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 - About an inch and a half of rain fell in Albany overnight, pushing the storm water and sewage systems to the limit. However, Albany didn't have too much flash flooding thanks, in part, to days of preparation.
Eleven year old Ashlie didn't expect to spend her spring break helping her grandmother Shirley Whittle move sandbags. "We thought we would just leave the sandbags until the next flood," said Whittle with a big laugh. Whittle can joke now because luckily, the waters of this swollen holding pond behind her Shannon Street home didn't flood her garage and house. She knows public works crews are to thank for that.
"If they hadn't pumped any water out, I don't know where it would have been. It probably would have been much higher," said Whittle.
Public Works crews spent this week lowering holding ponds, clearing out catch basins, and monitoring an already full storm water drainage system to prevent flash flood.
"Since Easter Sunday, we've had people running literally 24 hours a day," said Sewer Division Director Ann Simmer-Shepherd. The preparation, coupled with less rain than expected overnight, prevented more yards and streets from flooding. "We were well-prepared, and it turned out to work pretty well," said Zimmer-Shepherd.
Public Works will continue to pump water from some holding ponds that are still over their banks. Whittle's yard could be underwater for days, but she's just happy to be safe rather than sorry.
The city was able to open the flood gates to the Flint River allowing some storm water to flow into the river. The Flint is still above the flood stage, but it's going down quickly. The rain overnight will cause the water to temporarily go up sometime tomorrow or Saturday, but no flooding is expected.