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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
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A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
April 24, 2003
Valdosta - Since she was a little girl, 17-year-old Tiffany Tweed has looked forward to her Senior Prom. "You hear older people talk about it, and its something you always want to do," said Tweed.
But two weeks ago, that dream ended when she was told she couldn't attend the dance. "They told me I could come just to take pictures, but as soon as that was done, I'd have to leave," said Tweed.
Tiffany has Avascular Nucrosis. It's disease that eats away at the bones in her lower leg. Because of her hospital homebound status, Lowndes High Principal Ann Rogers said she couldn't attend the dance. "She said there was some state law and she was just making an exception for me to even come and take pictures," said Tweed.
But Tiffany's mom Laura says the principal is wrong. "I've researched it on all sorts of web sites, and there's no such law," said Laura Tweed.
She'd made all the pre-prom preparations. "I had a dress, hair appointments, and got my nails done," said Tweed. Now she has a few photos, but no real memories from the night she'd long anticipated. "It's like giving a baby candy and taking it away," said Tweed. "I got to go in and see how beautiful everything was and how much fun I could have, then had to leave."
Lowndes County Superintendent Steve Smith didn't know about Tiffany's situation until a week after the prom, and says it was a big misunderstanding. "If I had known, she would've been able to go," said Smith. "The communication channels just got mixed up and I was never even informed but we really regret this situation."
Tiffany knows she can't get a second prom, but wants one thing from the school board. "I can never relive those memories, but an apology would be nice," said Tweed.
Superintendent Smith says he's tried to contact the Tweeds, and is the process of preparing a written apology.