Jobs for Twiggs

Good news for them.

One of the nation’s largest sporting-goods retailers plans to build a distribution center in Twiggs County, bringing at least 200 jobs to the area.Academy Sports & Outdoors will break ground on the site late this year and is scheduled to open in early 2009, said Carl Main, vice president of marketing and advertising for the company. The site is located at Interstate 16 and Ga. 96 near Jeffersonville.