Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:16:37 GMT
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:18 GMT
By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
January 13, 2007
Albany - - Affording to send yourself or your child off to college can be a struggle with climbing tuition rates and fees. The Georgia Hope Scholarship only covers the cost of tuition and some books for some students. Many students lose that scholarship because they don't maintain a "B" average. So how do you get money from the federal government and when's a good time to apply?
Krystale Bell realizes she can't pay for college on her own. So she makes sure she fills out something many college students refer to as FAFSA. It stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
"I make sure I get it in on time to make sure that I get as much money as I can get ."
That's the key. The form is available online now and the sooner you turn it in, the sooner you can take advantage of free money.
"The number one funding source for most universities is going to be the federal government," says Albany State University Financial Aid Director Thomas Harris Jr.
He encourages every student to fill out the form.
"That begins the awarding process for pell grants, work study, other grants that the federal government has available for them, also student loans. All of these cover under the education costs, room and board, tuition and fees."
The forms asks questions about a student's financial background and the government comes up with an amount it figures the student's parents can contribute to their child's education.
"Students provide the federal government with information from themselves, their parents household information, how many are in the household, also provide information regarding income and assets."
Bell realizes the sooner she gets it in, the better off she'll be.
"There's so many people filling out the FAFSA so first come, first served."
Putting her a step closer to being the first to graduate.
College students who returned to school this semester can still apply for money. They must complete the FAFSA form by July 2nd.
For students entering or returning to college next year, they can submit their FAFSA form as soon as July 1st.