Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
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) – Georgia is the number one state for black-owned businesses.
20 percent of businesses in the state have black owners, only the District of Columbia has a higher rate at 28 percent.
Business owner Frank Ross owns the Cinnabon restaurant in Albany, it's been open less than a year, it has been so successful he already has plans to expand.
Minority owned businesses across the us grew by 45 percent to 5.8 million over just five years, a faster pace than all U.S. businesses.
"When we first started with the company the program we entered was a diversity initiative program and it was the companies desire to try and introduce more black and minority owned business throughout the country," said Ross.
The new Cinnabon location will open at PeachTree mall in Columbus, construction should be completed later this year.
The Albany store was the number one franchise in the nation in sales for the first quarter of this year.
One reason Georgia ranks high for black-owned businesses is population growth.
67,000 African Americans relocated to the state since July 2007, the largest increase in the country.