Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Nearly three million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's is one of the most feared diseases by the baby boomer generation. "It's a terrible disease. It robs people of their very personalities. It turns them into horrible creatures who are so far removed from what they were when they were at themselves," said Betty Neill.
Thomas University is spreading the word about next month's annual Dr. Jim Neil's Alzheimer's Walk.
Betty Claire Neill is Dr. Neill's widow and ambassador to the walk. "My husband died at a fairly young age with Alzheimer's disease. And I think in our society today we're finding people are younger and younger when they develop this disease and at this time there is no cure."
On August 27th, we reported on a missing 80-year man from Thomas County, Charles Tuller. Tuller suffers from dementia and wandered from his home.
Luckily he was found in Florida and returned safely to his family. 71-year old Hazel Mckeller of Tift County was not so lucky.
She was found two days after she went missing in a pond on Pebble Hill Drive. "Awareness is so important and the more word we can get out about this terrible disease the more the community is aware and can look out for these problems," said Social Worker Betty Sawyer.
Sawyer says the experience can sometimes be worse for the caregiver than the actual patient. "It's extremely hard on the caregiver. In fact may times the caregiver loses their life from stress and other physical problems before the actual patient does."
Sawyer says there comes a time when moving a patient to assisted living is the only option. She says each family has to make that decision for themselves, but it will be needed at some point during the illness.
The walk begins at 10 a.m. on October 15th at Thomas University.