June 19, 2006
Albany--Some changes may be in store for the Doughtery County School System.
About 2,800 people work for Dougherty County Schools. Now, board members want to make sure employee salaries are in-line with others state-wide school districts.
The board hired a consultant to compare Dougherty County with other systems.
He will also examine the district's organizational structure and determine if certain positions should be combined or eliminated.
"We want to make sure that our salaries are competitive and that our organizational structure is in line with the amount of students that we have," says Michael Windom, board vice chairman.
The study should be completed in about four months. Based on the results, the board will then make any changes it deems necessary.
In less than a year, Southern Regional Technical College will begin to offer its courses on the campus of what by then will be the former Bainbridge State College.
Albany police are investigating after a man was shot during a shootout on Cedar Avenue.
Dougherty County commissioners have continued to search for answers on how the proposed Lee County Medical Center would affect taxpayers.
Two Georgia State Patrol Troopers in South Georgia are in the spotlight this week for possibly saving a 2-year-old's life.
According to a University System of Georgia sanctioned study, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College had an economic impact of $369,874,664 on South Georgia during the 2016 fiscal year.