Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:25:44 GMT
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses. They are there to represent the men and women fromMore >>
The Albany Dougherty County Post of the American Legion will be on the lawn of the Albany Mall Saturday morning at 8:00 to erect 122 white crosses.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:31 GMT
A huge truck load of peanut butter is headed to Oklahoma tornado victims. Friday afternoon, 31,680 jars of it were loaded onto a truck at Lineage Logistics in Albany. The 22 pallets of peanut butterMore >>
Friday afternoon, 31,680 jars of it were loaded onto a truck at Lineage Logistics in Albany.More >>
Bainbridge College news release
BLAKELY - Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) and Bainbridge College Early County (BCEC) are sponsoring a Nov. 18 conference in Blakely for Southwest Georgia area educators, school systems' leaders, and business and industry leaders, including Chamber of Commerce members.
The Economics of Education Conference will emphasize the role quality education plays in building a strong economic climate and in supporting Georgia's capacity to compete globally, said BCEC faculty member John McRae, who is helping coordinate the conference.
The regional event will feature Susan Walker of GPEE. It will include a brief presentation on the Georgia Work Ready program that BCEC offers. Dr. Kathaleena Monds of Albany State University, who is with the Georgia Council of Economic Education, will also attend.
The conference is to be 10 a.m.-noon at BCEC, 40 Harold Ragan Dr. (at US Highway 27 Bypass). Registration deadline is Nov. 16. Download registration form at www.bainbridge.edu or call BCEC, 229-724-2100. Fax form to 229-724-2107.
Dr. Monds will share information on classes and materials the GCEE offers to teachers and school systems. The meeting will address the impact of education, economic development and work readiness.
Director of policy and research for the Georgia Partnership, Ms. Walker leads its efforts to produce high-quality educational research and publications that fulfill the mission of informing and influencing Georgia leaders.
She will present new, compelling data to point where participants' communities stand in their ability to compete in economic development based on a community's educational rankings. A guide for action that can be tailored to each locale will provide the essential next steps for making measurable improvements in school achievement.
GPEE's first Economics of Education presentation was in 2004 as a joint venture with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Its continuing popularity resulted in a second edition in 2007. In 2008 Economics of Education II continued to be a popular draw with a wide range of audiences across Georgia.
With Chamber support, GPEE aims to raise awareness across the state that quality education is essential for economic development. Focusing on three key issues, Early Life Experiences, Academic Achievement in Every Grade, and Teacher Quality, the briefing paints a clear picture that a vibrant, successful school system translates into a prosperous community and state.
The Partnership offers assistance by guiding communities through an initial planning phase in building an education action program.