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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
PELHAM, GA (WALB) - Major repairs to a historic building in downtown Pelham may be the key to economic development there.
The 100,000 square feet Hand Trading Company building was built in 1916 by the founder of the town.
It was a large department store for several years, but has been vacant since the 80's.
Now the local development authority is leading the $2 million renovation, bringing the building up to fire code, replacing staircases, and making it office space friendly.
But the mayor says it's hard to compete with larger cities for jobs.
"The ability to get jobs here may depend on this building being ready for them. So that's really our hope is to get this building ready for people to move in to to create more jobs for the community. Because we just don't see manufacturing jobs coming down the pipeline right now," says Steven Turner, the Mayor of Pelham.
It would cost 6 to 8 million to return the building to it's original condition.
Right now a restaurant is already renting out a section of the building, and a doctor's office takes up another corner.
The mayor hopes soon tenants will begin moving in so they can get more money to continue the renovations they want to do.