A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Valdosta - Nearly 200 manufacturers call Lowndes County home, creating thousands of jobs for the community.
"Manufacturing outpaces our local University, our hospitals, our major Air Force Base, all of those combine," says Brad Lofton of the Lowndes County Industrial Authority.
State Senator Tim Golden say their presence is crucial in rural parts of the state. "10% of our workforce works in manufacturing facilities in the state."
But their contributions are virtually invisible everywhere else. And he hopes the legislation he just introduced will change that.
It's called "Made in Georgia" and it will stamp that campaign logo on products produced in the state. "Its a way to highlight that manufacturing is still a viable issue that's important to our state," Golden says.
He hope the logo will drive more people to buy Georgia made products, supporting the state's economy and the companies that put food on the tables.
"When you buy something that's made right here in Georgia, you are helping your neighbor that works there or you relative that works there or your friend that works at one of these plants. We are keeping that money here in Georgia," Golden adds.
And it'd be one more incentive to convince new manufacturers that our state is where they belong. "They want to feel like they are wanted here, like they belong here and there is a strong sense of community. And creating a pro-business state that supports industry is critically important," Lofton says.
If passed, we could see the logo on Georgia made products within the year.