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.
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Grace Ann waved an American flag in her little hand. She was one of hundreds gathered in Tifton who came together to honor those who died for our country. "I want her to understand the meaning of patriotism in her young life," said Cindy Evers.
Memorial day holds a special place in her families heart. Her father and uncle are both in the Marines and have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I want them both honored because they have made a tremendous sacrifice, they and their families," said Evers.
This is a sacrifice Vietnam Veteran David Register knows to well. "I was in there for four years and saw my family very little." But one he is proud of making. "I wanted to. It was my ideal goal to serve my country and I am glad I did."
But he and everyone there knows others gave much more. "It's a big sacrifice especially those who lost their lives. We all served, but there is a lot that are not here because they lost their lives and that is sad," said Register.
"Today is about honoring God and going back to our roots. Our forefathers paid a tremendous price for our freedom, and we want to recognize that," said Randy Thompson.
The Tiftarea Patriots organized this service and also organized the tea party back in April. "We don't mind paying taxes. We just want to pay our fair share," said Thompson.
And say the organization is growing everyday. "There getting involved with their government and that is what this country is all about; we the people," said Thompson. And they say these freedoms are exactly why generations of men and women gave their lives on the battlefields.
Memorial day was previously called Decoration Day. It was officially declared a holiday by former President Lyndon B. Johnson on May of 1966.