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 >>
July 8, 2005
Albany--The Albany and South Georgia area saw a big spike in tourism last year, largely due to Florida hurricane evacuees.
Now, with another major hurricane taking aim at the Florida Gulf Coast, Chamber of Commerce leaders and businesses are hoping once again to cater to evacuees' needs for shelter and recreation.
"We are going to welcome these folks with open arms, and try to give them plenty of hospitality, and try to make them feel welcome at a time that is stressful for them. Hopefully we just see a little bit of rain, and some wind from this and it won't prevent them from getting out and seeing the best that there is in Albany and Dougherty County," said Chamber Vice President Sara Overdown.
Area hotels are booking rooms quickly, as many Floridians prepare for possible evacuations as Dennis approaches the Panhandle.
The Sleep Inn in Albany is pretty quiet, but all rooms have already been filled for Sunday and Monday ahead of the storm. The hotel staff says they are happy to provide evacuees needed shelter and hospitality.
"We don't have anybody right now, but come tomorrow and Sunday we will see people arriving early. So we will be ready for them! Everbody is welcome," said hotel manager Jay Lomax.
If Dennis' track changes, those with reservations in advance will be allowed to cancel them.
Tourism had a $26 billion impact in the state of Georgia for 2004, that was up a billion dollars over the previous year.