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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
March 25, 2008
Albany -- The Dougherty County School System will look at staggering the starting time of classes at various schools to help with transportation issues.
Right now all the Dougherty County Schools have the same starting time. School board transportation committee members say if one bus has a problem, it causes many students to be late for class.
They recommend staggering start times. Under one proposed plan Elementary schools would start at 7:45 and end at 2:15. High Schools start at 8:20 and end at 3:15. Middle Schools start about 8:55 and end at 4:15.
Buses would pick up students by school level and drop them off about thirty minutes before classes start. Dougherty Co. Schools Executive Director of Business Robert Lloyd said "what it does, is guarantee that children will be at school a certain time before the bell goes to start instruction. Therefore instruction starts when it should do, and finished when it should do. Buses are waiting to take the children home."
The full board will get a look at the plan next month.
The committee also came up with a handbook for bus drivers that spells out regulations and recommendations for their job.