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- For some, business is booming in Albany.
"Our business has grown about 12 percent since then and it's on that market to go another 12 percent and that's our goal," said Bob Merritt, Cici's Pizza.
Cici's pizza started just a year an a half ago. They do business with MCLB and on the eve of the BRAC announcement they're optimistic.
"They've really increased the uses of the marine base, purposefully. They've gone to multi service, they're not just the marines, they're multi service contractors for all the other services, so I think they've set themselves up in a good position to stay open," said Merritt.
Roger Hendley is also hopeful. Six months ago he started Southern Decorative Curbing with his family and says this business community is strong.
"Albany has overcome the closing of Firestone and also the closing of the Naval base and have always come back strong," said Hendley.
He believes people and businesses here will carry on whatever the decision.
"Just the people, just the culture here, they're just strong willed people and they'll overcome," said Hendly.
If a closure is announced, companies like Albany Area Primary Health Care say they're ready to lend a hand.
"Through cutbacks, through down sizing whatever will occur certainly then. They're going to still need to access health care and it will be very important for the rest of the communities to step up to the plate," said Linda Leeson, COO Albany Area Primary Health Care.
Reba Stewart who works for Suntrust and is also on the Chamber's committee to deal with the commission if a closure is announced says the fight will continue, whatever the announcement.
"I feel that if we're on the list we've got an action plan to get off the list, so a lot of work has been going on behind the scenes by corporate citizens that are interested in the community," said Stewart.
She too remains encouraged that the Albany business community will pull through.
"If we're on the list we're going to work really hard to get off the list so you know it's not the end of the world," said Stewart.
But it would be the beginning of a long hard fight. Business owners told us they hope MCLB will expand and help the area's business community grow. If Friday's news is goodthe Chamber will continue to fight for the base to keep it off the final closure list.