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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 >>
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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 >>
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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--As Israeli troops continue to move out of Lebanon, the Lebanese army moves into Southern Lebanon for the first time in decades.
That area used to be controlled by Hezbollah. Tonight, the ceasefire between that Islamic militant group and Israel is holding after more than a month of fighting.
Thousands of Americans were caught up in the war. Natalie Eldeek is from Lebanon, but moved to the US when she was five-years-old.
She traveled to Beirut recently to visit family. But she didn't have any clue that a war was about to break out.
Intense fighting in the Mideast, left one south Georgia woman fearing for her loved ones.
"I still have a lot of family over there, and knowing they're not too safe is really scary. Nobody really expected a full blown war to go on," says Natalie Eldeek.
She spent several weeks in Lebanon visiting close relatives. As war broke out, she witnessed the fighting first hand. "You don't know if you're going to take your last breath or not. You see death all around you. I was on the phone with my sister one day, when they threw like six bombs very close to us. I mean, it's like being in a movie. You don't know how to describe it. It's definitely an experience," she says.
An experience she didn't see coming. "Everything was fine. Lebanon is beautiful. People were out having fun," she says.
But that fun disappeared in an instant. "There was no way we could run, hide or anything. When I was there the planes were getting so close to us, and all you can do is sit on the floor and close your ears. You don't want to hear it anymore," she says.
The war began after Hezbollah guerillas from Lebanon killed several Israeli soldiers and captured two others. Natalie says the Lebanese people now just want the fighting to end.
"We're really tired. The Lebanese people have been through this for years and years. We're just ready for peace and understanding between these two countries," she says.
Natalie says she's happy to be back in the United States but hopes her story will make others realize how fortunate they are to live in a country, not torn by war.
"I hope others can understand what others are going through, and not take it for grant it living in a great country like the United States," she says.
Natalie had to cut her trip to Lebanon two weeks short. She hopes to return to the country next summer to spend more time with her family.
US marines helped Natalie and other Americans evacuate Lebanon when the conflict erupted.