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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
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Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Even though we have not heard the words anthrax or small pox lately, the potential threat is always there.
Health Officials say waiting until the last minute to prepare is just not an option. "The time to plan and the time to get around the table to identify those players if you will, those people who have primary and secondary responsibilities is now," said Thomas County Fire Chief Chris Jones.
Many agencies, such as Fire, EMS, Red Cross, and law enforcement met in Thomasville today to plan an exercise later in the year.
To practice for a real life biological emergency, the Thomas County Health Department is setting up a flu drive. "We need to be prepared to set up sites, dispense medicines within 48 hours of an event such as anthrax or pan-flu if it needed a vaccine," said Heath Department RN Tianne Taylor.
At this drive, scheduled in October, people will be able to receive flu shots from their cars. "It's really neat people stay in there cars. They don't need to get out," said Taylor.
Every agency is lending a hand. The Health Department, Archbold, and Southwest Georgia Tech are providing nurses. TPD and the Sheriff's Office will provide security.
And the Red Cross will be on hand with food and supplies. "Having such a good relationship with our community partners makes our job so much easier because if we didn't we would not be able to come together and work all of the arrangements out and people would not be as willing to help us as they are," said Taylor.
Health Officials say the last time they had a drive thru flu drive, they administered 700 shots. They say in order to reach this year's goal of 1,000, they not only need the county's help, but its citizens as well.
The Flu Drive will be held October 5th at Hand in Hand in Thomasville.