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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - State school superintendent Kathy Cox was greeted with open arms Thursday afternoon at Alice Coachman Elementary School.
Cox stopped at the school to congratulate them on winning the coveted Blue Ribbon award.
"Only a handful of schools in the nation get this honor bestowed upon them by the federal government it's a great honor," said Cox.
She spent more than an hour visiting classrooms, talking to teachers and interacting with students even making a stop to teach kindergarten students a brief lesson on Braille and sign language.
"I was pleased to see them learning about Helen Keller and about deaf and blind students and what they do to learn and education as well," said Cox.
She was also impressed with the caring atmosphere.
"You can tell that the students love and respect their teachers you can sense the love and respect the teachers have for the students," said Cox.
Cox credits the school's recent achievements to hard work and high standards.
"It's about saying all kids can work to high levels and have a set of standards and we can expect kids to reach those standards,"said Cox.
Principal Pat Victor says many factors go into becoming a blue ribbon school such as a committed staff, high expectations, hard work from students and support from parents.
"You see a lot of motivation the kids are happy to be here," said Cox.
The Principal says she is looking forward to putting a flag Cox gave her in the front of the school where everyone can see it, and says she is bubbling over with pride Alice Coachman is among one of the best schools in the nation.
November 1st the Principal and two of her teachers will travel to Washington DC for an award ceremony and they plan on sharing the schools success story with others.
Thursday, Cox also made a stop at Merry Acres, which she says is a turn-around school and is pleased with their success as well.