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.
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Right now, dark clouds on the horizon in south Georgia are a welcome sight for many. "To me it just looks like a heavy rainmaker. And rain's a good thing right now, we could use it," said Thomasville Fire Chief Bryan Croft.
But emergency officials point out, storms can be unpredictable, and no one knows for sure what Fay has in store. "It just all depends on what it does, they have a mind of their own. Rain is all we're hearing right now, but again it can change. That's why we need to monitor it at all times," said Croft.
As of yesterday evening at 5, it looked like Fay wouldn't come near southwest Georgia. But already, in forecasts her path appears to be changing. "One of the biggest things is keep track of your local news. Keep track of your weather channel for the farther forecast," said Croft.
Even if Thomasville doesn't experience the worst of the storm, it could see increased traffic from Florida evacuees. Another thing to look out for is lots of rain resulting in flooding of area rivers and streams. "If you don't know the roads, and there's a large amount of water, don't go driving through it, because you don't know what's going to happen," said Croft.
Executive Director of the Red Cross Wiregrass Chapter Kristen Riggs said, "At this point we're not planning on opening shelters, but if 20 or 30 families are flooded out of their homes we definitely will."
If nothing else, officials say Fay could serve as a warning. "The main thing is be prepared way before this. Hurricane season comes every year. Look at making your plan, and having your plan ready by the beginning of hurricane season," said Croft. But if you're still unprepared, emergency officials stress you should take action now, before its too late.
More tips emergency officials offer is to make sure all of your important documents are in eather proof containers and make sure you have plenty of needed medications.