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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
May 14, 2007
Bainbridge-- After last Friday's graduation, all is quiet on the small Bainbridge College campus. By signing an agreement with Albany State this afternoon though, the administration took a big step for the growth of the two year school.
"They'll bring to Bainbridge, year 3 and 4 of their Criminal Justice program. We already offer years one and two," explains Bainbridge College President Dr. Tom Wilkerson The school had been looking for a program like this to offer their students.
Increased interest in the field was the determining factor. Wilkerson says, "Criminal Justice has returned, its one of the reasons we have Mr. Bowers here."
Walter Bowers in a Criminal Justice Instructor, and the Interim VP Student Affairs and Bainbridge College. He spent years in law enforcement.
A retired state trooper, jail supervisor and even therapist to state inmates, he's now changed his focus to criminal justice education. "If we have a more educated workforce, no matter what the field is, we are more likely than not going to have better employees," says Bowers.
With the opportunity to complete all four years of their degree right here in Bainbridge, the hope is more students will go into the Criminal Justice Field than would otherwise.
The agreement will definitely benefit the large portion of the schools' non-traditional students. "They're here because of family, they're here because of employment. They don't have to pick up and move to Albany or Valdosta or Tallahassee, it helps," says Wilkerson.
When the campus fills up again in the fall, administrators expect a starting class of about thirty for the new program.
Bainbridge College offers similar programs for education and business administration on their campus.