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 >>
January 19, 2004
Albany- Hundreds gathered for the 23 annual commemorative program and breakfast at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Keynote speaker Judge Willie Lockette reminds the crowd that church is where King's dream began. "He was first a foremost a Baptist preacher. He preached the word of God and he wanted to use the word of God as a means of inspiring people to do those things that were right, not only in God's sight but also in man's sight," Lockette says.
For the past two decades the program has been hosted by the Hands Extending Across Reaching Together, or H.E.A.R.T. Organization, a group of Procter and Gamble employees dedicated to keeping King's legacy alive.
Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union also dedicated honoring the slain civil rights leader, used a page from King's own book and held a march through downtown Albany.
"We're trying to keep the dream alive. We're trying to get it to the young people what he stood for. Martin Luther King did a lot for us and we don't want people to forget that and that's why we're out here today," explains Dorothy Scott of RWDSU, and coordinator of the march.
"Many years ago shrinedom was only allowed for white Shriners, but we led a fight back in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. that gave us the right to work and act as Prince Hall Shriners in the United States," says march participant and Shriner, Anthony Kelly.
"Martin Luther King said he wanted to see the blacks and whites join hands together as sisters and brothers and that's what I'm here today for. I want to hear justice ring not only in the Albany , but all the surrounding counties even in Georgia. Let's have justice and freedom ring to our nation," says Minister Mary Williams.
Through their celebrations South Georgians say they will not only honor and celebrate, but continue to keep the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive.
Dr. Martin Luther King was the first African-American to have a holiday named in his honor. His birthday was observed as a national holiday for the first time in 1986.