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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue is launching a special investigation into cheating allegations in two Georgia school districts.
Perdue announced Wednesday that he is unhappy with what he called "woefully inadequate" internal probes by the Atlanta and Dougherty County school systems. The investigations followed a statewide review of all standardized tests taken by first- through eighth-graders in spring 2009 showing unusual numbers of erasures on tests.
Perdue says he hopes to complete his investigation this fall. He says he plans to name a special investigator in coming days who will have subpoena power if educators in the districts refuse to cooperate.
He says criminal charges could be possible after the investigation is complete.
Atlanta schools spokesman Keith Bromery declined comment until later in the day. Dougherty County schools spokesman R. D. Harter said the district "welcomes" the state investigation.
State Board of Education Chair Wanda Barrs and State School Superintendent Brad Bryant issued the following statement today regarding Governor Sonny Perdue's request to the State Board concerning CRCT investigations.
"The State Board of Education and the Department of Education have demonstrated a commitment to these investigations since the first actions were taken in June 2009 and will continue this work. We fully accept the Governor's charge to take every means possible to ensure that any actions by adults do not negatively impact the education of Georgia's students."
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