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 >>
Albany- In January two trains collided in South Carolina causing the release of hazardous materials. This caused nine fatalities and hundreds more to be hospitalized.
Emergency officials don't know how much or even when possible deadly chemicals are passing through by freight.
"Through interstate commerce there may be vehicles that actually pass through our community that we may not be aware of what they're actually carrying on board," says Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Vaught.
That's because the railroads aren't obligated to notify local officials when those materials are in route for security reasons.
But Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency says they're prepared for the worst. "The community has gotten together and has produced a product called the pre-disaster mitigation plan and in that we look at all the different types of natural and man-made disasters that may affect our community," says Vaught.
Man-made disasters like train derailments are a big concern for officials. If one of these trains were to derail, they say they're prepared to uphold their number one concern, public safety. Many trains carry hazardous materials such as chlorine, propane and even vinyl chloride, all potentially deadly chemicals in the event of a derailment.
But officials say Albany is fully qualified to prevent a local catastrophe. "The fire department has a hazardous materials team that's quite well trained and we have members on it that are not only locally but state certified and nationally certified as hazardous materials responders."
And the plan is expected to reduce or prevent safety hazards that could impact South Georgia. Whether it be a tanker truck or a fire that gets out of hand or a train that maybe derails for whatever reason, it's in the plan and it's been evaluated and emergency workers say they've got us covered.