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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 >>
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Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
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Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
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Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
November 25, 2002
Albany -- High school seniors are busy applying for admission to college. And the colleges and universities are being overwhelmed with applications. A boom in the high school population, and the students now applying to more and more colleges is causing a blizzard of paperwork at admission offices.
Applying to college can be expensive and stressful for the student. Deerfield Windsor senior Kathryn Davis filed applications with 4 universities. But she worked hard to cut her choice of colleges.
Davis said "All through my junior year I went and looked at 8 schools. This year I narrowed that down. But it's taken me about a year and 3 months."
Many high school seniors are not as diligent as Kathryn. Many are applying at as many as ten colleges, to sort out their possibilities. Experts say that is partly due to youthful indecision. Another part is that college admission is very competitive.
Deerfield Windsor guidance counselor Sarah Orgel said "I don't think that anybody is so overconfident that they would fill out one application. Plus kids change and come May when it's time to plunk down the money, they may have a change of heart about where they want to go."
At Albany State University, admissions form are piled high on recruiters desks as they sort through the paperwork. ASU's applications are up nearly 200 percent over last year.
Director of Admissions Dr. Valencia Price said "Transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, we handled over 70 thousand pieces of paper."
At Darton College , admissions are also soaring. Stephanie Shiver with the Darton admissions office said "We also had record enrollment again this fall, so we are feeling the increase."
The college's charge may help cut down on applications, because it's get expensive for high school seniors. Davis said "My applications cost around 40 dollars apiece, and so that's over 100 dollars just to see if you are going to get into the college."
Kathryn Davis is anxiously awaiting notice from the University of Georgia to see if she is accepted. She like most other seniors have applications at several other universities just in case.
Nationwide more than 3 million high school seniors are expected to graduate next year.