Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
76 –year-old Freda Hewitt could use a little help when it comes to paying for her prescriptions.
"I wish that they would give the senior citizens a break. I know everybody would like a break on their medicines," said Hewitt.
Hewitt says the cost of her medication just keeps going up and up.
"I just had a prescription filled yesterday that I've been paying $33 for. Well it had gone up $2," said Hewitt.
While $2 may not seem like a lot to some people, it certainly matters to Hewitt, who is on a fixed income.
The $33 Hewitt pays for that one prescription is only a scratch of the surface on her long list of prescription medication.
"I have to get a shot every month and even after the insurance pays their part, I still have to pay $70. I take about nine different prescriptions, so it really runs me into some money," said Hewitt.
Well there is good news on the way for the millions of people who use prescription drugs.
The cost of prescription medicine is about to drop, tremendously.
"Well it'd be a lot better if I didn't have to pay for all that. You know when you pay $70 for one thing it soon adds up," said Hewitt.
Over the next couple of months, generic versions of seven of the world's 20 best-selling drugs will hit the market.
Generic medicines have the same chemical make up as the original brand-name drugs and work just as well for most patients.
This is great news for Hewitt and people like her… so much in fact, Hewitt decided to celebrate with a little dance.