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The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
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How would you save your pets life if a tornado touched down here in South Georgia? Tuesday's tornado ripped through Oklahoma taking 24 lives, and today families are still searching for their belongingsMore >>
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Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
October 9, 2007
Albany -- More bragging rights for Albany State University. The school ranks in the top third of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. Students and administrators say it really wasn't much of a surprise.
Tosh Sevier isn't originally from Albany, he moved here more than a decade ago with his family. But when it came time to pick a college, he could have moved back to Massachusetts, or gone just about anywhere else, but chose to stay here, to attend Albany State University. "My experiences here have been great," said Sevier. "Interaction with peers, relationships with professors has been wonderful, so I think it's well deserved."
He's talking about a new ranking by U.S. News and World report which ranks ASU 26th among 81 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. "A predominately black institution," said Sevier, "gives you a lot of identification, so you learn a lot about your culture, you get to mature around things that relate to you. I think it's an outstanding opportunity for any African American student to attend an HBCU."
President Dr. Everette Freeman says the ranking only confirms what he already knew about Albany State. It moves students in a new direction. He said, "They come to Albany State for the quality education and they become proud alums because they have achieved their potential as a result of having attended ASU."
But Freeman says he has no intention of remaining stagnant, he only wants ASU to move higher on the list. "You are 26th this year, where are you going to be next year?"
He replied, "Well, you can't predict that you're going to be number one, but that's what we're shooting for. You've got to shoot for number one."