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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 >>
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 >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Kaila Barrett of Albany loves the Exchange Club Fair. In fact, she's already been here once.
"I actually went Wednesday," she said.
The 11th grader at Westover High School also loves physics. "It challenges you. It's more than about memorization it's about applying concepts," she said.
But while Kaila does well in physics, she's part of a generation of American high schoolers who are behind their international peers. In an effort to close the gap, educators have turned to different ways of teaching math and science.
According to Horace Bentley, the Science Supervisor for Dougherty County Public Schools the goal is to "take that content and put it in a real life setting so that they make the real world connection between what is learned in the classroom and what they see on an everyday basis."
And Friday, those new methods took about 125 Dougherty County High Schoolers to - the fair? But there's a method behind this seeming madness.
While the students are having fun on the rides here at the fair, they're also learning important scientific concepts.
Take the bumper cars, while it looks like no more than a jumbled mess, there are lessons to be learned here.
"They're seeing as far as friction, the static electricity that is shared when they're colliding," said Bentley.
And the carousel? There are math and physics principles at work here too. So what are these students doing?
"Using formulas to figure out revolutions, like how many times the ride goes around in a minute," said Barrett.
All of the activities today were about reinforcing what's already being taught in the classroom. And it seems to be working, at least in one case. While Kaila was considering a career in medicine before, now she says, "taking physics has opened me up to thinking about some different careers that involve science."
Meanwhile educators are hoping that some of her classmates will follow her lead and begin thinking about careers in science too.