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 >>
March 29, 2004
Moultrie- Fernando Martinez has been a Colquitt County resident for nine years now. He and the other employees that work at La Fogata spend a lot of time interacting with customers, but he says he still feels out of touch.
"I don't know a lot of English and a I only speak it a little too so, I try."
Martinez says for he and the more than 10,000 Hispanics in Colquitt County not understanding what's happening in the world around them is tough.
"Sometimes we want to read the news, and when the newspaper puts in news about Hispanic people a of people don't know what they said."
"In Colquitt County alone 25% of our residents here that being the Hispanics are not served by a newspaper, and we feel it's our responsibility to them to get them a newspaper," says Dwain Walden, publisher of the Moultrie Observer .
His paper has teamed up with the Tifton Gazette to produce La Estrella Del Sur. The new Spanish-language newspaper will be distributed in Colquitt and Tift Counties, but Walden says it will feature more than just mere translations of local news articles.
"We've learned that the Hispanic community wants to hear from home, particularly sports. The Hispanic community is big on soccer, so we will be providing them with a lot of news from home and sports."
Martinez says finally being able to read about what's happening in Mexico and in Moultrie is like music to his ears.
"It will help a lot because you can read in Spanish and English at the same time, so, yeah it's a really good idea."
An idea he hopes will fill a void he has lived with for nearly a decade.
The new paper will be free and is set to hit stands next Wednesday. It will initially be published biweekly and will be distributed through local businesses in Colquitt and Tift counties.