Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Tomorrow is the first day of CRCT Testing in Mitchell County. For the past three years the middle school made Adequate Yearly Progress.
Recently school officials tried to energize students for the big test. Each grade level had to come up with a CRCT theme performance.
Teachers are hoping excitement takes away, any test anxiety students might have. Pop locking, the Caterpillar, flipping and the dougie was how students showed their excitement for a test.
And teachers are hoping this kind of joy means better scores. "We're like you're tested all your life. Especially when you go to college. We just tried to keep them prepared," said Visual Arts Teacher Emily Holton.
Two students were so excited about the test, they wrote a song. "We've worked diligently with students. And we've also helped to those who need it," said Principal Patricia English.
"What I try to do, is work with other teachers to incorporate all subjects, into my curriculum," said Holton.
To improve scores they worked on test strategies and offered tutoring. "We present instruction to our kids they can use for each level," said English.
But does coming from a poor background affect how kids learn? "Just because you're from that type of background doesn't mean that you can't soar," said English.
This is one group that has no fear about test taking. The principal says teachers underwent special training.