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 - After complaints from visitors and business owners, more free parking will soon be available in downtown Albany. County commissioners agreed to return the parking lot on the corner of Broad Avenue and Jackson street to a free lot. And, the decision may save some businesses from going under.
The tables are full at the Harvest Moon restaurant. But a few doors down, the isles are empty at Save-A-Bit store. Owner Helga Cavender says lunch goers take up all the parking spaces. "The parking is terrible downtown," said Cavender. "At first we blamed the restaurants for taking the space, but there are lot of businesses downtown and just not enough spaces."
Downtown businesses are losing customers every day because of a lack of parking. "I would see people drive by about three times and then just go somewhere else," said Harvest Moon owner Bo Henry.
The parking nightmare only worsened when the county decided to turn an adjacent lot into paid parking. At lunch time, it's nearly impossible to find a parking space on Broad Avenue. So if you wanted to eat lunch at Broad Street Bistro or buy a hat at Shinault's, you would have to pay to park in the adjacent lot or in the west deck.
On Monday, Bo Henry and the Downtown Merchant's Association took their parking concerns to county commissioners. And, it worked. "We want to encourage, not discourage, business in downtown Albany, " said Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard. "So, we freed up that flat lot for customers. We hope more free parking will keep people in the downtown area."
Now you can park for free in the flat lot for up to two hours, which businesses owners hope is enough time to enjoy lunch and shopping. County commissioners plan to study the necessity of paid parking in both the East and West decks as well.