Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
A workforce program in Southwest Georgia is not only helping people get jobs, it's also giving the economy a big boost.
"Southwest Georgia Workforce 44" is an evolving program serving 14 counties.
Dougherty County commissioners got an update Monday on its success in providing job training to those in need.
The program strives to match the demands from surrounding businesses.
"We have a high unemployment rate, so what we want to be able to do is talk with businesses to be able to find out what it is that they look for in employees, future employees," said Charles Williams the Executive Director of Workforce Development.
Some commissioners say this is a vital program which also helps young people gain certain skills they may not learn in school.
"This program provides them with some measure of understanding of what happens in the business world. And I just think it's absolutely an essential program," said Commissioner Gloria Gaines.
For more information about the program and locations, click on the link below: