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 >>
October 7, 2004
Thomasville - Brigitte Mercer is sick. She says, "First you feel sorry for yourself, then you hide it because there's such a stigma thing."
She has a disease, one she's been struggling with for more than 20 years. "Maybe I thought I was strong enough, I thought I could handle it all by myself," says Brigitte. But finally she realized the depression she was trying to overcome, was taking over her life, and she decided to find help.
Renee Hansard says, "It makes it very hard for people to actually seek help, because they see it maybe as a character flaw, or a sign of weakness, when in reality, it is a definite medical illness that they need treatment for."
Hansard is President of The Southwest Georgia Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. Thursday, they held free screenings for people who struggle with depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, and they taught people like Brigitte how they can treat their illness.
Brigitte says, "Go anywhere and ask and talk and learn all about it, don't hide it." And she says to never give up hope. "Hopefully, one day everything will fall back into place and if not then, I'll keep coming to places like this and I'll get my strength for another day, another week, another month." Strength that maybe one day, she'll be able to pass on to others.
The screenings are Thursday from 2:30 PM until 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church in Thomasville.