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 >>
May 22, 2006
Albany - - Many new teachers coming into the profession just can't stand the heat. According to the National Education Association, half of all new teachers quit within their first five years.
Radium Springs Elementary teacher, Harlan Porter just wrapped up his first year.
"Just walking down the hall and having their attention and having the quietness that I want and knowing that I was the leader of these 25 plus children."
Memories that helped him realize he wouldn't have it any other way. He's breaking down his classroom and getting it ready for next year. Teachers like Porter are rare.
Nationally, not only is there a shortage of teachers, there's also a need for good male teachers. According to the National Education Association, men make up barely a quarter of all teachers - and that's the lowest it's been in four decades. That's part of why Porter does this.
"Certain things like how a man is supposed to carry himself or the kind of speech a man is supposed to use they never experienced that before. A lot of them don't have fathers at home."
Dougherty County Schools are looking for more like him. So they hold job fairs each year, travel to different colleges, offer a relocation bonus to some teachers moving from outside of the area, and reimburse costs for important teacher certification exams - all of this to find good teachers and keep them.
"I feel privileged to be in a position where I can be a positive example to so many children."
The school system doesn't have to worry about losing this one anytime soon.
"Oh yeah, I definitely want to come back. I'll be back next year."
In fact, he's preparing to get his Master's Degree in Early Education.
The National Education Association also says the percentage of African-American teachers is the lowest its been in more than 30 years. The N.E.A. found states with higher salaries tend to attract the most men.