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 >>
November 3, 2003
Thomasville - County Commissioner Elaine Mays has been fighting for a public transportation system for Thomasville since 1974, now that we have one, she says, "I feel wonderful, because it's been such a need. No matter who you talk to that has worked on this, they just say this is really truly the best thing that has happened because it meets the needs of so many people."
So many people, in fact, they can't accommodate all the passengers. They're having to add four new buses to the system next year. Danny Saturday is the Director of Operations for MIDS (who operates the system). He says, "Thomasville and Thomas County Transit is far more utilized than any of the other five transit systems that we operate in South Georgia."
They've even had to use some of their own vehicles to transport Thomas County residents. "The response has just been phenomenal far as the public aspect of this. From the day we started back in December last year, the phones have been nonstop, you know, everybody wanting to ride and ask about our service, and I can really say it's been utilized by the citizens of Thomas County."
Mays says she's thrilled about being able to help so many people. "If you were going to measure it from 1-100, I would say 120%. It's just been fabulous." And she believes it will continue to be.
The transit system takes reservations for rides 24 hours in advance. To make a reservation call 228-0792.