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.
Lakeland - There's a new man at the helm of the Lanier County Sheriff's Office. "I took office January first," said Sheriff Nick Norton.
In his campaign for sheriff, Nick Norton promised the voters he'd crack down on drug dealers and users. That's exactly what he's done. "We're literally getting three hours of sleep a night, some of us, to get the meth and crack off the streets," said Norton.
In just his first month and a half in office, Sheriff Norton lead 11 drug busts that resulted in $80,000 worth of seized property. His goal is to rid Lanier County of all drug dealers. "I was elected to get the drugs off the streets and make this a safer place for people to raise their kids and we will unconditionally fulfill that obligation," said Norton.
Between January and May of 2004, the county made 13 drug arrests. Under Norton's leadership, the sheriff's office has more than doubled that number with 31 drug arrests. He says the increase in arrests doesn't necessarily mean more people in Lanier County are using drugs. "I just don't think there's been an awful lot done with it in the past," said Norton.
More drug arrests means more money for the county. "We have $10,000 in cash on hand, we have $80,000 plus in asset and property seizures," said Norton.
And that could mean more money for taxpayers. "I hope it can be used to lower the county mil and taxes here in the county," said Norton.
Making Lanier County a more affordable, and a safer place to call home.