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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 >>
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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.
Americus -- Snakes alive. South Georgia snakes are very active right now. A lot of South Georgian's pets have been bitten by poisonous snakes this week. Recent rains may have forced snakes closer to where your work and live.
Rusty, an 18-month-old Siberian Husky found out the hard way Sunday, when he was bitten by a rattlesnake.
Rusty's owner Wendell Hurst said "There was a snake laying next to his dog house. So I picked up a stick and was going to flip it away from his dog house. When I did the snake struck at the stick, and I guess he thought he was striking at me. He lunged at the snake, and the snake bit him then."
Rusty is doing fine, but while we were at Dr. Karl Dockery's Vet Hospital to see Rusty, seven other dogs were also there with snake bites. You can see the swelling in this dog's face where he was bitten. And this dog's leg, another sure sign that poisonous snakes are active.
Dr. Bob Herrington of Georgia Southwestern State University said "We live in a place that snakes have occupied for millions of years. They can show up anywhere. Even here in town. In Americus or Albany, we get snakes in town."
Snakes blend in so well, you may never know they are there. Copperheads like this one are very plentiful. With their camouflage, in this pile of leaves they are almost invisible.
Dr. Bob Herrington, a herpetologist at Georgia Southwestern State University, says recent rains are bringing snakes out. "We got almost 5 inches of rain in the last week. That put a lot of water in a lot of wet areas that snakes probably occupy, and pushed them out a little bit."
Rusty is doing better since his encounter with a rattlesnake. His owner Wendell Hurst hopes he has learned to stay away from snakes now, because there are more out there.
If you're bitten by a poisonous snake, get to a hospital as fast as possible. If you can kill the snake and take it to the hospital, that can save time analyzing the bite.