November 14, 2007
Albany - - The job market seems to be in a slump, but despite fewer jobs in South Georgia, studies show wages here are going up.
Job growth in Albany and Dougherty County lags significantly behind the state and the nation.
In 2006, there were actually 179 fewer jobs in Dougherty County than there were in 2002.
During that same period, the state of Georgia added a whopping 200,000 jobs.
Our area is bucking the state trend though when it comes to pay.
Dougherty County's per capita income increased 6 percent from 2000 to 2005. Georgia's per capita income decreased 2.6 percent.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.