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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
April 15, 2003
ALBANY - Shawn Cox is like many South Georgians on April 15, heading to the IRS office, because he's not done with his taxes.
"I just needed a little more time to do it, to get all organized and I had a short amount of time," Cox said.
Now wait a minute, well not too long because the clock is ticking, but not enough time, you should have gotten your W2 forms in January?
"I had plenty of time to do it, but everybody hasn't given me what I needed to fill everything out," Cox said.
OK, We'll give him a break for being self employed, at least he's a little better off than Bobby King.
"You know what day it is? "It's April 15," King said. "You're just getting forms now? "I'm reluctant to pay so every year I wait," King said.
Waiting can have its disadvantages though, especially if you are hoping to get a little help with your taxes.
"Earliest appointment was May, so I'm not interested,"
But some just getting their taxes in the mail say it has it's advantages too.
"Why should I let the government use my money for 15 months when I can use it." Al Stanford said.
The main reason everyone is at the IRS office is to pick up extension forms, they can save you big on penalties like the five percent fee for failure to file. The only bad news you'll still need to get your taxes done eventually.
Albany's main post office will be open until Midnight tonight, so you can get a April 15th postmark if you get to the front of the line by 11:59 p.m.