Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Six months after being named the sole finalist thus stopping Dougherty County School's superintendent search in its early stages, Dr. Joshua Murfree spent his first day on the job Tuesday.
When we caught up with Dr. Murfree, he was participating in training for Assistant Principals and Principals where they discussed school staffing concerns and the methods used for interviews.
Throughout the day he meet with staff, attending trainings, and got to know the people he'll be working with daily to try to improve Dougherty County Schools.
He's meeting with employees one on one.
"Encouraging everyone that we're going to stay focused here on what's best for the system and that's the students and it seems like that's his main priority," said DCSS Executive Assistant Sonya Spillers.
"Once the leader is support an initiative then it sends a strong message to everyone that this is from the top down," said DCSS Exec. Dir. Curriculum and Instruction, Dianne Daniels.
"I'm excited about being here, I'm excited about being the school superintendent of Dougherty County, we're moving forward, we're doing what's right in terms of education," said Murfree.
Murfree also planned to meet with Human Resource Manager Tracy Williams and School Board Chairman David Maschke.
He's promised to sit down with WALB soon to discuss his plans for the system.