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, GA (WALB) - As is typical for Dougherty County, turnout in tomorrow's election is expected to beat the state average. As many as 60% of registered voters are expected to go to the polls when they open at 7 AM.
When you go to your precinct, you have to decide if you want to vote on the Democratic or Republican ballot. "Regardless of the party, you should know who's running," said Dr. Constance Burkes.
And in Dougherty County, most people run on the Democratic Ballot. There's only one local Republican race and that's for District one school board. But all other local races for Sheriff, District Attorney, county commission, school board and state senate are on the democratic ballot and will be decided tomorrow. "You know in Dougherty County," Burkes, "we really don't have a general election because this is a democratic stronghold and therefore our primary is our general. Whoever wins the primary goes over into the general election."
That's one reason elections supervisor Carolyn Hatcher is expecting such a strong voter turnout. She said, "I really think we'll probably have a good turnout. We've got a lot of local races that are contested on the ballot and I feel like people will turnout and vote for their favorite candidate." Whichever party they are running for.
Don't forget to take a photo ID to vote tomorrow between the hours of 7AM and 7PM. WALB will be following more than one hundred and forty races across south Georgia tomorrow. We will have special election results shortly after the polls close at 7pm right here on walb.com.