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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 >>
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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 >>
Bay County, FL (WALB) – This is day 63 of the Gulf Oil crisis, and more tar balls sightings are being reported on beaches between Destin and Panama City Beach.
The 'Gators' of the Florida National Guard are getting ready to roll. "We're treating the oil as an enemy in this case, because it is threatening our homeland," said Florida National Guard Lt. Colonel Ron Tittle.
So far 80 Florida National Guard soldiers have volunteered to join the recon deployment. They will scout the beaches and shorelines for oil. Today all the soldiers drove the all terrain vehicles up and down sand dunes to get used to them.
"Fun I guess. Nothing new, " PV 2 Patrick Colbert of Lynn Haven, Florida said.
Captain Gene Redding of Jacksonville said "Along with the ATV training, we are also receiving wildlife awareness training. We want to make sure we are not damaging any of the eco system. We are here to help, not hurt."
These soldiers say this fight is personal, trying to save their home. "I come down here on the weekends and I don't want to see my beach messed up," said Sergeant Percy Morris of Chipley.
"Here to help. Need to get it done. It's my beaches too. So I want to make sure they stay safe," said PFC Jordan Janinda.
The National Guard Mobile Operations Center and Emergency Response Network is deployed. When sightings of oil are reported, this advanced communications center will relay the reports back to Unified Command in Mobile, and clean up crews deployed then. 20 groups of National Guard soldiers will be ready to deploy tomorrow, to start the fight against the enemy, the gulf oil crisis.
We have reports of tar balls the size of your hand washing up on Grayton Beach and Blue Mountain Beach in Walton County. That's about 30 miles west of here, where tar balls are already in evidence.
The Bay County Commission met Tuesday to work on plans for more fortification booms across the pass that leads in St. Andrew's Bay.