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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
Some Albany and Dougherty County men are a little more aware of their possible health problems Thursday.
Hundreds of men went to the Government Center for free prostate exams, blood pressure tests, and body mass index readings.
This is the seventh year for "Men At Work," and one Dougherty County worker says it has saved lives over the years.
"We have had about three or four discoveries of employees with serious problems that they were not aware of. Those problems have been corrected and they are healthier employees now who are still with us," said Dougherty County Resource Specialist Charlie Crapps.
Darrell Sabbs works for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, which sponsors "Men At Work." He says having the screenings in a public place helped get over one hundred men get checked.
"We're moving outside the walls of the hospital. And we're bringing prostate screening and awareness and prevention to men in our community."
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men according to the CDC. Men are told to get a prostate exam after they turn fifty years old.
"As most men are, especially African-Americans, we're very concerned about prostate illness and disease that come with it as we age. So, I'm doing my best to keep a check on it," said Chucky Mathis, Assistant Public Works Director for Dougherty County.
But, some younger men showed up for the health screenings too. "I'm kind of young so this is not something you do every day, but it's very important to your living. So, I came today to see exactly what I need to work on my health," said Dougherty Co. Tax Appraiser Rakesh Abad.
Most men came back with good reports. But, many were told they need to drink more water. Changes like that can keep Dougherty County men at work.
The hospital says men with a family history of prostate cancer should get checked when they turn thirty-five.