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 >>
May 17, 2006
Albany -- Expansion at a south Georgia college will give area golf courses a boost. The Board of Regents gave ABAC the okay to offer a couple of four year degrees. S
Students majoring in turf grass and golf course management and diversified agritculture can now earn bachelors degrees. The degrees can help students get better jobs here in South Georgia and beyond.
Golf course managers say the four year degrees in turf management will be a big hit in South Georgia.
"It's a tremendous benefit for economy, for South Georgia as well as the golf program," said golf pro at Pine Knoll Country Club Sonny Skinner.
Managing these greens and fairways are one of the jobs a graduate with a grass-turf degree can do. The golf pro here at Pine Knoll Country Club says some of those students would be competitive to manage here some day.
"Certainly having a good person on turf-grass management can benefit your club that way," said Skinner.
Educators at ABAC celebrated the new status Wednesday afternoon. They say these four year degrees will make it easier for new graduates to get better and higher paying jobs.
"It's also going to provide additional classwork, more classes in turf grass diseases and turf grass insects, all these areas that are very important as a golf course manager, turf manager, sports field manager, etc," said Eddie Seagle.
An alumni of ABAC himself, Sonny Skinner says students with their Bachelors from ABAC will know the needs of the South Georgia area, so they are more prepped to work here.
"The local guys from around here that attend ABAC that go through the program, they know the agromini here in South Georgia, they know the problems that the turf grass people have," said Skinner.
It's that extra knowledge a four-year degree can give them, to get that first job out of school.
ABAC administrators think the new programs will help them surpass last fall's record enrollment of 4,323. The first ABAC graduates with four year degrees are expected to get their diplomas in May 2009.