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 >>
Many of us are animal lovers and enjoy showering our pets with attention. But there are some folks who pamper their pets beyond limit.
Janet Payne starts her days off in the kitchen-- whipping up a healthy, and nutritious breakfast for her girls.
"I would normally buy a whole cantelope but this was just easier. We might give them that whole tomato this morning since the have company," said Payne.
She has six girls- Henrietta, Gabby, Rosy, Patsy, Loretta and Lilly, and they're all red heads. "They are very spoiled very rotten very doted over."
On the menu, a mixed green salad with an assortment of fresh fruit and veggies. "They like bananas, they love grapes, but those get a little expensive"
She admits her girls can be a little picky. "Normally chickens love watermelons but my turn their little beaks up at it."
No smelly chicken coop for her girls, they live in chicken luxury. "All the walls are insulated... they are well protected."
Her devoted husband built their humble abode, "He thinks they are an expensive habit."
Home improvements are always in the works. "We could play them classical music-- a relaxed chicken lays eggs and a ceiling fan wouldn't hurt either."
That's because nothing is too good for her girls. "Most people do not go to any of this extent, but if say if I am going to have them, I am going to treat them like royalty."
And a happy chicken produces the freshest eggs.
Henrietta has won her heart. For months, Henrietta stayed inside while Payne nursed her back to health, but she had to wear her chicken diaper around the house. "All chickens should have one!"
She's mastered the art of putting on the chicken diaper, and she's even figured out a few tricks. "If you put a coffee filter in it makes cleaning up a breeze"
That's because Payne loves animals, especially chickens. "The only animal I am not able to bring home and rescue is a snake... no snakes in the house."
"I feel at one with them. I really feel like Steve Irwin. with snakes I can do that."
That's obviously not the case at Nancy Frahlman's home. "When we are watching TV at night she may lay like this for a couple hours."
Her 10 foot long Boa is Samantha, and she likes to watch snake shows, or anything on National Geographic. "When we are watching TV at night, she may lay like this for a couple hours."
But Samantha doesn't get to share the bed like Cosmo, an Argentinean Teagu who loves to cuddle. "He slept with me in the cold, and early in the morning he came and cuddled with me under my chin."
But he wont be cuddling in bed again anytime soon. He bit her arm while they were playing.
"He likes affection and he shows it but I've got to remember, he's still a wild animal and they will bite."
For both women, their "pets" provide them a great deal of affection.
"You just fall in love with them, they are just so easy to take care of and diaper... easy to keep clean," said Payne.
"I'm not into knitting crocheting, i have to have something more exciting," said Frahlman.
Even though they aren't traditional pets, they still deserve to be treated like royalty.
Janet says when her "girls" quit laying eggs, she's thinking about having her husband build a chicken retirement house, and then she can get a new flock of hens for her.
As for Nancy, she plans on getting ride of a few of her babies, but not Cosmo or Samantha.
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