Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
March 17, 2008
Moultrie-- Chambliss says something needs to be done quickly to turn around the nation's struggling economy.
The Senator says from foreclosures to business shutdowns, the economy isn't looking as good as it should. He says turning things around will take both short and long-term solutions.
"What we need to do from the standpoint of long-term on the economy is to continue to provide incentives to the business community or tax relief to allow them to either build new businesses or expand existing businesses and that way we create jobs and we create jobs here in America," said Chambliss.
In the short-term, Chambliss says lawmakers need to take a serious look at the housing crisis and loss of jobs. He says the economic stimulus package is a good start to fixing the problems.
Despite the economic downturn, small businesses there in Saxby Chambliss' hometown continue to thrive. City leaders worked hard to make downtown strong. Right now, the area is filled with about 70 small businesses along with major offices and loft apartments.
Customers continue to patronize shops and new businesses are coming in. Terrie Alderman recently relocated her business from Tampa, Florida. She says so far the struggling economy hasn't had a major effect.
"You can't say that it hasn't affected it somewhat. However, in Moultrie we've done very well. We have sales going on constantly and listings every single day so we're real pleased with the growth of Georgia and Moultrie," said Alderman.
"Those types of things happen everywhere. Some it does affect. Some it does not affect. So we're just pleased that downtown Moultrie has experienced positive growth and change," said Main Street Director Amy Johnson.
Over the past 10 years, people have spent more than 10-million dollars at downtown Moultrie businesses.