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.
Millions of dollars have been spent improving downtown Albany, yet there remain rundown buildings and houses, and the unsightly corner of Washington Street and Roosevelt Avenue.
That corner, referred to as the Dray Line, is where groups of men congregate in hopes that someone will come along and offer them work.
While we commend these men for wanting to work, the area where they gather is an eyesore.
And there are more legitamate ways to seek employment, such as using the Department of Labor.
This day and time, is anyone really going to pick up people from a street corner with no screening or documentation and invite them to their business or their home to work. Some would tell you, that is very dangerous, most would say you would be crazy to do so.
The city has adopted an ordinance to keep the area clean, yet it's not enforced.
Signs are posted in the area warning against camping and loitering, and day laborers are only supposed to gather there between 7AM and noon, but the signs are ignored and the city is seemingly looking the other way.
This is yet another example of the city of Albany having laws on the books that are not enforced.
It's time for the leadership of this city, the city manager and commissioners to sit up and take notice. When asked to look into this problem, City Manager Alfred Lott even defended the decision to put a portable toilet at the site, saying, "It should have been placed there a long time ago."
We recently brought to light that smoking in restaurants, and Sunday alcohol sales weren't being policed by the code enforcement office. We like to see this change.
Albany taxpayers are paying the salaries of the people who are supposed to enforce these laws.