Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
January 13, 2004
(Atlanta-AP) -- Georgia's lieutenant governor is blaming the strain on the HOPE scholarship on the state's colleges. The Democrat says colleges are to blame because they keep hiking fees and tuition and use the lottery-funded scholarship as a funding source.
In a surprise move, Taylor laid out a plan to save HOPE that includes a free on college tuitition. Taylor made his comments at the annual "Eggs and Issues" breakfast attended by 2,400 members of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta. Many lawmakers also were on hand.
The scholarship covers tuition, fees and books for "B" students. It has grown to include so many students that in a few years the state lottery will not be able to pay for HOPE.
The scholarships and technical college grants cost Georgia more than $21 million in 1993-94 -- HOPE's first year. Last school year, the bill topped $357 million dollars. Lawmakers have been scrambling for solutions to the impending problem.
Taylor was received with applause when he disagreed with a plan to begin typing the HOPE scholarship to SAT scores. He also said he opposes cutting out the fees and books portion of the scholarship.