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 21, 2004
East Albany-- William Knight is a long-time Albany resident. "We've lived over here about 30 years," he said, but he has to travel at least 15 miles away from home to go shopping.
"You don't have any big chain stores like Walmart, or no big hardware stores or anything like that."
But he isn't the only one who thinks East Albany has gotten passed up by new businesses. "I've been noticing that for quite a while, and they've been talking about making arrangements to make a plan for more businesses to come to the East side. It would be more convenient for us that live over here on the East side," says Earnest Hosely.
"Daily you have to go across town for certain things you can't get over here. It's not convenient," says Tommie Collins.
Some city commissioners have brought those concerns to the table. They are discussing splitting the cost of a study with the Economic Development Commission to find out what retail opportunities East Albanians want.
Many residents already have ideas. "More clothing stores and maybe a hardware store," said Knight. "They need a place convenient for people to go shop for clothing. They need a place for you to pay your phone bill. You have to ride all over the world just to pay your phone bill," said Collins.
And residents say new industry could do more than just help make everyday living convenient, it would create jobs closer to home for people who are already tired of traveling across town.
The study costs a total of $10,000 and include surveys from 400 East Albany residents. But the city hasn't decided whether they will fund the study yet.