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.
An annual charity that helps thousands of children have a Merry Christmas distributed thousands of toys Saturday.
The Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots and Salvation Army have been working hard for many months to make sure children in Southwest Georgia have toys under the tree this year.
One by one, volunteers call the names of people who count on the Toys for Tots program to make Christmas brighter for their families.
"They are going to be happy," said Shanita Robinson, Mother.
Shanita Robinson says if it wasn't for this program, she wouldn't be able to give her three kids gifts for Christmas.
"I don't have a job, and that is the only way I can get stuff for my kids," said Robinson.
Marines and volunteers sorted and filled more than 500 bags with toys for children in Dougherty and surrounding counties.
"Over the last 4 months we have been collecting toys and today we distributing them to over 500 families that signed up with the Salvation Army," said Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Starkey, Toys For Tots Supply Chief.
The families who registered for the toys picked them up throughout the day.
"If it wasn't for Albany and the surrounding counties coming out and putting forth the effort it would be, they probably wouldn't wake up to anything" Starkey.
The U.S. Marines who organize Toys for Tots say the community stepped up to make this possible.
"Coming together and working together just to put smiles on faces it has been great" Starkey
Smiles that might not be there if it wasn't for all the hard work of the community.
They also distribute toys to other organizations like the Lily pad, the Camilla Salvation Army and church groups.