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.
BOSTON, GA (WALB) - What used to be places of sanctuary are now hotbeds of criminal activity.
"I know personally the church that I attend or am a member of has several substantial locks on the doors and it's because of the change of the times. It used to be you could leave a church unlocked and no one would mess would it. It's just something no one ever did," said Captain Steve Jones.
The small Glasgow Church in Boston is now missing a PA system, has a busted door, and is on the lookout for a missing metal sign which told folks how to get to the place of worship.
Church officials say with the church located about two miles down this dirt road, the metal sign was extremely important to let folks know where they are.
"That sign has been there a long time. As long as I can remember that sign has been there. That sign was put there and taken care of by someone who has passed on now. Its been a landmark in that area for a long time," said Jones.
Investigators say from stealing the air conditioner or in this case a metal sign, criminals are getting desperate.
"Our office has very little sympathy from anyone who would damage or steal from a church. That's stooping about as low as you can get," said Jones.
Investigators are asking the public to be on the lookout for criminal activity around churches, especially those in these rural, less populated areas.
If you have seen the sign, or know anything about the crimes, call the Thomas County Sheriff's Office 225-3300.