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 >>
May 7, 2004
Albany-- If you were around northwest Albany Friday morning, your eyes might have been drawn upward. Dozens of rockets streaked through the sky, launched from a nearby playground.
Another successful launch by the Young Astronauts. Student Hannah Stern says, "What we do is we come after school, and we build rockets, and we shoot them off."
These Deerfield Windsor 4th and 5th graders are members of the Young Astronauts. Today, six months worth of work is paying off--for most. Walker Lanier says, "It's a dud. My engine won't work."
But, a quick modificationand it's blast off. Teacher Marie Salter says, "Following directions is really important, and we kind of find out how well they follow directions on launch day, because if they go off successfully we know the rocket got put together."
For all, today is a lot of fun. Tripp Mathis says, "We get to catch the rockets."
But, for a few, like Shelby Edwards who says "I love space. Science is my favorite subject," being a member of the Young Astronauts means a little more, "We are going to Space Camp."
Not all of the Young Astronauts will be spending their summer vacation at Space Camp, but the rocket launch might be the next best thing.
The Young Astronauts meet after school twice a month starting in October.