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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 >>
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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 >>
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.
Valdosta - As the debate continues over stem cell research a south Georgia senator is working to create a research center in the state. Tim Golden of Valdosta says the centers are needed to help people with diseases that could possibly be cured by stem cell transplants.
Sarah Bartholomew has lived with diabetes for 39 years. "The ravages of diabetes, the blindness, kidney disease, wounds healing and that sort of thing have begun to effect me very directly," Bartholomew says.
She joins state senator Tim Golden on his mission to pass a bill that would pay for stem cell research and establish a research facility in Georgia. "It's a hope, its a dream. It's a dream I have for myself of course but also a dream for hundreds of thousands of Georgians, for people across the country and for children who come behind us with these devastating diseases," she added
During the last legislative session, Golden co-sponsored a bill dubbed Search for the Cure Act. "Basically what we're trying to do is promote a bill that would ban cloning; it would be up to the individual who would have to give written consent to use their embryos for research so there are all kinds of protections built into the bill that would protect people of religious beliefs," Golden explained. The bill was not passed.
At the doctor's office we've all had our figures pricked to test our blood sugar levels. Diabetics must do this 6 times a day. Stem cell research in Georgia and throughout the country could one day make this obsolete.
Golden believes that a stem cell bill with ethical provisions could make that day come sooner. "We ought to be perusing anything we can to help alleviate people's pain. That's why I'm promoting a new reasonable balanced stem cell bill because I think eventually its coming."
Until then Sarah will continue to speak out about these issues. Senator Tim Golden will reintroduce the bill in January's General Assembly session.