March 11, 2008
Valdosta - One student at Valdosta Technical College hopes to become the new face technical college education in Georgia.
Banking and Finance Major Israel Lloyd beat out 31 other students to be receive the Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership at Val Tech.
Lloyd will spend several months traveling to Atlanta to compete against finalists from the 32 other Georgia technical colleges.
The winner will represent all technical colleges in the state.
"I will do several conferences with schools, other technical colleges obviously, a couple of universities too I believe. Basically representing and going around doing a bunch of speeches," Lloyd says.
A wide array of judges from all over the state will choose the winner this summer.
Fulfilling student needs was the focus of a community meeting with Dougherty County School officials Tuesday.
Jimmy Carter was among those raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Americus-Sumter County Tuesday.
An electrical blackout during South Georgia's high temperatures created some concern at the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society Tuesday.
Albany city leaders voted to deny the rezoning of the 2400 block of Whispering Pines Circle to allow the building of a Captain D's restaurant.
Albany city commissioners voted unanimously to roll back the millage rate.