Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
April 10, 2003
Leesburg-- Larry Walters is getting acquainted with his new digs, and refers to himself as "the new kid on the block." The new kid on the block is no stranger to the classroom-- he's spent more than a quarter of a century as an educator in Alabama. But his move east is a welcome change. "One of major differences coming from Alabama is that Georgia school system, challenges as far as funding, so much better than Alabama they are on the brink of a financial crisis right now."
Although Georgia is pinching its purse strings too-- Walters thinks Lee County has a big advantage. "I've seen some of the best teachers I've seen anywhere here in Lee County."
And strong teachers will be the key to Lee County facing its biggest challenge. "One of the challenges this school system faces as well as every school system is accountability, test scores."
High test scores is undoubtedly very important in public schools-- and will remain a focus under Dr. Walter's administration. But, for the first few weeks, his attention will be focused on getting used to his new surroundings.
Former Superintendent Bill Lewis is still under contract with the Lee County School System. He will be available for consulting purposes until the contract expires June 30th.