Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
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 >>
November 22, 2006
Remerton - At 136 Acres, the city of Remerton may be small but it's thinking big.
With nearly one business per acre, the city has seen tremendous growth in the last two year since Mayor Peggy Siefert and City Manager Brian McDougal took office. "It's been a pleasure to see the city grow, the amount that it has and the types of things we're doing to continue positive growth," says Mayor Peggy Siefert.
Although the last two years were prosperous years for Remerton, it's showing no signs of slowing down and planning big for the next two years. "We know we are landlocked, we know we're small but that doesn't mean we have to stop what we are doing," Siefert adds.
They are currently renovating this old Harvey's grocery store to fit eight new retail suites. "So different businesses, office professionals, some restaurants, nothing to announce per say. Things are in pencil, not in ink."
The city's cornerstone will also receive a face lift. Architects are planning to restore this 1899 cotton mill back to it's original glory while adding some new perks for local residents. "The current plan is to put in a mix of retail, residential, and restaurant uses in the original mill structure," says City Manager Brian McDougal.
Last but certainly not least, they plan to transform this overgrown property into a beautiful park. "The creek runs directly through it and we'll have a trail system and a bridge that transverses the creek," he says.
The city has also formed it's first Downtown Development Authority. The seven member team will work to beautify the existing downtown area while bringing additional businesses in.
All this will be done with keeping the city's mill theme in mind.