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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
March 6, 2006
Douglas- A 26 million dollar investment in Coffee County will bring more than 250 jobs to Douglas. American Insulated Wire will begin hiring at the end of this month. It's taking over the old Tecumseh Engine Manufacturing Plant.
For three years, this Douglas plant has sat empty, the more than 500 jobs flown south to Brazil. Monday, that all changed. Hundreds turned out to hear more about Douglas' newest employer.
"We look to have some actually construction started by the end of this month out here, we're going to be doing a lot of infrastructure type things,," said Ed Skukalek, Vice President-Midwest, American Insulated Wire.
An aggressive effort by the community and the state will put 50 people to work by the years end.
"This community has always been aggressive for jobs for Georgians and I like it. This is the fruit of their labor. They've been aggressive for years and have stood out as one of our communities in Georgia that have gone after business," said Gov. Sonny Perdue.
The workforce will grow to 250 in three years. By offering incentives, Douglas beat out other states and cities.
"We were able to use a million dollar edge fund grant, that's the Capstone, but let me just say that never works without a strong community," said Perdue.
For a company that prides itself on being committed to its product and employees, it may be the warm reception that made Douglas a winner in the end.
"When it all came down to it, it came down to the people and that's where Douglas won out," said Skukalek.
The company will be looking for both skilled and unskilled labor and hopes this plant will stay busy for years to come. The American Insulated Wire plant in Douglas will make wire that transmits power for both residential and industrial use.