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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 >>
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, GA (WALB) – A Valdosta State University student is running for a spot on Valdosta's City Council.
He says he'll focus on bringing more jobs to the community. The man who's leaving the seat was also a VSU student when he was elected.
Keith Lee is running for Valdosta City Council. He's also a senior at Valdosta State University, graduating in December with a political science degree.
"Of all the places in Georgia, Valdosta feels like home and if I'm going to live here I feel like it's my responsibility to serve the people," said Lee.
Prior to college, he spent seven years in the Navy. "A lot of citizens have voiced concern about fiscal responsibility," said Lee. "I think it's important right now to focus on job creation than irresponsible spending."
He says he'd like more students to stay in Valdosta after they graduate.
The youngest person ever elected to city council in Georgia was also a student when ran for the seat.
The seat is being vacated by John Eunice was a freshman at Valdosta State University when he was elected to the councilman at large position.
He's leaving the council to go to law school. Lee's motto is "bridging the gap."
"Better integration as far as maybe a downtown campus, downtown dormitory," said Lee. "This isn't just something I came up with, these are actually ideas that have been presented to me by professors and students."
"We're proud," said Demario Jones, the VSU Student Government Association President, "We're ecstatic."
He hopes to have a forum for all city councilman at large candidates in the fall.
"I'm a registered voter and it's a part of the democratic process everyone should take part in," said Jones. "I'd love for all the candidates to come out and participate."
Eunice's dad John L. Eunice III and Ben Norton, a middle school teacher, have also qualified to run for the seat.