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 >>
September 13, 2005
Pearson - Atkinson County residents packed their Board of Commissioners' meeting room Tuesday morning, in hopes of changing a new parliamentary procedure they say is unfair. "They don't want citizens to speak because they want several authority members to run the town like they want to," said Jacqueline Vickers.
The new procedure eliminates the public input portion of the meeting, limits the amount of time commissioners can speak on an issue, and changes the meeting time from 7 p.m. to 10:00 in the morning. Commissioner Jerry Metts voted against it. "It restricts the freedom of a citizen and the commissioner who is elected by the people, it gives them a limit of two minutes to debate an issue brought before the commission," said Metts.
Citizens can only speak if they ask to be on the agenda one week before the meeting, but the agenda isn't even posted until after that deadline. Commissioner Metts says that doesn't make sense. "They don't even know what's on the agenda when they have to ask to be on it," said Metts.
He'd also wants the meeting changed to a larger location, and a time when more people can attend. "This 10:00 in the morning meeting, that shuts a lot of people out who are working daytime jobs," said Ronnie Ricketson.
These Atkinson County residents feel the new meeting structure shuts their voice out of local government, but Commission Chair Edwin Davis says its necessary for an organized meeting. "It gives us some order and structure to the conduction of our meeting and its drafted by our attorney who has a lot of experience," said Davis.
It may be legal, but these citizens say its just not right. And if they can't change it now, they will come election time.