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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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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.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – It's been a bad year for financial institutions. Banks across the nation and state of Georgia have failed. But that's not the case with credit unions. The member owned financial institutions are still going strong after 100 years. An Albany man is passing down some lessons he's learned.
Bob Fowler can tell you all about how DoCo credit union started up Half a century ago. He said, "It was started at a meeting in 1959, I remember it was in May of that year."
And though credit unions have now been around for decades, he sees them as being even more important in the decades to come. "They're the wave of the future."
Georgia Credit Unions took Fowler's years of experience and financial wisdom, along with others, and put it in a video to pass along a century of good advice. Anita Paul said, "We couldn't think of anybody better to represent Albany and this area than Mr. Fowler."
Fowler said, "It was really an honor and a privilege to be invited to be a part of that. I guess it's 'cause I'm so old, I've been around so long and been in credit union movement so long."
Institutions that remain solvent, in a time when banks are collapsing. "You haven't seen a credit union go under," said Fowler, "Credit Unions are managed in a way that they're strong and supported with a lot of federal guidelines and federal involvement."
Paul said, "We thought, what better time to give Georgians some good advice than now?" A century of good advice, to help the generations over the next 100 years.