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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 >>
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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) - Parents of children who attended that Lee County home daycare, where a child died earlier this year, speak out in defense of the owner.
They charge the D.A. has political motivation for taking child cruelty charges against the home daycare owner to the Grand Jury later this month.
Nearly a dozen parents of children who attended Ann Fuller's Lee County home daycare center defend her. They say District Attorney Cecilia Cooper is taking child cruelty charges to the Grand Jury against Fuller just to get re-elected.
Tiffany McClung said "We think the D.A. has her own agenda. She is up for re-election. It's just a coincidence that October 27th, the date of the Grand Jury, is just a week before the next election. So it's all politically motivated at Ann's expense.
Stephanie Poore said "We've known Ann for five years. Been in that house. We love her. I know that all of this is false."
February 13th four month old Jace Hester was found not breathing in a back bedroom at Fuller's home daycare, and later died. The G.B.I. ruled there was no criminal negligence in Hester's death, but Investigators reported filthy conditions, like dog feces under the crib, and mold in the room.
The state agency that licenses day care centers reported 16 major rule violations and revoked Fuller's registration. She later closed her center. These parents say they were in Fuller's house everyday, and the charges are not true.
Deanna Julian said "Her house is always clean, it's always well kept. And we just love and respect her."
Julia LeCroy was in Fuller's home the day Hester died, and believes GBI and Lee County Sheriff's Investigators created the problems.
LeCroy said "When I got there the house was clean. The cops came in. They shooed us out. The house got ransacked. The house was clean before we left the house."
McClung said "We were in and out of that house everyday. There was no abuse."
Monday D.A. Cooper termed the parents charges "ridiculous", and said she "has never done anything in any case for political reasons." and still will take the case to the Grand Jury seeking indictment.
GBI Special Agent in Charge Danny Jackson said the parent's idea that Investigators disturbed the crime scene was "inaccurate."