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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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
November 20, 2002 Dougherty County-- The 14 year old boy had an unloaded nine millimeter pistol inside his book bag in a classroom when he was caught.
Metal detectors are used at Radium Springs Middle School everyday to check students. But last Wednesday, a 14-year-old 8th grader beat the security, and was caught with an unloaded pistol in his classroom.
Three of his classmates told the principal about the gun. Principal Geraldine Hudley said "Ms. Parham called the youngster to the office, because I wanted to get him out of the classroom. Officer Hill was waiting at the door when he exited and I had gotten there about that time as well. And Officer Hill began to question him."
The boys father went to the school while the Police and Principal questioned him. He is an average student, popular and active in school functions, who is said to have no problems with the other students. But now he is on ten day suspension, facing a hearing to decide if he will be expelled.
Assistant Superintendent Carlos Keith said "In the case of a weapon such as a gun, the student will be expelled for one calendar year. And then that student may reapply after that calendar year is up."
The gun was in a book bag, which is not supposed to be in the classroom. A substitute teacher that day allowed the bag in the room. Principal Hudley says they will continue stepped up security checks to keep students safe.
Hudley said "We will continue our searches, our locker checks, our bathroom checks. We don't leave anything unturned." The investigation into the gun at Radium Springs Middle School is still ongoing. After it's conclusion, a Board of Education tribunal hearing will then be scheduled.