Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
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 >>
September 11, 2003
Valdosta - With more than 10,000 students registered for fall classes, Valdosta State University is at it's highest enrollment ever. "Over the past two years, we've seen about a 12 percent increase in students," said Ronald Zaccari, V.S.U. President.
But the university's funding is heading in the opposite direction. "Our budget has decreased by about 5.5 million dollars over the past two years," said Zaccari.
The Board of Regents has adopted a spending package that includes 108 million dollars in cuts. For VSU, that means fewer classes, fuller classrooms, and no new faculty. "That could really be bad news for a student nearing graduation," said Zaccari. "If we can only offer a limited number of classes and those fill up fast, a student's graduation could be postponed by a semester."
A big capital project at VSU right now is the construction of a new multi-million dollar residence hall. Workers are clearing the land right now, but the budget cuts won't delay construction, since this project isn't state funded. "We've actually been taking money from students' residence hall dues for many years to fund this, so we can still continue with projects like these," said Zaccari.
Zaccari says despite the budget cuts, V.S.U. will find a way to work around the money problem and continue to offer it's students the highest quality of education.