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 >>
June 13, 2005
Valdosta - A bouquet of flowers lays along the train tracks where 18-year-old Shakeria Fleming and 21-year-old Kayla Brooklin lost their lives late Friday night. "This is one of the worst railway collisions I've seen in a while," said Sgt. Earl Durrance.
The girls were headed west on Floyd Street when Fleming's Buick Reagle crossed paths with a Norfolk Southern train. Police aren't sure if she was trying to beat the train or didn't see or hear it coming. "They didn't appear to be stopping for the train, the car actually appeared to be accelerating as they reached the crossing," said Durrance.
The intersection where the girls were hit has a stop sign, but there aren't any railroad crossing arms. That's something people who live in this neighborhood want changed. "Some people are gonna take chances on their life and try to bypass the train," said Larry Trapp.
Larry Trapp lives about two blocks from the accident site, and says these streets are full of traffic trying to get ahead of the train. Since this is the only intersection in the neighborhood without crossing arms, a lot of people head this way hoping to get across the tracks in time. "We definitely need a guard down there for the safety and protection of the people in this community," said Trapp.
The girls' deaths are a painful reminder to stop at all railroad crossings, whether there's crossing arms, a stop sign, or no signs at all. "It might take five minutes or so for the train to pass, but its well worth it to wait just a couple of minutes," said Durrance.
"This is just a disaster for this community," said Trapp. A disaster that will hopefully prevent other drivers from doing the same.