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 >>
March 4, 2007
Americus -- President Bush declares Sumter County a major disaster area, freeing up federal money, as residents in Sumter county are still cleaning up the damage.
The Thursday Night Storms killed nine people in Georgia including six in Baker County and two in Americus. Dozens of homes and businesses in Sumter County were destroyed.
With the Federal Declaration, FEMA will begin dispensing federal disaster aid to the state to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas struck by severe storms and tornadoes. The assistance will include grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses.
Low -interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration will also be available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated by insurance.
Surveys of the damage continues in other areas affected by the deadly storms and additional forms of assistance may be designated after the assessments are fully completed in the affected areas.
While Sumter county is the only Georgia county to receive the federal declaration, Governor Perdue has declared a state of emergency in six Georgia counties: Baker, Clay, McDuffie, Stewart, Sumter, and Taylor. Initial estimates on the damage in Georgia was $35 million. That number is sure to climb when a new estimate is expected.
FEMA advises residents and business owners who've sustained losses from the deadly tornados to begin applying for assistance starting Monday. Victims can register on-line through FEMA'S official website or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA.
The toll free number will operate from 8AM to 6PM Monday through Saturday.
If you need help filing insurance claims, Contact the Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Consumer Services Division at 1-800-656-2298. They'll also help if you have questions about a claim or if you're experiencing difficulty reaching your insurance company. Phone lines are open from 8AM to 7PM, Monday through Friday.