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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
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
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
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 >>
February 7, 2003
Albany - It's a nationwide education program many Southwest Georgia schools are joining. The America's Choice School design is supposed to improve education. Is it helping students learn?
Radium Springs Middle School in Albany is one of 500 schools across the nation using America's Choice School Design standards. Math Teacher, Katie Hamilton, says, "Definitely seen changes in writing and thinking skills of children, writing has greatly improved."
One part of the design, coaches like Elnora Arrington and Viola Brooks, in the classroom. They are trained by education experts to watch over, help and evaluate teachers. The main goal is to make sure teachers are communicating with students. Hamilton says, "After thirty years, it doesn't bother me at all."
Other parts of the design, students do independent reading, reading aloud and reflecting on what they've read. Hamilton explains, "Children know when they come into classroom rituals and routines they follow. Everyone knows the daily set up. They know exactly what is expected of them. When a child knows what's expected of them you tend to get better results."
Principal Geraldine West Hudley also reads a book of the month to students during lunchtime. Hudley explains, "That is part of the intent that youngsters will begin to reflect and think about life lessons to be had from books that are selected."
America's Choice Georgia's Choice Design keeps extra eyes on teachers and students. Hamilton says she's enjoying the design, anything to help her students achieve more.
Students are required to read and write everyday in a source book. The Design team uses standards and gives a score to each grade level.
Since 1998, more than 500 schools in 15 states have implemented the America's Choice Design.