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.
Dougherty County, GA (WALB) - All it takes is one ember to blow into a brush for a fire to ignite. And rangers say this is the time of year when that is most likely to happen.
"Once you have low humidity, there is no moisture in the air. And that will make the fire burn more intense. And the wind will carry the fire faster," said Chief Forest Ranger for Dougherty County, Deanna Pietras.
And these conditions will continue for the next several months. "We are now in fire season. This is the time of year where we get front after front. We already had frost on the ground which killed vegetation and that is fuel for a fire."
The damage from these fires can be devastating and costly. "You are looking at homes. You are looking at the property around your home. You are also looking at lives. You never can tell who is out there and get trapped by the fire. And of course the actual danger to the firefighters," said Pietras.
And is why they are warning all homeowners to be especially careful. "Call your local forestry unit to get burning conditions before they ever light the match." Burning without a permit is against the law in Georgia.
"When you call our offices, we can tell you what the weather is doing, what the fire danger is and whether or not it is safe for you to conduct a burn," said Pietras. And getting a permit only takes a matter of minutes. "It's just a verbal number you get over the telephone."
But is the only time you need to help save yours or your neighbors lives from a fire.
Rangers say homeowners should burn 50 feet away from any structures and should never leave yard debris burning unattended. They also advise homeowners to have a water hose running in case of any emergencies.