Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Georgia's unemployment rate went up slightly in June. Many employers say the government doesn't make it easy for them to grow.
They took concerns about jobs to Congressman Jack Kingston Tuesday.
Some employers in Lowndes County say they're hiring but unemployment insurance is a job killer.
"One of the employers said applicants will frequently show up in flip flops and T-shirts trying to throw the interview so they won't be hired but they can check the box they tried," said Congressman Kingston.
Some employers say some of the unemployed are being paid under the table. You can have 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.
"As congress votes on extending benefits I think we need to change that," said Congressman Kingston.
From unemployment to too many conflicting regulations leave many employers frustrated.
"You almost get in trouble when you loan money," said Jeff Hanson. "You get in trouble if you don't."
Jeff Hanson of Southwest Georgia Bank says they have several employees just trying to keep up on the different bulletins from entities like state banking agencies, the federal reserve and the FDIC.
"That's not what we want to be doing," said Hanson. "We want to be loaning money, helping small businesses grow and hiring our own people."
Jack Kingston says some solutions to a tough economy include regulation reform to drilling our own oil.
"If we could just bring gas down a dollar that would be a huge economic boom," said Kingston.
Some 60 folks voiced their struggles to Congressman Kingston. He'll take their concerns with him to Capitol Hill.
Congressman Kingston says to he'd also like to simplify the tax code so people and businesses don't have to spend so much money to comply with complex rules.