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 >>
March 20, 2007
Thomasville-- Plans for a new courthouse have been in the works for years. "The clerk of the court, probate judge, they're completely out of room and you know we've taken hallways and making office space out of those," said Thomas County Commission Chairman, Josh Herring.
Besides the need for space, security is a primary reason for needing an updated courthouse.
The historical courthouse will remain, housing several county offices. But just across the street a new, state of the art courthouse will be built.
The county already owns some of the land on the block where they want to build the new courthouse. First they'll have to buy land from some of the other property owners on the block. The problem is, some of those business owners say they don't want to relocate.
"They said they wanted to acquire my property and they made me an offer which was not enough for me to move, to relocate," said Patrick Wilson, owner of J-Man Auto Repair Shop.
He says he's enjoyed the location of his auto-repair shop for the last 8 years, and hadn't planned on going anywhere. "They probably came up with a price you know, for a piece of ground, what this ground is worth. But its not worth that to someone that doesn't want to sell," Wilson said.
"We just got the appraisals back. We've got an idea what our appraisers say the property is worth. That's a starting point," said Herring. Commissioners say they understand the value of an established business, and it may take time to negotiate the cost for the properties.
The sales tax approved last year in Thomas County will pay for the project. Ten million dollars is earmarked for construction of the new courthouse and around $6 million for renovation of the old one.