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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It may be hard to tell but it appears the the economy is starting to recover.
Revised numbers show the U-S economy grew more in the last three months of 2009 than originally thought, but job losses continue.
It could be a while before employment really picks up, but jobs are available in south Georgia.
TCBY Owner Sandy Jones prepares hundreds of smoothies and ice cream treats every day. Dozens of people fill out employment applications each week.
"We're hiring and I'll be hiring more and we'll have about four openings coming up," said Jones.
Jones has about 12-14 people scheduled to work during the summer. Business has started to pick up, so she's begun hiring hire for spring.
"We're very fortunate because we have a lot of regular great customers that come in everyday," Jones noted.
Businesses will need to continue to grab new and keep loyal customers. Economics Professor Aaron Johnson says while the economic growth in the last quarter of last year is good news, the Gross Domestic Product for the full year still fell 2.4 percent, even with the costly stimulus package.
Johnson says consumer confidence needs to improve so that companies can use income to increase their inventory.
"That's going to be the key to how strong this recovery will be," Johnson said. "As they start to rebuild inventory and increase equipment purchases. Hopefully that will lead to more job creation in the future."
In the meantime, many people are still looking for work. As customers walk in to cool down with some ice cream Jones hopes business heats up and creates more stability for employees.
Economists expect the U.S. to see economic growth of one to two percent this quarter.