Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:32:15 GMT
South Georgia Medical Center is recognized as the number one spine surgery center in the state. Wednesday health officials gathered at the Valdosta hospital for a ceremony to celebrate the recognitionMore >>
South Georgia Medical Center is recognized as the number one spine surgery center in the state. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:46:09 GMT
A Colquitt County grand jury has indicted two men in a deadly drive by shooting. 23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four peopleMore >>
23-year-old Derek Rushing and 24-year-old Antonio Williams are charged in the March 5th shooting in which four people were struck while standing outside a 2nd Street Northwest home. More >>
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We are learning new details about the man who was rescued Tuesday in Ocilla after he became trapped a top of a grain elevator. 36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundredMore >>
36-year-old John Collins of Fitzgerald was repairing a motor one hundred feet a top the grain elevator at Irwinville Peanut when his arm got pinned in the machinery. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:31:17 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
CRISP COUNTY, GA (WALB) - The Shoney's logo in Cordele is covered up and, 35 laid-off employees are looking for work . Many of them have already started to go to the Department for Labor for help, a trend they have seen grow in the past year.
"We are pretty well filled up, and the number of unemployment claims have increased," said Manager of the Crisp County office, Larry Ulery.
The tough economy is hurting everyone in Crisp county, but the service industry is being hit the hardest. "With the price of gas, less people are eating out. They are not traveling so the hotel industries are hurting," said Ulery.
Construction on I-75 hurt what was already considered a slow business year for Shoney's. "That basically stopped customers from coming in and hurt our business enough to where it needed to be closed down," said former-restaurant owner, Dallas Hunt.
And just a few exits down, 74 employees at the T. A. Travel Center truck stop will also be looking for work. But the Department of Labor is working hard to help everyone.
"We give them job search workshops, help fill out their resumes. We have the computers available to them, faxes where they can fax their resumes to different jobs, said Ulery.
And they say finding those jobs is becoming harder to do. "We have got some jobs. Jobs are getting harder to find, but we have them. And we have people working everyday to get more jobs," said Ulery.
"Production worker jobs are coming up. We also have the census bureau coming, and they are going to hire about 35 to 40 census workers." In July the unemployment rate in Crisp County was at seven percent. The new numbers for August will be coming out tomorrow and they are expected to be slightly higher.