Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 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 >>
June 7, 2006
Lee County- Seventy-five thousand Georgia students failed their Criterion Referenced Competency tests sending many students to summer school. In Lee County this year, more students passed the test than last year and one grade's math scores were among the top scores in the state.
Lee County eighth graders are in the classroom instead of outside, reviewing what they've learned this year to retake their Criterion Referenced Competency tests. Students must pass to be promoted to the next grade.
"We're just going over different things that were on the test, just reviewing and getting ready to take it again," said Andrea Hayslip, 8th grader.
Statewide 28,000 failed math and 13,500 failed English sending many to summer school, but some Lee County students did well. Sixth grade math scores were among the top ten districts out of 181 statewide. Teachers reworked lessons to better reflect what students needed to learn.
"They documented 50 plus extra hours, that's not the ones that they actually did on their own to create units and lessons that would be in line with these standards," said Gail Melvin, Lee Co. Middle School Principal.
The students success has earned those teachers a trip to Atlanta to share their knowledge.
"What did we do, what did we think we did differently that made our students have this success, so that's what we're going to share with them is what we did all year and it was a year long process," said Melvin.
The process continues for eighth graders who will take the test again at the end of the month.
"It's helping out a lot so far," said Andrea.
In hopes that they can advance to the ninth grade. If students don't pass the second time, they must meet with a committee which will include their parents and the principal to decide whether it's in the student's best interest to advance or repeat the grade.