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-- Mary the greyhound is getting a bath, to get rid of fleas.
Veterinarian Dr. Ira Roth said, "This is truly the flea Garden of Eden time of year. These guys are just coming out of the woodwork."
Vets are seeing dozens of patients everyday like Mary, sick from flea bites. "That's because that dog has just been beating itself to death, and chewing until it's just like you and I get, scratch something until it starts to bleed," Roth said.
Flea bites can be serious, ranging from itching, to allergic reactions and can even lead to death. "We routinely give transfusions to dogs and cats, mostly kittens or puppies, because they can't take the burden of others."
Today's once-a-month medications keep fleas off pets most of the time, but the infestation is so bad now, the medicines may not be enough. Fleas are very hard and expensive to fight.
Dr. Roth said, "Treat the pet obviously, treat the enviornment that the pet lives in, which is usually indoors. You have to also go out in the yard and treat the yard."
If your pet is scratching or biting itself a great deal, you may want to check with your vet.
Mary is one of many South Georgia dogs needing relief from the biting pests, that are especially vicious now. If you have fleas in your home, vacuum your carpets and throw the bag away immediately. Then treat your floors and furniture with a flea killing pesticide.
You will have to repeat the process in two weeks, as more flea eggs hatch.