Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
February 14, 2007
Valdosta - Rod Willcox and Organic Milling only recently moved to Valdosta. "We bought the plant in June of 2006 and opened the plant up on July 31st of 2006," says Rod Willcox, the General Manager of Organic Milling.
And they've seen enormous success in that short amount of time. "We are already in production and I expect to see production go up 2 to 3 times in the next three months," he says.
In fact, they've been so successful they plan to hire almost 100 new employees this year.
This seems to be a trend for Valdosta businesses. Many of them are planning an expansion, which not only helps the business but the local economy and unemployment rate as well. "Existing industry is just as important, or even more important to us then new announcements," says Brad Lofton of the Valdosta-Lowndes Industrial Authority. "80 percent of existing jobs that are created in Georgia come from existing industry not new announcements."
Last year the unemployment rate fell below national and state averages at 4.2 percent, with the city creating over 1,000 new jobs.
And with Valdosta's explosive growth, they expect it to stay that way in 2007. "We are poised for continued growth in 2007 and beyond. It's a great place to be right now and there are many opportunities. We just need to seek those out and continue in that positive pace," says Dr. Cindy Tori, an Associate Professor of Economics at Valdosta State University.
An it's easy to see why, with businesses like Organic Milling continuing to grow. "We are building the business slowly and all I can say is the future looks good," Willcox says.
And continuing to make a positive mark on the economy.