Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:18 GMT
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially. The Decatur County Board of Education unanimously voted to reduce the number of furlough daysMore >>
One south Georgia superintendent says his school system is finally moving in the right direction financially.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:24 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:24:40 GMT
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one southMore >>
As Moore, Oklahoma begins what is sure be a long recovery period, folks here in Georgia are revisiting their own safety plans. Tornado and other emergency drills are common in our schools, but one south Georgia school superintendent says the preparedness should not just remain in the classroom.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:44 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:44:00 GMT
A Tift County cold case still haunts a family nearly 10 years a young mother's murder. It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her familyMore >>
It was September 2003 when the body of Candy Cook was discovered in a field near the Tift County airport. Her family believes someone knows who killed her, and they hope the person with that information will bring them the peace they need.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:33 GMT
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
September 27, 2007
Bainbridge-- Already a well-established maker of windows and doors, TRACO has sites in several states.
But the company was looking to satisfy some key requirements when they chose Bainbridge Georgia for their newest location. "Quality and committment levels. And Georgia Quick Start has been paramount in that area. They were a key factor in our decision to come here," says TRACO's Human Resources Manager Jim Hall.
The idea behind Quick Start is to support economic development in Georgia by helping train employees for both new and expanding businesses. Director of Business and Industry Services at Bainbridge College, Gean Hendrix says the Quick Start program can help any industry. "We do a training needs analysis to see exactly what training needs to be for that industry or new line they may be adding. Its customized to the needs of the company," Hendrix explains. Hall adds, "They will train any employees in any industry, depending on their needs. They have the expertise."
The program does training for both pre and post employment but the help doesn't stop there. Hendrix says, "When Quick Start backs off, the college will assume the role of other training that might be needed."
And since so much of Georgia's new industry is drawn to the Atlanta area, Bainbridge College is a vital part of the program for Southwest Georgia. "We're a rural agricultural area of the state so its always good to have new industries come here," says Hendrix. "There's been a number of plant closings in the area and layoffs, and we're looking forward to being strong community citizens," says Hall.
Meanwhile Quick Start will continue to equip the local workforce and hope industries will make Georgia their number one choice. This is the 6th year Georgia has been ranked 1st or 2nd.