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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 >>
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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 >>
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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.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
September 23, 2005
Albany-- Nearly five thousand soldiers are now re-assigned to security patrols and will be spread out all over Iraq. Since the 48th Brigade left for Iraq in May, they've been quite busy.
"We've provided training for the Iraqi Army, supported the Iraqi government and Army in their war on terror," Sgt. Maj. James Nelson. "We've provided the Iraqi people a safe and secure environment they can exist in, along with protect ourselves."
But now, they have a new mission. "I think it's keeping in line with the President's intent to draw down troops beginning next year and the actual mission that we're taking over is they won't bring a new brigade into the country to take it over so they're utilizing the 48th to take over that mission," said Nelson.
They're taking over for the 56th Brigade from Texas, which is leaving Iraq in December. 48th soldiers will now be spread out all over Iraq on a security mission. "We're going to be pretty well spread out across Iraq and it will take a lot of logistics to actuallly get to where our soldiers are at to ensure they're being taken care of and to check on them."
One of the 48th's four combat battalions will be dedicated solely to convoy security. Another will be posted at a base north of Baghdad to provide base security. A third will go to Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq as a security force. The fourth combat battalion will be directed west near the Syrian border to work with multi-national coalition forces.
And even though they have tough jobs ahead, their minds are never far from home. "We are concerned. We are aware of the disasters back home. They affect all of us. and a lot of soldiers who just left from Louisiana, we got a chance to meet them and express our feelings towards that," Nelson said.
Sgt. Major Nelson, who is from Sylvester, says the soldiers of the 48th Brigade held a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina victims this week. The 48th is expected to return home in the spring.