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.
Dougherty County -- There are thousands of visitors in Albany this weekend, both people and dogs.
The 17th Annual UKC Winter Classic has brought coon hunters from as far as Alaska to compete. And those guests bring a big lift to the Southwest Georgia economy.
The Coon dogs are baying in Albany again, as the Winter Classic kicks off the coon hunting season for 2004. The 17th annual UKC Winter Classic will be the largest yet, with more than 800 competitors.
Those hunters not only bring their expensive, well trained dogs to Albany, but most bring their families and friends. Richard Bivins, Vice President of the Convention and Visitors Bureau said "They come to cheer on their dog, it's a family member. This dog is very valuable to their family, and they are all proud of it. So not one or two come, but the entire family comes."
The front desk at the Hampton Inn is busy. Like most motels in Albany, it is full. Hampton Inn General Manager Kelli Halstead said "oh definitely. It is at a time when we would not have any other business at all."
Restaurants will also be busy. The Winter Classic competitors will dine out, shop, and generally spend money. It all adds up to a big economic impact. Bivins said "I'd say more like a million comes into the economy. You figure, gas, food, lodging, dog food. You have to house the dog as well as the family members."
The UKC Winter Classic in Albany is the first event of the year in coon hunting, and one of their three biggest, and it is a welcome event for Albany businesses.
The UKC Winter Classic will hold it's hunts Friday and Saturday nights.
Sunday morning the winners will be announced at the awards presentation at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.