Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
By David Miller, with information from GSU
STATESBORO, Ga. – (WALB) What was known a couple of generations ago as Georgia Teachers College might be hardly recognizable by graduates of that era.
In the 1950's, the institute that became Georgia Southern University, was less than half the size it is today. And the school's growth is accentuated by current enrollment.
Spring Semester 2010 enrollment has climbed to 18,134. That is an increase of 1,404 students from the same period last year.
School leadership is justifiably proud of the growth the university has seen. "Georgia Southern has become a University of first choice for outstanding students from throughout the country and around the world," said Brooks Keel, Ph.D., president of Georgia Southern University.
Keel noted that while enrollment has continued to grow, so has the University's retention of students reaching an all-time high this past year.
"There are hundreds of thousands of students that may have started their degree throughout the country but life, kids and their mortgage payments made it tough to finish," said Keel. "Now is the perfect time for them to come back and we're seeing an increased interest from students that want to earn a degree from a respected state University."
GSU has long embraced the Internet as a teaching venue. Through Georgia Southern University's online degree programs, students can learn from anywhere with an Internet connection without having to travel to campus.
'Southern' is continuing to introduce new online degree programs including the new fully online M. S. Sport Management that will welcome its first students this summer. This recent addition complements the University's already wide variety of education, business, IT and healthcare online degree offerings.
Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University. It now offers 115 degree programs.
The University, one of Georgia's largest, is a top choice of Georgia's HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.