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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -
The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of the year.
But with shorter days, family events, and pressure to buy the perfect Christmas gift, the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year.
Neruropsychologist Dr. Stephen Jordan with Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau has these tips on dealing with typical holiday stress.
On dealing with shorter days -- "When it's dark, all of our emotions seem more amplified. Sometimes it gets so bad, we call it Seasonal Affective Disorder. But I think it affects all of us. I go to work in the dark, and come home in the dark, and you miss the daylight."
On dealing with family -- "We sometimes try to expect that people are going to act differently than they do every year. This year it's going to be better. And sometimes we think that if we act differently, people will behave better. And often, that doesn't happen."
On preventing stress -- "Whether it's holiday stress or any other type of stress, it's time to set some priorities. Of the traditions you really enjoy, pick the ones that are most important and simplify them in some way. If it's financial stress, try to do things a little more cheaply. Or don't go to as many parties or gatherings."
On physical signs of stress -- "Exhaustion and not sleeping. Many times we get out of our normal routines during the holidays. It's important when you're feeling stressed to get back to good nutrition and try to maintain your exercise regimen and try to sleep at a regular time. So I think sleep and exhaustion is number one, number two is irritability or sadness."