Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:17 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:17:14 GMT
Right now, American Red Cross volunteers are at work in Oklahoma staffing shelters and serving meals and helping tornado survivors put their lives back together. We all know the Red Cross is there duringMore >>
We all know the Red Cross is there during big disasters like the tornado in Oklahoma. But the emergency to which they respond most is a house fire, and they desperately need volunteers to help.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:02:02 GMT
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD is budgeted for 214 officers, and right now is about 20 officers short of that level, andMore >>
The Albany Police Depart is engaged in a recruitment campaign to get its officer corps up to full strength. APD offers the training program for people who do not already have POST certification. Starting salary for a rookie officer is over $33,000 annually.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:55:33 GMT
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights. City attorney Nathan Davis announced that the city had accepted a deed and $110,000More >>
The city has settled a lawsuit over more than $2 million in unpaid federal loans owed by the owners of Albany Heights.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:52:29 GMT
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits. He said that two people brokeMore >>
An Albany man is trying to get his stolen property returned, after it was taken from his Cumberland Lane home Tuesday, and his camera got a partial look at the culprits.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:44:53 GMT
Animal shelters and organizations across Georgia are getting a boost from grants totaling $125,000. Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday.More >>
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black made the announcement Wednesday that the Spay and Neuter grants will be split between 19 recipients as part of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's now a waiting game for Dougherty County officials who are anxiously anticipating an announcement from Cooper Tire headquarters about which of the four US plants will close.
Local and state leaders, as well as Albany plant executives have been tweaking an incentive proposal to try to keep Cooper open in Southwest Georgia. In the meantime, unions at two other Cooper plants have reached agreements that will save money at those plants. So will the efforts made to save the Albany plant work?
With word of two new union agreements and a $30 Million incentive package offered by Mississippi officials, Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard says he became even more vigilant in his efforts to keep Cooper Tire in Albany.
He said, "I don't know that the word is fear. Are we concerned? Absolutely. Incredibly concerned." While Sinyard and other officials involved in negotiations have been tight-lipped about what their package to Cooper Headquarters includes, he feels confident in the contents. "We are told it's competitive."
An "I Love Cooper" campaign has highlighted the desire for the company to remain in Albany, but Commissioner Jack Stone says it's a campaign that should be carried out for all businesses, all the time. He said, "It brings back the attention of where we're at. We don't need to wait until a company decides to close up and then start putting blue ribbons on the door. We need to start ahead of time."
In hopes of keeping those companies here, and happy. "In a perfect economy, losing an employer is devastating. In a difficult and trying economy, like we have, it is beyond my comprehension." And he hopes he won't have to.