Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
Cordele- The news that Wescast could close their Cordele location caught everyone off guard. Already local officials are taking a proactive approach to the potential problem of a closure.
Wescast Industries purchased this Cordele plant in 2002. The company is the world's largest supplier of exhaust manifolds for passenger cars and light trucks.
"Wescast is one of the larger employers in the county and we really hated to hear the news on Friday that the sale had fallen through," said Monica Simmons, President of the Cordele, Crisp Chamber of Commerce.
Employees who talked with us off camera say, they were told that attempts to find a buyer for the plant fell through and that if another buyer wasn't found in the next five weeks the plant will close it's doors April first.
The Cordele, Crisp Chamber of Commerce is taking a pro active approach to the news.
"The chamber's going to do everything they can to maybe help them maybe reconsider them trying to sell and also if that doesn't go through to assist people with finding new jobs," said Simmons.
There are plans to give employees severance packages, but some may be released before the April first date, leaving many concerned about finding other work.
"At least we have until April to start to getting some things going, a job fair," said Simmons.
The Chamber plans to involve agencies that include the Industrial Development council, the Department of Labor, and the South Georgia Technical College to assist in finding workers jobs should the plant close.