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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
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A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
The Albany Police Department is teaming up with Project Lifesaver to quickly find missing Alzheimer and Autism patients who wander off.
APD now has new technology that can track down patients with a radioactive bracelet.
Saving the department time and manpower and the city money.
Care giving hits close to home for this Deputy from the Coffee county Sheriff's Office in Alabama. His wife was diagnosed with dementia and dreads the possibility that she'll wander off one day.
"I know how hard it is for the caregivers and I want to make sure we make their life easy for them and take some of that worry off of them," said Deputy Tom Iten.
This gizmo that looks like it came out of a scene from Star Trek will help APD track down missing Alzheimer and Autism patients with a flip of a switch and this bracelet.
Iten gave a demonstration of the machine today at Riverfront Park. We hide a participant in the woods and let the machine go to work.
And like that we found our "missing patient."
The machines picks up the signal from the bracelet when they're within a mile from each other, that's why Iten says it's crucial to alert authorities as soon as the person goes missing.
"They can walk basically 4 miles an hour. You can figure if you wait an hour they can be 4 miles away from the last time you saw them," said Iten.
This new machine will also save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars as an all manhunt for missing patients can be a costly operation.
"To find or locate a lost Alzheimer patient is basically about $138,000.You can spend a thousand or 2 or 3 thousand dollars a year, that might save you just that one time, $150,000 to go out for a major search," said Iten.
APD hopes the community will take advantage of the new tracking device because minutes are vital in search of missing patients.
APD officials tell us those bracelets are limited for now it's best to get them as soon as possible. One bracelet costs $280 dollars.