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.
Former President and Georgia Native, Jimmy Carter, accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
The Nobel Foundation recognized Mr. Carter for his contributions while in office and for his humanitarian efforts since leaving the White House. Some have said that the former president should have received the award after negotiating peace talks between Egypt and Israel in 1979-- a peace accord that is still standing.
But the Nobel Foundation chose to highlight his efforts for peace and equality since his departure from the White House. In fact, Mr. Carter plans to contribute the one million dollars that he will receive from the prize to the Carter Center in Atlanta-- an organization that sponsors peace projects around the world.
President Carter became the third American president to accept the Nobel Peace Prize- the first after leaving office. He also joins Martin Luther King as the only other Georgian.
Several world leaders who gathered to hear Mister Carter's acceptance speech said it's a great day for all the world's people. But it's also been quite a day for Plains.
Jean Salter proudly displays her pictures with the 39th President and now Nobel Laureate Jimmy Carter. "He's done a lot of good for a lot of countries," The Plains Peanuts owner said.
Salter has been in Plains since President Carter's election, and runs her business from the first peanut warehouse opened by Carter's father.
"It's been interesting over the last 20 years, seen a lot of nice people from all over the world," Salter said.
Visitors strolled through the 78-year-old's boyhood home Tuesday, like the Clemmers from Toronto Canada.
"Through world leadership, most Canadians look on as a good president," Rich Clemmer said.
"I am not here as a public official, but as a citizen of a trouble world," Carter said in his speech.
Citizen first class, who left office in 1981 and went on to build homes for the needy worldwide.
"Of all the people on earth that have meant so much to this work, President Carter and his wife Rosalyn are at the top of the list," Habitat founder Millard Fuller said.
It was clear President Carter wouldn't complete his acceptance speech without mentioning his humble upbringing in Plains, he talked about his seventh grade teacher, who taught him a lot about life, and gave him a copy of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good," Carter said.
"Today when I watched it on TV, it was icing on the cake, millions watched and it was an inspiration for hope and peace," Annette Wise, an instructional specialist with the Carter Museum said.
Perhaps an inspiration to millions worldwide, but the 78-year-old set to return home this weekend to the tiny town of Plains and the hundreds who love him.