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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
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A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
August 4, 2004
Lee County-- While many school systems are begging for teachers, one South Georgia county is turning them away.
Lee County business and civic leaders welcomed more than 40 new teachers today.
It's a school system that's growing each year, and it's reputation around the state is growing too.
Lee County's newest teachers are welcomed to the school system, "The other day I walked down the hallway to my classroom and I saw the name Griffith on the nameplate, I got real nervous, laughs." Becky Griffith is new to teaching, but it is not her first time inside a Lee County school.
"People say oh, you want to come home, but it is a good school system and I was lucky enough to get a job there."
Superintendent Larry Walters says, "That's a wonderful position for a superintendent to be in. You have lots of applications, high quality applicants, so every time a position needs to be filled, it can be filled with very best teacher."
The competition to fill the jobs was tough. But, as the schools spiffy up for the new year, Walters says it's the community support that helps him recruit top teachers, "The Chamber of Commerce sponsored this new teacher reception because they wanted to tell the teachers how much they support them but also want to tell them how important good education is to the quality of life in Lee County. It's a top priority."
A top priority that this Lee County graduate--and now Lee County teacher--says is well known around the state. Griffith says, "You could go miles and miles away from here and someone will know about Lee County schools, it is just a good school. I was lucky enough to get a chance to student teach." Now this student is the teacher.
Administrators are expecting another record enrollment this year.