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-- Flu cases are declining in South Georgia. Dr. Dinshaw Sidhwa says, "So, it's a lull we are having right now, who knows what is going to happen?" But, the worst is not behind us yet.
The flu hit with a vengeance this year, and much earlier than expected. The outbreak is still considered widespread in Georgia, although new cases of the flu have declined a bit. But, doctors says this is just round one of the flu, and we are in for more.
The waiting room at Phoebe Putney's Convenient Care Center is nearly empty today--a much different scene from just three weeks ago, when doctor's were treating three to four times more flu patients than now, "We are still seeing the scratchy throats, patients with the fevers coming in and out, but the actual influenza has dropped quite a bit."
Dr. Sidhwa says at the peak, he treated 20 or more people with flu a day. "Soon after Christmas I believe, around Christmas we came quite high and towards the New Year's we started dropping off, so I think we are down a little bit now."
But, this lull is not likely to last long, "The CDC says we have not seen the worst of it yet and it's going to come back with a vengeance I believe at the end of the month or maybe February."
A female patient is back in Dr. Sidhwa's office Friday complaining of flu symptoms once again--she was diagnosed with flu in early December. The doctor says people need to practice preventive health care to avoid getting the flu, "Washing hands all the time and keeping out of public places where you know people might be sick. Also staying in enclosed places in the cold weather, that might prevent some people from getting it."
And more people are likely to get the flu, as the official flu season is just now getting underway. Usually the flu season starts around January and lasts for a couple months. Right now, 38 states, including Georgia, are listed with widespread flu activity, down from 42 states last month.