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 >>
February 1, 2006
Douglas - In 1995 TECUMSEH engines came to Coffee County and would eventually employee close to 800 people. People who would be out of a job when the plant closed its doors in 2003, and moved the plant to Brazil to cut costs.
Chamber Director, Joanne Lewis says, "Our community, as well as a lot of other communities have lost jobs to off-shore market."
But now a new industry is eyeing the old TECUMSEH building. Lewis says, "If they end up choosing our great state and they end up coming to Douglas, it could mean a great economic impact." Initially 200 jobs, which would eventually grow into 400.
Lewis says, "We know them as project Lexus, and I don't even know where that name came from."
Lewis can't disclose the name until the deal is final, but she says it uses domestic products and serves the domestic market. "I think it would keep the jobs not only in Georgia, but in the U.S., and I think that's something that's been on the minds of folks lately."
And she hopes "Project Lexus" execs will keep Georgia on their minds. Company officials are expected to visit Coffee County once again in the next few weeks.