Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The democratic-controlled House passed legislation 220-215 to require most Americans -including Dr. Chris Smith - to carry insurance and provide federal subsidies to people who couldn't afford it.
"It barely passed the House and I'm very disappointed Sanford Bishop voted for this," Dr. Smith said. "He was one of the few Georgia representatives that voted for this and I think he will regret that decision."
Congressman Bishop was one of four Georgia democrats in the U.S. House who voted on the bill that supports the government competing with private sectors.
"The Government messes up everything it touches so it's a massive takeover of 16% of our economy and it's not something you can be excited about," Dr. Smith added.
However, Kunte Kennedy says even though he doesn't know much about Healthcare Reform, he thinks it would be a good option for him and his three children.
"For the people who can't afford it, it will be good for children and poor families that really can't afford it," Kennedy said. "I think it will work."
Dr. Smith says the bill doesn't cover Tort Reform which is estimated to cover $25 billion to defend medicine. He says the government-controlled option will soon look similar to medicare where people will see more regulations causing them to pay out of pocket.
"There will be such a high costs that people who have employees may just go to the public option," Dr. Smith noted.
Dr. Smith says in order to secure the future of young Americans, the government needs to keep private insurance an option. Now it's up to the Senate to decide.