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  • Panhandler wants justice: says Albany police officer stole his moneyPanhandler wants justice: says Albany police officer stole his money

    A Lee County panhandler is speaking out after he says an off-duty Albany police officer frisked him and then stole his money. 

    WALB-TV / 4 h. 30 min. ago
  • Church celebrates with Christmas cantataChurch celebrates with Christmas cantata

    Christmas eve is now just one week away! 

    WALB-TV / 4 h. 42 min. ago
  • UPDATE: Third man in connection to a double murder in Albany arrested in OhioUPDATE: Third man in connection to a double murder in Albany arrested in Ohio

    Three men wanted in connection to two Albany murders are behind bars.

    WALB-TV / 6 h. 43 min. ago
  • Crisp Co. Sheriffs office wants to give you tips on staying safe for the holidaysCrisp Co. Sheriffs office wants to give you tips on staying safe for the holidays

    A South Georgia Sheriff's Office is using social media to keep people happy and safe to celebrate the holidays this year.

    WALB-TV / 6 h. 51 min. ago
  • Wreaths laid on Andersonville National Cemetery gravesitesWreaths laid on Andersonville National Cemetery gravesites

    Saturday marked national Wreaths Across America Day.

    WALB-TV / 23 h. 28 min. ago
  • Valdosta store hosts Shop with a FirefighterValdosta store hosts "Shop with a Firefighter"

    Christmas came early for 16 families in Valdosta.

    WALB-TV / 23 h. 35 min. ago
  • Albany firefighters respond to house fireAlbany firefighters respond to house fire

    Firefighters responded to a blaze at an Albany home Saturday around 9:40 p.m.

    WALB-TV / 23 h. 45 min. ago
  • Christmas gift giveaway helps 40 childrenChristmas gift giveaway helps 40 children

    Dougherty County schools are officially closed for the holidays, but one school opened its doors once more for a special Christmas event. 

    WALB-TV / 1 d. 3 h. 51 min. ago
  • Free clothing giveaway helps bring holiday cheerFree clothing giveaway helps bring holiday cheer

    Some less-fortunate in Albany have warm clothes thanks to a group who wanted to give back this holiday season. 

    WALB-TV / 1 d. 4 h. ago
  • Smallcakes hosts Santa ClausSmallcakes hosts Santa Claus

    You typically hear Santa eats cookies, but today, he expanded his dessert horizon to try cupcakes.

    WALB-TV / 1 d. 4 h. 23 min. ago
  • Crisp Co. Sheriff's Office donates 18 bikes to kids for ChristmasCrisp Co. Sheriff's Office donates 18 bikes to kids for Christmas

    Several third graders in Crisp County have new bikes this weekend, thanks to local law enforcement.

    WALB-TV / 1 d. 4 h. 47 min. ago
  • Thomasville Police want to make sure you stay safe this holiday seasonThomasville Police want to make sure you stay safe this holiday season

    Thomasville Police are increasing the number of officers and deputies patrolling busy shopping areas this holiday season. 

    WALB-TV / 1 d. 9 h. 27 min. ago
  • An Albany non-profit donated thousands of dollars to help residents replant trees.An Albany non-profit donated thousands of dollars to help residents replant trees.

    Hundreds of thousands of trees were destroyed by the storms last January, and with the help of Mission Change, dozens of residents will be getting new ones. The funds will be used for both the first residential replanting project and for assistance in additional community park plantings.

    Albany News / 1 d. 17 h. 49 min. ago
  • Glenn Singfield thanks Elaine Mabrey for helping save his friend's life.Glenn Singfield thanks Elaine Mabrey for helping save his friend's life.

    Hundreds of people had filled a church to lay a beloved Albany man to rest. A sudden movement in the front of the church and all eyes turned to Rickey Alexander.

    Albany News / 1 d. 22 h. 39 min. ago
  • Two men shot during Albany card gameTwo men shot during Albany card game

    Two Albany men were shot during an apparent attempted armed robbery of an early morning card game. Now, two men have been charged in the shooting.

    Albany News / 2 d. 3 h. 53 min. ago
  • Albany man attacked when meeting Facebook friendAlbany man attacked when meeting Facebook friend

    An Albany man said he was attacked and robbed by four people when he went to meet a woman he met on Facebook. Early Saturday, Calvin Rhymes told police he was jumped by three men when he went to a home in the 500 block of West Society to meet a woman he had communicated with on Facebook.

