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 >>
Valdosta - Home has never seemed so sweet for Jerone and Patricia Scurry.
"It looks 150% better because it had started rotting out and everything. Now, it looks like a new home," Patricia says.
"We are living in a brand new home and we thank God for it," Jerone adds.
They've seen their property leap off the Valdosta's substandard housing list in just one week.
"It needed a paint job really bad. the paint was flaking off the house, it had some exterior walls that needed minor repairs and all those are code violations," says Housing Rehabilitating Coordinator Richard Joyner.
But those violations were fixed thanks to the Southern Hospitality Workcamp, a program that sends nearly 400 teens from around the country to the City.
The group then works to repair homes for the elderly and disabled on a fixed income.
Their minor repairs have made some major improvements. "It's a blessing because they are doing something I'm not able to do and my husband's not able to do," Patricia says.
Since 2005, the workcamp has fixed up 183 of the estimated 900 substandard homes in the city and provides a fresh outlook for the deserving families selected for the program.
"These people have worked all their lives in Valdosta. They are retired now, they are living on fixed incomes. They cannot afford to get repairs done on the house. They deserve it," Joyner says.
And every home brings them closer to their goal of eliminating substandard housing by the year 2020.