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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 >>
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.
Albany-- Thousands of bicycle racers are in Albany this weekend, for the annual National BMX Fall Classic. Riders from 36 states are expected to compete at the BMX track at the Parks at Chehaw.
Lawrence Garrard of Memphis, Tennessee is getting his BMX bike ready for some fast racing excitement this weekend. The 15-year-old Tennessee state champion says BMX racing is the sport he loves. "It's a single person sport. I don't like teams. I don't like a coach telling me what I can and can not do. That's the way I like it."
BMX racing is a big part of The Garrard family. Eleven-year-old Hanna is also a state champion rider. Dad George is the head of the Fog Designs racing team. They travel across the South with their trailer and tents, racing. George said "I do it for my kids. It's a family sport that I can take them to. I know where they are. I know they are healthy."
Lawrence said, "I'm here having fun with my parents and my sisters. It's fun, and I'm glad they spend the money on me."
The track was too wet to ride on Friday morning. Workers used torches and sand to dry out the track, getting it ready for the start of Southeast Regional Championships tonight. Tomorrow the National Fall Classic begins at 11:00, and one thousand riders will compete.
Sunday morning the finals will begin at 8:00. Lawrence hopes to take home to Memphis more championship trophies. Lawrence said "It's the best thing that ever happened to me."
Riders from age 4 to 60 will compete in the National Fall Classic. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend the weekend's big race.