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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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
PELHAM, GA (WALB) - Gas station owners who gouged customers in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike are now paying for it. The state has fined nine stations, three in southwest Georgia, after receiving more than two thousand complaints from residents.
They're investigating 200 gas stations and of the 21 investigated so far, nine over charged customers. It's up to the stations to notify their customers and refund some of their money.
In the wake of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, gas prices in southwest Georgia climbed above four dollars. Many customers complained they were being gouged and now the state has agreed, fining nine of 21 stations in the first phase of their investigation. It's stunned customers at Aden's on Highway 19 in Pelham. The station's been fined a thousand dollars for over charging.
Aden's stations on Highway 11 in Meigs and Bowens Mill Road in Douglas were also fined. While the owners have denied any wrongdoing to the state and told us no comment, the state says their records show customers deserve a refund.
If you have your receipt or can show credit card records proving you bought gas at the stations between September 12th and September 19th they owe you the difference. The Governor's office of Consumer Affairs said the stations are require to post a sign in the window and above the main cash register informing customers although this morning at the store on Highway 19 we found the sign below the counter and many customers had no idea they deserved a refund.
We're told by the state that Aden's moved their sign to comply with the rules. Many customers say they're glad the state took it as far as they did. Now customers have until January 24th to collect their refunds.
The Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs expects the investigation to take another several months to compete.
The recent settlements include the following businesses:
Aden's Minute Mart # 42, 1126 Bowens Mill Road, Douglas, Georgia - Restitution plus $1,000 fine