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) - Wendy Mathis looked out of her window in Hickory Grove Thursday night to find a young deer in her swimming pool. "He was swimming laps. He just swam around and around and sat on the steps. And just when I thought it was going to get out, he started swimming again," said Mathis.
And though she knows there are deer on the property, she never thought they would be in her pool. "We have evidence of them being here where they grub on the trees and where they have eaten some of the plants," said Mathis.
"It's a very difficult situation to control especially where you have more development in some of these counties moving into deer habitat. So there is going to be an increased amount of interaction," said Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist, Julie Robbins.
What used to be plantations where deer roam freely is becoming people's backyards. "We live with them and we try to let them have their space," said Mathis.
"Deer are not a danger to children or dogs. More often it's the other way around especially with younger deer. This time of the year, we request people to restrain their dogs so that they don't roam and get into trouble," said Robbins.
And as more development moves into rural areas, deer may cause more damage. "Sometimes deer will be hit by cars. And sometimes they will jump through windows and into houses. That has happened several times," said Robbins.
"We enjoy them, we really do and its kind of sad that all the building is going on and taking away their land," said Mathis.
"All they have to do is leave deer alone particularly if its fawns," said Robbins. And eventually they will move to other wooded areas. Anyone who finds a deer that doesn't eventually go away or appears to be sick needs to call their local DNR office to have it removed.