Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
November 18, 2002
Valdosta - Judge John Edwards has presided over Valdosta's municipal court for five years, and is usually forced to send even minor offenders to the Lowndes County jail. But that sentencing will soon change, with the implementation of a new electronic monitoring system.
"What we want to do is have an option for minor offenders such as parole violators, so they don't have to go to jail but we can restrict their behavior to the point of home confinement," said Edwards.
Offenders must wear a small device around their ankle at all times. A small electronic box is kept in their home, which through phone lines, allows Sentinel Offender Service's local Valdosta office and company headquarters in California to know when the offender is in his home.
The new system is beneficial for both offenders and taxpayers.
"We want these people to be able to continue to work, take care of their families, and live life because they do have obligations," said Darryl Fulton, Sentinel Offender Services. Services.
"If we have someone on home confinement, that's saving us money we've been paying the county jail, which is 43 dollars per inmate each day," said Edwards.
The city has been testing the devices on two parole violators, and says its working quiet well. They plan on implementing the entire system immediately.