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.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
January 28, 2008
Albany -- Rockeela Lavant tries her best to listen to the State of the Union while also tending to her two children. She hopes to hear how the government plans to turn the economy around.
"Its going to have to be the minimum wage, gas, health care reform. So much," said Lavant.
Being a single mother of two, the state of the economy hits her hard.
"With gas prices being so high we have had to try a little bit harder to make ends meet. Its kind of like pay check to paycheck. The cost of food has also gone up tremendously. Pampers, all of those things go into play," said Lavant.
She also fears that an economic down turn will make crime worse.
"I worry that I may come home one day to find someone has kicked my back door in and, we'll have to start all over. So there is just so much that goes into play when you talk about the economy," said Lavant.
The tax rebates will help her out.
"I think this $600.00 will help, and as a single parent I am always trying to think of ways to save money so I can buy the things that my kids need. So I think it will help the economy, said Lavant.
But she also knows this won't be a quick fix.
"I think its going to take some time with the different legislators when they meet. Its going to take some time for them to sit at the tables and figure out the best way," said Lavant.
Until then she focuses on providing for her family and being the best mother for her children.
The House is expected to pass the Economic Stimulus Bill Tuesday. And President Bush is also expected to sign off on it by the middle of next month.
But it still needs to pass the Senate before Americans can expect those rebates to go out.