Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
August 23, 2007
Bainbridge-- Walk into almost any high school in America and you'll see them. . . cliques. And its no different at Bainbridge High. "Certain people, like the band hang with the band, the football team with the football team," explains 11th grader Colby Ponder.
But Thursday 100 Bainbridge High school students had the chance to change that for their whole school. "They have no idea what they're getting themselves into when they get here," says Allison Harrell, a social worker for the Decatur County school system.
Three other Decatur schools participated in challenge day earlier this week. The international program where facilitators is aimed at tearing down walls and forming bonds between people who might never expect to be friends. "Basically its about relationship building and compassion. Not judging others. Not just looking at someone and already having an image of what they are in their mind. Getting to know people," says Harrell.
After the morning activities to get the kids loosened up, they closed the doors to everyone not participating in challenge day. Inside they break into family groups they stay with the whole day where real bonds start to form.
And hopefully last. "I hope when you walk into our schools you don't see any segregation whatsoever. We are all just one big group," says Harrell. Ponder adds, "I hope I see people hanging with different people that was here and just everybody talking to everybody and getting along."
The Decatur students are the first ever in Georgia who got to take part Challenge Day, but hopefully won't be the last. Along with the 400 students, 100 adults also took part in Challenge Day.