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 >>
February 5, 2003
Valdosta - Sgt. Michael Wiggins loves his job of army recruiting so much that he transformed an average Ford Thunderbird into a NASCAR racer look-alike.
"I knew NASCAR, trucks, and cars were a big thing down here in South Georgia and I wanted to use a recruiting tool that people from the area were really interested in," said Wiggins.
Wiggins calls the creation his "Army of One" racecar. He designed the car, paid for it, and included all the extra NASCAR additions.
"I chose the number 79 because no one in NASCAR has it and it's the Army's official recruiting number," said Wiggins. "Instead of using the sponsor stickers, I took all the stickers advertising various areas of the Army and placed them on the car."
But unlike most NASCAR racers, Wiggins chooses to drive his car a little slower. "I've noticed that the slower I drive, the more people stop and stare," said Wiggins. "I usually keep it about 10 to 15 miles below the speed limit, so people can pass me and look at the car."
And here in South Georgia, the car seems to be an ideal recruitment tool. "Kids always ride by me, give me the thumbs up, and some even stop and ask me about the army," said Wiggins.
Wiggins plans to design a complete NASCAR race suit and helmet next, to attract hundreds of people to what he calls the best organization in the world.