Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
March 31, 2003
Albany-- There are all sorts of economic indicators out there giving some insight into whether the ecnomony is moving up or heading south. But, there's one tried and true indicator that won't be mentioned on CNBC, or in the Wall Street Journal. And, it's just as reliable as the number-crunchers.
These children are returing books to the Dougherty County Library by the boxful.
"We come every three weeks to select books."
Ethel Bonner points her students in the right direction--and as the owner of a growing day care center, picking up free reading materials is the right buisness decision. Bonner says, "Economically, we would be quite limited in the number of books we can purchase, and because the kids have such a variety of interests we want to meet those needs."
The Dougherty County Library System is meeting the needs of more and more people--circulation is up 25 percent this fiscal year. And there is a reason for that.
Library Director Mike Dugan says, "I think you can look through every down turn in the economy for the last 25 years, and when things get tight people use the public library more."
In fact, the public library was used most during the Great Depression--and with the struggles of our present-day economy, you can bet this check-out trend will continue.
The Dougherty County Public Library has 325-thousand books and other items, like DVD's and books on tape, in its five libraries. You can check these items out for free, all you need to do is sign up for a PINE card at any library.