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 >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - While many folks are struggling financially, Jessie Chastain says he's doing just fine. "April and May, of this year, have been two of our best months ever."
Chastain is the owner of Chastain's Bicycle Shop in Thomasville. His family has been selling bikes in town for more than 100 years. Due to the poor economy and high gas prices, more folks are buying bikes.
Chastain says before he lets any bike leave the shop, he goes through a strict safety checklist. "We encourage them to buy a helmet, to get a light if they have to ride after dark, and making sure the bike fits is a big deal. Some people like to buy big bikes for their children that are too big for them."
With more bikes on the road, Thomas County Law enforcement is cracking down on bicycle safety laws. "Bicycle helmets are required for any child under the age of 16. Must be worn at all times even to ride on a bike path. They must have that helmet on," said Captain Steve Jones.
Jones says if you ride at night, your bike must have a headlight that's visible for at least 300 feet. "I don't think that most of the public is aware of these rules as laws. They're there to protect the kids. They're there to protect the riders."
Jones told me a story about a woman who came close to hitting a child on a bike. The incident occurred at night and the child did not have any reflective gear.
"She could have very easily, the lady we were speaking of, could very easily have snatched the wheel out of panic when she realized there's a child on a bicycle and flipped her car, gone off the road, hit another car. Anything could have happened," said Jones.
Chastain says it's very important for cyclists to ride defensively. He says cycling is a fun way to get exercise, but only if you know exactly what you're doing.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding bicycle safety laws, you can call your local law enforcement agency.
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