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  Come on in! Moultrie’s 2019 Sunbelt Ag Expo is underway

Organizers said they expect it’ll bring people out from all across the region.

Dry conditions affecting livestock’s food supply

Brad Lanier Oil Co. expanding with first full-service travel center

  Monthly sewage discharge affects businesses along the Flint River

Smoothie King coming to Americus

Tyson adds 100 jobs in Mitchell Co.

Study: ASU’s economic impact more than $200M in 2018

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Valdosta diners take a taste of downtown

  Kemp: Ga. top state for business sixth year in row

  Albany Chamber hosts quarterly breakfast

An 'axe’cellent new business: Twisted Timber to open Saturday

How to report price gouging

  Phoebe creates hundreds of new jobs

Restructuring brings layoffs to Albany aircraft company

Thrush officials said it is “anticipated that as the company comes back stronger in the time ahead, that a number of those laid off today will be offered a return to their jobs.”

  Recent heat could impact dairy coming from South Ga.

With South Georgia heat indices reaching over 100, researchers said dairy farmers should be worried.

Goodwill to open first outlet store in Columbus

The outlet differs from traditional Goodwill stores because items are sold by the pound instead of being individually priced.

Florida-based chicken restaurant expands to South Ga.

Six new franchise locations are planned.

  Lee Co. pecan grower reflects on hardships months after Hurricane Michael

  South GA peanut farmers wait to see how US, China trade war will affect crop sales

FedEx to end ground deliveries with Amazon

  Looking for a few good troopers: GSP having first recruitment event in Valdosta

  Pretoria Fields to start hemp farming, selling CBD oils

Georgia Grown helps agriculture producers collaborate

  Tifton agency members talk city redevelopment projects

We’re hearing from leaders in Tifton the people recently appointed for the new Urban Redevelopment agencyIt consist of seven members who are all for expanding the cities resources throughout the community. Their first project is a safe haven in South Tifton for children traveling to Matt Wilson Ele

  Reinke opens new distribution center in Tifton

Attendees at Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting said they are happy it is finally here.

  Laurence Fishburne Dougherty Co. documentary to highlight the best of our ‘Little, Big City’

Actor Lawrence Fishburne is filming a documentary here in Albany that will air nationwide. City leaders said the film will highlight both Dougherty County and Albany as a “Little, Big City.”

  Dougherty commissioners approve new agreements with new lumber plant, new branding logos

The Georgia-Pacific Lumber Plant is set to open later this year in Albany. And as construction on the mill wraps up, the plant needs two new agreements with Dougherty County leaders.

  Foundation’s lawsuit claims USDA discriminates against black farmers

One organization said that if the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to have its way, there will be no more black farmers.

  Check-Mate Industries one step closer to beginning operations

A new company is bringing 200 new jobs and a multi-million dollar investment to Thomasville.

  Foundation files lawsuit against USDA

One organization has filed a suit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for allegations of denying loans for black farmers.

  Pecan farm can now expand in Dougherty County

A Southwest Georgia farmer is expanding his pecan farm

  Rep. Austin Scott speaks on disaster bill

U.S. Representative Austin Scott from Georgia said it’s time to cut out the games and get a bill through the U.S. Senate for farmers.

  Hire Smart events help small, Southwest Georgia business owners

A big problem some small business owners have is hiring the best people for their company.

Groups offer free business seminar in Valdosta

SEEDS Business University, the City of Valdosta, the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and the University of Georgia are teaching people about starting their own businesses.

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission tries something new to attract business

Two outside groups have been hired in efforts to expand Albany business and create new jobs.In efforts to show new businesses why they should come to Albany, the Economic Development Commission is trying something new for the first time.

  Bees impacted by Hurricane Michael and wet weather

After Hurricane Michael trampled through Southwest Georgia six months ago, beekeepers are saying the insects also had it rough, which could impact some farmers.

San Joe’s Mexican Grill opens

An Albany restaurant is expanding its flavor reach with the opening of a new eatery.

  New hotel, data center coming to downtown Albany

An over $13 million project to acquire a historic six-story building is set to bring a number of new jobs to Albany, according to officials.

  U.S. Senate’s failure to pass disaster relief package affects Southwest GA farmers

The whole country may now be affected by a crop shortage here in Southwest Georgia.

  Proud to be a Farmer: Brian Goolsby

Agriculture, especially peanut farming, is part of life in South Georgia. The peanut that comes out of these fields touches everyone.

  New business invests $90 million to expand in Thomas County

A national company is investing $90 million to expand its business in Thomas County.

  Bishop Clean Care opens new temporary location after 2018 fire

President Jud Savelle said they plan to stay in the temporary location for a year, then rebuild where their old location was.

Livestock dewormer recalled due to sterility concerns

Use of these products could result in the introduction of infectious agents to the animal.

  Tifton man advocating for GA farmers in Washington D.C.

Ricky Dollison lives in Tifton and grows crops in Poulan. He’s headed to Washington D.C. bright and early Thursday.

  What’s your favorite peanut product? It’s National Peanut Month

Grab a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because it’s time to celebrate one of the cash crops of Georgia.

