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 >>
June 14, 2005
Valdosta - The grounds of Valdosta State University have turned into one big construction zone. "We have about 28 contracted construction projects that are underway," said Charles Harmon.
The college is expecting a record enrollment this fall with an estimated 11,000 students, and to accommodate this growth, big changes are happening around campus. "We're just trying to gear up as we're building towards our next century," said Harmon.
Blazer Boulevard is the main traveling route through main campus, but soon, this area will be closed to all vehicles and made into a pedestrian mall. "It will be well lit, it will primarily be an area for people to communicate and be able to walk to class without interference from vehicles," said Harmon.
Other projects include new intramural fields at Sunset Park, additional conference rooms at the University Center, and something all students will be happy to hear about, more parking! An additional lot is under construction outside Nevins Hall. "That's a major project, we're adding about 133 parking spaces and we'll also have some new parking outside of the Admissions/Auxillary Services area," said Harmon.
They'll also be adding an ornamental fence along front campus facing Patterson, to make crossing the street a little safer. "We're trying to get students in the pattern of crossing Patterson at one or two points and hopefully the fence will help in that regard," said Harmon.
Most of the projects will be finished by the time fall semester starts, but some finishing touches won't be done until spring. All the construction may be a slight inconvenience for now, but university leaders say the end product will be worth the hassle. "We don't want to make things difficult for people in the community but we're referring to these as our points of progress and we want to make sure people understand what's going on at VSU," said Harmon.
They're changes that are necessary to meet the demands of this growing university.