    Albany News / 2 d. 3 h. 53 min. ago
  • New Year's Eve fireworks celebration returns to downtown AlbanyNew Year's Eve fireworks celebration returns to downtown Albany

    The man behind the city's 4th of July Fireworks will also be igniting the downtown skies, ensuring the show goes off with a big bang. And with the recent opening of the Pretoria Fields Microbrewery , city leaders hope it will keep residents here instead of traveling to another town to celebrate the New Year.

    Albany News / 2 d. 3 h. 53 min. ago
  • Ameris Bancorp Announces Formal Exit From FDIC Consent OrderAmeris Bancorp Announces Formal Exit From FDIC Consent Order

    Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has terminated the Consent Order it issued to Ameris Bank on December 16, 2016, effective immediately. The FDIC's Consent Order was associated with certain deficiencies in Ameris Bank's Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance program that arose out of regulatory examinations conducted in 2016. "Termination of the order affirms that Ameris Bank has complied with all regulatory requirements and expectations," said Edwin W. Hortman, Jr., President and CEO of Ameris Bancorp.  "We have built a scalable program that is staffed with experts who will be able to meet the demands of a growing bank.  I am very proud of the work that was accomplished across our bank by virtually every member of our staff in this initiative."

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  • UGA Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the NationUGA Experts Predict Another Good Year for Georgia’s Economy; Growth to Outpace the Nation

    Georgia’s economy will match its performance last year, propelled by economic development projects, solid population growth and a housing recovery, according to the economic forecast from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.            “At this late stage of the economic expansion, the outlook for Georgia is surprisingly good,” said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers at UGA’s 35th annual Georgia Economic Outlook. “The main factors that contributed to growth over the last few years will continue to do so in 2018.” Georgia’s growth rate will outpace the national average in 2018, he said. The state’s employment will rise by 2 percent, nearly twice the 1.1 percent gain expected for the nation, and the personal incomes of Georgians will grow by 5.8 percent, higher than the national average of 5.5 percent. Ayers delivered the forecast, prepared by the college’s Selig Center for Economic Growth, to an audience of about 600 business leaders, government officials and chamber delegates at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Following the event, the Georgia Economic Outlook series will tour the state, visiting eight cities to deliver local, state and national forecasts. The schedule and ticket information are available at terry.uga.edu/eo. The complete Georgia Economic Outlook forecast is available for purchase online at terry.uga.edu/selig. “We believe Georgia will be one of the most successful states when it comes to landing economic development projects. Our state will have available workers and our workforce development programs rank as the best in the nation,” Ayers said. “Another factor that will pay off in 2018 and beyond is the state’s emphasis on targeted workforce training. The state of Georgia is building highly specialized workforce training centers designed to increase the supply of skilled workers, which, in turn will attract businesses in targeted industries.” Georgia’s unemployment rate will fall below 5 percent, slightly higher than the U.S. jobless rate of 4.1 percent—and every metro area in the state will add jobs, Ayers said. “The fastest job growth will occur in construction, followed by professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, education and health services, and wholesale trade,” he said. “Positive, but slow job growth will occur in utilities, information and government.”  Larger shipments in Georgia’s ports and its increasingly important role as a logistics and distributions center, will help the state realize a 3.2 percent GDP increase, a notch above the national average of 2.5 percent, Ayers said. “Transportation and logistics will gain from the continuing recovery of construction because construction is one of the most transportation-intensive sectors of the economy,” he said.  “Georgia’s manufacturing activity will upshift in 2018, providing yet another tailwind to transportation and logistics firms.”  Aided in part by the migration of about 109,000 people to the state, Georgia’s population will grow by 1.5 percent in 2018, outpacing the nation’s 0.7 percent growth. Georgia’s housing market will also be a force for economic vitality, with single-family home starts rising by 16 percent and single-family home prices up 4 percent, on average, over last year, Ayers said. However, not all the news is positive. “Even though we expect economic growth for Georgia, the economy is operating in either the late-middle or late stage of the current economic expansion,” Ayers said. “That alone does not mean a recession is imminent. Still, we believe that excesses are developing in both the financial markets and the labor markets, which makes the overall economy increasingly vulnerable to the unexpected shock or policy mistake.” Those risks include interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, a slowdown in multifamily home purchases, uncertainty over health care, global effects from Chinese financial turmoil and geopolitical tensions. Ayers was joined on stage by Dennis Lockhart, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, who delivered the national forecast. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, author of the Economic Outlook report and director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth, said he expects solid economic growth for the nation as a whole. “In 2018, consumer spending, gross private domestic investment, and industrial production will contribute to U.S. GDP growth. In addition, government spending will be a positive factor interms of GDP growth,” he said. “The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy stance will switch from stimulating to essentially neutral.” In addition, Humphreys expects small businesses across the nation to expand, thanks to increased business and government spending, a hike in exports and the addition of many projects to repair and rebuild properties damaged by recent hurricanes. The Georgia Economic Outlook series is the largest outreach program hosted by the Terry College of Business. For 35 years, it has been the premier forecasting event in the state of Georgia.

