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 - When you get in a fender bender, or the paint is chipping off your car, you take it to an auto shop, much like the one at Albany Technical college. The same is true for military vehicles brought back to MCLB from the war in Iraq.
"The vehicles come in damaged, like the hummers, we teach the fiberglass and plastic repairs on those, plus the replacement of all the associated parts that go with it, so that's what they are hiring my people for," says auto collision Instructor Bill Underwood.
Just last week, two more students in the auto collision program were hired to work at MCLB. Underwood says, "They are snapping my guys up left and right. I get calls every week for collision repairmen and apprentices."
Students taught in other trades, like Industrial systems, are also needed at the base. Instructor Joe Castongia says, "They end up doing maintenance work, electrical, mechanical, basically, we can do a lot of things, hydraulics, robotics."
And students can start working at the base while they're still enrolled at school. He says,"We have a coop program that goes on between us and MCLB, that puts students to work full time, in the shops out there at the Marine Base."
And students in the coop program are usually hired on full-time once they graduate. Castongia says, "As soon as they go out to work, they're attached and they don't ever want to leave."
With a 99% job placement rate, and job openings at the base and other industries in Albany, it looks like many more students will find their nitch soon as well. The certified Customer Services Specialist area has had the most students, close to 100, employed at the base this year.