Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Albany- A steady stream of cars were at the main post office on Slappey Boulevard Friday evening, everyone scrambling to get those federal taxes postmarked. You might call it the quick hand-off.
"It's kinda like lay me down beat me like a dog aint it?," says one driver. It's that time of year again and many waited until the last minute to get those taxes mailed off before deadline.
Dorothy Brown says, "First year ever being last. I never been in the line like this." "It's getting really busy," says postal worker Janet Slappey. "We have a lot of procrastinators and you know a lot of people like to wait until the last minute," says worker Perry Bennett.
Postal workers were there to save taxpayers from Uncle Sam. "My job is to make sure that they get postmarked by today the 15th," says Bennett. "I owed this year, made too much money," says one driver.
Taxpayers that don't owe Uncle Sam are hoping to expedite a quick refund. "I hope I get some money. I better be getting some money back. They said I was getting some money back," says Patrick Brokerd.
But most are relieved to see the dreaded April 15th come and go. "I'm just glad it's over with," says Clester Crawford. Some offer advice on how to avoid the last-minute crunch. Norman Brooks says, "As soon as I get my w-2's I file."
But there is a remedy for those who aren't as quick to file. "If they give it me before twelve o' clock, I'll get it postmarked for them, me and Janice," says Bennett.
They'll both be collecting and stamping envelopes locally to make sure they get to the IRS in the nick of time.