Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
July 14, 2004
Albany- Richard Anson knows what it's like to be an educator.
He says his teaching experience helped him during his two terms on the school board. But there's a lot of important work to be done, and he wants to keep serving.
"It's going to become increasingly important in the upcoming years that we comply with those mandates that they have and unfortunately a lot of those mandates aren't funded. They expect us to do more with less," Anson said.
Walking the streets of Dougherty County is Anson's opponent, Henry Brown. As a minister and mentor, Brown says he spends quality time in the schools and he says he hears many complaints.
"We need a person that's really concerned about fairness and equality on the board. Not to say that the others are not, but I've seen time when I didn't think they were fair," Brown said.
So he's knocking on doors and sharing his message. Brown wants the chance to help take our schools into the future.
"We just need to get control of the schools back in the hands of the classroom teacher and unless we do that, we're going to continue to have problems."
Anson wants to continue to take part in positive changes.
"In 2003, Dougherty County beat the state average when it came to making adequate yearly progress under No Child left behind and I think that's a milestone."
But as always in education, there are many miles to go.