Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Community leaders say this was a no brainer, but Thomas University President Dr. Gary Bonvillian says he was quite surprised.
"This honor was a great surprise to me. I appreciate it deeply. There are many deserving people in Thomasville for this particular award and I'm just thrilled to have been considered."
Dr. Bonvillian is this year's Thomasville Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. Bonvillian says he can not take all the credit. "There's no question that this recognition of me is a reflection of the work of the university over the last five years. And the many people that had a hand in bringing the school to where it is today."
Chamber members say it was the citizens of Thomasville who made this decision. "Well the letters were very specific about Dr. Gary Bonvillian and what he's done in the community with Thomas University. They've had a tremendous year," said Thomasville Chamber of Commerce President Don Sims.
Bonvillian says the school has really changed in recent years. "We have taken the school quite a distance here in the last five years. Raising the enrollment considerably, revamping our physical plant, starting new programs, and reaching out into the market much further than we had ever been before."
Bonvillian says their biggest accomplishment is the graduation rate. "Thomas University's retention and graduation rate is truly extraordinary in the academy. I've looked at other schools all over the country and I'm now part of a coalition of schools that study this phenomenon and there's no question that we do this better than most."
Dr. Bonvillian is one of five Thomasville leaders receiving an award at Monday's Citizen Awards. Bonvillian says he is really excited to shake the hands of everyone who voted for him.
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