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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
July 30, 2004
Douglas-- Leaders in one south Georgia city say they're working hard to make their town an attractive place for small businesses and they're work is paying off. The sign of progress can be seen and heard all over downtown Douglas.
In one spot in downtown workers are clearing the way for a bigger location for one of the city's oldest drug stores.
And just a few blockes away shoppers are enjoying browsing the aisles of the Atrium Marketplace, the first business to open in The Atrium, an incubator for small businesses.
"Not only do I like coming for the unique things I also like to socialize," says shopper Sonya Porter.
An atmosphere Porter is glad she no long has to travel miles outside of town to get. The convience for shoppers is translating to success for small business owners.
"Business is very good and we have been open not quite two months," says Jill Cravey owner of the Atrium Marketplace.
New small business flooding into Douglas are making downtown their home. Last year more than 27 of them located here. It's a trend city leaders says has a lot to do with the community.
"Douglas is a great place to do business, the community rallies behind people and their new ventures and existing ventures. We have some businesses that have been in existence for more than 30 years," says Niki Knox Main Street Manager for the city of Douglas.
And now with the 2 million dollar business incubator building complete the hope is the new space combined with the excitement downtown will attract even more business.
"We have really been geared up for the last couple of years to make sure we are encouraging new growth of small business. The Chamber of Commerce has started and entrepreneurs. committe,"says Niki Knox.
Knox's hope steps the city takes now will spark more people to get into business and help make a name for this South Georgia town.
In Coffee County small businesses created more than 600 jobs over last two years.