Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
June 15, 2004
Fargo - A new tourist attraction is putting Fargo, Georgia on the map. "It will draw attention to a little area and town that was dying," said Mayor Patricia Oettmeier.
A new two million dollar visitors center has been built right on the Suwannee River. Inside you'll find everything there is to know about the River and the Okefenokee Swamp. "We wanted to catch the tourists as they come by here on the river and draw attention to this area," said Oettmeier.
And just down the river, they're breaking ground on a new 12,000 square foot eco-lodge. "This will be used for groups to come in and have meetings, we'll have a catering facility, and it will have cabins for rental," said Oettmeier.
Each summer, the Suwannee River draws about 250,000 visitors to Fargo. City leaders hope the new center will boost that number even higher, pumping more money into this town's economy. "I had a vision to bring economic redevelopment to this area through an avenue that had never been tried before, and that was tourism," said Oettmeier.
Even Governor Sonny Perdue is making plans for his family to visit. "I have such fond memories of the Okeefenokee Swamp as a child and I haven't had the chance to bring my five-year-old granddaughters down yet so it's about time they learned about this great area," said Perdue.
The visitors center and eco-lodge will bring about 25 new jobs to the area, giving this little town the kick start it needs for a thriving economy.