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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 >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
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Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - New condos just opened in Thomasville. Mitchell House Condominiums give people the option to live downtown.
While it's a slow time for real estate... Local businesses and city workers think the new housing will have a positive impact on city's economy.
The building that was built in the late 1800's used to be a hotel. Now over a century later it's transformed into luxurious housing.
"It's been a long process and it's finally becoming a reality. To have people living in this building is a dream for all of downtown," says Sharlene Calaya, Listing Agent for 1st Thomasville Realty.
Mitchell House condos are the only available living option downtown. And it's already drawing in a diverse crowd. Alicia Civitello just moved here from New York City.
"When I saw this place I walked in it and it felt safe, it has character, it has an 11 1/2 foot ceiling...and I thought about it and prayed about it and now I'm here," she says.
But Alicia isn't the only one excited about the Mitchell House.
Downtown Thomasville is full of people, restaurants, and small clothing stores. And with the opening of new condos, they're thinking it will bring more money into the city.
Benjamin Golden and his wife own Savannah Moon Bakery and café which is located directly below the new condos. Their business saw a recent slow down, but they feel confident new neighbors will have a drastic impact on sales.
"More people actually living in downtown areas is going to boost everything for everybody," says Golden.
"I think it's going to be great for the economy of Thomasville not only in the short term but the long term. Any time you create a living space for families to be in the downtown it does impact the economy very positively," says Calaya.
There are 30 units in the Mitchell house, four of which are already occupied. Realtors say they hope once the economy picks back up, more people will move in and help Thomasville grow even more. Feedback