Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
June 25, 2003
Nashville - Linda Johnson can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a teacher. "I always heard the stories about grading papers, and being with children, and never knew any different," said Johnson.
Her sisters, Barbara and Florence shared a similar dream. "I always knew I wanted to be an educator, and wanted to go as far as I could in my career," said Barbara Pettiford. "My philosophy was to help students do the best they could, and be the best person they could be," said Moffett.
These sisters are just three in a long line of educators born to Leroy and Florence Miles. "There are 11 of us kids, and 10 of us are in the education field," said Pettiford.
This weekend, the three will receive their doctorate degrees together from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. "It's something we all wanted to do together, as a family," said Moffett. "I'm so glad my sisters will be there to share it with me."
The sisters credit their success to their mother, who always wanted to be a teacher but had to work on a farm to support her family. "She couldn't have her dream, but she wanted us to have ours. Her encouragement and love for teaching made us inspire to live out what she couldn't," said Johnson.
Their parents died more than 10 years ago, but the sisters know they'll be looking down with pride on Saturday. "I've been thinking lately, and I'm sad because they won't get to see us graduate, but this was their dream for us, and we know they'll be there in spirit," said Pettiford.
After they receive their degrees, there will be six doctors in the Miles family. Three of their brothers have already received their doctorates.