Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
August 12, 2005
Nashville - Seventeen-year-old Antonio Rubio should be a senior this year. "But I messed around and got behind and I'm still a junior," said Rubio.
But he can still graduate on time, thanks to the teachers at Berrien Academy. "Because of the way we run the school and the wavers we have through the charter school process, we can give them credit, they can catch up and graduate on time," said Gary Chapman, Director.
The school is designed for students who are at risk of dropping out of school. The curriculum is the same as any other high school, but with only 15 students to each classroom, teachers can spend more one on one time with each individual. "They have to have end of course testing just like at the traditional high school as well as pass the Georgia high school graduation test to get their diploma," said Chapman.
But instead of learning a specific lesson planned by the teacher each day, these students work at their own pace and advance at different times. "They receive credit not necessarily because of the number of days they're here, but the mastery of their learning," said Chapman.
Because the school is much smaller than most, there's less distractions and they can focus solely on their work. "Many kids don't fit that mold of the high school setting and they need a lot of additional support or just a different way of learning," said Chapman.
Support that will lead students like Antonio to a diploma and help boost this county's graduation rates.