Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Cairo- Millions of dollars in renovations on Grady County schools are an extensive project officials say has been a long time in the making.
Superintendent Steve Wooten says please pardon the dust at the main project: Cairo High School's auditorium. "Our band folks have been very gracious working in the midst of all this hammering, sawing, scraping and brick laying," he says.
The auditorium renovation is a $1.3 million project. But that's not all. "Every school is in for something," says Wooten. From classrooms to gyms, Grady's schools are getting facelifts across the board. "We've got about nine million dollars worth of work on the table right now. In the next two months, we're going to let it out for bidding," says Wooten.
The educators aren't the only ones who'll reap the benefit of the renovations. A site behind Cairo High School will be the new maintenance building. "We can move the maintenance shop, tear down the existing buildings, and give additional playground areas, new parking spaces, and maybe a new bus pickup for Southside," says Wooten.
New facilities, and new technology are something Wooten says staff and students in Grady County can't wait for, especially in Cairo Highs' auditorium. "We'll come back with a sound booth. It'll house the sound, the light system, the spotlights. Everything will be controlled right here. Now we don't have that capability," says Wooten.
And if the bidding goes well in the next two months there will be more good things to come for Grady County Schools. "Hopefully this summer there'll be a lot of dust kicked up in Grady County," says Wooten.
Wooten adds that within the next year, there will be no more mobile classrooms in Grady County. All of the renovations are being paid for with SPLOST money.