Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –During these tough economic times, some small businesses are finding it hard to keep their doors open. But that isn't the case with Cinnabon located in the Albany mall.
In fact, at the beginning of the year they were ranked the number one franchise in the nation Bank of America announced it will give 10 Million Dollars in grants to nonprofit lenders that help small businesses get their feet off the ground.
And that was good news for the nonprofit Albany Community Together. They're services have helped over 200 businesses in southwest Georgia. So Albany Community Together with Capital City Bank made his dream a reality.
When starting a new business, it's about the company and location."We recognized the Albany mall was a very good area in terms of customer base," said Owner FranK Ross. Frank Ross is the owner of Cinnabon bakery in the mall.
And it took him about a year to get up and rolling. "The business plan was one of the key factors. And also we tried to look and make sure we had all the right resources," said Ross.
Two good examples of how the programs works are Little Caesar and Cinnabon. "Little Caesar's received help and Cinnabon. And little Caesar's is expanding to Tallahassee,fl," said CEO of Albany Community Together Thelma Johnson.
The help they provide comes in all shapes and sizes. "Help in form of a loan, technical business assistance, and strengthening business plans, and even in some cases going to the banks with customers," said Johnson.
So is it a good time to become an entrepreneur? "Right now would be a good time to open and find a qualified pool of workers," said Johnson. By strengthening small businesses it will help create more jobs.