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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
If you've walked outside today, you have surely noticed the blistering temperatures. The heat index right now is about 110 degrees.
We've been in the triple digit temperatures the last few days, and emergency officials are urging you to stay safe.
After being stuck indoors the last few days because of the extreme heat, Lane Fix wanted nothing more than to get out of the house and enjoy his summer break.
"It has been hot but we said we are not going to let the heat stop us today, we have got to get out and do something," says Gini Brown\Concerned Mother.
But before he could hit the skate ramps, his mom Gini Brown says first, they had to make a stop at Turtle Park.
"We were going to go to the skate park for a little bit, so he was going to get wet first and then go skate," says Brown.
Scorching temperatures across Georgia are smashing all-time heat records in the state.
"Re-hydrate the body, you sweat a lot, if you start getting cramps, a little light head-ness, a little dizziness, you want to replenish so you don't get in trouble, those are all signs of heat illnesses that can cause you some further damage, even death if it is not taken care of," says Buddy Thomas\Dougherty EMS Assistant Chief Supervisor.
Extreme heat is the number one weather-related killer in the country. About 400 Americans die every year from heat-related ailments.
"Recent studies have shown that the pediatrics and the geriatrics are at the biggest risk," says Thomas.
Officials say it's important to stay hydrated throughout the day and recognize signs of exhaustion. Dizziness, nausea, and cramps are all indicators that you should head indoors.
"The summer is just getting started, kids are out playing, they are not drinking like they probably should be," says Thomas.
Which is why Brown is keeping a close eye on her son Lane, making sure he stays safe while still enjoying his summer freedom.
A statewide emergency preparedness campaign released some tips on how to stay safe in the extreme heat.
Stay in the air conditioning as much as possible during the day. Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight clothing. Never leave children or pets in cars. And make sure your pets have plenty of shade and water or keep them inside.