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.
It's a growing trend, teenagers abusing prescription drugs such as Ritalin. Recently, several south Georgia Middle School students were caught giving drugs to friends.
Ritalin, a pill used to calm the hyper. Pharmacist Thomas McSwain adds, "Very addictive if not used for the right purposes or the right circumstances."
McSwain is also the owner of Davis Drug Company in Albany. He says if you take Ritalin, or a similar pill, and you're not supposed to the pills can speed your heart, making you hyper. He says, "They [users] either take it orally or crush it and inhale it through the nose like you would cocaine."
Side effects include, high blood pressure, heart problems and at a worst case scenario coma or death. McSwain adds, "Yes, very dangerous."
On January 28th, a 13-year-old Mitchell County Middle School boy gave a 14-year-old girl Ritalin at school. They were both charged with Distribution and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
A few weeks later, at the same school, an 11-year-old attempted to give Metadate CD, which is similar to Ritalin, to other students. He was charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance.
A parent of one of the involved students says the nurse let the students get their medication from drawers without paying attention to what they were doing. School Superintendent Dr. Dan McIntyre would not comment on the situation
Even if that's true, drug agents say that doesn't change the fact that one student illegally gave another pills and that's a problem they want to stop.
Also at Mitchell County Middle School, on January 14th, a 13-year-old boy was caught giving a 12-year-old boy a marijuana cigarette. Both students were charged with Distribution of Marijuana in a School.