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 >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
VSU football players were out in full force today recruiting students for one of the Red Crosses biggest blood drives in Georgia.
"We wouldn't have gotten to that national championship without the support of our community so we just like giving back and showing them that we appreciate the support they give us," said football player, Jesse Yencey.
Nearly 70 Red Cross workers traveled from all over the state to help with the drive. Officials say the timing for the drive couldn't have been better.
"As a result of the northeastern storms there's been 160 drives canceled in 8 states causing a shortfall of about 6,500 units," said Patrick Best with the Red Cross.
Right now the Red Cross desperately needs O negative and B negative blood types. They expect to get 400 pints from today's drive.
And the drive is brewing a friendly competition between the offensive and defensive lines to see who can bring in the most donors.
"It's a credit to our kids for the way they go out and recruit; they put a lot of work into this and it takes a lot of time to go out and recruit friends and convince people who have never given blood to give blood," said Coach David Dean.
And some players even faced their fear of needles.
"I am a little scared of needles but I will give blood because its for a good cause," said player Manny Evans.
"It's something that saves lives, you know we talk to our guys and one unit of blood can save three lives so if we can bring in 500 people that's 1,500 lives that we're saving," said Coach Dean.
That losing team will have to do a little extra conditioning at their next practice