Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
July 18, 2005
Dougherty County-- Some south Georgia counties are assessing flood damage and hoping to get state money to help flood victims. Emergency Management officials are working to get Worth, Dougherty, and Colquitt County declared a regional disaster area.
Heavy rains last weekend flooded more than 100 homes and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to roads and utility lines in Colquitt, Worth, and Dougherty County.
But the Governor said the damage didn't merit federal disaster aid, so, now the Governor and the EMA's for the three south Georgia counties are trying to find other ways to get help.
Water soaked and now ruined belongings are piled high in these yards on Parr Road in southeast Dougherty County. "We've had six homes that have reported they've received some damage from the flood," said EMA Deputy Director Jim Vaught.
Vaught says the county also already spent more than $126,000 repairing damaged roads and downed power lines. But, that's not enough money to qualify Dougherty County for federal or state disaster assistance. "To get assistance for the homes, it requires as least 25 homes receive major damage," he says.
There are far more than 25 flood damaged homes across the county line in Worth County. More than 100 families lost hundreds of thousands of dollars property.
And in Colquitt County, the high water damaged roads and some homes. Governor Perdue has requested the Small Business Administration help flood victims in five Georgia counties, including Colquitt and Worth, get low interest loans.
If approved, the SBA loans could be available to contiguous counties, which might help flood victims in Dougherty County as well. "It really helps those people who didn't have flood insurance rebuild their homes," Vaught said.
If even the area is designated a state disaster area by GEMA, the county will likely have to foot the bill for road repairs, a reality of just how costly a storm can be. If GEMA declares this a regional disaster area, flood victims still must be denied a SBA loan before they can apply for state assistance.