Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Valdosta - With the recent annexation of over 90 unincorporated islands in Valdosta, about 240 students didn't know where they were going to attend school next year.
The Valdosta Board of Education voted to allow students currently enrolled in the Lowndes County School System to remain there until they graduate. The Valdosta City Board of Education will also pay a one-time ad valorem tax of $62,500 to the Lowndes County Board of Education to help pay the cost of educating these students.
The one-time ad valorem tax is only eight percent of the funds needed to educate the 240 students, so Lowndes County School Superintendent Steve Smith is going to recommend that his board require "island students" to pay a tuition if they want to remain in the county's school system.
"We grandfather the students in, including their siblings, and we won't impose a tuition on these students this year," said Dr. Steve Smith, Superintendent of Lowndes County Schools.
If approved by the Lowndes Board of Education, the tuition would begin in 2007.
The board meeting is set for Tuesday.
Valdosta City School Superintendent Sam Allen was not available for comment today.