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.
Albany- A recent study shows that over the past five years the number of teens killed in crashes has declined. However, teens make up about 7% of the South Georgia population but they're involved in 30% of accidents. That's a big percentage of teens, especially when many will be on the roads this week for Spring Break.
From West Broad Avenue and South Slappey, you can see the traffic. With the increase of traffic, there's also an increase of teen drivers on the roads. "I'm here to get my driver's license and I'm very proud of that,' says 15 year-old Daniel Mercer.
Daniel has been anticipating his chance behind the wheel but he's also apprehensive because of crashes. "I'm kind of scared a little bit right now. I don't know what to expect you know. I've never driven on the road with cars going everywhere so I don't know what's going to happen so I guess I'll just have to find out," says Mercer.
Because of teen uncertainty while driving, TADRA or the Teenage and Adult Driver Responsibility Act makes it more difficult to get that piece of plastic. "There was a trend over several decades increasing teenage fatalities particularly in the suburban areas of metro Atlanta," says Albany Safe Communities Coordinator Michele DeMott.
So the legislature decided to put in some graduated licensing restrictions and because of those strict Georgia Teen Driving Laws, a new study shows that the number of teens killed in speed-related crashes has dropped in the state. "Crashes have come down about 23% since TADRA went into effect, went into full effect in 2001," says DeMott.
Even though there's a decrease in crashes, there's still a need for teens to be careful on the road especially around this time of year. Spring Break is a time for teens to exercise extreme precaution. "They're excited, they want to get to the beach in a hurry but Panama City is going to be there in an extra hour, take your time, don't get in a hurry," says DeMott.
And officials say the best way for teens to be safe is to keep the cell phone in it's cradle, radio at a moderate level and seatbelts clicked before hitting the road.