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 9, 2006
Albany -- Albany retailers say this summer's sales are slow this year so far. Monthly reports nationwide from retailers show that June sales were stalled.
It left some wondering if high gas prices are curbing customer's spending.
The price at the pump is pinching drivers in their pockets.
"It's just ridulous how this gas is going up, now it's about four dollars a gallon, and it's just awful," said Betty Moses.
It's preventing some from taking frequent trips to places like the mall.
"When I shop I have to shop I have to shop for bargains, it's gotta be a bargain," said Audrey Deshazer.
High-priced gas has more people budgeting and saving and because of that local businesses are hurting. Some businesses had to change how they get people into their stores. To get more customers inside and shopping, some locals stores had to start advertising sales earlier this year.
The Shoe Box on Dawson Road is advertising a lot for more business. Michael Mulford says at his family's business foot traffic inside has dwindled, making sales this year much lower than last.
"A lot of your traffic in a store will come in from just people passing by and people realizing they need that thing as they're going down Dawson road," said Michael Mulford.
For shoppers like Bobby Kendrick, who pays for a family of four, gas prices have forced a change in spending habits.
"Within the last two years we were a little bit more name brand, but now we're bargain shoppers," said Bobby Kendrick.
As we watch the price of gas soars up, sales for many retailers go down.
Wal-Mart and Pier One imports and some teen retail stores reported low sales for the month of June. Analysts say June is the second most important month for sales, following December.