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.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Dougherty County school board meets Monday night, for the first time since a lawsuit was filed against board members.
WALB-TV and two other media outlets are suing to force the board to follow the open records law and a judge has issued an injunction stopping the superintendent hiring process. The controversy over the hiring of a new superintendent isn't on the agenda.
Monday's meeting is at the Civil Rights Institute in honor of Black History month. Board members are arriving at 6:00 PM for a tour of the building. At 7:00 PM they'll sit down to discuss items on their agenda and the school superintendent search is not on that list.
Last Wednesday, business leaders and concerned parents and grandparents packed the board meeting to tell members what they thought of the board's snap decision to name Joshua Murfree as the only finalist. Board members did not release the names of the other two finalists in the search, which is a violation of the open records law.
While the superintendent issue isn't on the agenda, it's possible board members will go into executive session to talk about how to proceed. The board's attorney Tommy Coleman has already stated that the board broke the law, so they will have to hire an outside attorney to defend them. They could vote to simply abide by the law and release the information that the public is entitled to.
A hearing on the media lawsuit against the board is scheduled for March 1st. WALB News 10 will be inside the school board meeting so be sure to check walb.com for updates and look for the full story on WALB News 10 at 11:00.