Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:06:46 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 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
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 >>
March 11, 2003
Albany - More and more college students are relying on financial aid to pay for their education. "I've been on financial aid for two semesters now, and I wouldn't be able to come to Darton without it," said 20 year-old Paige Peavey. The number of financial aid applications received for the upcoming semester soared 30%, on average, at colleges across the country.
Requests for Pell Grants and student loans jumped at Darton College and ASU this year. Lost jobs, exhausted savings accounts, and shrinking portfolios have more parents depending on financial aid to keep their children in college.
More than half of Darton College students received the federal Pell Grant fall semester. And, the number of students who rely on financial aid increased about 10% since in 1999. The Pell grant gives students $4,000 each school year. Many student who don't qualify for the federal aid take out student loans. And, that's when the debt starts adding up.
"It's not hard for me to pay my bills," said Peavey. "As long as I keep the HOPE scholarship I'll be all right. But, I feel bad for the students who work and go to school full time to receive their Pell grant money."
More and more requests for financial add are flowing into ASU's office as well. 30% of ASU students received the Pell Grant. Enrollment has also increased at both colleges thanks in part to HOPE. But, it the extra expenses once paid for by mom and dad that students are taking upon themselves and using loans to pay for.
On top of this, most universities and colleges are asking for financial help too. The tough economy caused annual endowments to drop 6% at colleges nationwide.