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 >>
Back in 2002, Albany leaders told voters that Sunday Alcohol sales would help boost the economy. This was only for restaurants with at least 50% of their business coming from food, or hotels with 50% of their business in lodging.
The majority of voters said yes, to the Sunday sales, and it has been a tremendous boost to local economic development. This year, Georgia lawmakers passed a Sunday Alcohol Sales bill, allowing Sunday sales in other stores, but only if it's approved locally.
Now It's up our community to vote on this in this coming November's election.
Why are our elected officials not helping to educate the public on this very important issue?
We have only heard one public comment from one Liquor store, who of course wants to maintain their advantage, and not allow Sunday sales in grocery and convenience stores.
Many people drive into Albany, or thru Albany, so the taxes from Sunday alcohol sales, would have the same positive effect we receive from the SPLOST sales tax. Stores tell us they get numerous out of town visitors, who are shocked they can't buy alcohol on Sunday.
We say to our City and County leaders, show some leadership, and let voters know the facts on this. We need to continue to improve our local economic development, by voting yes, to Sunday sales this November.