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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
As Black Friday draws near an end that doesn't mean the savings at some businesses will.
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday and one store manager says while it's not Black Friday, last year she saw a substantial gain in sales.
"We have noticed an increase in our sales for that day, and people are coming in specifically and saying I am here to shop because of small business Saturday and I want to support our local merchants," said Place on the Point Manager Honey Bolton.
We caught up with Joy McCollum and her daughter Erinn Lowe, Friday, and we were told small business hits close to home and that's why they'll be out Saturday.
"We're from a small business family and we really appreciate small business and we understand how hard it is to be a small business in this economy right now," said McCollum.
She says it's not all about supporting a local store that keeps these two coming back to small businesses. The experience counts as well.
"When you come into small business it's really personal. The staff really wants to help you and they know your family which is important," said McCollum.
Now Bolton is encouraging everybody to shop small Saturday because she says small businesses are the backbone of the economy.
"Small business makes up so much of our economy. Without small business we're going to be in trouble so we've got to keep supporting our stores and merchants," said Bolton.
Small business owners say when you support them, you support the whole community because the money they make stays local.