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 >>
October 28, 2005
Thomasville-- Schools in Thomasville are taking part in an initiative to combat one of the most common diseases in children-- tooth decay. To help stop that, free dental screenings were offered to elementary pupils this morning.
This isn't a normal school day for first grader, Ameer Abaza. "They're checking our teeth." "We're checking to see how well he's been keeping them clean."
The screenings were free for students at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville-- sponsored by the ACS company in an effort to help underserved children.
"Unfortunately, many of them don't get to go to the dentist as much as they should. We're trying to identify the ones who have the biggest problems."
A process that starts with an educational video and a tooth brushing demonstration. From there, a dental record is started. "We're taking a mouth mirror and just doing a quick look into the mouth to see if there's any infection or any cavities, or if there's plaque."
He doesn't have any cavities. Everything looks good. He's been doing a good job of brushing." For students who don't, more than 51 million hours of school time are lost each year nationally. Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. "They'll get rotten and they'll be black and your mouth will have lots of odors."
"You might go to the dentist, you might get a needle, and take it out."
"Brush your teeth good because that will keep your teeth clean." A lesson these screenings have taught to more than five-thousand students in Georgia since last year.
Dental maintenance is an ongoing process with children that age. They were given a bag of dental supplies to take home to make sure they keep flossing and brushing.