Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A sign hanging from one of the lots at the shopping center on the corner of Ledo Road and Nottingham Way is a sign of things to come. "We have a 14,300 square foot retail center here. We have one lease already signed. A ladies boutique from downtown Albany is moving here," said Thomas Crane Development agent, Mary Carter.
And this is one of many businesses set to move to this busy intersection. "We are negotiating with a national coffee shop-type restaurant. We also have another retailer moving here from Atlanta and we should have news on him Friday," said Carter.
Right in front of the parking lot, construction crews are laying a 4,000 square foot foundation. "AT&T is getting ready to get of the ground as soon as we settle some zoning issues," said Carter.
Several minutes away on Old Dawson, construction of another retail center is underway. "We've got a total of 20,000 square feet, and we have a total of 12 businesses," said developer, Billy Boggus.
And though unemployment is up in Georgia, and everyone is being hit hard by higher gas prices; development is still coming. "419,000 people shop in Albany from seven surrounding counties. So with all those people shopping here, we have a very central site here," said Carter.
"With the traffic and the demographics, we just felt that it would be a real asset for Albany businesses and Albany," said Boggus. And a much needed financial boost will be provided by the new jobs and extra sales taxes generated from these centers.
Construction of the shopping plazas on Old Dawson Road and Nottingham Way should be complete sometime in the next six months.