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.
January 9, 2008 Albany -- One-point-seven million Georgians don't have healthcare insurance, and that's one of the many topics legislators will address starting next week.
Governor Sonny Perdue and legislative leaders flew around the state Wednesday to talk about their agenda.
Complaints about rising health care costs aren't hard to find in Albany. "When my wife retired at 62, she's on my plan, and it was supposed to go down, but it went up," said former ASU football Coach Hampton Smith.
"I was supposed to get an MRI today, but they called me today at noon and told me they were going to cancel the MRI waiting to see if my insurance company was going to pay for it or not," said Debbie Baggett of Baggett's Custom Cabinets.
That's why state leaders will look at several health care proposals. "This should be the main topic," said Smith.
Governor Sonny Perdue favors a health insurance partnership, to help small businesses provide insurance for employees. "We believe if we can help people get insured with a partnership between employers, employees doing their own personal responsibility and our state and federal government, we think this is better for our citizens to have health care on the front end that won't show up at the emergency rooms un-insured."
Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the Senate are proposing a Health Marketplace Exchange. "A free market concept to get more people involved in insurance and being able to receive the insurance that we need at the price by which they can afford."
Also proposed, safety net clinics, health care professionals who volunteer their time to examine the un-insured. They say it's that un-insured population that's making a huge impact on health care prices for the rest.
Georgians say they just need some relief. "Every Year it goes up, every time it rolls around for annual date it goes up and usually about $200 on each one of us," said Buddy Purvis of Purvis Auto Repair.