Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Posted June 06, 2005
Thomasville- School may be out for the summer, but it's never too early to look towards next year. That's the thinking behind a school supply drive sponsored by a Thomasville businessman. "Beef O-Brady's" owner, Craig Wood, has partnered with Thomas County Schools to help equip underprivileged students.
Zak Steele is out of school on summer break, but he's already preparing for the sixth grade next year. "We have a list of what to get," he says. Like many students, he's learned the importance of having adequate school supplies. "You're going to need all that stuff to do all your work, and succeed in school," says Steele.
But Zak's one of the lucky students, his parents can afford supplies. Some of his classmates' parents can't. "Some kids will come to school with bent up pencils, markers that don't work anymore, broken crayons," says Steele. That's why "Beef O Brady's" restaurant owner Craig Wood has partnered with Thomas County Schools. He's collecting donated school supplies to give to underprivileged students. "What we're trying to do is give back to the community. We'll give them to the schools, they'll give them out to the kids that need them. When they come to school, they'll have a brighter attitude towards it and do better," says Wood.
Unfortunately, so far Wood's effort has been: "Slow. The donations are very slow, a notebook and a couple of pens and pencils here," he says. To help counter that lack of support, Wood is offering an incentive to participants. "We'll give you a coupon for some game tokens so your kids can have fun when they're here," says Wood.
So, to help your kids have a little extra fun, Wood is asking you to donate to underprivileged kids. "Pencils, books, notepads, book bags, book bags that your kids had last year and are barely used," says Wood. That's a long list of supplies that Steele says won't sell his fellow students short on their education. "Don't lose them, because you're going to need them," says Steele. And Wood says you've got all summer to donate them.
Wood emphasizes that you can donate new supplies, or those that have been slightly used. There is no age limit for the types of supplies that can be given.