Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
March 16, 2004
Thomasville - Richard Jones has worked with the Department of Corrections for almost 13 years. With the experience he's gained, he's been able to move up in the department, but without a bachelors degree, he's now at a standstill.
Jones says, "With the Department of Corrections, there's been a big push for us to get back in school and get our education, and many of our jobs require a minimum of a bachelor's degree."
So Jones enrolled in the Criminal Justice program at Thomas University, going to school and working full time. A big motivation? His daughter.
He says, "I have a 14 year old daughter and in a way I'm almost glad I waited, cause now she can see daddy in college and it sets an example and she can see daddy graduating with his bachelors degree."
Greg Brown is also back in school full-time. Why is it important for him to get a college education? Well, he too wants to be a role model.
Brown says, "I wanted to be a positive role model for my children as well as a positive role model for my that I supervise at the detention center. That's always been a goal of mine to go to college and finish. I started a couple of different places, and I feel comfortable with this place and this is where I ended up."
And although they may not be traditional students, they are putting their education to work everyday. "You're actually living it, you're going to go tomorrow and you'll be a part of what they're talking about today," says Jones. "It really makes a difference."
A difference in their lives, and possibly many others. More than 10 Department of Corrections employees are now enrolled in the criminal justice program at Thomas University.