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 >>
March 24, 2004
Morgan-- Last Fall we introduced you to Richard Perrine of Morgan.
He weighed 950 pounds and every day was a struggle for life. He vowed to lose weight--and, so far, he's been successful.
Richard is enjoying his first spring in many years, "I'm doing good. I just sit on the porch and enjoy the birds singing and thank God for every day that I've got."
Just six months ago, Richard wasn't sure if he would live much longer. At 950 pounds, he was trapped inside his room--it was a struggle to even walk a few steps.
All he wanted to do was sit on his porch. He has reached that goal, "I've been out here now, well, steady for the last 4 to 5 weeks everyday. I have people that ride by blowing, I don't know who they are, but they throw up their hands. I guess maybe they've seen me."
Richard finds strength in the bible. But, he also does strength training excersises to work his muscles, as well as leg lifts. He eats less too. But, bad habits are hard to break, "I just lost a brother last week. He was 42-years-old and every part of me wanted to go back to food."
But, he caught himself, came out to his porch, and got back on track. Now, he has new goals, "I want to get to where I can ride around a little bit and go to church and fishing. Those are two places I would like to go-- church, first."
Church, so he can give thanks to God who he says has granted him a new chance at life.
Richard Perrine has lost 200 pounds. He doesn't weigh himself often though. He says he wants to lose the weight slowly so it stays off for good.