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.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
August 25, 2006
Valdosta - With an increase in the number of Valdosta families living in sub-standard housing, some community members are taking action. "We're thinking if there are 900 families in the Valdosta area that are needing housing, we think we can help the elderly," said Shelby Wright, Project Manager of Sans Horizon.
The Pastor of Evangel Temple purchased a plot of land and began to build Sans Horizon, a 30 unit Independent Residential Living Community for low-income elderly. "The project will help some of those elderly person live in a safe, affordable, H.U.D subsidized building," Wright added.
Construction began a year ago on the facility that aimed to make its future tenants feel at home. "It's more homey. It's not institutionalized," said Construction Contractor Joe Clark. "We don't want them to feel institutionalized. We want them to feel at home so that's why we designed this type of a contemporary building."
As the building went up, people around town began to take notice. "Elderly especially are stopping by, wanting to know about applications, we can we move, when you going to be finished, I want to move in, I'm ready to go, that sort of thing. So they're really excited and so are we," Clark remarks.
In fact, the home has become so popular there is already a short waiting list to move in. And Sans Horizon officials are already planning to add an additional 60 units to the current project. Clark says, "That's something that we are working on right now. We don't have an actual date when that's going to start."
The first 30 units in Sans Horizon will open in November with additional units expected to open up in a year. When complete, the San Horizon could assist up to 180 senior citizens in the area.