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 19, 2008
Lowndes County - The horse business in Georgia brings in hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
"While we don't have betting, the horse industry is tremendous," says Terry Coleman, the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Agriculture. "Pleasure riding, there are a lot of people who breed and sell to the racing industry, certainly in the rodeo and show industry. So it's becoming one of the largest agricultural products we have in Georgia."
Lowndes County wants in on the action.
"Thousands of horses cross through our community on their way to Perry or other venues in Georgia and North Florida. We have a great opportunity here to catch that part of the economic development plan," says Rod Casey, Chairman of the Lowndes County Commission Office.
They've decided to transform Clyattville's Blackburn Park into the Lowndes County Equestrian Park. It will feature stables, a horse arena and a multi-purpose trail.
The hope the new park will bring money in for the state and become another economic engine for the county. "Its going to bring people to town. It will bring people that might eventually settle here," Coleman says.
Casey adds, "Not only will people bring their horses in but they'll be eating in our restaurants and sleeping in our hotels."
The park is still in the planning stages. But county officials hope to open the equestrian park by 2010.
The Department of Agriculture wants to create a equine park as well and visited Lowndes County today to hear the plans.
They say they may choose to build it in North Georgia or Perry.
But they may also put their budget toward making the equestrian Park in Lowndes bigger and better. They expect a decision by the fall.