Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
One week from Friday, massive federal spending cuts will go into effect, if Congress can't reach a deal.
One economist says Albany would take a big hit from sequestration.
Without a budget agreement, $55-billion in mandatory defense cuts and $54-billion in non-defensive cuts over 10-years would begin next week.
Some experts say across the board cuts that deep would cripple the nation's economy.
Darton State Economics professor Aaron Johnson says Albany may feel the effects more than most cities.
"A lot of these cuts are going to impact low income households, the ones that are most vulnerable. It's going to hit seniors much more than any other segment and I think our community is going to be impacted worse than other communities," said Johnson.
Albany could also take a big hit because those major defense cuts would hurt the Marine Corps Logistics Base which is one of the area's largest employers and a major economic engine for South Georgia.
Businesses that depend on MCLB are concerned about the looming cuts.
Aaron Johnson says some contractors could lose their jobs, but he doesn't think the impact at the Marine Base would be as severe as at many other base's in the country.
The manager of one bar near MCLB worries any cuts there could hurt her business.
"I think it's going to have a great impact on us. We get a lot of business from people at the base and if they cut these people's job we're likely not to see them, so that's definitely going to hurt our business. Hopefully they can keep their jobs so we can keep ours," said Benchwarmers manager Melissa Cyree.
She says many regulars at Benchwarmers are base employees and new workers at the base often check out her bar.
She worries that could end if the base endures major cuts.