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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - 16,000 Georgia teachers have jobs right now thanks to federal stimulus money. Georgia received nearly two-billion stimulus dollars for education.
WALB News Ten's Tayleigh Davis spoke to one Lee County teacher who moved into a new position because of the money.
Deanna Julian has been a part of the Special Needs Program at Lee County High School for 11 years.
This August, she moved into a new position as post secondary transition coordinator. The position has funding to be available for two years. Special Education Director for Lee County Schools, Kathy Wooten, was able to create the position after the program received nearly $1 million in stimulus money.
"That's a lot of money and we're being very judicious in the way we spend it," Wooten noted.
Based on transition assessments, Julian's role is to prepare students to make the move from high school to a four year or two year college or another career-building platform.
"After our students graduate, there's no follow-up process and teachers are so busy they don't always have time to follow through with transition plans or fill out proper paper work from parents," Julian said.
That's why Julian is in her current position. She says about 180 students are in the special needs program at Lee County High School and she's currently working with nearly 30 students.
"I have a lot of plans I want to see implemented in Lee County," Julian added.
Those include backing up and starting younger programs in middle school.
Julian hopes her guidance will have a positive impact on students in Lee County High School.