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 >>
November 22, 2005
Albany -- Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies practice shooting at steel targets just feet away.
Now it is more realistic, because the deputies can get within feet of those steel targets, safely.
"They say about 70 percent of police shootings are at a distance of seven yards or closer. That's 21 feet," said Training Director Captain John Ostrander.
Now deputies are using BallistiClean ammunition in training, that will not ricochet like real bullets. "It's made of compressed cooper. And when it hits these steel targets, rather than ricochet, and come back and cause a hazard, it turns to a powder," Ostrander said.
Studies show most Police shootings are at targets just a few feet away. With the Ballisticlean Ammo, the deputies can fire several times at close range, without worry of getting hurt.
"We want our Deputies to be able to experience that our here, before they have to experience it on the street," said Ostrander.
The Ballisticlean Ammo costs about $75.00 more for one thousand rounds. But to better train their deputies, and reduce the chance of injury, it's well worth the cost.
Dougherty County deputies train five times a year with various firearms.