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Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency: Southwest Georgia Public Health: This public resource targets communities in Southwest Georgia and includes suggestionsMore >>
Here are some online resources available to help you be prepared for an emergency.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 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 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
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July 8, 2003
Valdosta - Ellis Washington, III could be the next president of the United States. "I want to run for mayor of Tifton, then eventually congress, maybe the senate, and eventually lead the country," said Washington.
He's finding all the skills for a successful political career at the Governor's Honors Program. "I can now communicate with people from all different cultures, backgrounds, and with completely different ideas," said Washington. "That communication is the key in campaigning."
Washington is one of 675 students taking part in the six-week long Governor's Honors Program. The rising sophomores and juniors choose a major and minor from 16 fields, and spend their days in a variety of academic activities. "We go to classes, have seminars, concerts, debates," said Donald Wakeford.
These students are some of the brightest in Georgia. They were nominated by their teachers, then selected for the program after a series of intense interviews. "They are the best of the best, and here, they don't feel like a nerd or smart kid," said Dale Lyles, Cirriculum Director. "Everyone here is extremely talented, and they understand each other."
And giving up their summer breaks for the six-week academic experience was never a question. "I've met so many amazing people, and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world," said Alison Bailey.
Although their cup of knowledge has been filled to the brim, these students say the best part of Governor's Honors isn't the lessons learned, but the friendships made.