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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.
TIFTON, GA (WALB) - That State Board of Regents wants to weed out illegal immigrants who may be attending college in Georgia without paying their fair share.
The board recently ordered every school in the university system to conduct residency and citizenship checks on every student.
At Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, they welcome international students.
Esthela Lopez is one of several students in the rural studies program at ABAC. She also works with students in the High School Equivalency Program (HEP). She helps students from migrant worker backgrounds earn a high school diploma. She used to be in their shoes.
"I love helping people that were in the same situation that I was in," said Lopez.
President David Bridges says roughly 30 students from 11 countries study at ABAC. He says each student must show proof of a passport and visa.
"We've been carefully reviewing our processes and procedures to make sure we're doing that correctly," said Bridges.
Each documented student must pay the $4,000 out-of-sate tuition. Students are eligible to private scholarships. The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federal grant that helped move Lopez through her first year. Kedirile Magakgala came here from South Africa on a tennis scholarship.
"I've learned a lot. People take care of each other. I've met so many families through teachers, friends, and sports and I've learned a lot of stuff," said Magakgala.
Most students come here legally, follow state department regulations and go back to their country. Lopez who moved from Mexico to Tifton with her family plans to stay and work at ABAC.
Although several universities in Georgia, including Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and the University of West Georgia have enrolled undocumented students. All students at ABAC are documented.