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 >>
April 11, 2007
Georgia homeowners may get a surprise tax break. As part of their negotiations on a mid-year budget, state Senate and House leaders came up with a $142-million tax cut.
It would give the average homeowner a one-time one hundred dollar break but the Governor doesn't like it.
South Georgian Nicky Hilton isn't heir to a big hotel chain like that other Nicky Hilton but he is proud to be a homeowner. He remembers moving in more than a decade ago.
"It was great. It's the excitement of owning your first home," said Hilton. Hilton says after renting, there's nothing like having your own.
"You're working towards something," said Hilton. But there are some things homeowners can do without, things like repairs.
"Bathroom, leaking this and broken that," said Hilton. Hilton also adds another headache. "And property taxes too," said Hilton.
There is some news on the horizon that homeowners in Georgia may not have heard about. "This is the first I've heard of it," said Hilton.
Anyone who owns a home could receive a property tax refund check or credit up to 100 dollars courtesy of the state. "I'd love money from the government anytime I can get it," said Hilton.
Hilton says the money would be helpful. "It would help on anything you know? Any kind of repairs or just to have an extra hundred dollars. A hundred dollars is a hundred dollars nowadays," said Hilton. And it's a break he's willing to catch.
"Oh absolutely. Any homeowner would," said Hilton. The next question is when?
Governor Perdue said Wednesday he's concerned that lawmakers came up with this tax plan during budget negotiations in private. He says he prefers his tax cut plan for retirees which lawmakers tabled earlier in the session.