Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
October 25, 2007
Valdosta - A non-profit educational foundation is joining forces with a VSU student who says he was expelled for peacefully protesting a school construction project.
The Foundation for Individual Rights and Education, or FIRE, has agreed to help former Valdosta State University Junior Hayden Barnes.
Barnes was expelled shortly after posting a cartoon on his facebook page and writing a letter to President Ronald Zaccari, saying he didn't agree with the school's plan to build two new $30 million parking decks.
The president's office says the cartoon was threatening, and that he was a 'clear and present danger.'
Barnes and FIRE say he was simply voicing his opinion. "His actions here, expelling Hayden for clearly protected political speech, are so beyond the pale constitutionally speaking, that it easily ranks as one of the worst abuses of power FIRE has seen," says Will Creeley, a Senior Promotions Officer at FIRE.
A hearing date to review Barnes case has been set by the Office of State Administrative Hearings for November 26th.
Administrators at VSU say they are still not able to comment, since the case in ongoing.