Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
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 >>
July 19, 2007
Albany--It's estimated that about 2,500 students drop out of US high schools every day.
And according to a recent study by the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Georgia has the second-highest dropout rate in the country.
One south Georgia college is doing its part this morning to help lower that statistic.
Today about 100 high school students from Savannah will tour Albany Tech. While there, they'll learn about the many programs the school has to offer.
The students attending today belong to Savannah State's Upward Bound program. The program's goal is to increase the rate at which students complete high school and enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions.
Currently, the graduation rate in Georgia is just 56 percent.
Educators hope to change that.
"This program is trying to take all the anxiety out of applying for college. Not only does it help a student as they finish out their high school, but it also helps them with the application process into college, so they're not nervous and anxious about what to expect. They'll be able to pin point some of their interests and what schools may help them achieve their educational goals," says Kathryn McPhail with Albany Tech.
High school students enrolled in the program can take classes such as English or math through a participating college with an upward bound program.
The program is designed for students of low-income families or for students in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.
For more information on this program by the U.S. Department of Education visit: