Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
March 31, 2004
Albany - The recession has caused some companies to shut down and lay off workers, but three Albany companies were honored by the Chamber of Commerce for expanding production and putting more people to work.
"Hi this Janice calling you back." 23 year-old Janice Carnegie answer the phone at Calltech. The company handles technical support for Bell South. And, Carnegie helps customers troubleshoot their computer problems. "I work well with people and like this working environment," said with a big smile.
Carnegie started working at Calltech a year and a half ago to help pay her way through college. "I needed a job to pay tuition and rent."
Many of the Calltech employees are young, the average age just 25 years-old. The company has grown quickly since it opened in the summer of 2002.
"We've grown from 40 to more than 650 people," said General Manager Glenna Williams. That job creation is one reason why the Chamber of Commerce honored Calltech as the 2004 Large Industry of the Year.
The company gives employees work incentives, such as gift bonuses for over-time and even random rounds of applause for good work. Calltech also supports the community. "We donated the most toys to 'Toys-for-tots', we sent a van load of can good to the Camilla tornado disaster, and we also donated goods to the Salvation Army," said Williams.
Calltech is just one of 120 industries in Dougherty County. Together they employ about 6,000 people with a payroll of approximately $700,000,000. And, Carnegie is glad her names is on one of those payroll checks each month.
Masterfoods and Thrush Aircrafts were also named Industries of the Year in the medium and small categories.