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.
Valdosta - Moody Air Force Base is one of Lowndes County's most thriving businesses. "It brings in about 237 million dollars each year," said Tim Carroll, Military Affairs Chairman.
But in 2005, Moody Air Force Base could be shut down. "Secretary Rumsfeld has said he'll close about 25 percent of U.S. bases, and Georgia's got 13 of them so we're all in danger," said Carroll.
People in Lowndes County say they'll do whatever it takes to keep Moody off the base closures list. Moody has countless factors in its favor. On an economic level, it employees more people than any business in Lowndes County. "Not only do we have so many employees here on base, but we've also got their spouses and dependents working throughout the whole South Georgia region," said Major Nori LaRue, Moody Public Affairs.
The base also has important state leaders on its side. In a town hall meeting with Lowndes business leaders Tuesday, First District Congressman Jack Kingston said he's lobbying to keep Moody and all Georgia bases thriving. "We've got to do whatever we can to keep Moody and also the base in Albany from danger," said Kingston. "They're huge economic resources for Georgia and must be protected."
And one of its strongest advantages...lots of community support. "They're an integral part of this community," said Carroll. "I personally and I know many other businessmen employee several Air Force reservists so we value Moody in this town."
Lowndes business leaders say even though the decision is 2 years away, committees are already on the ball, making sure Moody stays in business.