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 >>
How often do you hear someone say: "We don't MAKE anything in this country anymore"? The fact is that if you're looking to save every possible penny when you buy something, it's easy to think that— when many of the things you buy, say "Made in China."
Well, it is hard to make things in the USA when you're competing against a nation where workers make ten or fifteen or dollars a DAY.
But guess what? Two companies right here in South Georgia ARE making products, and making a profit!
Sak Marine Company restarted the old Caravelle Powerboat manufacturing operation in Americus. The Sak brothers purchased the plant in November 2010, and they are building high-quality boats again. Their goal is to have over 200 employees in four years.
And in a delicious turn of irony, another Americus company, Georgia Chopsticks, is hiring Georgians to make chopsticks from American trees, and they're selling those chopsticks to China, by the box car load.
Georgia Chopsticks makes two million chopsticks a day. The factory has 100 employees and runs six days a week.
We salute Sak Marine and Georgia Chopsticks. They're proving that Americans DO still make things, and they're putting Georgians to work in the process.
And in China, millions of people are seeing the "Made in USA" label when they eat dinner.