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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
July 23, 2007
Albany - Technical Colleges across the state are competing for money for programs and capital projects. If the colleges don't attract and graduate more students, the amount of money they get will dwindle. Albany Tech's new Vice President of Student Services says it's her goal to get students in and send them out with a higher education.
It's her first day on the job and already Pamela Heglar has her work cut out for her. "We're changing at the speed of light these days," she said, "and I think it's for the better."
Heglar, a 25 year veteran of community colleges, says one of many changes is the way schools get money, it all depends on how successful the school is at bringing in students and seeing them through to graduation.
She said, "If you're going to get a new building, then you need a certain enrollment for that."
She says it's all about being accountable for tax dollars. "As taxpayers we don't want to continue to pour money into something that's not really producing good results," said Hegler.
And Albany Tech's President, Dr. Anthony Parker says that's why Hegler is the perfect person for the job, she'll get those results. "It's a hard pill," she said, "but it's one we need to take." And one she plans to take, in order to take Albany Tech in a new direction.
Hegler will also be responsible for balancing the student body by increasing the number of students in certain programs that aren't as popular as other areas.