Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
June 12, 2006
Albany--Whether Dougherty County schools will have crossing guards next school year is still up in the air.
Board members addressed the issue tonight during their weekly board meeting. In the past, the Albany Police Department paid for the crossing guards.
They've now decided to stop, since the county hired its own police force.
School board members say they've tried working with county and city commissioners in hopes they'll help foot a portion of the bill.
So far no one is budging. Board members say the safety of the school children is a top priority. However, people attending tonight's meeting hope they resolve the issue soon.
"We do not want to be two months from now worrying about who's going to assist those children in getting to school safely because someone has to do it," says William Wright, a concerned citizen.
"If the county sticks and city sticks to their position, and the school board sticks to our position, what I'm going to suggest to my board is that we do an evaluation of the crossing guard, determine exactly what's needed out there, and how many, what it would cost, whether or not volunteers could do it," says school board chairman, Willie Weaver.
School board chairman Willie Weaver is scheduled to meet with Albany City manager Alfred Lott tomorrow afternoon. However, Lott previously refused to take on any of the cost.