Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 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 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Millions of people are still struggling to get by four days after one of the costliest hurricanes in history hit the east coast, but they are getting help from thousands of Red Cross volunteers.
Plus, many generous South Georgians are helping with the relief effort.
On Friday Night, some of the biggest names in the music business performed in a live telethon on NBC to raise money for Superstorm Sandy relief.
Many South Georgians are donating to that relief effort. Money poured into the Flint River American Red Cross Chapter in Albany this week.
Red Cross officials say more is needed.
"This is going to be a very long and very costly operation. We have to get our volunteers there and we have to feed these people and help them out," said Executive Director Lara Gill.
Four days after the storm, work continues around the clock, but millions of residents are still without power, water and a place to live as search and rescue operations continue in places such as Staten Island.
Last night, the Red Cross sheltered nearly 6,800 people in almost 100 shelters in 9 states.
Nearly 4,000 Red Cross volunteers have served more than 215,000 meals.
The best way you can help is to make a financial donation.
"It provides them with all sorts of things like the clean up kits and the disaster supply kits but it also funds our people to be able to get them and help them," said Gill.
It will take a while before we know exactly how much damage Sandy caused, but experts are already estimated this will be one of the costly hurricanes ever, so every donation counts.
The New York City Marathon was scheduled to go on Sunday, but after fierce criticism, the decision was made late Friday to postpone it.