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 >>
When you picture the face of diabetes, you may think of adults, but with growing obesity among children, that image is changing.
Mary Ganzel, Senior Program director of the Albany Area YMCA says, "Since children are becoming overweight, they are starting to see the same types that usually you would see in older individuals."
Middle Schooler Yazmine Mackey loves swimming and admits that she isn't exactly happy with her current weight.
Yazmine Mackey says, "When you have too much weight on you, you feel sad, but you should just feel great."
She knows that being overweight can affect her mental and physical health, and the common diet of kids makes them more prone to diabetes.
Mackey says, "Kids, they eat a lot too and they have a lot of sugar."
Ganzel says, "A lot of the type two diabetes can be eliminated and reduced by keeping your body fat in check."
Mackey lives in the heart of what the CDC has named the Diabetes belt, where where people have a higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, but she visits her local YMCA to learn some tips to beat it.
Mackey says, "Sometimes even if you have a little cupcake or something, cut a little half of it."
Ethan Appleton knows what its like to battle diabetes, He has type 1 or juvenile diabetes.
Appleton says "My illness is type 1 diabetes and I have to wear a pump on my arm instead of getting shots."
He likes to interact with kids his age, at risk or with diabetes to encourage them to live healthy and it lets him know there are others, just like him.