Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
May 24, 2005
Brooks County - An open field is the start of an economic boom for Brooks County. "This is going to open up a whole new ball game for us," said Fred Lamb, Economic Developer.
The county purchased all 250 acres to use as a new industrial park. It's the perfect location to draw new business to this area. "We're 15 miles from Interstate 75, we're about 25 miles from I-10, so from a transportation standpoint, we're in great shape," said Lamb.
Most of Brooks County's industry is located in the old industrial park, just off Highway 84. It's less than half the size of the new park, and there's no room for new industry to move in. "In the past two years, I've had at least five businesses call us and talk with us about moving here but we had no land to offer," said Lamb.
Another perk, part of the new industrial park is located right beside the rail road track. "We have about 80 acres that will be served by the rail, the rail runs almost through the center of it," said Lamb.
The park development won't start for a few more weeks, but county leaders are already recruiting new business. "We've had some individuals that have looked at it and we're working with some industry that thinks its very suitable and are interested in looking further," said Wayne Carroll, County Commission Chairman.
Looking to bring new industry and new jobs to this area, and give the people of Brooks County a new way to make a living.