The city of Douglas plans to start spraying for mosquitoes earlier than normal because of recent heavy rain, warm weather and concerns over the zika virus.
The Public Works director also encourages people to remove mosquito breeding grounds from their homes.
People can do that by making sure they don't have stagnant water in birdbaths, pools or ceramic pots.
Residents can also protect themselves from mosquitoes by wearing insect repellant and staying inside at dawn and dusk.
Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved.
Fire Fighters at Fire Station 2 reported that a man approached the fire station bleeding from a chest wound. They provided first aid and called for EMS.
Wet weather in southwest Georgia is making the grass grow back quickly creating a spike in calls to lawn care businesses.
The YMCA is offering some new after school programs this year after the 21st Century grant ended.
Due to the recent school realignment, the Dougherty Co. School System is preparing for additional school bus riders.
This week, Karla Heath-Sands, Cade Fowler and Chris Zelman are all learning the results of their genetic makeup on Today in Georgia. This is Chris' journey.