Extended Thanksgiving hours cut down on Black Friday rush
This year’s Black Friday morning was anything but black as extended Thanksgiving hours enticed shoppers to begin shopping early.
The effects of the water mold sometimes are not evident until after shipment
Georgia watermelon farmers found Phytophthora to be a hit to the wallet after heavy rains in mid summer made the disease more widespread than normal.
New home decor and gift retailer opens in Albany in time for holidays
New retail home decor and gift store, Ginkgo, opened in northwest Albany recently.
Georgia retailers could see a 3 percent increase in sales for the final two months compared to 2012
While spending may be down somewhat in the region that includes Georgia, the majority of shoppers in the region are just now starting to hit the stores.
Georgia Department of Labor announces metro rates for October
An increase in new layoffs and an increase in the number of unemployed residents contributed to a bump in the jobless rate in Albany and Southwest Georgia in October, labor officials say.
Longtime practice moves into new building in northwest Albany
Albany Urology celebrated the practice’s move to a new location in northwest Albany with an open house Tuesday evening.
Online, big-box shopping threatens survival of mom-and-pops
Southwest Georgia business owners seek the support of their friends and neighbors during the busy holiday season.
An interruption in Gulf fuel production has caused retail gas prices to rise
More than 43 million Americans — including 1.24 million Georgians — are expected to travel away from home over the Thanksgiving holidays.
News about business people in Southwest Georgia.
St. Nicholas arrives at the Albany Mall slightly ahead of schedule
Santa takes time to make donations to two charitable organizations before lighting the Albany Mall center court Christmas tree.
Lee County High School Theater and Artistic Director Dotty Davis is helping mold the next generation of actors
For more than 30 years, Dotty Davis has lived much of her life on the stage. Now the Theater and Artistic Director at Lee County High School is passing the torch on to the next generation of performers.
Georgia has gained almost 30,000 jobs ever the past two months
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than 8.8 percent in October a year ago.
Official shopping season begins with tree lighting tonight
Santa will light the mall Christmas tree and start all of the trains on their journey, marking the beginning of the season at Albany Mall. He may even have a “snowy” surprise.
The EDC's 'We Are Albany' is generating positive community response
A video created by Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission staff and a communications firm using a smartphone is creating a buzz about Albany.
The Lee County Chamber also presented its 2013 annual report
State Rep. Ed Rynders was presented a Bridge Builder Award from the Chamber. The Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to George Pressley Sr.
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