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 >>
May 26, 2006
It's time for one of the busiest and most dangerous travel periods of the year. Triple-A estimates 37.6-million Americans will drive at least 50-miles from home this weekend.
State troopers and local law enforcers are saturating the streets with patrols. The whole idea is to keep the number of fatalities on our highways to a minimum.
If you think you can get away with impaired or unsafe driving this weekend, this might change your mind. This video shows numerous law enforcement agencies from across southwest Georgia teaming up to patrol our highways.
These officers will be making sure you obey traffic laws.
The message from the Georgia State Patrol this weekened, is that troopers will be watching.
"Last memorial day holiday weekend there were 32 lives lost in the state of Georgia on the highways so we're really going to make sure that doesn't happen this weekend with a full fledged enforcement," said GSP Sgt. Jamie Sullivan.
Trooper Jamie Sullivan wants to keep our roads safe. So he'll watch out for those breaking the law.
"We're looking for speeders and when we stop speeders, we find other things, we'll find suspended driver's license, we'll find impaired drivers," said Sullivan.
The GSP isn't the only agency working to catch these dangerous drivers. Law enforcement from across southwest Georgia are working together, strategizing how the streets will be patrolled. The officers will be cruising, watching and listening for those breaking the rules.
"A lot of times when you find someone with a noise violation they may be partying, and with that they may have alcohol and we stop them and check out everything," said Sullivan.
If you're driving the speed limit and your music's not too loud, might as well buckle up too, and avoid chances of a citation.
"We put everybody out on highway patrol," said Sullivan.
The GSP reminds drivers to beware, patrollers may around every corner.
The state estimates 18 people will be killed on Georgia roads from Friday night through Monday night.
Agencies from 16 counties make up the Southwestern Georgia Traffic Enforcement Network. They'll work together on "100 Days of Summer Heat"... a campaign that runs from Memorial day to Labor day. The team worked on checkpoints in Mitchell County Friday night.