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 >>
June 8, 2005
Albany- Lab specialists at Palmyra Medical Center gave a group of teachers an up close look at bacteria growing in a petri dish. The department is just one stop more than two dozen educators made during a trip to the hospital.
"Everybody knows about doctors. Everybody knows about RN's, but there is a whole host of other careers available in healthcare," says Palmyra education secretary Dana Snow.
Careers that these teachers will be able to go back and tell their students about, especially those who have an interest in math and science.
"Any students that are excelling in these areas they can give them another option. Hey, have you thought about being a pharmacist? Have you thought about being a bio-med tech," says Snow.
The tour is part of the Teach Academy. It's aimed at giving middle and high school educators and guidance counselors an inside look at healthcare and what it takes to excel in that career field.
"One thing that I've heard is multi-tasking this is a job, a career that you will not just do one thing. you have to learn to do many things, and we've heard work ethics," says Lavonda Lakes of Dougherty High School.
"Whatever their passion is there's a spot for them, and that helps us realize this is something that they can do and we can help them understand the path to get there," adds Vickie Lewis of Monroe High School.
The teachers say the academy is not only a great opportunity, but it's almost necessary to providing students with the best possible education.
"We're working with the future and if you stay in your classroom day in and day out what do you have to offer. Let's go find out how it applied and make it applicable to these kids and say this is why you need to do this," says Rodney Conine of Mitchell-Baker High School.
Educators say the program will also help them inform students about the wide variety of jobs in the area and hopefully convince them to stay in South Georgia and pursue their careers.
Teachers from five counties participated in the program. They also toured Miller Brewing Company, Proctor and Gamble and Cello-Foil Products Incorporated.