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.
Georgia's Emergency Management Agency is continuing to encourage folks this week to get prepared for severe weather. Thursday's topic focuses on lightning safety which is the state's third highest weather-related cause of death.
Lightning strikes the ground an estimated 25 million times each year in the United States, and all too often the consequences are deadly.
It has the potential to travel more than 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. That's why officials with the state's "Ready Georgia Campaign" are urging people to learn to "30/30" rule. If you hear thunder less than 30 seconds after you see lightning, go indoors and stay there at least 30 minutes after you hear the last thunder. Experts say this rule can come in handy when an unexpected lightning strike moves into your area.
"It is important that once you hear the thunder, you need to seek shelter as soon as you hear it and never seek shelter under a tree. You want to go into a home. You don't want to be under a tree and you don't want to be in an open area either. Those are two things you don't want to do," says WALB Meteorologist Chris Zelman.
Officials also want to clear up a common misconception about carrying for someone who's been hit by lightning
Even if someone has been struck, they carry no electrical charge and performing CPR or rescue breathing is completely safe for you and the patient.