only one problem. They aren't wearing any sunscreen and Cole only wears it when he goes swimming.
"I might not wear it if I have a shirt on, but like whenever I go swimming I wear it," said Redd
This is one reason why oncology nurses at Phoebe Memorial Hospital put together an initiative called "Don't' Fry Day".
"Approximately one person dies every hour from skin cancer," said nurse Cindi Downs.
The nurses want the public to be aware of the dangers of sun exposure and how it can lead to skin cancer, especially in children like Cole.
"1 in 5 children during their lifetime will be diagnosed with skin cancer and skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers there is," said nurse Cathy Shoemaker.
The Skin Cancer Foundation says over the past 31 years, more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined.
There are ways to beat the sun. Nurse Shoemaker recommends wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 50. Also, know your body and examine it well.
"They should look for any mole or change in color that's irregular in shade."
The nurses at Phoebe want Chris and Cole, and the rest of us, to be proactive this Memorial Day and not only enjoy the sun, but make sure we're safe in it.
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