Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
June 17, 2003 Albany-Breanna Bolton never expected to be the mom of a toddler at age 19.
"I had so many goals before. I either wanted to be a lawyer or a teacher," Bolton said.
After becoming pregnant at 16, her life changed forever.
"I never said I regret having her. But if I could, I would have waited."
Bolton is among a large group in Georgia. In 2000, one of every 28 Georgia girls ages 15 to 17 had a baby. But statistics show that the problem here is not getting worse.
"We are holding our own and I think that we are holding and maintaining where we are is highly commendable because it is such a fragile process," said Angie Barber, director of Phoebe Putney's Network of Trust that helps teenage mothers finish school and learn parenting skills.
Today, prevention programs are common in schools and churches, and they're helping.
"Because teenagers are going to be teenagers and they have questions and they need answers and we have to be brave enough to help them find those answers," Barber said.
Teaching abstinance, Bolton says, is important, but they need to know the realities of teenage motherhood.
"And how hard it is. Many kids think babies are cute, but they need to learn how hard it is."
Breanna has conquered some of the hardships of teenage parenting. Alexia will be two years old soon. Breanna graduated from Lee County High School last month, though a year late, and plans on starting Albany Technical College in the fall.
"I'm going to do it for both of us."
So that Alexia will know that she didn't hold her mother back from reaching her life goals.