Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
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
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
November 12, 2007
Thomasville-- Traffic continuing throughout the morning, and parking lots less than full were just a couple of signs something was not quite right at Thomas County Central High School Monday morning. "This morning when I got to school there were cars just leaving out of the parking lot when I was pulling up," says Angel Barfield. She is just one of the unusually high number of students who checked out of school early today. "One of my friends came up and asked me if I was leaving and I said 'No, why?' and they said 'Everybody else is' because there was a gun threat," Barfield explains.
A suspicious statement involving a student's supposed plan to bring a gun to school was reported to administrators on Friday. "Of course immediately the administration and our resource officers began to investigate and determined that no threat had been made, and thought that the issue had been resolved," says Thomas County schools superintendent Jean Quigg.
Administrators say text messaging and myspace were the main sources for rumors that quickly spread over the weekend. "It had been expanded upon, changed, taken out of context, et cetera. So it was totally unfounded," says Quigg.
But when parents caught wind of a possible threat, many pulled their kids from school, like Barfields mom. "She didn't want me there. She asked me what was going on and I said they're trying to say it's a rumor but she was like, you need to leave," Barfield says.
Administrators say parents have every right to take their child out of school, but in cases like this they discourage it. "We just want parents to know that we would not have convened school today if we had thought there was any reason at all to be concerned," says Quigg.
School resource officers will continue to investigate the source of the rumors, and those behind them could face punishment. School administrators urge parents to have their children back in school Tuesday.