Jennifer Parks is health and general assignment reporter for The Albany Herald. Parks covers the boards that operate Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Phoebe Putney Hospital, the Albany-Dougherty Hospital Authority, Palmyra Medical Center, the public health district and other areas as assigned.
Sit down with director of emergency services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
A new addition to the staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital speaks of his passion for the health care field and his desire to be able to meet John F. Kennedy.
A question-and-answer session with Southwest Health District Emergency Preparedness Director Julie Miller
Julie Miller works with various partner agencies throughout a 14-county area to ensure all the proper resources are in place when a disaster strikes.
Public safety roundup for Wednesday and early Thursday
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 incidents on Wednesday and into early Thursday morning, available reports show.
Workshops for those wanting to enroll in health insurance marketplace ongoing
More opportunities are coming for those in Southwest Georgia needing help to enroll in the health insurance marketplace.
One hospitalized following assault at south Albany convenience store
The case of an armed robbery that took place on Westwood Drive on Wednesday afternoon remains active, Albany police say.
Shakelia P. Williams, 31, was found Thursday with a gunshot wound at Westwind Apartments
The Albany Police Department was called to the scene of a shooting to find a woman, about 30 years of age, dead from a gunshot wound.
Brad Heard Jr., Brad Heard Sr. face sentencing in connection with loan fraud scheme
Brad Heard Sr. entered a guilty plea and his son, Brad Heard Jr., admitted to one charge of commission or gifts for procuring a loan in connection to loan fraud allegations they were indicted for in 2012.
Events and art contests for school children coming to Albany aquarium next month
Children are being encouraged to show their artistic flair by designing and entering a fish, turtle or bird made of newspaper and duct tape in the RiverQuarium’s upcoming Duct Tape Derby.
Man dies after motorcycle collides with pickup Saturday evening
Gregory Leonard, 53, of Roswell faces a driving under the influence charge after his involvement a fatal accident in Sumter County over the weekend, officials with the Georgia State Patrol say.
Restaurant robbed, shooting reported Saturday
An attempted robbery on North Slappey Boulevard and an aggravated assault involving a young child were responded to by the Albany Police Department on Saturday, reports show.