A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
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A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
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Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Albany -- Albany Tech is crowded with students, growing more than 100% in the last ten years. So the college is asking the businesses that often hire the school's graduates, to help pay for needed improvements.
Aspiring chef Claudia Vallaeares studied engineering in Mexico, but came to Albany Tech to perfect her passion for cooking. "I have the scientific part of food, now I need the artistic," she said.
She banking on the college's specialized Culinary Arts program to teach her the skills she needs to land her dream job. "Being a caterer in real Mexican food, not the food they serve in Albany," said Vallaeares.
Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker says serving up a skilled workforce will take new courses, larger facilities, and more money. And colleges can no longer rely on a very tight state budget for money. So the college is holding its first fundraising campaign.
"We hope to raise $3 million to $4 million," said Parker.
The school plans to use the money for two things: First, to improve student achievement. "Scholarships, better facilities, and an opportunity for students to have career services up front so they know the areas better that they want to go in to," Parker said.
And secondly, to partner with industries. "Giving industries that need additional employees an opportunity to partner with us to help those employees be educated and trained."
Training that will hopefully help these students easily transition from the classroom to workplace.
Albany Tech has already raised about $1.3 million toward its $4 million goal.