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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
July 29, 2003
Montevideo, Uruguay- The journey began in June at a huge warehouse at Albany's Marine Corps Logistics Base. "Our job is to take excess military property and gather it up and disperse it," said Warehouse Specialist Kyle Steuer.
Albany workers collect used or surplus property from U.S. military facilities all over the world. "Anything that's excess to their needs, this is the means of turning it in," said Program Director Bill Lane.
Once it gets to Albany, it's checked, catalogued, labeled, and packed for shipment. "It could be anything from hypodermic needles, bandages, gauze. We have hospital beds," said Lane.
If a country requests urgent help after a natural disaster, workers can sometimes have supplies ready to head out the door in a matter of minutes. "We can move it very quickly out to the countries that are in need of it," said Steuer. More often, workers spend months getting together shipments to fill specific needs at schools or hospitals. "We can't give them everything they need, but we can probably make things a little easier for them," said Lane.
The Albany warehouse serves the Defense Department's Southern and Central Commands, covering countries in Central and South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Eighteen countries, including Afghanistan and Iraq have gotten supplies from south Georgia in the last year. "The biggest joys of our job is knowing that we're touching lives around the world," said Steuer.
Last month, workers loaded six 40-foot containers with medical supplies heading to hospitals in Uruguay. "These are all things they actually have a need for," said Lane. Trucks moved the supplies from south Georgia to South Carolina where they were loaded on a ship at the port of Charleston. Then it was a five thousand mile trip to South America. Several weeks later, they arrived Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Doctors here couldn't be happier. "Yes, it is a special day," said Hospital Maciel Director Dr. Luis Castillo as he welcomed a shipment of supplies to his hospital.
An economic crisis has led to a desperate shortage of hospital supplies and equipment in Uruguay. Hospital Maciel is one of five hospitals receiving supplies in this shipment. It's the largest maternity and children's hospital in Uruguay. They have plenty of well-trained doctors. They have high-tech equipment. They simply don't have enough.
Doctors deliver an average of 26 babies a day there. The neo-natal intensive care unit is often full. Incubators and respirators in the shipment will allow the unit to handle five more babies. "We have patients waiting for this kind of thing and so we are very excited and very grateful for all the people who made this happen," said Dr. Castillo.
The American workers were excited about the delivery, too. "This is the top of the rock for us. It's been great," said Lane. Now they can go back home to that big warehouse and begin work on a new project. "It's a job that you can come home and be proud of. You're happy to wake up in the morning and come to work, and when you leave you know you've accomplished something." Now, they can pack up another round of supplies for the next journey of hope. '