  Lee Co. Medical Center to bring over 350 new jobs

With those jobs, over $21 million is expected to be paid out in wages, a Georgia Power study found.

  Albany Mall’s a ‘Cool Place’ to be

Halim Slaton, the owner and founder of " The Cool Place," said he is excited to open his new store and for what all his store has to offer.

  Employment professionals give tips about workplace harassment

Labor Finders gives tips on workplace harassment.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

Insurance Q&A: Hurricane Michael Aftermath

People are still cleaning up in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, and there is still much to do. Check out this list of questions and answers from Clint Ivy of Fleming and Riles Insurance.

Which are the most charitable states in America?

To celebrate the most charitable states, Digital Third Coast.com analyzed Google search trends to determine which states give back the most.

  Synergy Solutions Crisp County recognized for sustainability

Synergy Solutions Crisp County celebrated after winning the E3 award from the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes companies leading the effort in sustainability.

Agreement reached to bring lumber plant to Albany, Dougherty County

Albany and Dougherty County leaders have finalized with Georgia Pacific on the multi-million dollar purchase of an industrial park.

  Thousands of employers looking to hire in Southwest Georgia

If you are looking for a job, or how to stay employed-there is a new program to help you . The Georgia Department of Labor updated the Georgia Best program to teach what employers are looking for. Thousands of employers across Southwest Georgia are looking to hire.  "We've seen well over, you know, almost 1400 jobs, I believe, that were created over the last 12 months," said Mark Butler, the Commissioner for Georgia Department of Labor.

  New jobs open at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport

Some exciting new job opportunities are coming to the people of Southwest Georgia.

  New business is coming to Thomasville

Thomasville is continuously seeing growth in its community, which in turn attracts more business.

  Moultrie-Colquitt Co. Chamber of Commerce to host career fair

The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its second career fair this year.

Albany eye care practice expands with new location

An Albany eye doctor is expanding its practice to help more patients. Family Eye Care held a ribbon cutting Thursday at its new location.

  Downtown Moultrie sees an increase in business

Downtown Moultrie has been struggling for new business for a while, but now the city is seeing an increase in owners renting space for their company, which has also attracted more of the community to come to the area.

  Horses tests positive for EEE in two counties

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed that a horse has tested positive for EEE – Eastern Equine Encephalitis – in Colquitt and Cook Counties.

GA tax money rolls in

Most of the major categories of the state's income got glowing reports today, money from car titles notwithstanding.

  GA Beer Co. adopts seal of independence

A South Georgia Brewery is celebrating its independence after adopting the independent craft brewery seal.

  Georgia blueberry crops take a loss due to spring's colder temperatures

Some blueberry farmers across the state suffered an early spring freeze causing them to lose 60 percent of their crops.

  Planning committee gives approval for Dougherty Solar Energy Center

On Thursday, the Dougherty County Planning Commission voted unanimously to grant a special approval recommendation to the Dougherty County Solar Energy Center.

  Sumter Co. facility to expand, bringing more jobs to the area

Reames Concrete Company is expanding, bringing new jobs and opportunities to Sumter County.

  Facade renovation projects helping to revitalize downtown Albany

The City of Albany is continuing efforts to revitalize downtown Albany one storefront at a time.

  Downtown Dawsyn Boutique adds to downtown Albany business growth

People in Albany will see a new boutique open in downtown Albany. Downtown Dawsyn Boutique opened its storefront today on Pine Avenue. It started as an e-commerce online store late last year.

  New companies hope to fill Thomasville Roses property vacant lot

It's been a month since the Thomasville Payroll Development Authority (PDA) became the owners of the Roses property.

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The offer and the closing

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How to sleep better after knee replacement surgery

A common complaint after knee replacement surgery is difficulty sleeping. The cause is pain. Studies show more than half of patients wake up with pain after knee replacement. Since sleep is so important to the recovery process, appropriate pain management could provide solutions.

South University donates backpacks to Phoebe employees

An Air vac lifeline helicopter brought a special delivery from Savannah to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Monday.

Police and EMS officials undergo driver training

Training is an important aspect of any job.. For police, fire and EMS officials it is no different.

  Getting Away with Jerry Nolan

Leave the ordinary behind when you get away with Jerry Nolan. You never know what his next destination will be.

Department of Agriculture announces Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

Financial help is coming for south Georgia cotton producers.

Canada police issue warning after Parliament shooting

Canada police warn people in Ottawa to stay away from windows, roofs after Parliament shooting.

Travelers from Africa to be monitored

CDC announces 21-day monitoring of anyone returning to US from Ebola-stricken African nations.

Judge Glenda Hatchet at ASU

Staff across the university system in Georgia gathered at Albany State today.The program is celebrating its 20th year. Judge Glenda Hatchet came down from Atlanta she was today's guest speaker.

Secret Service Director quits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns amid recent White House security breach.

Watch Live: Military jet goes down in Virginia

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Lt. Col. Tom Crosson says the pilot of the single-seat aircraft was with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.

VPD seizes a pound of pot with arrest

Police had complaints in the 1600 block of East Park Avenue, so the Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation, and executed a search warrant at 1606 East Park Avenue, Apartment B-2.