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 >>
August 18, 2003
Albany-- Power shortages in the north may mean blood shortages here in Southwest Georgia.
Last week's blackout is forcing the Red Cross to send surplus supplies to those cities that went without power. Without electricity those cities were not able to collect or test blood, and their blood needs could cut into our own.
Cathy Bedsole is a regular at the Albany Blood Bank. "I have O-positive blood, so every 56 days, I'm here." With people like Cathy who give blood often, it's hard to believe the shelves here are pretty much empty.
"The O-positives, O-negatives and B-positives are almost non-existent," said Dian Swafford of the Red Cross. Southwest Georgia hospitals asked for 67 units of O-positive blood Monday, but the blood bank had only 12 units to give.
"The beauty of the Red Cross is the national system helps those who are not able to fill their own needs so everybody pitches in a little bit and it goes to where it's needed," said Swafford.
So your blood donation might not be used here at home, it could end up in New York or Detroit. Let's say you donate blood here in Albany, your donation is then shipped to the regional Red Cross headquarters in Atlanta, where it's tested and labled.
From there, Red Cross workers in Saint Louis decide just where that blood is most needed, and many times it's the Southeast region. "We are usually the recipient of that generoristy, and right now there are just no extra units to come here," said Swafford.
With no extra units, the blood bank is relying on extra donors. "And I just feel like it's something small I can do for other people. People are always looking for things and say they don't have time but they do have time. Thirty minutes it's all it takes," said Cathy Bedsole.
A few minutes that could save a few lives. The Blood Bank serves 11 Southwest Georgia hospitals. So far, there have been no reports of these hospitals cancelling surgeries due to lack of blood.