Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
November 24, 2003
Albany- Students in Mrs. Battle's English class are studying a poem about love, but love is something junior Courtney Calhoun tells her peers is not enough when it comes to sex.
"We thought that a lot of teens probably would listen to us because we're teens so we decided to come up with a program in the school where we set up youth summits to educate them on STD's and teen pregnancy," she explains.
She calls it Teen Choice. A youth advocacy program inspired by several peers who became teen parents and one who contracted HIV.
"The reason she contracted HIV was because she said she wasn't educated. She said she knew about the dangers but she really wasn't educated."
This 17 year old's drive to educate teens has earned her a 10 thousand dollar Maybeline scholarship and the title of Cosmo Girl of the Year.
"I was coming from the car and I was like mom I've got to get my hair done. She was like you can't get your hair done because your Cosmo Girl of the year, and I was so happy. I was in the car and I had to come back in the school and tell my principal Mr. Reed."
Her mother Nina says she's always had an open line of communication with her daughter, but says she's a better role model than anything. "
Actions speak louder than words, so I feel like I can show her better than tell her what to do," her mother explains.
Through her actions Courtney is hoping Teen VChoice will help her peers make the right choice.
Courtney Calhoun plans to use the money to renovate a building and open up a Teen Choice headquarters where she and her best friend can produce a newsletter for teens in the Albany area.