Jennifer Parks


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.

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On the Job with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital VP of Emergency Services Victor Garcia

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.

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On the Job with Julie Miller

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.

Albany-Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS -- Feb. 28, 2014

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.

Affordable Care Act navigators to be in Southwest Georgia through March 8

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.

Albany police respond to aggravated assault, armed robbery

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.

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Woman dies in Albany apartment complex shooting

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.

Former Lee County business owner, father face sentencing in federal court

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.

Flint RiverQuarium sponsoring newspaper and duct tape art contest

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.

Americus man killed in Sumter County crash

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.

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Albany police investigate robbery, aggravated assault

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.

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