Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:08:36 GMT
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongings and pets that were lost during the storm More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Albany- Darton President Dr. Peter Sireno says the decision to deny the school's request to offer several four year degrees is simple.
"Politically having a historically black institution in the community along with a two year college, it just is not appropriate from the Board of Regents perspective to have two colleges that would offer baccalaureate degrees," said Sireno.
After making several attempts to change the Board of Regents mind, he says the college will quit the fight.
"As far as I feel, at this point we do not have the opportunity to reapply," said Sireno.
The school's foundation says, they're not giving up so easily.
"As an employee of the chancellor as the Board of Regents he cannot pursue this. Let me make it emphatically clear that the foundation will pursue the sector change," said Ken Hodges, Darton College Foundation Board member.
Questions have arisen about when the college knew about the denial, and when they sent out thousands fund raising letters to alumni asking for donations for the student housing and change of sector campaigns.
"In those cases we'll notify them that the sector change request has been denied and we'll ask if they'd like to have their donations returned," said Sireno.
He says, Darton will continue to pursue housing and capital campaigns despite the four year denial.
"For Darton College to bring in students from multiple areas of the state and students from other states we need student housing," said Sireno.
The college's foundation plans to continue their fight for the sector change.
"We have employed the strategy that we are going to lobby the board of Regents and other things in order to influence this change," said Hodges.
An Albany State University spokesperson would not say whether ASU actively fought four year status for Darton. She would only say that decision is made by the Board of Regents.