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.
Thomasville- Albany isn't the only community concerned about crime. The theme for Thomasville's National Night Out event is unity in the community. As a community, Thomasville Police hope to curb crime.
Tents were tied down in Paradise Park Tuesday for the National Night Out. Thomasville Police hope the event will help them make different ties with the community.
"Anytime the community's more aware of what the police department's doing gives them the opportunity to defeat crime, that's obviously a great opportunity," said Sam Nunnally, A Thomasville resident.
"I don't know of any community in the United States that is free of any type of crime. Where people live you're always going have something happen, it may just be theft, it can end up as serious as homicide, but it's always out there. People need to be aware of what to do and how to protect themselves against it," said Sgt. Rachelle Denmark, Thomasville Police.
Police officers will offer plenty of information, from alcohol prevention and drug abuse to crime prevention techniques, but businesses and organizations will offer services too.
"There are so many resource out there that our people aren't aware of, plus it's a lot of fun for adults and kids, everybody," said Denmark.
"I think it's definitely needed, I would think it would be needed in lots of communities. I think it would be very helpful and informative," said Gloria Gaston, a Thomasville resident.
Informative and a chance to bring the community together with a common purpose, fighting crime.
"A community united is much better than a community that doesn't care," said Denmark.
It's that unity that police hope to build on to make Thomasville a safer community for all.