Thursday, May 23 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-23 18:33:20 GMT
Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
Leesburg- The doors didn't open until 8 AM, but many parents spent hours camped out in front of the Lee County Board of Education.
"We got here at 4:00 this morning," says Brian Deese.
"We came last night a little after 11 PM," says Ann Ethridge.
"We don't encourage parents to come out early, but it is first come first served, so in order for them to be able to get into the program here at the school system they do come early," says Pre-K Project Director Adrienne Hamlin.
According to the parents who were able to enroll their children it was time well spent.
"I think it's the reputation of the Lee County school system. Everyone wants to move to Lee County and be able to have their child in the school system," Ethridge says. "It's free, so that's a plus too."
Mrs. Hathcock's Pre-K class is one of eight in the program.
"We can only take 20 children in each classroom, so it's a 160," Hamlin explains.
Only 160 four and five year olds from the entire county that will have a chance to go to school here, but for those parents who didn't make it in time officials say there's still hope.
"We do also encourage parents that don't make it into the school system's Pre-K programs to go to our day cares throughout the community. I believe there are six here in Lee County that actually also get funding from Bright From the Start, so they can go to Pre-K free of charge in those day cares," Hamlin says.
Lee County Pre-K officials remind parents that they still may have to pay for before and after care for their children if they choose to put them in a private lottery-funded program.