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.
Valdosta - DayJet is the newest aviation business to open its doors in Valdosta.
"You actually purchase an individual seat on a private jet according to your schedule and you determine how much you are going to pay and when you are going to fly," says Kimberly Hale.
And they say the airport authority's decision to extend their runway helped convince them Valdosta was where they need to be. "Very certainly it was appealing for us to come into an airport that decided to expand the runway to accommodate larger and more frequent service," she says.
Thursday, that extension is officially in service and at 8002 feet, it's the third longest in the state.
"This airport can now handle virtually anything that flies in Georgia. Military, civilian or anything else. We are ready for the future," says Joe Prater, Airport Authority Chairman.
The extension took two years to build but it could bring big benefits to Valdosta for years to come.
They expansion will help them court several more airline industries and convince them to move to the community.
"Freight operations or any kind of operation that demands an airport be near and a full service airport with a long runway and complete component of instrument approaches," Prater says.
Moody Air Force Base and Delta customers could also reap the benefits of the runway, as the airport could seek larger flights and more airlines in the future.