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  • Mission Change Supports Grow AlbanyMission Change Supports Grow Albany

    The Grow Albany initiative is preparing for the spring planting season and is adding new partners to help replant the trees lost during the storms of January 2017.  Mission Change has joined Grow Albany by donating $20, 000  earmarked for both the first residential replanting project and for assistance in additional community park plantings.  For future residential replanting, Mission Change and Grow Albany  will provide, distribute, and plant trees for local community residents that are not physically able to plant trees for themselves. This phase is expected to take place during the fall planting season 2018. "Mission Change has funds specifically set aside for storm relief.  For many homeowners the loss and removal of trees created a major financial hardship in 2017.  Our partnership with Grow Albany will allow us to add a landscaping element to storm relief projects,” said Mission Change co-founder, LaDonna Urick. 

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  • Georgia Chamber of Commerce Comments on House of Representatives Rural Development Council Recommendation OverviewGeorgia Chamber of Commerce Comments on House of Representatives Rural Development Council Recommendation Overview

    Following months of anticipation, the Georgia House of Representatives Rural Development Council disclosed its initial report of findings and recommendations.  In their pursuit to provide actionable solutions to address economic issues pertinent to rural Georgia, the legislative council offered their overview of recommendations to improve education, workforce, healthcare, infrastructure, and economic development incentives.  Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark expressed his gratitude, “The Georgia Chamber of Commerce commends the House of Representatives Rural Development Council on their continued effort to address and resolve issues critical to Georgia’s rural communities. Providing solutions that lead to improved economic opportunities, access to quality healthcare, improved education outcomes and job-readiness, as well as access to critical infrastructure including broadband, continues to be a priority for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. While these topics are complex, often with no easy solutions, we applaud the Council’s hard work, leadership, and dedication. The Georgia Chamber looks forward to further review of the recommended policy solutions and our continued work with members of the General Assembly to improve both the quality of life and business climate in communities across the state.” The Georgia Chamber’s Center for Rural Prosperity will offer additional recommendations based upon insight provided by its statewide membership early next year. While the work of the House Rural Development Council has not concluded, the Chamber is committed to working with lawmakers and our affiliates to produce effective solutions. Through this collaborative effort, we can ensure that state and local legislation will continue to address the challenges that impact Georgia’s rural communities.

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  • Albany State University to Set New Vision for Academic CurriculumAlbany State University to Set New Vision for Academic Curriculum

    Albany State University has announced an effort that will reimagine the academic programs at the university. The effort will evaluate the current academic curriculum and make needed changes to better serve students, and also align more closely with the needs of the local workforce. “As we focus on student retention and success, we are taking a close look at our academic foundation to make changes that will better serve our students and the community,” said Marion Fedrick, ASU executive vice president. “This effort will ensure that we are providing the academic preparation our students need for the current and future workforce opportunities of our region and state.” ASU faculty will be at the forefront of initiating this change for the university. “We will look to our faculty to lead us in this initiative as they play the critical role of innovators and creators of ASU’s curriculum,” said Fedrick. Over the next few months, the university will: identify and begin the development of new academic programs that will provide additional pathways to high-employment occupations, and conduct a comprehensive review of the complete set of program offerings and curriculum to ensure ASU best meets the economic needs of the region and ASU’s future graduates.  “State and national workforce data indicates that key areas of opportunity for the region and Albany State include information technology, healthcare and logistics,” said Art Recesso, chief innovation officer for the University System of Georgia. “This effort will sync workforce talent demand in these areas with the University’s educational offerings. Close collaboration with local employers will be critical throughout this process.” Recesso will guide ASU teams of faculty through the curriculum assessment and redevelopment process. Associate degrees will also play a critical role for Albany State. Two-year degrees are in high demand due to the types of jobs available in the region. “It’s incumbent on us to make sure our institution is strong, robust and meets the needs of our students and the local workforce,” said Kimberly Holmes, vice president for organizational effectiveness and strategic initiatives, and interim provost. “We have to implement a framework to make sure we are building a 21st century curriculum, and we’ll build those degrees in partnership with area businesses. This is a logical next step for a new university.” A steering committee, led by Holmes, has been established and will put forward initial recommendations in early February. The steering committee will include the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, which will provide input and perspective on the workforce needs of businesses, and which opportunities connect the university to area stakeholders. ASU representatives from across campus will also serve, including: academics, enrollment management, and the Student Government Association. Individual members include: Sarah Brinson, assistant vice president of academic affairs and department chair of health sciences Kimberly Carter, associate director of human resources Janis Carthon, assistant professor of educational leadership Charles Durrah, Student Government Association vice president of east campus Richard Foreman, professor of biology Rani George, dean of college of arts and humanities Sherie Gordon, director of athletics Marcia Hood, department chair of visual and performing arts Tim Hughley, department chair of health and human performance Emmanuel Konde, professor of history Stephanie Lawrence, executive director of student financial services Maria Lumpkin, director of new student success programs Hema Mason, department chair of sociology and psychology Meghan McBride, interim associate registrar Shawn McGee, senior vice president for administration and fiscal affairs William Moore, chief information officer Robert Owor, interim department chair of mathematics and computer science Jeremiah Pitts, associate professor of ESOL Michael Rogers, professor of economics and management Jan Rogers, bursar Earnell Seay, department chair of accounting and marketing Cameron Southerland, Student Government Association vice president of west campus Victoria Butler Smith, associate professor of communications Denise Ward, special assistant to the president for marketing and strategic communications

