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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 >>
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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 >>
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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.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - He was there to hold your hand time and time again when you thought you couldn't do it. And Sunday, it was your turn to return the favor.
"The popular gifts right now are grills, gift cards, tools and lawn mowers," said Lowes Department Manager, Jennifer Patterson.
Father's Day is big business with Americans expected to spend around nine billion dollars for their dads this year. "Actually we've had heavy traffic. We had a lot of traffic yesterday," said Patterson.
And businesses are doing all they can to reel customers through their doors. "The tools are 10-percent off, the mowers and all of that," said Patterson.
"The biggest thing you can do is stay open because even today we have a lot of last minute shoppers," said Jackie Sizemore.
Jackie Sizemore owns Backwoods Outdoors and says this holiday is always good for his store. "You can pretty much come in here, amd all fathers are going to want something that's in here."
But this year Americans are expected to spend a little over 90 dollars on Father's Day gifts, down from $94.50 last year.
But despite spending less, businesses say it will still bring a boost. "They do pick up things for dad and pick up the extras that they always need," said Patterson.
And they hope this will help keep the slight increase in retail sales going through June while honoring the important role fathers play.
"It's a lot more responsibility. And you know you want the best for your kids. You raise them right and hopefully years down the road, it will be there time for Father's Day," said Sizemore.
And whether you spend 90 or one thousand dollars, most fathers will agree it's the thought that counts.
People usually spend more on Mother's Day, and this year was no exception. The average person spent just under $139 for their mothers, topping off national sales at 16-billion dollars this year.