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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
May 7, 2004
Fitzgerald- Mother of nine Brenda Scott gets emotional when she talks about disciplinary actions taken against her children.
"That damaged my child and me, and I told him that I would never let anyone ever damage us again," she cries.
She says her daughter was suspended for five days after yelling during her son's graduation, a punishment she says was simply uncalled for.
"For us to graduate, that's an honor. You want us to come to your football games and pay our money and yell. Why can't we admonish these children when they are walking across that stage?"
Dozens of other parents have similar complaints.
"I have a stack of papers on my desk now, probably about 52 parents have come to me, some black, some white have come to me talking about disciplinary actions," says Rev. Donald Walker.
"Most of our black students are disproportionately penalized in our school system and the way that they are handling these students they are not graduating because that are continuing to suspend our young men and our young women," says NAACP President Rev. James Davis.
They say Fitzgerald High School students have been suspended for everything from chewing gum to wearing sunglasses. Now, the Ben Hill County NAACP is leading an investigation into the parents' allegations.
"The NAACP has decided that they are going to make every effort to make sure that every student is treated fairly," Davis says.
Scott says she'll probably remove her son from Fitzgerald High, but will continue to fight for two of her other children who remain in Ben Hill Schools.
"We're not just going to let it get tabled and go uncovered as we've been doing in the past," she says.
And she's calling on all other parents to take a stand as well.
The NAACP is urging all parents to come to prayer vigil at 6:30 Tuesday night at the school board office just before the next school board meeting.