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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
November 7, 2003 Albany- At the age of 84, Jimmie Wall is proving she's young enough to learn anything she puts her mind to.
"If you can think and you can read, then just do it," Wall said.
For the past year, her mind has been focused on getting her GED. After raising four children and spending almost 30 years as a beautician, Jimmie's family encouraged her to go back to school.
"I think she went back because we kept encouraging her, but I think anybody at any age can get an education to improve themselves," said Sara Kofoed, Wall's daughter. "Education is so important."
Friday night, she reaped the benefits of plenty of studying and lots of hard work.
"I didn't do bad for an old person," she said.
At Albany Technical College's awards ceremony this week, her efforts got the recognition they deserved, including a student of the year award and a congressional certificate from U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop.
"My teacher called me her star student all the time."
She's proud of her newfound knowledge, but what she hopes most is that along the way she encouraged another student to keep going.
"If I inspire one person, it'd be worth me going to school."
Because Wall's wise enough to know it's the mind that will get her and these other graduates where they want to go.