Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
August 11, 2005 Albany-- One of the Police Chiefs who helped recommend Troy Conley to lead the Dougherty County school police force said today he would have looked closer at other candidates-- had he known Conley's degree came from a diploma mill.
Sylvester Police Chief Tony Strenth was one of five Georgia chiefs on the interview panel. Thursday, he told WALB he didn't realize Columbus University, where Conley got a degree, was an on-line college that the U. S. Department of Education says isn't properly accredited.
All five of the chiefs ranked Conley as one of the top two applicants.
School system attorney Tommy Coleman says Conley never misrepresented his education or concealed where he received his degree. "I think that Superintendent and the Board were relying on the fact that Mr. Conley received an outstanding rating from each of these five chiefs. As a matter of fact, he was the only person who was on the list of the top two candidates by every one of the evaluators. So I think the Board is totally capable of looking at the totality of his qualifications and choosing what they felt was the best candidate for it."
Monday is Conley's first day as the School system's police chief.
Conley's first responsiblity will be hiring 16 new officers to serve of the school's security force. We tried to call the other four chiefs on the interview panel, but haven't heard from them yet.