Thursday, June 20 2013 9:22 AM EDT2013-06-20 13:22:56 GMT
A man who police say severely beat a Moultrie woman last April is back in jail in south Georgia after he was arrested in Florida. Moultrie Police tell us Iva Lee Worthy, Junior is in the Colquitt CountyMore >>
Iva Lee Worthy, Junior is in the Colquitt County Jail. He's accused of beating Linda Sue Kreigbaum so badly, she had to placed in a medically induced coma.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 9:15 AM EDT2013-06-20 13:15:45 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau is holding a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center regarding several cases the Albany Police Department has handled with counterfeitMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigations Bureau is holding a news conference at the Law Enforcement Center regarding several cases the Albany Police Department has handled with counterfeit bills being passed at several Albany stores just in the last two weeks.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:45 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:45:10 GMT
MACON, Ga. (AP) - This year is shaping up to be a busy year for alligators in the Macon area, which is on the northern end of the reptiles' range in Georgia. The Telegraph reports (http://bit.ly/11xGOIt)More >>
An alligator found this week is the third one this month. Authorities say abundant rain during mating season could explain the multiple gator reports.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-20 12:38:52 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The recession has individual communities hanging on for their economic lives. Dougherty County's new economic development leader says for that reason, he'll focus on keeping the industries we have now and helping them succeed.
Part of his plan is to fight a tax on energy that hurts industries trying to produce goods at the lowest cost possible.
Circuit City closed up shop for good over the weekend, leaving about 60 people without jobs. In just a couple of weeks, about 500 employees at Cooper will be let go.
"We're really all about trying to survive the next year," said EDC President Ted Clem. He doesn't try to paint the picture any prettier than it is. He says the goal for Dougherty County right now is to hang on to what it has. "We're going to pay close attention to the existing employers that we have here in Albany, make sure we're doing everything we can as a community to help be successful."
One goal is to lobby for the state to drop its tax on energy. "We're one of the few states that tax manufacturers for actual manufacturing processes, so we're trying to get that changed."
"This is a biggie. Not just for P&G, but for industries within the state. We need to eliminate sales tax on energy so that Georgia can compete with other states," said Vince Falcione with Procter and Gamble. He says the company has the responsibility of looking at the bottom line. The plant that produces the most product at the lowest possible price, gets the work.
He said, "Our sister plants aren't paying and it's hard to compete."
Economic Development will also work with employers to make sure they are providing the type of training that will keep the workforce up to speed and as effective as possible.
The Economic Development Commission and Chamber of Commerce recently reorganized. Clem says the two still work closely with each other and the city and county to make sure they attract and retain businesses that are a good fit for our community.