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Luke Bryan sued

By   /  October 14, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

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Tweet DALLAS DAVIDSON ALSO IS NAMED IN A LAWSUIT FILED BY A TEXAS MAN WHO SAYS THE TWO ALBANY-AREA COUNTRY STARS STOLE THE PREMISE OF THE SONG ‘RAIN IS A GOOD THING’ FROM HIM By Kevin Hogencamp Rain makes corn. Corn makes whiskey. And, says a Texas deputy sheriff who moonlights as a singer-songwriter, Leesburg’s [...]

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Beef O’Brady’s calling it quits

By   /  September 30, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Bill Farnsworth’s quest to make it big in the Albany business scene is officially over. Meanwhile, a new business – Ellianos Coffee Co. – is slated to under way in early November. Employees at Beef O’Brady’s near Darton College on Gillionville Road have been notified that the debt-ridden restaurant owned by [...]

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Two south Georgia funeral homes cited

By   /  September 21, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The Georgia Board of Funeral Services has accepted a voluntary surrender of licensure fromNance and Sons Mortuary in Cordele.   Meanwhile, at its September meeting, the board approved the following orders to accept fine money for inspection violations: Melton Funeral Home, Tifton: $200 for failure to maintain a minimum of eight adult caskets within [...]

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USDA says: Randolph County area businesses threatened with closing saved with federal funds

By   /  September 13, 2010  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Curt Wiley, Chief of Staff of USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Services in Washington, D.C., will be in Randolph County to visit with three business owners who have benefitted from recent funding to create jobs. The celebration and facility tour will be at RockWater (also known as Peerless Manufacturing) on U.S. Highway 82 [...]

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ALBANY HARLEY-DAVIDSON IS ON THE MOVE

By   /  August 20, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The Albany Harley-Davidson dealership is moving its dealership on Old Dawson Road to Tifton Harley-Davidson’s new state-of-the-art facility in Tifton on Oct. 1. The combination of the two dealerships will create a Premier Harley-Davidson Superstore that will serve South Georgia.

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SOLD!

By   /  August 5, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet The real estate that includes the financially plagued Beef O’Brady’s restaurant at 2610 Gillionville Road near Darton College was sold for $70,000 on the Dougherty County Courthouse steps on Tuesday to Albany businessman Tim Coley. Coley acquired what is called a tax deed; now, a one-year redemption period is now in effect for the owners to [...]

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LOCAL RESTRAURANT MIXING THINGS UP FOR COMMUNITY

By   /  August 3, 2010  /  Business, Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet Area Favorite Now Offers Live Music, Mexican Food and Other New Features       Special to the Journal Roosters Restaurant and Oyster Bar in Edison has been a staple in the community for three decades. With local favorites like fried shrimp, manchester quail, hearty breakfasts and a bountiful lunch buffet, the local restaurant [...]

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Riverkeeper sues to stop coal plant

By   /  May 11, 2010  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Flint Riverkeeper and two southwest Georgia citizens who are members have filed an appeal of an extension of a construction permit to build the proposed Longleaf coal-fired power generation plant in Early County. The appeal was filed against Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division in Atlanta following an April 9th granting of [...]

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Trees or iPads? FOX 31 goes high-tech

By   /  April 21, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Staff reports A local television news team suddenly doesn’t have any paper to throw away at the end of its newscasts. WFXL-FOX 31 is using five newly released Apple iPads, which station officials say makes the newsroom more efficient and environmentally green, to boot. “It’s a great feeling to walk off the set and [...]

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Standoff: Airport and its new restaurant butting heads

By   /  April 19, 2010  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet The honeymoon is over: A showdown is on tap between the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport director and a restaurant that celebrated its grand opening last month. A central issue in the dispute is the restaurant’s desire to serve local clientele long after the last flight leaves the airport. Trudy and Ricky Cross, the owners [...]

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