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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 >>
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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- When people think of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson they almost always remember he animal segments with Jim Fowler.
Whether it was a two-toed sloth or a raging water buffalo, Fowler says Carson knew how to roll with the punches. He admits it's going to be hard to say goodbye to not only a friend, but a television icon.
"It's hit me pretty hard because he was kind of a mentor," Fowler says.
Jim Fowler will never forget when Johnny Carson left the Tonight Show.
"Ed McMahon came to me and he said people don't realize how much they're going to miss Johnny Carson, and I think that's really the case."
Fowler kept in contact with Carson over the years and says the comedian never lost his sense of humor, which Fowler says to this day remains unmatched.
"Johnny Carson was the only guy on television, that's talking today also, who never tried to make something happen. He never tried to be funny, and I think that's the real key to television," claims Fowler.
But Carson was funny, and he was able to teach Fowler how to see the humor in life, and in turn the wildlife expert was able to share his affinity with animals Carson.
Fowler says one of the most memorable moments was when Carson met a 2,000 pound water buffalo.
"Waldo was his name. I had a saddle on him and the first thing I knew Johnny was sitting on the saddle on top of this buffalo, with a cowboy hat on singing I'm a rhinestone cowboy," laughs Fowler.
In addition to his quick wit and spontaneity, Fowler came to know another side of Johnny, one that was both intellectual and intelligent. Fowler says it really showed during a trip to the two took Africa.
"Did you know that he learned Swahili in a matter of four months before the trip. He was speaking to the staff in Swahili when we got to Africa."
Even after all his accomplishments in the animal world Fowler says that trip with his friend was the highlight of his career.
"Everybody's going to miss Johnny Carson."
Fowler also says Carson was a true family man and spent much of his later years traveling with his family. He says Carson told him if he ever came back to television he wanted to do something with wildlife.
The wildlife expert appeared on the Tonight Show nearly one hundred times during Johnny Carson's thirty year career as the host of the late night show.