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  • Delta Selects Airbus A321neo for Narrowbody Fleet RenewalDelta Selects Airbus A321neo for Narrowbody Fleet Renewal

    Delta Air Lines and Airbus have agreed to terms for a 100 firm and 100 option order for state-of-the-art Airbus 321neo (new engine option) aircraft with deliveries beginning in 2020. The new jets, which will be powered by Pratt & Whitney geared-turbofan engines, will feature cutting-edge safety, efficiency and comfort. “This is the right transaction at the right time for our customers, our employees and our shareholders,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Delta, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney share the same commitment to safety, efficiency, innovation and continuously improving the customer experience. This order for the state-of-the-art A321neo with Pratt’s Pure Power next-generation jet engines reflects our long-term commitment to these values for Delta people and all our constituents.” Airbus A321neo Delta will configure the A321neo to a total of 197 seats including seating for 20 in First Class, 30 in Delta Comfort+ and 147 in the main cabin. On-demand inflight entertainment,  high-speed satellite WiFi, power ports as well as streaming video content will be available at every seat through Delta Studio. The cabin will also feature expansive, 25-percent-larger bookshelf-style overhead bins and full spectrum LED cabin lighting. Delta expects to take delivery of its first A321neo in the first quarter of 2020 with new aircraft arriving through 2023. “The A321neo will equip Delta employees with a customer-preferred, versatile narrowbody aircraft befitting their position as a global airline leader — and we are excited to continue to partner with them as they deliver industry-leading operational performance, customer satisfaction and financial results,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer — Customers, Airbus Commercial Aircraft. “This purchase furthers our commitment to U.S. aviation — a commitment that has never been stronger.  Today, there is more U.S. content in Airbus aircraft than from any other country, with more than 40 percent of our aircraft-related procurement coming from the United States.  In addition, our workforce at the U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama is proud that they will be delivering many of these A321neos to Delta in the coming years.” Pratt & Whitney engine MRO provider Delta is also announcing a long-term commitment with Pratt & Whitney for Delta TechOps to be a major maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the Pure Power PW1100G and PW1500G engines, powering Delta’s A321neo and C Series aircraft. This latest generation family of Pratt & Whitney engines is a major factor in the 12 percent fuel efficiency improvement on a per seat basis Delta expects over classic A321 performance. “Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to complete over 5,000 engine repairs and overhauls at Delta TechOps is possible because of the high level of professionalism and quality MRO work the Delta TechOps team performs for the Delta fleet and to more than 150 additional airline and aviation customers based across the globe,” said Delta COO Gil West. “Delta TechOps’ position as an MRO industry leader and the largest in North America will be fortified even further with the addition of Pratt & Whitney engines to its extensive portfolio.” This commitment by Pratt & Whitney will drive significant job creation within the Delta TechOps workforce and comes as Delta is already making significant investments to its engine overhaul capabilities at its Atlanta Technical Operations Center, including the first new engine test cell to be built in the U.S. in more than 20 years and expanded engine shop space. “The addition of geared-turbofan technical knowledge at Delta TechOps will not only be applied to the 200 engines that will power Delta’s A321neo fleet, but will also uniquely position TechOps as an MRO leader in this space as future engine types are developed,” West said. “We couldn’t be more proud of our long standing relationship with Delta, which dates back to the 1930s,” said Pratt & Whitney President Robert Leduc. “Fast forward nearly 90 years, and the GTF engine has revolutionized aviation technology, and will provide Delta with proven performance and environmental benefits. We are honored to power and support Delta’s new fleet of A321neo aircraft well into the future.” Continued meaningful investments in customer experience This order is the latest among several Delta initiatives supporting its multi-billion dollar investment in the customer experience. On the ground, Delta is participating in more than $12 billion in airport infrastructure projects during the next decade in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia, Salt Lake City and Seattle. In the air, an ongoing cabin modernization program continues on existing aircraft featuring new seats, seatback entertainment systems with free entertainment, free mobile messaging, high-capacity overhead bins, access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights, free Main Cabin meals on select flights, upgraded Main Cabin snacks, an Alessi-designed collection of service ware, Westin Heavenly In-Flight Bedding in Delta One, chef-curated meals paired with wines hand selected by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, noise-canceling LSTN headphones and more.

