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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 >>
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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 - Some Albany police officers may soon get pay raises. Albany commissioners set aside more than $100,000 from property taxes reassessment revenue for police incentive raises.
The reassessment of Albany homes brought in an extra $165,000. Tuesday, Commissioners discussed how to spend this money, as well as $500,000 they saved by refinancing the Civic Center debt.
When city manager Janice Allen Jackson asked departments for a list of needs for next years, she received more than $4 million worth of projects. She narrowed those down to a handful and left the decision on how to spend $165,000 from property tax reassessment to commissioners.
"Each commissioner ranked the projects in order of priority," said Jackson. "The top three will most likely be funded." Albany police officers will see the bulk of that money, about $116,000.
"I look forward to giving my officers incentive pay raises," said Chief Bobby Johnson. "Some officers have special skills, and others work beyond the call of duty. I want to reward these officers."
But, the police department isn't getting 10 in-car video surveillance cameras they asked for. "We do need these cameras. They would alleviate disputes about police misconduct and would serve as evidence in some cases," said Chief Johnson.
Only nine patrol cars have video cameras right now. The rest of the reassessment revenue will go towards hiring an additional city attorney.
Commissioners also decided to put a large part of the $529,000 proceeds from refinancing of the civic center back into the project. "We plan on replacing the Civic Center doors and putting more money into the promotional account," said Jackson.
$261,000 will go into the city's already depleted reserve fund. Dozens of projects lost out, including revitalizing the city's vehicle fleet and adding a new office for the city's cemeteries.