Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 >>
August 18, 2004
Cordele- workers spent the day keeping up the good name behind the State Farmers Market in Cordele. "It's a good place for people to come and buy vegetables that's in season. We have something in season year round," says Market Manager Bill Dorough.
Tourism in Crisp County is something the Chamber of Commerce would like to see year-round. That's why they are using the Farmer's Market as a major marketing tool to bring in more visitors to the area. Dorough explained "We put up billboards on I-75. We've never done that before." Those billboards are already bringing in people from all over the country. "A lot, probably an increase of about 100 percent of out of state cars, "said Dorough.
Soon, people who visit the market won't have to wait to taste their in season fruits and vegetables. They can go right to the farmers market restaurant that will seat about 150 people. They can then walk outside to buy enough to make plenty of their own meals at home.
It appears the Farmer's Market will be a sure bet, but the community is also counting on other area attractions to bring in more tourists. Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce President Monica Simmons explains "We feel like people coming to the Farmers Market will also want to go and ride the Sam Short-Line train. We have Georgia Veteran's State Park. We have full golf courses here, the retreat at Lake Blackshear."
A boost in tourism is a priority for Cordele and Crisp County but they also want people to see that it's a nice place to retire. Simmons says "Our climate is wonderful. The snowbirds like to get away from the cold winters, our southern hospitality. We have everything they would want."
Students at Crisp County High school are helping to boost the local economy.
Kids in Susan Fuller's marketing class are learning marketing techniques and strategies through creative projects like playdoh inventions and puppet shows.
They plan to apply what they learn to help boost tourism and community involvement in their area. Fuller explains "It just gets them thinking about how these products are made, who comes up with them, how are they going to sell them, and how are they going to market them, and it gives them a better understanding of what's going on in our market place."
In the Spring, marketing students will create a brochure to attract senior citizens to retire in Crisp County.
Tourists and new residents have what this community wants. That's spending power that will improve the economy.