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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Albany - - An announcement from one of Albany's major manufacturing plants means more jobs and a more secure future for the company here.
In recent years, Cooper Tire workers have heard rumors that the Albany plant could close, but now it will expand. Cooper Tire managers say they need to hire up to 100 new workers to build a new tire the plant is manufacturing.
For nearly 20 years, Cooper Tire Company has had a home in Albany. It's one of the company's four U.S. plants.
Now Cooper is expanding its product line and they chose to do it right here.
"We deploy our plant production according to the specialty for each plant and that particular category of product is well suited for the Albany facility," says Cooper Spokesperson Pat Brown.
The product is called the Mastercraft Avenger Touring LSR, an enhanced tire that's made for speed.
Of course, they'll need people in South Georgia to help make it happen.
"We are actively hiring at our Albany plant so were looking for good people." Brown says.
Up to 100 additional jobs.
Chamber of Commerce President Tim Martin says the announcement is a good sign of Cooper's commitment to South Georgia.
"It's significant that an existing industry that already knows our community, already knows our workforce, already knows the logistics of getting in and out and around the community, when they choose to make a significant investment in the community, that's good news all the way around," says Tim Martin of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.
Martin says the area's colleges and universities also provide a good workforce for Cooper and in return, he says the company boosts South Georgia's economy.
"They're going to be convinced that the labor force is here that will supplement the workforce they have today and go to that next level," he says.
Plant leaders seem to be sold on just what South Georgia can do for their bottom line.
"Albany is a very strategic plant for us," Brown says.
Cooper has started making the new touring tire at the Albany plant. If you want to apply for a job, they ask that you stop by the plant and leave your resume or contact information.