Monday, May 20 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:45:01 GMT
Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket. The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia. Through the Memorial Day holidayMore >>
Georgia law enforcers annual click it or ticket campaign is underway, to get people to buckle up for safety.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:40:05 GMT
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. Police say around 11:30 p.m., a 15 and 14-year-old broke into On The Way Tax ServicesMore >>
Two Valdosta teenagers are charged with burglarizing a business after they were caught leaving the scene Sunday night. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:38 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:38:02 GMT
With summer almost here, more motorcycles will be on the road. And south Georgia bikers urge you to watch out for them. They're asking car and truck drivers to look twice and make sure there is not aMore >>
South Georgia motorcyclists urge drivers to pay attention to the road, and look twice before pulling out.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:32:01 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
September 1, 2004
Webster County -Tolleson Lumber Company in Webster county will add a second shift to it's operations at the beginning of next year. The change will bring in eighty-five new jobs for one of the poorest areas in the state.
Twenty-two year old Kristal Cunningham hopes the company will consider her for one of the openings. "It's a struggle because I'm a single parent and there's not many jobs around here," claims Cunningham.
The company has already had more than thirty calls regarding the job openings but will not accept applications for another month.
Webster County has the second lowest population in the state. Only about 2,400 people live there.
The total workforce is a little more than a thousand people. Local leaders know jobs are scarce, but they say they have few resources to implement new ideas.
County commissioner Dave Wills explains "I would characterize economic development activity as being sporadic. Only when there is some idea such as Tolleson locating, do we really get involved. We're so small that we don't have staff to do that, so we're not fortunate in that respect."
The average income in Webster county is two thirds lower than that of the state average.