Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
Cooling off in the pool is pretty normal for most people in South Georgia, but a new survey might make you think twice before diving in head first.
Swimmers are coming clean about their dirty habits in and out of the pool. WALB NEWS 10's Ryan Houston is back with more.
Public pools if not properly cleaned can become a stew of bacteria. It's not so much the pool, but what swimmers do and don't do inside it.
The Water Quality and Health Council released a new report that's sure to make a splash. Their survey found one out of five swimmers release their own fluids underwater. "I think four out of five people are actually peeing in the pool," said Swimmer Ryan Davis.
"That's like people swimming in other's people urine," said Swimmer Maggie Davis.
The swim team at the YMCA knows first hand about how common accidents happens. "Some girls were like sitting there talking about peeing in the pool. They also talked about how there would be a yellow cloud," said Swimmer Nicole Faye.
"The pools right here and the guys bathroom is all the way over there. It's a long walk," said Swimmer Ryan Davis.
Doing a breaststroke through a yellow cloud is just the beginning. The survey also found 70% of swimmer's don't shower before diving in. "If you have a large group of people who are not showering over time, it will contribute to the dirtiness of the water," said Aquatics Director Jeffery Demott.
If public pools are clean and up to code there's no need to worry. If not, you could be swimming in a man made sea of germs. "We know that it does happen. It's one of the reasons we keep chlorine in the pool," said Demott.
Demott makes sure YMCA's public pools are crystal clear."We check for chlorine and PH. The PH is the measurement acidity of the water," he said.
So the next time you go in for a dip, do your part to keep the water clean. If the public pool is cloudy and smells really bad experts say don't get in.
It could lead to you getting sick. The Water Quality and Health Council surveyed 1,000 swimmers to find out their habits.