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.
Kirkland -- The Roundabout Swamp Fire in Atkinson County continues to intensify. Five Thousand acres have been scorched since Friday when the fire ignited along Lazy Nine Road.
You can see several columns of smoke, those are intense areas that continue to burn as the swamp where this fire is contained keeps feeding this fire.
In the middle of the Roundabout Swamp today flames burned nearly 12 feet high. The fire is intensifying. "We do continue to reinforce that line and we're doing everything we can to keep the fire contained within 82 so it doesn't cross," said Susan Reisch, GA Forestry Commission Public Information Officer.
As night falls, this plume fire is worse. Local residents can hear a boom as the fire flares up.
"Toward the evening hours, as the plume reaches a certain height it starts to crystallize and then it collapses, and once it immediately collapses it's very dangerous to be down on the ground because it spreads the fire out and around about 360º," said Reisch.
The Georgia Forestry Commission continues to cut breaks around the swamp to keep the fire contained and aerial flights are helping with spot-overs, but dry conditions are just salt in an already bad wound.
"When it's so dry winds really isn't a factor these are fuel driven fires and the fuel is just so dry it will burn towards the fuel," said SC Forestry Commission Safety Officer Cecil Campbell.
The Georgia Forestry Commission says it will take an act of mother nature to make conditions in Atkinson County any better. "Normally, this time of year everything has greened up and it's full of water and the fire's not really going to burn in it," said Campbell.
In fact, according to the Forestry Commission they would need 10 inches of rain in Atkinson County to really help this fire, and that would only help, they say the fire would still smolder because of the intense heat that's burning underground.
Winds in Atkinson County have been blowing out of the north today, sending smoke from the fire towards counties south of Atkinson.
Headlights were barely visible yesterday along Highway 82. Today there was a little haze, but otherwise visibility was greatly improved. All state highways in Atkinson County were open to motorists today. The Georgia Department of Transportation could close those highways again tonight if smoke concerns arise.