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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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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.
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When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) - Big crowds were on hand in Moultrie for the second day of the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Students were bussed in from classrooms across southwest Georgia.
More than 1,200 exhibitors are set up at Spence Field for the 3-day show. Field events postponed because of recent rain were up and running on the second day.
It was tough to navigate the streets here in some areas because of the good attendance. Many FFA and 4 H students were also here, learning more about agriculture.
While the streets were filled with people, colleges like Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College say getting those passing by excited about agriculture isn't always easy. Many farmers are concerned the next generation isn't as concerned about working the family farm as past generations have been.
That's why ABAC has created a Rural Studies degree that focuses on rebuilding small town America.
"My generation doesn't want to stay on the farm, they want to go to the big cities and get the big corporate jobs that pay six figures in the first year and they forget about the underlying aspects of agriculture and how important it is," said ABAC Rural Studies Student Sara Ervin.
"We have to make sure students understand that all of those career opportunities are not on the farm that they have opportunities with Agra businesses like the ones that are here working at Sunbelt Ag Expo working direct with producers, but working on marketing," said Dr. Tim Marshall of the ABAC School of Agriculture.
ABAC Professors say students at a middle school level need to be taught more about agriculture in the classroom. The Farm Bureaus are helping with that by providing teachers with materials.
Organizers are hoping the crowds will be just as strong tomorrow as they were today. The Expo wraps up a little earlier on Thursday the gates close at 4:00.