Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Box by box relief was provided; handed out to many who didn't know where their next meal would come from. "Lots of people are looking for jobs. Centrapak closed down in February; so that put a lot of people out of work," said Edena Maddie.
Unemployment hit double digits at the beginning of the year in Turner County increasing to 10.6 percent in January. "We are doing the best we can with help from the ones who are working," said Maddie.
Edena Maddie became part of the assembly line that worked to feed more than 400 people in need. "I love it. I am loving it. When they told me to be here, I said whatever you need me to do, I will be there."
"We are passing out 11,500 pounds of food which are mostly USDA commodities, split breasts, canned foods and grits. Here in South Georgia, we can all use some grits," said President and CEO Brett Kirkland.
Maddie and nine others put on their working gloves and played their roles, "I am taking tickets and passing out chicken," to make sure families in Turner County wouldn't go hungry.
"They really appreciate us taking time out of our busy schedule to serve them with something that will sustain them really for about a week, week and a half," said Kirkland.
But just as the need has increased in Southwest Georgia, so has the generosity. "We've actually seen an increase in the past couple of months in individual contributions. And that is encouraging," said Kirkland.
And everyone involved hopes their smiles and hard work will help carry everyone through this recession. "We need jobs. Turner county needs jobs very badly," said Maddie. But until then Maddie says she will continue to hand out boxes.
The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia hopes to make mobile pantry deliveries to surrounding counties twice a month. Anyone interested in donating their time or resources can call 229-883-5959.