Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
Prescription Pills are made to treat pain and illnesses, but abusers use them to get high. On the streets these pills are worth more than $2 a milligram.
Drug Unit Commander Major Bill Berry says" ADDU is seeing a tremendous increase in pain pill abuse, and forged prescriptions."
Representative Winfred Dukes says,"In many counties in the state of Georgia they see this as their number one drug problem in their community."
And a neighboring state's new law to prevent prescription pill abuse is making those number rise.
Dukes says, "Florida Legislature ended up passing a comprehensive bill to address the pill mill industry and the next logical place will be Georgia."
Berry says, "We have had people coming up from some of the larger cities in Florida."
The Florida law creates a prescription monitoring system that tracks the activity between doctors, patients, and pharmaceutical providers. But ADDU has found that even Physicians are part of the problem, giving out pills like candy.
Berry says, "Here we have several counties in this state that have pain clinics."
Representative Winfred Dukes says the lawmakers need to do something about the problem.
Dukes says, "It is something that the General Assembly have to address, with Georgia being only one of seven states that does not have a comprehensive monitoring program."
He says without a new law, Georgia could become a land of opportunity for pill pushers.
Dukes says, "It is going to make Georgia become perhaps more enticing for these people that are going to set up this type of operation."