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.
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County is excited to begin building its own biomass electric generating plant.
"99.9% of the group that was there (at Thursday's public hearing) was very much in favor of the project," says Brad Lofton, Executive Director of the Industrial Authority.
The plant will use waste water and biomass solids to produce environmentally friendly energy.
These biomass solids are derived from green products such as bark, limbs, carpenters' wood scraps, and even dried sludge from waste water. Previously, these products would have taken up space in a landfill. Now, they will be burned and used to fuel the plant.
Besides reducing landfill waste, the project will also benefit the environment through its technology.
"It's on the absolute opposite end of the spectrum from coal," says Lofton. "You have a coal burning plant, and on the opposite end is wood, which is clean, it's green, it's renewable."
The plant will be constructed on a plot of land at Highway 94 and Inner Perimeter Road, next to the Mud Creek Waste Water Facility. The location will make it easy to reuse the treated waste water.
"We're using waste water that would go into the water system, and we're putting something on the tax digest that benefits from property taxes," says Gary Minchew of the Industrial Authority Board.
The tax revenue the plant will generate is the equivalent of more than 300 families paying taxes.
"It will provide about 2.3 million dollars over ten years to just the Lowndes County Board of Education," says Lofton.
While the plant will soon be under construction, its not expected to begin production until 2012.