Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:57 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:57:23 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County has more "No Excuses" schools than every system in the state but Atlanta's, but not all the news from a new school report card is good.
No excuses schools are those that maintain strong test scores despite high poverty rates.
Five Dougherty elementary schools made the list, International Studies Charter, Jackson Heights, Lamar Reese School of the Arts, Lincoln Magnet, and West Town.
"I'm proud of these schools, state wide they're 180 school systems 19 were on the list, we would like all our school to be on the list and we'll continue to make steps to improve student academics," R.D. Harter, DCSS Public Information Dir.
The report card issued by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation also shows some struggling schools.
Three of the four high schools rank in the lowest percentile, so do four of the six middle schools.
According to fifth grade scores, four Dougherty County schools are in the lowest grouping as are five based on third grade scores.
Click here to see the complete list of "No Excuses" schools.