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  • Deck the Halls: Mega Millions at $208M; Powerball at $250MDeck the Halls: Mega Millions at $208M; Powerball at $250M

    Georgia Lottery players have a chance to deck the halls with two large jackpots this holiday season. Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached $208 million, and Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $250 million. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since Oct. 17 and has rolled 17 times. Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: the $208 million annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $130 million. It only takes $2 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play. The new optional $3 wager Just the Jackpot allows players to receive two entries for a chance to win the game’s jackpot prize only. The Powerball jackpot has grown since Oct. 28 and has rolled 14 times. Powerball offers two jackpot payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments; or the cash option, which is approximately $157 million. Powerball tickets are $2 per play. As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions and Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia. Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corp. has returned more than $19 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs, including Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. More than 1.8 million students have received HOPE, and more than 1.6 million 4-year-olds have attended the statewide, voluntary prekindergarten program.

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  • Parks Associates: More Than 20% of U.S. Broadband Households Plan to Buy a Voice-Controlled Smart Speaker With Personal Assistant in 2017Parks Associates: More Than 20% of U.S. Broadband Households Plan to Buy a Voice-Controlled Smart Speaker With Personal Assistant in 2017

    Parks Associates announced new research showing 22% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a voice-controlled smart speaker with personal assistant in 2017. Consumer interest in voice innovations continues to grow as the voice-first ecosystem expands into new categories, products, and interactions. The international research firm will explore this key IoT market trend when it hosts the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 9 at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. CONNECTIONS Summit features multiple sessions that examine strategies to drive mass-market adoption of smart home products and solutions. Topics include partnership opportunities, the impact of voice on the user experience, and advances in AI and data analytics. CONNECTIONS Summit sponsors include Homematic IP, Vivint Smart Home, Brilliant, Carrier, Chamberlain Group, Cirrent, Deutsche Telekom, Greenwave Systems, Hive, Intel, iQor, LUX Products, mnubo, NXP, Plasmatic Technologies, Prodea, ROC-Connect, and Zigbee Alliance. "It's still early days for the voice-first market, but rapid early adoption of products like smart speakers with personal assistants, at 12% of U.S. broadband households by year-end 2016, demonstrates the need and demand for a natural and easy-to-use interface," said Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. "Natural language processing for voice technologies happen in the cloud, so real-time updates can be made quickly once consumer realities unfold. Multiple channels, from custom to direct-to-consumer retail, will focus on expanding the voice-enabled UX in 2018." Abdelrazik will moderate the session "Voice Control: Improving the Smart Home Experience" at 10:50 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9. This session explores the potential for voice as the primary user interface for the smart home and the data and intelligence needed to improve the consumer experience. Joining Abdelrazik on the panel are the following speakers: Aaron Emigh, CEO & Co-founder, Brilliant, Inc. Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems, Inc. Miles Kingston, GM, Smart Home Group, Intel Corp. Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory Nana Murugesan, VP & GM, Services & New Business, Samsung Electronics America Mark Spates, Product Lead for Smart Home, Google "As voice computing becomes more capable and useful, consumers naturally want it throughout their home," said Aaron Emigh, CEO, Brilliant. "In the near future, voice computing will be built right into the walls of the house." "Sensory is seeing the demand for smart speakers explode," said Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory. "Our customer base has more than doubled in the last year primarily driven by smart speakers all over the world."

