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Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
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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 >>
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 >>
September 12, 2004
Albany- Albany hotels seem to be emptying just as fast as they filled up.
"It looks like it's coming up here to you people and I don't want no more of it," says Dick Weakley.
Hurricane Charley took it's toll on Weakley's Arcadia home, but he says he feels confident it will be spared by Ivan.
"We don't want to wish it on anyone else either. This thing can go out in the middle of the gulf and stay there and die," Weakly laughs.
Ivan's now projected to head straight into Southwest Georgia, giving many Floridians the feeling that the hurricane is following them. But, they're still not sure whether to go back home or not.
"We're debating. We don't know what to do. We don't know which direction to go, or what to do. We don't want to take up any hotel rooms if someone else needs them worse than we do," Ron Mullins of Cape Coral.
"You don't know because the one thing you don't want to do is get trapped on the highway," adds Bob Vorbroker of Punta Gorda.
Vorbroker and Mullins say they'll keep their reservations through the middle of the week.
"My wife couldn't take any more and I couldn't either quite frankly. There's a time to be a hero and a time not to be a hero," Vorbroker says.
His home is one of the few manufactured houses still standing in Punta Gorda. He knows all too well the destruction a hurricane can cause, and now that Ivan appears to be headed this way, he's warning all South Georgians to take evacuations seriously.
"Get out and go some place where it's safe. Where ever your officials tell you to go, go because your life is worth more than your home. Take your important papers and go," Vorbroker warns.
Evacuees are also warning South Georgians to buy supplies, food, and water now before the storm hits and lines get too long.