Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
January 9, 2003
Albany -- Hunger continues to be a problem in South Georgia. In Albany Business, government, and education leaders gathered to look for ways to spur job growth during tough economic times.
While economists say things are getting better, many people in South Georgia can't agree. Work goes on at the Food Bank of Southwest Georgia. Ten thousand pounds of food a day is given to the hungry in a 20 county area. And the need continues to grow.
Food Bank Director Eddie Byrd said "There have been some textile plant closings. Jobs are not being created in rural Georgia. It doesn't look any brighter on the horizon, to be honest with you."
That real problem of people in South Georgia not able to earn enough money to feed themselves, is the idea behind the Economic Outlook meeting. P. George Benson, The Dean of the Business College at the University of Georgia, knows South Georgia needs economic stimulus. Benson said "We've lost a tremendous amount of jobs. Last year in the state of Georgia, we lost about 86,000 jobs. That hurts."
Darton College Economic Professor Amit Singh says that South Georgia's economy is on the upswing, and job growth is coming. Singh said "Go through some painful experience. But the good thing is behind those we are making our economy better for the future. Laying out a foundation for a strong economic future."
But while lunch was served at the economic conference, the Food Bank continues to ship food to the hungry.
Byrd said "To us, it doesn't look good at all. The demand for food is still high. It's higher than ever."
Dean Benson says Albany must continue to position itself as the medical and shopping center of South Georgia. He said the best economic growth potential for South Georgia will be in tourism.