Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
August 26, 2004
Lakeland - It happens every nine weeks at Lanier County Elementary. "Our whole town turns out, businesses come and sponsor with us," said Jonan Holbrook, Teacher.
They call it a Renaissance pep rally, complete with cheerleaders, music, and prizes, all to reward these students for good grades and behavior. "If you've upped your grades by just one point, we're going to reward and recognize you in so many ways," said Holbrook.
And stacked against more than 5,000 other schools with Renaissance programs, Lanier County Elementary has the best. "People from all across the nation voted and got one vote and our school won again for the 2nd year in a row," said Holbrook.
Now schools all over the country are looking to the small town of Lakeland as a model for motivating students. "Our students want to come to school, they don't even want to stay out when they're sick, they're asking Mama to let them come," said Felicia Moore, Teacher.
Since the program started five years ago, test scores have skyrocketed and bad behavior is a thing of the past. "It makes be a better student," said J.T. Williams.
"As a parent and teacher, I think it has done wonders for our school," said Ginger Griffis, Teacher. A school that's taking student motivation to a whole new level.