Thursday, May 23 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:18:55 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
March 24, 2008
Valdosta - 2007 was a banner year from Valdosta Manufacturers.
"We announced 13 new projects, about 850 new jobs and about $85 million is new capitol investments," says Brad Lofton of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority.
But the Authority says that's nothing compared to their goals for 2008, largely thanks to a new manufacturer that's moving to town.
"We just closed last week on an extremely large project that will be one of the largest in the state," Lofton says.
Although they can't say who it is, they did tell us it's a Fortune 100 company that will create 600 new jobs.
"This should be about 90% of the total job created last year in just one project!"
That's good news to for the Valdosta economy.
The Industrial Authority says a combination of the new business and other projects expected to come online soon will combat the climbing unemployment rate in South Georgia and Northern Florida.
"A lot of our projects are now under construction and should be at a point in the next 60 to 90 days to begin really hiring a lot of people," Lofton says.
Overall, the Authority hopes to create 1,500 jobs this year. They expect to announce the name of the new business in the next five days.