Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
November 13, 2003
Vienna-- Vienna is becoming a hot stop off I-75. Crews are clearing this land for a new, multi-million dollar Travel Plaza. If everything goes as planned, this "Travel Plaza" off Exit 109 could mean a $70 million dollar investment in Dooly County.
So far, McDonald's has signed on, and a major hotel is considering moving in too. And get this--if the Indiana developer gets all the lots filled, this could create 600 to 700 jobs.
Crews are hard at work clearing 88 acres of land off the I-75 Vienna exit. "The rain slowed them down but this week they have really been moving some dirt, cutting timber, they are getting right along," Larry Kernell is the manager of Shorty's Quick Stop--a long-time staple at exit 109. The new travel plaza will be in his backyard.
Kernell says, "It's exciting to me. It's great. We need it. We need something to boost the economy and jobs. We need jobs because we've had businesses closing." Now new business is moving in--the plaza will at first offer gas, shopping, and food.
Dooly County Chamber Director Alex McCoy says, "This side of the interstate at Vienna has always been underdeveloped. It's great having some national firms looking at locating here." On the opposite side of the Interstate is the Big Pig Jig. And another development is in the works here--a Dooly County Convention Center.
Just this morning, the Crisp County-Dooly County Joint Development Authority agreed to sponsoria grant that will help pay for the center. McCoy says, "Many things are going on here that are postively affecting the quality of life positiveltizens of Dooly County." y
But the biggest thing now is this travel plaza. The inital investment is $5 million dollars-initiahe sky's the limit after that. The Travel Plaza is scheduled to open in the Spring with gas, retail and food. But the design has room for a couple hotels, resturants and other retail stores as welrest