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.
Whigam -- It's a 44-year old tradition that started in Whigam to help curb the rattlesnake population. Today the annual Rattlesnake round-up drew thousands of visitors to have a closer look at these dangerous snakes.
From his pointed boots to his weathered stetson hat Randy Campbell looks like a cowboy only he isn't wrangling cattle. He prefers handling hundreds of deadly rattle snakes. "I usually say that my wife bites me sometime but I like it but as far as the rattle snake bite NO!,"says Campbell.
Campbell has been apart of Whigham's Rattle Snake roundup for 12 years. He says every snake brought here means one less that may put you in harms way. "The rattle snakes will give birth to about eight-teen and most people can do the math on that," he says.
Snakes are collected sometimes months in advance for the event. The person who brings the largest will walk away with top prize. But for those who just came to watch, the very idea of crossing paths these reptiles is enough to turn the blood cold. "It's kinda scary I would not get in the ring,"says onlooker from Atlanta. "I still like snakes but I would not past one in the woods if I don't have to,"says another spectator.
The rattle snake's deadly reputation has turned this event into such a success drawing thousand every year. "The economic plus are tremendous everyone of these vendors have to stay at a motel and have to eat in restaurants some of them will stay over tonight you are talking about thousands of people,"says Campbell.
For the snakes the news is not all bad. Some will be destroyed but others will be sent to zoos or used to find new antivenoms to save lives.
The festival does not come without criticism. Critics say the methods some people use to harvest snakes for the roundup is harmful and threatens the snake population.