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) – Albany State wants Albany to become a frontier for energy projects and innovation. They're working on a grant that could lead to millions of dollars for a co-generation plant. It would work along with the landfill gas to energy plant already under construction between Dougherty County and the Marine Base.
It's amazing how much waste we produce everyday. Waste that can be captured to create energy, like our trash, which creates methane, and is now being converted to electricity to help run the Marine base. ASU Professor Dr. K.C. Chan said, "Now who would have imagined the landfill can be so useful? It could be."
And professors at Albany State say it could be even more useful. The 800 acre site would be perfect for soaking up a little sunlight. Chan said, "Don't forget, we have a lot of sunshine, too. You know what I mean. When you go outside for five minutes. There is a lot of sun energy that we are not harvesting."
And other things that are harvested, like peanuts, or timber, have their own by-products, biomass that can be converted. "If you look around," said Chan, "it's green everywhere. We have a lot of biomass and we should be able to take advantage of that."
Albany State is applying with the Department of Energy for a five to seven million dollar grant to help build a co-generation plant. It would create research opportunities for the university and could create job opportunities to the community.
Commissioner Chuck Lingle said, "I think this is going to be a growing trend. Already we've got a lot of biofuel institutions around the country, one right down the road here and I think of necessity, we're going to have to develop that aspect."
The Dougherty County commission signed off on a letter of support to apply for the grant Monday, which doesn't obligate them later on. It only allows ASU to explore the opportunity further.
The Marine Base is also sending a letter of support for the grant application. If Albany State is awarded the grant, a 20% match is required either through private or public dollars.