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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
The Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission hired consulting firm Janus Economics to get an outsider's view of what Albany has to offer and to find out areas where the city needs to improve.
Evaluator Robert Pittman says, "When we come in to do a study like this, we come in to talk to business leaders. We also talk to stake holders and people from all walks of life".
The study found Albany has a lot of potential to grow based on manufacturing and agricultural advancement. As well as transportation, business space, and medical services.
Among other facts the evaluator stressed that building up downtown is one of the city's biggest assets.
"Any vibrant city has a vibrant downtown, and the only way to turn Albany into the vibrant city that we hope it to be, we definitely need to redevelop our downtown area", says downtown merchant Patrick Jenkins, owner of Global Essence.
The assessment found that a lack of a specialized work force and the lack of a solid long-term plan could be holding the city back from major job growth.
Chair of the Economic Development Committee Jay Smith says, "Listening to the presentation certainly we need to be more farsighted and strategic looking down the road and at the kind of things that we want Albany and Dougherty county to be"
The commission believes this evaluation will help them bring out Albany's potential.
Smith says, "I think it was very insightful and will cause us to look beyond what we have been looking at".
A new set of eyes that could bring a new look to downtown Albany and new growth to our economy.