Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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 >>
August 18, 2003
ATLANTA , GA - Governor Sonny Perdue today welcomed Heckler & Koch's (HK) decision to build a new factory in Columbus to manufacture firearms for the United States Military, law enforcement, and commercial markets.
The factory will create approximately 200 new jobs initially with additional jobs forecasted. The company may also shift some of its design and engineering components to Columbus.
"I am pleased to announce more jobs for Georgians," said Governor Sonny Perdue. "Heckler & Koch's decision to locate a new manufacturing facility in Columbus is good news for this region of our state."
Heckler & Koch expects to formally break ground on the new factory this fall. The new facility should be operational by the end of 2004.
The factory will incorporate technologically innovative manufacturing processes including the cold hammer forging of barrels, advanced polymer molding, and CNC machining.
Heckler & Koch, Inc. - the U.S. based company for Heckler & Koch GmbH based in Sterling, VA - has been developing, supplying, and supporting state-of-the-art small arms to the U.S. Military, law enforcement agencies and sportsmen since 1975.
Heckler & Koch was originally founded in Germany in 1949.