Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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 >>
August 2, 2007
Nashville - Its a goal that's been years in the making. "Our graduation rate last year was at 57.5%. This year we saw a gain of approximately 20 points," says Superintendent Mike Bochenko.
And at 77%, its the highest graduation rate anyone working at the Berrien County School system can remember.
They attribute that success to their teachers and many programs they recently initiated, including adding a graduation coach to the staff. "We did implement a graduation coach and we believe that had an impact. A lot of one on one," he adds.
But also to the students at Berrien High. "You have to give some credit to the students. They are the ones that put the answers on the paper and do the testing."
And with school starting back up next week, teachers are now studying past scores to see how they can keep improving scores in the future. "And a lot of times its trends. You can't look at one particular score but you look at trends and what happening with each group," says Donya Gillespie, Assistant Principal at Berrien High School.
They say those trends help them identify trouble spots for their students and allow teachers to focus on those areas. They hope these steps will help increase their graduation rate even more by the end of the year.
Berrien County is one of 19-school districts statewide that had 100 percent of their schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress for three or more years in a row.