Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Massive job cuts continue to plague the newspaper industry. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer is eliminating 20 positions. This is the third time the paper has cut jobs in less than a year.
The Albany Herald also cut 5-percent of its work force in January. Publishers say a reduction in real estate, retail, and car advertisements and a 40-percent increase in printing costs is the cause behind many of the lay-offs.
But despite the current cuts, editors believe their will always be a need for newspapers.
"Newspapers are going to be here for a long time. Certainly a metamorphosis is taking place, but the thing that keeps newspapers going is that hyper-local content," said Albany Herald Publisher, Mike Gibhart.
"You can't flip a page without having a picture of a group of kids doing something. And that is what mom wants to see. She wants to see her kid in the paper," said Lee County Ledger Editor, Jim Quinn.
The weekly Lee County Ledger has a paid reader ship of about 3700 households. They say they have also seen a drop in advertisement sales, but are fairing well in the recession, so far.