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- The people who live in that neighborhood were shocked to hear gunshots ring out on a Sunday afternoon.
They tell us that they heard at least six shots in this disturbing teen gang violence that's becoming more prevalent on Albany's streets. Not only are these gangsters hurting each other, their stray bullets are a threat to everyone.
This is an area of Albany around Albany High School and Hugh Mills stadium. One woman said, the 800 and 900 blocks of Rosedale Avenue used to be a nice neighborhood. Now, she says, gangs have taken over the streets.
Neighbors watched as police walk their once quiet street with a metal detector, likely looking for shell casings or metal fragments, evidence from Sunday's gang killing.
"It's a beautiful neighborhood with the history of Albany with all the trees and everything and generally we don't have a problem," said Don Fisher, a neighbor.
Recently that's changed and neighbors see a lot more police activity on their street.
"I have been broken into one time, yes and I've had my car broken into one time and the police have tracked down about who they were," said Fisher.
We talked with at least a half dozen residents along Rosedale many who were afraid to go on camera with us. Some had just moved into the neighborhood, but the one thing they all had in common was they're all concerned about this neighborhood.
"I really don't want to believe we have to live in fear," said Fisher.
A bullet hole in a car windshield makes it almost impossible not to live in fear. Neighbors with small children say they fear for their safety. Some say they've seen young men in gang colors walking Rosedale. Many say they're staying inside more, partly out of fear, but others like Don Fisher say you can't live in fear in your own backyard.
"There's a reason to be concerned, but not to be so scared you can't walk out to your car at nighttime, but just look over your back and make sure you know what's going on," said Fisher.
Don Fisher says he and his neighbors will now talk about forming a neighborhood watch program so they can Take Back Their Neighborhood.
And you can help, too. If you know any of the teens police are looking for, you should call Crimestoppers. The number is 436-TIPS. You don't have to give your name and you could get a one thousand dollar reward.