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  • The Walt Disney Company to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for $52.4B in StockThe Walt Disney Company to Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. for $52.4B in Stock

    The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers wherever and however they choose. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders. Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of 21st Century Fox will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each 21st Century Fox share they hold (subject to adjustment for certain tax liabilities as described below). The exchange ratio was set based on a 30-day volume weighted average price of Disney stock. Disney will also assume approximately $13.7 billion of net debt of 21st Century Fox. The acquisition price implies a total equity value of approximately $52.4 billion and a total transaction value of approximately $66.1 billion (in each case based on the stated exchange ratio assuming no adjustment) for the business to be acquired by Disney, which includes consolidated assets along with a number of equity investments. Popular Entertainment Properties to Join Disney Family Combining with Disney are 21st Century Fox’s critically acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, Gone Girl, The Shape of Water and The Martian—and its storied television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, which have brought The Americans, This Is Us, Modern Family, The Simpsons and so many more hit TV series to viewers across the globe. Disney will also acquire FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, Fox Sports Regional Networks, Fox Networks Group International, Star India and Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky plc, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group. “The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings. The deal will also substantially expand our international reach, allowing us to offer world-class storytelling and innovative distribution platforms to more consumers in key markets around the world.” “We are extremely proud of all that we have built at 21st Century Fox, and I firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace in what is an exciting and dynamic industry,” said Rupert Murdoch, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox. “Furthermore, I’m convinced that this combination, under Bob Iger’s leadership, will be one of the greatest companies in the world. I’m grateful and encouraged that Bob has agreed to stay on, and is committed to succeeding with a combined team that is second to none.” At the request of both 21st Century Fox and the Disney Board of Directors, Mr. Iger has agreed to continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company through the end of calendar year 2021. “When considering this strategic acquisition, it was important to the Board that Bob remain as Chairman and CEO through 2021 to provide the vision and proven leadership required to successfully complete and integrate such a massive, complex undertaking,” said Orin C. Smith, Lead Independent Director of the Disney Board. “We share the belief of our counterparts at 21st Century Fox that extending his tenure is in the best interests of our company and our shareholders, and will be critical to Disney’s ability to effectively drive long-term value from this extraordinary acquisition.” Benefits to Consumers The acquisition will enable Disney to accelerate its use of innovative technologies, including its BAMTECH platform, to create more ways for its storytellers to entertain and connect directly with audiences while providing more choices for how they consume content. The complementary offerings of each company enhance Disney’s development of films, television programming and related products to provide consumers with a more enjoyable and immersive entertainment experience. Bringing on board 21st Century Fox’s entertainment content and capabilities, along with its broad international footprint and a world-class team of managers and storytellers, will allow Disney to further its efforts to provide a more compelling entertainment experience through its direct-to-consumer offerings. This transaction will enable Disney’s recently announced Disney and ESPN-branded DTC offerings, as well as Hulu, to create more appealing and engaging experiences, delivering content, entertainment and sports to consumers around the world wherever and however they want to enjoy it. The agreement also provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof and create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories that audiences have shown they love. The addition of Avatar to its family of films also promises expanded opportunities for consumers to watch and experience storytelling within these extraordinary fantasy worlds. Already, guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort can experience the magic of Pandora—The World of Avatar, a new land inspired by the Fox film franchise that opened earlier this year. And through the incredible storytelling of National Geographic—whose mission is to explore and protect our planet and inspire new generations through education initiatives and resources—Disney will be able to offer more ways than ever before to bring kids and families the world and all that is in it. Enhancing Disney’s Worldwide Offerings Adding 21st Century Fox’s premier international properties enhances Disney’s position as a truly global entertainment company with authentic local production and consumer services across high-growth regions, including a richer array of local, national and global sporting events that ESPN can make available to fans around the world. The transaction boosts Disney’s international revenue mix and exposure. Disney’s international reach would greatly expand through the addition of Sky, which serves nearly 23 million households in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy; Fox Networks International, with more than 350 channels in 170 countries; and Star India, which operates 69 channels reaching 720 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. Prior to the close of the transaction, it is anticipated that 21st Century Fox will seek to complete its planned acquisition of the 61% of Sky it doesn’t already own. Sky is one of Europe’s most successful pay television and creative enterprises with innovative and high-quality direct-to-consumer platforms, resonant brands and a strong and respected leadership team. 21st Century Fox remains fully committed to completing the current Sky offer and anticipates that, subject to the necessary regulatory consents, the transaction will close by June 30, 2018. Assuming 21st Century Fox completes its acquisition of Sky prior to closing of the transaction, The Walt Disney Company would assume full ownership of Sky, including the assumption of its outstanding debt, upon closing. Transaction Highlights The acquisition is expected to yield at least $2 billion in cost savings from efficiencies realized through the combination of businesses, and to be accretive to earnings before the impact of purchase accounting for the second fiscal year after the close of the transaction. Terms of the transaction call for Disney to issue approximately 515 million new shares to 21st Century Fox shareholders, representing approximately a 25% stake in Disney on a pro forma basis. The per share consideration is subject to adjustment for certain tax liabilities arising from the spinoff and other transactions related to the acquisition. The initial exchange ratio of 0.2745 Disney shares for each 21st Century Fox share was set based on an estimate of such tax liabilities to be covered by an $8.5 billion cash dividend to 21st Century Fox from the company to be spun off. The exchange ratio will be adjusted immediately prior to closing of the acquisition based on an updated estimate of such tax liabilities. Such adjustment could increase or decrease the exchange ratio, depending upon whether the final estimate is lower or higher, respectively, than the initial estimate. However, if the final estimate of the tax liabilities is lower than the initial estimate, the first $2 billion of that adjustment will instead be made by net reduction in the amount of the cash dividend to 21st Century Fox from the company to be spun off. The amount of such tax liabilities will depend upon several factors, including tax rates in effect at the time of closing as well as the value of the company to be spun off. The Boards of Directors of Disney and 21st Century Fox have approved the transaction, which is subject to shareholder approval by 21st Century Fox and Disney shareholders, clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, a number of other non-United States merger and other regulatory reviews, and other customary closing conditions.

