Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
December 11, 2005
Albany- Cooler sales figures are heating up as Christmas shoppers have less than two weeks to buy. One Hundred and forty five million shoppers flooded stores and the Internet hunting for popular electronics, clothing, and books the weekend after Thanksgiving. Since then sales have cooled, but local retailers say this week sales have picked up and popular items are disappearing from shelves.
With just 14 shopping days until Christmas many shoppers are whittling down their lists.
"I've done some small odds and ends, but there's a lot more to go so I've got my husband out today and we're trying to get some things done to mark off the list," said Debbie Brown of Albany.
"I have no idea, I'm actually trying to find the perfect gift for my daddy, so I thought maybe if I came to Circuit City something would maybe jump out at me," said Christi Brown of Albany.
As shoppers work their lists. "I-Pods, digital cameras, the more expensive jackets that all the teenagers are now wearing and requesting," said Brown.
They may find they shouldn't have waited. "It's picking up a lot this week, Saturday we had $165,000 in sales, so that was a lot more than we projected Saturday and we're doing pretty good," said Orrin Hamer, Target Team Member.
If you're looking for some of the more popular electronic items like the I-Pod you could be out of luck. These items are already gone from many stores.
"The I-Pods are hard to find, we should have done that earlier, so we're still looking," said Brown.
"The I-Pods, we really don't have too many of them here right now, PlayStation games and Vugo and things like that are also going fast," said Hamer.
The more popular items are going fast, but stores like Target and Circuit City say more products are on their way.
"We're getting a truck in every day this week, and pretty much up until Christmas, so they can keep trying back and we should get some more merchandise in," said Hamer.
If they're not in the stores some of the more popular items can be found online.
"I have done some online shopping, I've ordered a couple of movies and stuff like that online," said Brown.
If your looking for an items that's already gone from shelves keep your eyes open chances are stores will get more before Christmas, but with demand high you'll have to act fast.
Stores say if they don't have an item you can check their Website, but time is running out to make sure you get the item before December 25th.