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 >>
June 29, 2007
Albany -- Fewer students in Dougherty County schools next year could cost local homeowners more. Dougherty County taxpayers could have to make up about $600,000 in lost school grant funding.
Dougherty County Executive Director of Business Robert Lloyd says the school system is projected to have 165 fewer full time students next fall. The 2005-2006 state count had Dougherty County schools with 16 thousand 375 students In 2006-2007 that fell to 16 thousand 209 students.
The state's Quality Basic Education Grants pays Dougherty County schools about $3650 per student. So estimates of 165 less students this fall will mean about $600,000 less in state grant money.
But Lloyd says despite less students, they can't cut back on the number of teachers, because of class size mandates from the state. Lloyd said "we probably still need the same numbers of teachers, however we get less grant to actually fund those teachers. So there is a shifting of funding from state funds to local tax funds."
Lloyd says the Dougherty County school budget is expected to be about 126 and a half million dollars, about one half million more than last year.
Lloyd says they will have to wait until the county finishes it's tax re-evaluations before they can finalize their millage rate needs.