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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
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The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
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Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - If you have children in the school system anywhere in South Georgia, you've probably seen a back to school list.
"Every school has their own supply list by grade. What they'd like their students to come prepared at the beginning of the year," Steve Brown, the General Manager of Staples in Albany, said.
On the list is the usual suspects. Pens and backpacks are pretty standard stuff, but there are some other things on the list that the older generations may not have thought of.
"Thumb drives we're seeing a lot of. Very big this year," Brown said.
It seems the days of the ruler and the protractor are numbered. Today calculators can do all of the work.
"Those are graphing calculators. Something that is important for the math students out there. Especially those students who are taking some of the advanced courses," Brown said.
Picking up all of this stuff for your student can really add up, so this weekend the state is giving parents of school, age kids a helping hand.
Brwon said, "it runs through Sunday night at Midnight."
It's the Georgia Sales Tax Holiday. Starting Thursday, the state will forgo the sales taxes on clothing that is valued at less than $100, school supplies with a value of less than $20 and computers with a value of less than $1500. Retailers like the idea of a sales tax holiday.
"It is a wonderful idea. There is potential for a lot of savings, especially in our economy the way it is today," Brown said.
So shopping this weekend for the latest in back to school gear will cost you a little less.