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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.
We'll find out tonight if Leesburg's Phillip Phillips makes it to the American Idol finale. Millions of people voted last night. Some of you voted dozens, hundreds, even a thousand times for Phillips.
When American Idol ended last night, the race was just beginning for Tonya Griffin in Coffee County, to dial as fast as she could. "I use two cell phones for two hours constantly, just dialing them up," she said.
Keeping track, the entire time how many votes she's cast for Phillip Phillips. "I don't know I'm just a little obsessed, I can't dial it up like some people do and not know my final number, I just want to know at the end of the night."
She got through more often than not. "It was a lot busier last night but I was able to get 1,193 votes."
A lot. She's been calling all season totaling 10,218 by Saturday's concert, 11,411 after last night. "It's been kind of fun to get everyone involved, we're hoping to take him all the way."
Not bad, but she's been out done by a woman just over an hour away in southwest Georgia, who's got the same tenacity and spirit.
"I just use my cell phone, my husband's cell phone and the house phone and I just line them all up, put the numbers in before the voting lines open and as soon as they say the voting lines are open I'm already voting," said Phillips Fan Leesa Thompson.
Thompson went as far as painting her favorite car, encouraging others. "I'm the cheerleader for making everyone else vote too."
Her grand total: "16,277, that's a lot of votes."
Last night's 1,427 votes wasn't even her best night. She's managed a personal best April 25th at 1,877.
"Donnie almost broke down in tears and he said just keep it going, keep it going and I said I'm not stopping unless I break my fingers," saidLeesa.
Both say they do what they do, because they believe in Phillips, how he's worked though the pain, going after his dream, and they're hoping to make it happen.
Thompson's Bunko group voted last night to suspend the game and instead what idol, but the party broke up before the end of the show so everyone could go home and vote. If Phillips makes it tonight, she says she willing to take in friends phones to vote for them.
Two weeks ago voters cast more than 60 million votes for Idol constants. Last week it was more than 70 million.