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 >>
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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 >>
COOK COUNTY, GA (WALB) - It's an honor only twelve Georgia counties have achieved--being designated as a Work Ready Community.
Cook County is now one of them, after nearly 300 residents earned their Work Ready Certifications, and the county's high school graduation rate increased by 4%.
Work Ready certificates benefit both the employee and the employer.
"By matching that with the skills required for a particular job, there is reduced training time, there's reduced turn-over, there's increased productivity, and generally a greater morale in the work place," says Penelope Schmidt, Director of Career Services at Valdosta Technical College.
Valdosta Tech offers the Work Ready Assessments to analyze a person's work place skills.
BASF, a plant that formulates and packages chemicals for agriculture, is a major employer in Cook County. They say the Work Ready designation is inspiring more people to get certified, and bringing them more qualified applicants.
Kyle Clark, BASF's Superintendent of Employee Training and Development, says, "We felt it's another benefit, in fact, for the employees to know where they stand and offer them an opportunity to improve those skills."
Work Ready Certified employees take less time to train.
"In this market, with a lot of competition for jobs, it's better to have it," says Clark. "We'll look at the Work Ready Certificate and hire somebody that has that--where we already know where they stand."
Ultimately, Cook County hopes its neighboring counties will earn their own designations, helping to create a larger Work Ready Region that will produce an even greater number of skilled workers.
Berrien and Brooks Counties appear to be next in line to earn the Work Ready designation. Lowndes County isn't far behind, having already achieved 77% of their Work Ready goal.