Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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 >>
September 24, 2003
Hahira - Banging on bongos, tapping the tambourine, and making music with boom-whackers isn't a typical day on the job for most state and community leaders. But that's what many of them spent the day doing at Hahira Elementary. "I wish I could go back and start my kindergarten years again," said Sonny Walker.
More than 100 distinguished guests stopped in Lowndes County today on the 11th annual Bus Trip Across Georgia. Only 13 schools in the state are selected for the tour. "We're looking at two areas, and Hahira is doing both of those, working with their teachers and having outstanding student achievement," said Steve Dolinger, President of Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education.
Through music, hands-on literacy activities, and even building lessons, the school is showcasing its student success. "It's obvious that the children are learning early and well, and the teachers are enjoying it too," said Walker.
Guests say they are most impressed with the level of technology at Hahira Elementary. "There are several computer labs throughout the school, and the kids really know how to work their way through the resources," said Dolinger. "That's probably one reason this school's test scores improved this year."
This year's trip theme is "Quality Teachers Equals Quality Schools." And from the smiles on the guests faces when the trip ended, Hahira Elementary is setting the state standards.