Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
April 11, 2003
Moultrie - Robert Christian is a frequent shopper at Bill's Produce. "I buy from here all the time for my produce stand in Albany," said Christian.
Shutting down this farmer's market will devastate Christian's business. But that's just what state leaders are suggesting to rectify the state's ailing budget.
"If the market stands, I stand. If it doesn't, I just don't know what will happen," said Christian.
Christian's not alone. Ten different produce businesses are found in Moultrie's State Farmer's Market, employing nearly 100 people. Like Wayne Mills who owns Market Ice House. "I just bought this thing about 6 years ago and it's running real good now," said Mills. "If they were to shut this place down, it put me in a real bad place financially."
Produce business owners say sales are going well, and shutting this market down would be a huge mistake. "Everyone is going to be negatively effected by this," said Ronnie Strange, Market Manager. "The public comes here to buy their produce, the farmers come here to get rid of their produce, and the owners and workers make their living here."
This market brought in a total of about 17 million dollars last year, and employees believe sales are only increasing. They say if state leaders are looking for somewhere to make budget cuts, they need to look elsewhere.