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.
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The day began with a performance from the Thomasville High School Band. "We are playing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" for the opening of the Rose Show," said Thomasville High School student Nikki Frisky.
Folks from all over the country filed into downtown Thomasville today to experience the 90th Rose Show. Mayor Camille Payne says the mission for the day is clear. "The goal for the day is to keep the weather beautiful, keep the crowds coming, and have everybody enjoy the roses."
Miss Georgia was in attendance as well the 2011 Thomasville Rose Queen. "I am the ambassador to Thomasville and I'll welcome and greet people," said 2011 Rose Queen Madeline MaQuirtr.
Citizens of Thomasville say having your roses displayed in the show is a big honor. Rick Thomas grew this year's queen rose. "I've been growing roses for about 25 years and pretty much the same process every year. I guess I just got lucky this year," said Thomas.
Roses are not the only flowers on display. "Ah the orchids they are absolutely gorgeous," said Rose Show visitor Deborah Hampton.
The only complaint we heard today was the lack of signs on the road. "Cause we've been contributing to the traffic by going around in circles," said Rose Show visitor Don Kidrick.
The most popular event of the festival kicks off tonight with the 63rd annual Rose Parade. This is where Thomasville rolls out its "rose" carpet with colorful floats, marching bands, and a few surprises.
You can see the Rose Parade live on WALB beginning at seven o'clock Friday night.
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