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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
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 >>
November 8, 2006
Brooks County - During election time, you always hear that every vote counts.
This saying took a whole new meaning during the race for the District 1 County Commission Seat in Brooks County. "I don't think in a general election, having it this close in this area, I can't recall this ever happening," says Independent Candidate David Ragsdale.
When the votes were counted last night, County Commissioner Wayne Carroll and challenger David Ragsdale ended up with 318 votes each. They tied.
The race came down to one provisional ballot that wasn't counted until this morning. "There was one other ballot they had to open this morning and that ballot came in on our side so it gave us 319," Ragsdale adds.
"I want to congratulate Mr. Ragsdale on behalf of winning the election. He worked hard, his crew worked hard and he did a great job. To tell you it's not a shock, it's a shock but hey, that's part of politics. I've enjoyed 24 years of it and I wish him 24 year," Wayne Carroll says.
Ragsdale will now begin working to strengthen the economy in Brooks County. " In the last 6 years, we've had a negative 1% growth . We've lost 258 jobs in Brooks County and we've got to get out there and get some industry hear and jobs in Brooks County," Ragsdale says.
A provisional ballot is used to record a vote when there is some question in regards to a voter's eligibility.
In District 1 of Brooks County, the provisional ballot was due to a mix up in recording the voters proper voting precinct.