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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
A ten million dollar development project could be in the future for downtown Albany.
Real estate developer and businessman Bob Brooks is behind the project. Brooks met with city officials Monday to discuss possible plans for the project, and it's funding.
Brooks owns a good deal of property downtown. While Brooks himself, is not talking much about the plan, the discussion includes a mixed use project that could potentially bring hundreds of jobs to downtown.
A ten million dollar project is in the planning stages that could potentially bring a residential component to downtown.
"It is going to jump start additional projects I am sure, but really it is going to bring a housing base that we need downtown to make all of our business more vital to the region," says Aaron Blair, Downtown Manager.
The mixed use project would have retail stores on it ground floor and a few residential floors above that.
"In a time like now when a construction comes to a halt in most places across the United States, a construction job like this is going to be very valuable to the region," says Blair.
"The location is what is key for us, it is on front street, it faces the park, it is one of our only partials that are in that area that we can do this so this is a key project for us on the future of downtown," says Blair.
And Albany residents agree.
"It is a well needed project," says Vanessa McRae, Albany resident.
Vanessa McRae lives and works in Albany and says this project could bring additional revenue to the downtown area.
"It will probably bring more people to our area," says McRae.
And more business means more jobs.
"We have a lot of unemployed people so it will help out a lot of people financially," says Taidesha Myrick, Americus resident.
Blair says city officials have been talking with Mr. Brooks for a while now about potential projects and funding for those projects.
"Most of it, 50%, 60%, most likely will come from Mr. Brooks himself and then the rest would be in a form of a request from Mr. Brooks from our tax allocation district for funds that he in turn will pay back," says Blair.
Bob Brooks declined our request for an interview today. While he is talking to city officials about his ideas he tells us, it is premature to discuss it saying "Nothing has been set in stone," says Bob Brooks.
Blair says he is hoping this development will happen and that it could potentially attract nationwide chain stores and shops.