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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.
It's the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion. The war certainly hasn't gone as planned but President Bush said Wednesday the United States will maintain it's course and victory will come.
The sounds and images of booms and blasts have become a familiar image on television screens over the past few years. But we at home don't really see.
"This is all I've ever wanted to do," said Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ashe.
It's what people like Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ashe hear and see up close on a daily basis. "In my eyes, there was only one thing that I wanted to do and that was to be a soldier," said Ashe.
We sat down with the soldier and Albany native via satellite on this 5th anniversary of the war on terror. He's been in Iraq for the past year, overseeing operations for the 3rd Infantry Division. "We started off with a campaign plan and that's a series of operations that we were going to undertake over the course of about 12 months," said Ashe.
They handle everything from major operations to kill or capture Al Qaeda to helping with rebuilding efforts in Iraq. Ashe's division is made up of about 20,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. "So for 20,000 people, we have to give them the orders that will shape the way they go out and execute this fight," said Ashe.
And Lieutenant Colonel Ashe has seen positive results from this ongoing fight.
"When we first hit the ground, we were experiencing in excess of 25 attacks per day against our soldiers here in Iraq. Now we are at about 2 attacks per day," said Ashe.
The war itself has been attacked in this big political race for the White House. People are calling for troops to withdraw. "From our standpoint, we understand that this is an important mission. It is a mission that we've shown that we are obviously capable of completing and we have every intention of completing this mission," said Ashe.
Ashe also wants the people back here at home to have a clear picture of that mission and what's happening with their sons, daughters, sisters and brothers. "It's a shame more people don't get a chance to see what our young folks are doing but it makes you get up everyday and want to work hard just to make sure that you don't fail them," said Ashe.
In his eyes, the mission has been successful so far. He hopes that continues as another year of war begins.
Ashe says they are now shifting gears a bit. There's still a security focus but there's more focus on capacity building for the Iraqi people. Soldiers are now working with city council members and even local farmers, helping out in any way to get the Iraqi people back on track.
Ashe will soon return to Fort Benning where he'll take command of one of the battalions. He says he's excited to be returning home to Georgia.