Saturday, May 25 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:33:31 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One more week. That's how long city, county and state leaders have to finalize a proposal they'll present to Cooper Tire executives next week. They hope to encourage the decision makers to keep the Albany plant up and operating. Will it work?
Business has been tough for Cooper Tire this year. In September, they were forced to shut down lines at the Albany plant because of a shortage of synthetic rubber due to Hurricane Ike.
Just last week, the company announced it's again cutting back production because of declining demand in the North American tire market. At the same time, the company is looking to shut one of its four North American plants.
"These are some of the most trying times I've ever seen," said Jeff Sinyard. Trying, but not insurmountable. At least that's the hope of Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard.
He said, "We haven't spent a lot of time thinking about 'Oh my Gosh, what happens if they close?' We've focused almost all of our energy on what do we have to do to assist and help Cooper on both a local and Statewide basis to be productive in the state of Georgia and productive in Dougherty County."
Some of the things they may consider are tax credits and job credits. Sinyard won't say much, but hopes what local leaders have put together will be enough.
"The last two weeks, we've literally condensed all that info we've worked very hard in putting together, on paper, a presentation that I think will give Georgia and Albany, Georgia, the kind of advantage Cooper needs to stay in Albany."
The presentation should be complete by Wednesday and is due to Cooper tire on Monday. Cooper also has plants in Findlay, Ohio, where its Headquarters are located, in Texarkana, Arkansas and Tupelo, Mississippi. Cooper is expected to make a decision on which plant it will shut down by January.