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Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
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An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - Fifty years to the day after the Economic Development Authority in Coffee County was created, Governor Sonny Perdue announced that 320 new jobs are coming to Douglas.
"This community together over a long time, over the years has been known as a progressive community that has made itself hospitable and welcoming to new industry," said Governor Perdue.
GreenTech Manufacturing will invest more than $20 million into the 103,000 square foot manufacturing and distributing facility where the announcement was made. "It's a brand new process for Georgia. And we are glad that we are going to be the first," said Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority, JoAnn Lewis.
They produce innovative lightweight construction products using 95 percent recycled material, which is a cost-effective alternative to materials such as metal, wood, concrete and fiberglass. "We can go into a community and collect recycle materials. Take that and incorporate that into our products," said GreenTech Executive Team Member, Mike Moreland.
And Governor Perdue said more companies like Green Tech are moving to Georgia. "Our state is transitioning from textiles to down in this area tobacco and different types of things toward a new economy," said Perdue.
And he knows these changes will be difficult for those in other industries like poultry that are being hit hard by the recession. "I know its a hard pill to swallow when you work as hard as you do and you still get the tough end of the stick, so to speak," said Perdue.
But these new jobs in new businesses will help economically improve those in Georgia's more traditional industries.
GreenTech Manufacturing will offer high-quality and high-paying administrative, technical and operational jobs. The company plans to roll their first product of the line in their new Douglas plant as early as September.