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  • Residents on alert for kids in cars

    Residents on alert for kids in cars

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:22:40 GMT
    Tuesday night, they got a call from someone in the Harvey's parking lot who said a baby was left in a car. Officials say when they got there the car was gone, the woman then drove to the sheriff's office with the baby, which was OK.More >>
    Tuesday night, they got a call from someone in the Harvey's parking lot who said a baby was left in a car. Officials say when they got there the car was gone, the woman then drove to the sheriff's office with the baby, which was OK.More >>
  • Thief breaks into locked car

    Thief breaks into locked car

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:15:19 GMT
    Car break-ins continue to be a major problem all across south Georgia. One victim in Americus is worried about how crooks got in his car, even though it was locked.More >>
    Car break-ins continue to be a major problem all across south Georgia. One victim in Americus is worried about how crooks got in his car, even though it was locked.More >>
  • Stolen Mustang found in the dunes

    Stolen Mustang found in the dunes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:04:56 GMT
    Albany area law enforcement was on the lookout for a stolen 2010 Mustang convertible, taken from the Hidden Lakes area on the night on July 17. The keys were left in the car.More >>
    Albany area law enforcement was on the lookout for a stolen 2010 Mustang convertible, taken from the Hidden Lakes area on the night on July 17. The keys were left in the car.More >>

January 5, 2004

Thomasville - If you put too many purchases on your plastic this holiday season, you're not alone, but there are ways you can prepare now to avoid those charges in the future. Start a savings account specifically for Christmas purchases at your bank or credit Union.

At Rose City Credit union in Thomasville, they sent out checks for more than $600,000 in November, all to go towards buying presents. Lee Bryant says, "Just be real careful about charging anything, because basically, you're borrowing to buy somebody a gift and that's just not really a good idea." Bryant also suggests savings accounts for other big spending occasions like vacations, holidays, and income taxes.

posted at 5:21 PM by karen.collier@walb.com