Monday, May 20 2013 2:25 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:25:47 GMT
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting. Robert Skinner, the NYSP director, outlined the program's services,More >>
Dougherty County Commissioners unanimously denied a $15,000 for the National Youth Sports Program during Monday's Commission meeting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:15:09 GMT
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lakeland. Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents areMore >>
Saturday night around 9:00, 42-year-old Tim Blanton was shot at 196 North Highway 135. GBI agents are investigating two officers who were involved, a Lanier Co. Sheriff's deputy and a GSP trooper.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
August 16, 2005
Albany - Freshman Ambassador Orson Burton, Jr., speaks to incoming freshmen about the challenges they may face in high school, and how to overcome those challenges by setting goals. He says, "Whatever that positive goal is, they should stay focused on that goal and if they're truly focused on that goal, they won't have time for anything else."
Burton told students to light their own paths, and not let anything get in the way. That's a message Shameca Williams took to heart. She says, "There's nothing that you can't do. If you have a goal. You need to start from 9th grade and work towards it."
And by inducting freshman into high school, they now know they have people on their side, cheering them on. Orson says, "Now that they've been inducted, they can feel a part of the high school."
A school that has been more accepting, than 9th grader, Janay Drummer thought it would be. She says upperclassmen aren't so bad. "They treated me nice. Better than I expected," says Janay.
And some of them, like Orson, will pass along words of wisdom, they've picked up during their high school career. He instructs them to, "Do your work, don't fall into the peer pressure, rise above everything negative, stay positive." In hopes these freshmen will be sure to have a positive future.