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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Dougherty County employees. While they still will lose some pay in the coming year, it won't be nearly as bad as they expected.
Thanks to a last minute change in a proposed health services contract at the jail with Phoebe Putney Hospital, the county will only have to furlough workers five days instead of 12.
Tekita Honer works in the Dougherty County elections office. When she heard she would be losing 12 days of pay over the next 12 months, it was tough to absorb. "It was really a shock."
A shock that her paycheck would be cut so drastically. "With the economy the way it is, you worry about every little thing."
Especially about what might be coming next. "After the furlough days, then everybody starts to worry about, are there going to be layoffs and that sort of thing."
So when she heard that instead of 12 unpaid holidays, the county was cutting that to just five, she was pleasantly surprised.
"It was great. That was my reaction, great."
Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard is pleased with the results of negotiations with Phoebe that cut the contract in half for services the hospital will provide the jail, allowing the rest of the money to go back into paychecks. "We feel fortunate that we've reduced it, we're not completely happy obviously, because we'd rather be giving them more obviously."
But Honer is thankful for what the county is doing. "Well it's a good thing because we'll have more money in our paychecks."
A county working to balance its budget, while not breaking the budgets of its employees.
the CEO of the Flint Riverquarium again asked commissioners to consider funding the attraction at some level.
The budget proposal wipes out the $250,000 a year the Riverquarium has been getting. The county will officially adopt the budget June 28th.