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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
Felica Swanigan's daughter, Kayla, just moved from Indiana and is entering the sixth grade.
Kayla needs vaccinations for school and Felica is taking advantage of the Dougherty County Health Department being open on Saturday.
"Well it's very important to me because for one, I'm a full time mother and I work full-time. This was very convenient instead of having to take time off from work and our busy schedules. It fits in perfect for our Saturday. Instead of going shopping you can get your business taken care of," said Swanigan.
Kayla received her Human Papillomavirus shot just in time for school.
Not only did Felica want to go ahead and get the shot out of the way and beat the back to school rush, she knows of a friend around Kayla's age who's been diagnosed with cervical cancer.
"We found out that she's very young and she has cervical cancer so if I can prevent anything from my child suffering then why not," said Swanigan.
Immunization coordinator Suzette Profit says she wishes more people were like Felica and took advantage of the health department's service.
She says waiting until the last minute is not a good idea.
"If you wait until the last minute the wait time will be longer and then everybody is frustrated. Some people just leave without getting the vaccines and then when you get to the school the child still has to be turned around because immunizations are required to enter the school setting," said Profit.
Felica and Kayla are just happy this process is done. Now they can focus on more important things.
"We're ready to win some spelling bees and awards, some track and volleyball and science. Yes we're ready," said Swanigan.
The Dougherty County Department of Health is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5pm and Wednesdays from 7:30am to 6pm.