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 >>
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 >>
May 20, 2005
Americus- At a noon news conference, the local and South East Regional branches of the National Association for the Advance of Colored People called for parents to make their voices heard by the Sumter County Board of Education.
The group says that black administrators are being undercut by a racially-motivated lack of support by the board. They say that Board Chairman Michael Busman should resign.
The NAACP says that with a public school system student body that is 75% black, black parents "Ought not put up with racially motivated mistreatment of black administrators." They ask black citizens to attend board meetings, and make their concerns heard.
The organization says that the recent retirement by black assistant superintendent Dr. James Drew was really a case of Drew being beaten down by the board. Drew told us, however, that after 30 years as an educator, he was just ready to retire.
When Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry submitted his resignation, he said he did so to quit before the board could fire him by not renewing his contract. Perry said that since test scores improved under his watch, and he got no negative feedback from board members, he was left to conclude that the white members of the board wanted him gone. The vote to dismiss Perry broke on racial lines, 5 - 4.
Michael Busman says that there is no racial plan in effect, and that he has only one vote when matters come up before the board. He says that he votes his conscience for what's best for the students in the system.