Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
October 22, 2002
Albany -- The state's leading economic forecaster says Georgia's recovery from the recession is tied to the potential war in Iraq. The forecaster says the economy in Georgia, and the entire nation, will not grow until after the questions about an invasion of Iraq are answered.
Dr. Rajeev Dhawan told students at Darton College that they will be best served by continuing their education for the next year, because business downsizing will continue at least through the winter. He said because business CEO's are watching the possibility of war against Iraq, hiring new employees will be almost non-existent.
Dr. Dwahan said "Because of the war uncertainty, the C.E.O.'s are not doing any hiring, not doing any capital budgeting, they're not putting out new products. What you don't have is growth, what you have is maintaining."
Dr. Dhawan said Georgia's economy, especially in Atlanta, has suffered because of it's dependence on transportation, tourism, and telecommunications...industries that have all suffered since 9-11.
But Dhawan says a quick victory against Iraq will kick start the recovery into high gear. "New people getting jobs, coming out and buying houses. Existing home prices will go up. New homes will be built. Developers will be happy, the Chamber of Commerce will be happy. County and state will be collecting taxes."
For the college students listening to Dr. Dhawan's forecast, they heard the message, and will continue their education.
Economics student Chris Nayor said "I think in the long run it's gonna help me more, because it's gonna be picking up when I come out of school." Vocal performance student Heather Colvin said "So I only have about three more years, and then I'll be able to go into the job market."
Dr. Dhawan said Albany's economy should stay strong because of defense industry and health care jobs in the region. Dr. Dhawan says if the war against Iraq is settled soon, the economic recovery could be in full swing in Georgia by next spring.