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 >>
October 23, 2006
Tifton - The latest project at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College started with a bang as college officials broke ground for a state of the art freshman housing complex. "What sets this apart is it's designed for freshmen, it's designed to support their academic life and try to blend their social life," says Dr. Gail Dillard, Interim Vice President for Student and Enrollment Services at ABAC
Planning for the 17 million dollar ABAC Lakeside building began two years ago when the faculty realized the need to create a home-like environment for students leaving their families for the first time. "We need an environment to place them in where they will have peers, brothers and sisters so to speak, a family of councilors and guidance personnel who will help them adjust to their new home," says ABAC President David Bridges.
To create this environment, the new building will feature spacious suites for 489 freshmen, recreation rooms, and an in-house team for academic support. "We will have academic support programs in the residents halls, we'll have tutors on sight," Dillard adds. "We will have advising on sight so students can ask questions and get some answers."
They hope this building will help enhance the student's freshman year experience and help them feel like they are part of the community while increasing retention rates at the college.
The new building is scheduled to be completed before students arrive for fall semester next year.