Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
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 >>
April 18, 2006
Albany - The country trio has a new album out, but will it get air time?
"Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas." That's the statement Dixie Chicks lead singer, Natalie Maines made at a concert in London, March 2003.
B100.3 DJ Kurt Baker says, "They made the comments that they made and, of course, I was just like everyone else. I was outraged. Whether you agreed, or didn't agree with the President, that's not the time to do that."
The time was nine days before the conflict in Iraq began. President Bush had the backing of many Americans, and the Dixie Chicks quickly learned, they did not. Baker says, "Since this incident happened, I've actually received no requests for the Dixie Chicks."
Many country music stations boycotted the Dixie Chicks, fans threw out their records. But it went beyond that. The singers received death threats and had their property trashed. Those experiences are highlighted in their newest release, "Not Ready to Make Nice".
"How in the world can the words that I said, Send somebody so over the edge
That they'd write me a letter, Sayin' that I better shut up and sing Or my life will be over?"
Kurt Baker says B100 never refused to play the Chicks, but since listeners aren't requesting them, they aren't playing them. He says, "We're not going to discriminate against anybody based on their political views, no matter how abhorrent. If they're making good music and making good songs and people are buying them, then we'll play them. We're here to represent our listeners and we're going to play what they want to hear and that's our job."
And he says if fans want to hear the Dixie Chicks on the radio once again, then it's their job to ask for them.
The Dixie Chicks newest album, Taking the Long way, will be in stores May 23rd. To hear singles from the album before then, you'll have to request them. How do you feel about the Dixie Chicks? Let us know.