Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
January 30, 2007
Albany-- A plan to protect the HOPE scholarship program that failed last year seems to be getting more support this year.
Governor Sonny Perdue is once again pushing the HOPE Chest constitutional amendment. During a contentious election season last year, Democrats opposed the plan because they say it did not prevent future cuts to HOPE.
It would limit the amount of lottery funds that could be spent on projects other than scholarships and Pre-K programs. A million Georgia students have gotten HOPE scholarships. More than a quarter of Albany State students rely on it and financial aid leaders say the money is necessary.
"Anytime you can find any source of funding for students, it's positive. The Hope Scholarship provides that and being that it's a merit-based scholarship, it's also a reward for hard work," said ASU Director of Financial Aid Thomas Harris.
Perdue says too much money has been spent frivolously on non-HOPE related projects. He wants to make sure HOPE is around for generations to come.