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  • Autotrader Reveals Must-Have Automotive Technology For 2018Autotrader Reveals Must-Have Automotive Technology For 2018

    The pace of technological innovation in the automotive industry continues to accelerate, and consumers entering the market today may be surprised at just how sophisticated the world of cars has become. To help car shoppers navigate the bevy of gadgets, features and functionality now available in 2018 model-year vehicles, the expert editors at Autotrader are excited to announce their Must-Have Automotive Technology for 2018, comprising the most interesting and exciting car technology available this year. "Features that once seemed extravagant, such as autonomous capabilities or using a mobile phone to interact with your vehicle, are now starting to become a core part of the automotive experience," said Tara Trompeter, managing editor for Autotrader. "Regardless of manufacturer, model or price point, we expect to see many of these leading-edge features spread rapidly throughout the car industry in the near future." This year's advances in safety and convenience should be welcome news for car shoppers. However, with so many new and exciting features, consumers should do their homework to gain a full appreciation for what these features bring to the table – and when it makes sense to take the plunge on a purchase. Autotrader's Must-Have Automotive Technology for 2018 App-Driven Car Control  An increasing number of vehicles now come with an app that lets you honk the horn, flash the lights, or even start the car remotely, without being in the proximity of the vehicle. This functionality promises major convenience and a certain freedom – imagine lending a friend your vehicle without worrying about dropping off the keys, or leaving your keys at home on a long vacation and starting your car in the airport parking garage with your phone. Among the brands that offer these apps, including Ford and Chevrolet, this functionality is usually included at no charge or possibly with a small subscription fee. Autonomous Driving Advances  After several years in the spotlight, autonomous technology is truly impacting the industry. Tesla has attracted much focus in this area, but other automakers like Cadillac, Nissan and Volvo have similar systems. More systems are coming online soon. Even if you love driving, it is easy to see how autonomous technology has the potential to transform the less-enjoyable aspects of the automotive experience, such as driving in a crowded city or in bumper-to-bumper holiday traffic on the highway. Steering Collision Avoidance Proof that driver-assist technology adoption is increasing comes from a wide variety of active steering systems reaching the market, particularly with ones that can steer you to avoid an accident. Both Volvo and Lexus have recently debuted active steering systems that not only guide you in your lane, but also steer you around potential collisions. Automatic braking systems are already impressive feats of technology, but steering collision avoidance systems go above and beyond by actually taking the wheel to reduce the risk of an accident even further. All-Encompassing Cameras  In the past, Autotrader's editorial team heralded the safety benefits of backup cameras and 360-degree cameras that let you see outside the car. But now, cameras are being used for more functions than we ever expected. The latest Honda Odyssey, for instance, has a feature called "CabinWatch" that uses a camera to allow you to check on your passengers. This feature will go a long way to reducing distracted driving – for instance, by no longer having to turn around to address unruly children – or by eliminating blind spots, as with some Cadillac models. Digital Gauges For years now, automakers have been replacing conventional instrument panel gauges such as the speedometer and tachometer with screens, but only in the past year or so has this feature started to reach its true potential. We are especially impressed with Audi's Virtual Cockpit, which is basically like a second infotainment screen – only, this time, it appears right below your line of sight, meaning you barely have to take your eyes off the road. These gauge cluster screens will only get more useful and more configurable, giving you far more than the typical readouts like speed, mileage and fuel level. Better Bluetooth Capabilities  Connecting to in-car Bluetooth has gotten easier and easier over the years, and automakers are reaching new levels in 2018. For instance, the latest Honda Accord now comes with a feature that allows you to simply tap your (Android) phone to a spot on the dashboard and instantly connect. With this new feature, it becomes easier than ever to put your phone away and focus on driving. Wireless Charging A growing number of vehicles are adding wireless charging pads to their center consoles and interiors. This means you can just hop in a car, put your phone on the wireless charging pad and let the phone charge as you drive. These devices tend to be inexpensive, and they are often included with higher trim levels of certain vehicles – especially with Toyota models – but increasingly the technology is being seen on a number of models from multiple brands.

