Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
July 27, 2005
Albany- This is where Heather Yeiser can be found every year before school starts.
"I visit Hall's a lot and come in here and look through books and collect ideas," Yeiser said while shopping Wednesday afternoon.
She shops for ideas on how to make her classroom at Lake Park Elementary a perfect place for kindergartners to learn.
"It really helps them a lot to be able to look around the room and see things that they recognize."
What teachers recognize is that this part of teaching comes at a cost to their own bank accounts.
"Ninety-five percent of the time the teachers are always spending their own money," said Steve Hall, owner of Hall School Supplies on Gillionville Road in Albany.
Hall says teachers are usually spending their own money whether they're buying educational posters or pencils with a little pizzazz. Apparently, the teachers he serves don't complain to him.
"It's a pleasure for us to work around people trying to make life better for the school system and for their children."
The personal expense is a reality for all teachers and is part of the job during these days of tight state and federal budgets and annual cuts in education spending.
Sometimes teachers do get some help. PTO's do try to raise money to help them with the cost of supplies.
"I just know that every year in August, I'm going to be a little shorter on cash than I normally am," Yeiser said. "You do it because you want to do it, not because you have to do it."
Yeiser does it because she knows the buy is a major investment in the future of education.