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.
This week, State House and Senate leaders worked behind closed doors to come up with a surprise property tax break for homeowners.
Sounds like a good idea, but even the Governor questioned the wisdom of the plan.
While we generally believe tax relief for hardworking homeowners is a good thing, Georgia leaders have fallen into a disturbing pattern of passing specialized tax breaks to score political points.
Consider the state sales tax. Over the years, lawmakers approved dozens of exemptions. Some, like the one on groceries, are fair and smart and benefit all Georgians.
But what about sales tax breaks on sugar for beekeepers, bait for shrimpers, or pipe organs for churches? All those breaks cost the state 10-billion dollars a year.
And lawmakers are at it again. The Senate has passed a dozen specialized tax breaks this year.
One will save the Savannah Gulfstream plant millions on airplane parts at a time when its parent company's earnings are up 30-percent.
Wouldn't that money be better spent on, say, Peachcare for Georgia kids who need health insurance?
Lawmakers promise a major overhaul of the tax system next year. We'll accept our property tax break with a smile now, but we hope they're serious about closing some of those useless loopholes in the near future.