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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.
A church-backed group that operates a low-income housing facility in south Albany is asking the city for a major financial boost. City commissioners say they need more information before they decide whether to slash a loan to help the group make needed repairs to the housing unit.
The drastic cut they requested Tuesday is raising some eyebrows. City commissioners were caught off guard by a request from Cutliff Grove Family Resource Center to drastically slash their loan for Nativity Village, so they can make needed repairs.
The company, which acquired the low income housing facility in 2008 has had to make numerous improvements to the 42 unit facility.
"We think that given what Cutliff Grove resource center encountered from the beginning, that even with that they've done a tremendous job in terms of the repairs and maintenance and that kind of thing," said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.
The group says they still need to make more than $400,000 in repairs. And with no money left in their reserves, they're now turning to the city for help.
"The apartments might survive, but some help is going to have to be given to somebody, I don't care who takes it over. I don't care who takes it over, the city is going to have to give some help," said Oliver Jones of Cutliff Grove Family Resource.
"They have done a tremendous job working out there. And they have sacrificed and I think they deserve to have that building restructured and we need to give them a break because they got a raw deal when they first started," said Ward VI Commissioner Tommie Postell.
But how much of a break? The group wants the principal lowered to more than $716,000 at zero percent interest for 30 years. The original loan from 2008 was for $1.4 million at three percent interest for 30 years. A request that raises a number of concerns.
"One of the concerns I had is whether what the request was was even legal. And whether our attorney had been part of that process. When you're dealing with federal funds there are very strict guidelines that have to be followed," Hubbard said.
"I"m would need to see some alternatives to be able to vote for this thing," said Bob Langstaff.
Commissioner Langstaff was among several wanting to see other options. While they want to support the South Albany housing complex, the question is at what cost?
Commissioners requested more information from staff so they can look at other options to help Nativity Village survive.