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 >>
January 26, 2005
Thomasville- The Dean of the University of Georgia's Terry School of Business made a special trip to South Georgia today to talk about something on everyone's mind, the prospects for making more money.
Local business leaders listened eagerly today to P. George Benson forecast the highs and lows of our region's economy for the year. On a good note: "The smaller and medium size companies that you have here in this area are beginning to move. There are more jobs coming to the community.", he says.
Take Thomas County for example. It's seeing an upswing in the addition of such businesses. But they are being built on an already strong foundation. "Here you've got a much higher manufacturing base. Your manufacturing base is about 28 to 29 percent of the economy in the Thomasville area.", says Benson.
That means more job security. But with the good comes the bad. The average growth rate in Georgia is still growing. But it's in it's fifth consecutive year of being below average. "Similar effects should be felt here in this quadrant of the state as well.", says Benson.
One way our region needs to help boost its economy is by finding ways to attract senior citizens. "They move in with pensions. They move in with investments. They've just sold their houses in other areas, etc. They come in with dollars to spend.", says Benson.
Atlanta and other parts of the state have transformed themselves into more of a service economy. Dean Benson that hasn't happened as much in our region, which makes it somewhat vulnerable when manufacturing organizations take hits.