Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
November 23, 2006
Tifton - Enrollment is up at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, and it's reached a record high. "Our official number is 3574, another record year of enrollment," says ABAC President David Bridges.
The school attributes the continued growth to quality education programs and the ability to attract students from all walks of life. "We draw students from 153 of 159 counties in Georgia, 11 states in the country, and ten countries around the world," he adds.
Over at Valdosta State, things are much the same. With almost 11,000 students, the school has had a record year of enrollment as well. Recruiting from all over has helped. "It seems that the word has gotten to the Atlanta metro area that VSU is a great place to be," says Louis Levy, Vice President of Academic Affairs at VSU.
A lot of Colleges and Universities in Southwest Georgia have seen an increase in enrollment, and the folks in charge hope this good news reflects on the way they do business and treat their students. "I hope it means the University system of Georgia is doing its mission in the area of accessibility, affordability and achievement on the part of our students," Levy says.
Both colleges are showing no signs of slowing down. "We would like to continue to grow. We recognize that there's a large unserved student population out there and we want to be a part of serving that student population," Bridges says.
Levy agrees. "We hope we grow in the next 5 to 6 years and possibly to 14 thousand and we hope to grow to 16 thousand and beyond that."
So the next time you're considering which college is right for you, it might be closer to home than you thought.
Enrollment at Darton College is up more than two percent over last year.
Valdosta Technical College also increased by one and a half percent.