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 >>
BERRIEN COUNTY, GA (WALB) - It was a day of learning Berrien County's Pre-K students will never forget.
On Friday, Berrien High School's FFA program sponsored Farm Day, giving students the chance to experience agriculture for themselves. With Agriculture being the number one industry in Berrien County, the FFA hopes events like Farm Day encourage students to pursue careers in that field.
The visual aids spanned far beyond the usual poster board. These students got to handle farm animals, ride horses, and even witness a pregnant cow receiving a sonogram.
"He was checking the cow to see if she had a baby," explains Pre-K student Travis Staley. "I learned a lot about animals."
Students even learned about greenhouses and renewable energy sources...not bad for Pre-K.
Tim Meeks, Berrien High School's Agriculture Department Head, explains the advanced learning opportunities, saying their purpose is "to help our students kind of be ahead of the curve later on when they graduate from college and school and are ready to go out into the work force."
Officials say agriculture is one of the few recession-proof career fields. Instilling interest at a young age could ignite the next generation of farmers and scientists.
"We want to plant this seed early on and hope to cultivate that seed within these kids as they come through the high school FFA program," says Meeks. "When they go to college, they'll be ready to go to the College of Agriculture, and enter that work force later on."
With the impact agriculture has on Berrien County, the students may get exciting opportunities in their own hometown.