Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
October 2, 2002
Thomasville - Governor Roy Barnes says governors in surrounding states are envious of Georgia. He tells a story about one Southern Governor, "He said, we've looked at every rural economic development in the country and Georgia has the best." Governor Barnes applauds Southwest Georgians for bringing in businesses and industries.
Today, Governor Barnes gave community leaders and investors in Thomas County a pat on the back. He says the area got the first and probably the most One Georgia grants in the state. One Georgia grants help build new businesses and industries, adding more jobs. A team of leaders in Thomas County have done just that.
Business is booming in Thomas County and Thomasville. Governor Barnes says, "If Hollywood tried to create an ideal city. I would say look at Thomasville."
Governor Barnes says Thomasville Team 2000 is doing a good job recruiting new businesses and industries. He explains, "The key to prosperity is public private partnerships. In this area, you've got a great start, so keep it up."
Thomasville Team 2000 helped bring in businesses like Caterpillar. Ironically, Caterpillar is continuing to build for the future, clearing out land for more jobs.Team 2000 Chairman, Fred Jefferson, says, "We do not stand still. You move forward or move backward and we believe we are moving forward." The team has helped recruit other companies like Griswold Pump and American Signature Furniture. Jefferson says, "If it's good for Georgia, good for Thomasville. We make it work."
Governor Barnes says education ultimately closes the deal to better economic development. He explains, "To get the productivity that makes us internationally competitive, you have to have well trained workers."
Team 2000 shareholders make a three year commitment to help lift the economy. Shareholders have invested in 16 businesses, creating two-thousand jobs with annual payrolls of 40-million dollars.