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 >>
June 30, 2003
Tifton- It was a good thing Peter Patel's cigarette shipment came in on time. Smokers started to stock pile tobacco products getting enough for months in advance.
"Usually they are stocking about twice or three times what they are buying normally in cigarettes," says store owner Peter Patel.
While some took advantage of the price without the 25-cent tax increase, others say they'll just wait and buy them pack by pack.
"We going to continue to smoke. It's a habit; You're addicted, and if you're addicted to them you're going to continue to smoke them. Twenty-five cents is not going to make any difference at all," admits Ralph Nichols.
But it will make a difference to Melanie Angle. She says nearly half or all her profits are in tobacco sales and a tax hike will mean a dip in her sales.
"Not only cigarettes but all the dip is going up all the chewing tobacco is going up, all the cigars and everything are going up. Yeah, they're going to have a fit tomorrow when they come in," says Angle.
Though the tax is expected to generate an extra $180 million in revenue, Angle says it may actually cost the state.
"A lot of customers have even told me that they'll just cross into Florida to buy cheaper. They can actually get some cigarette cheaper in Florida, and that's outrageous," admits Angle.
Clerks say they just hope customers will understand that its not their fault it will cost them more to light up.