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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 >>
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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 - A new bar is moving into the location of a bar shut down by Albany city leaders. Dennis Stevenson is trying to open a night club where Topp's Corner used to be on South Madison.
But neighbors want to make sure the new business doesn't bring back crime to the area.
Topp's Corner Bar shut down in January, after city commissioners revoked the owner's alcohol license. Now, Dennis Stevenson wants to open his own night club in the abandoned building. "I want to give people a place to listen to music, dance, and enjoy a beer," said Stevenson.
But, some of his new neighbors don't want another bar. Tuesday, a handful asked commissioners not to give Stevenson an alcohol license. But Wednesday, they wouldn't talk on camera because they're too afraid.
Topp's Corner was a haven for crime. Albany police responded to 437 calls at the club last year, including shootings, aggravated assaults, and open container violations. But, Stevenson says he'll run a tighter, and safer, ship. "I plan to have security guards and cameras. I'm fencing up the yard behind the bar to stop people from loitering back there," said Stevenson.
Albany Police is satisfied with Stevenson's security plans, and commissioners will likely approve his beverage license. "I will work with my neighbors. I want them to fell safe and happy."
Some people are glad to see a new night club moving to the neighborhood. "We need a place to go and have a good time," said Rosa Jones. But behind closed doors, many others are afraid the new bar will bring back old problems.
City commissioners will vote on Stevenson's alcohol license next Tuesday.