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.
Albany -- When the last school year ended in Dougherty County, crossing guards weren't sure if they would have a job to come back to. But last week, they found out they would-- at least on a temporary basis.
"It's just good to see the people. Good to be back out," said crossing guard Franklin Robinson. Back out, because Franklin Robinson wasn't quite sure he would be back in. "Sometimes you think you got a job, and the next thing you know, you ain't got a job."
But for today, he does, and for that, he's glad. It's not the money; after all he only works a couple of hours a day. "I love it, because I love kids anyway, and that makes all the difference. I feel like I'm doing something where I can help somebody, even if it ain't nothing but helping them cross the street, it's helping somebody."
Help that's greatly needed here at the intersection of Gillionville and Magnolia. "This is a very busy crossing right here, and I would hate to see any kid up here trying to cross with the traffic like it is."
Especially with drivers zipping past, completely ignoring the speed limit. "They know that's too fast in this school zone, they know that. Some people don't care. They just come through here speeding and not looking after nobody, they just trying to get where they need to go."
But Franklin's here helping kids get where they need to go. "We have to look out for our kids if we want them to make it." Crossing into a new year, all with a little help.
Franklin Robinson says he likes his job so much he would volunteer if he had to, but probably wouldn't be able to do that everyday without pay.
The Dougherty County School Board brought the crossing guards back on for 30 days to see which crosswalks need guards, and which ones can do without.