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  • Number of Employers Planning to Spread Cheer in the Office Hits a Ten-Year High, Finds CareerBuilder's Annual Holiday SurveyNumber of Employers Planning to Spread Cheer in the Office Hits a Ten-Year High, Finds CareerBuilder's Annual Holiday Survey

    A record number of workers will see holiday cheer in the office this year as the most employers since the recession say they plan to give back - not only to their staff - but to charity as well. According to CareerBuilder's annual holiday survey, more workers and bosses plan to give actual gifts this holiday season, but unfortunately the gifts are not always remembered for the right reasons and most can be categorized as downright unusual.   The national survey was conducted online by Harris Poll from August 16 to September 15, 2017 and included representative samples of 3,907 employees (of which 3,697 are in the private sector) and 2,257 full-time hiring managers and human resource professionals in the private sector across industries and company sizes. With the strong economy and solid corporate profits, employers are finding different ways to ensure workers enter the holiday season with added cheer, including: Parties: 71 percent of employers plan on throwing a holiday party for employees this year – up from 69 percent from last year and 61 percent in 2008. Bonuses: 61 percent of employers plan to give employee holiday bonuses this year – up significantly from 54 percent last year and 38 percent in 2008. Gifts: More than half of employers (55 percent) are buying gifts for workers this year – up from 46 percent last year and 33 percent in 2008. Of those employers, 1 in 5 (21 percent) are planning to spend more than last year on their workers. But this can also depend on your employer, as 63 percent of male bosses are planning to give holiday gifts to workers, compared to 45 percent of female bosses. Employers are also planning to give to charities. Over half of all employers (52 percent) plan to make charitable donations this year, up from 48 percent in 2016. Co-Workers Are Still Getting into the Holiday Spirit this SeasonWhile many will receive a gift from their boss this year, co-workers will also be in the giving spirit this holiday season. Twenty-two percent of workers say they plan to buy holiday gifts for their co-workers, and 22 percent plan to buy a gift for their boss, similar to last year's findings. Female workers this year are more likely to give gifts to colleagues (28 percent) than males (16 percent). Of the workers who plan on spending on their co-workers or bosses this holiday season, 34 percent are planning to spend $10 or less on each gift, 59 percent will spend $11-50 and 6 percent will spend $51 and above. Fifteen percent of workers have given in the past, but this year will be unable to afford it. No matter what you are able to give this holiday season, make sure it is remembered for the right reasons. The following are among the most unusual gifts workers have received from co-workers during the holidays: A coaster with their face on it A nightgown Chicken earrings Coupons from a grocery store Roasted grasshoppers Saran Wrap Jar of glitter Party dip recipe An ornament shaped like an engagement ring Wooden cat statues Used candles

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  • Cagle: 2018 Legislative Session ‘Is Going to be Busy’Cagle: 2018 Legislative Session ‘Is Going to be Busy’

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  • Radium Gardens was damaged during the January 22 tornado.Radium Gardens was damaged during the January 22 tornado.

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  • Commission Chairman talks finances of long-term recovery and resiliency planCommission Chairman talks finances of long-term recovery and resiliency plan

    Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas said the long-term recovery and resiliency plan is expected to build back a stronger community. Recovery from the tornado in Dougherty County is still very much underway.

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