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 >>
September 21, 2004
Thomasville - From the age of 14, Jessica Ortiz spent the majority of her time strung out on drugs in her hometown of Fargo, North Dakota. She says, "Drugs and alcohol were a main part of my life, so if I didn't have drugs or alcohol, I didn't want to do anything."
Jessica especially didn't want to go to school. "I was always picked on because I was always known as the kid that was bad." Eventually she stopped going to school altogether.
"It just sucks. It was really bad," she says. But then, Jessica moved to Thomasville, and her mom encouraged her to go back to high school. She agreed and applied to Bishop Hall Charter school. They willing opened the door. Jessica says, "I enjoy going to school now. I don't get picked on. I start over new here, I don't get picked on. No one knows my past."
When she graduates from Bishop in the spring, Principal Rich Johnson will hand her the key to her future. Johnson says, "A diploma is the gateway to the rest of your life." A life she is now excited to live, a life that will have options.
She says, "I won't have to work at McDonald's." Rather, she plans to go to college and pursue a degree that will enable her to help troubled youth with pasts just like hers.
The Thomas County school system now has a 90% graduation rate, partly due to Bishop Hall, which allows troubled teens to work at their own pace.