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 >>
May 1, 2008
Albany -- A staggering majority of convicted criminals in Georgia are high school drop outs. Now a Dougherty County grand jury wants criminals sentenced to school, or at least forced to get their General Education Diplomas.
The fast track G.E.D. Class at Albany Technical College often has students who were sentenced by the courts. More than 82% of Georgia prisoners are high school dropouts. The percentage in Dougherty County is even higher.
"Most have not completed as far as the tenth grade. Certainly it goes hand in hand with failure to be successful in society to not have a complete education," said Dougherty Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards.
A Dougherty Grand Jury now wants students not only sentenced to GED programs, but they want to make sure the students take the classes seriously and get their diplomas..
"The best social program is a good job. A well paying job, benefits, etc."said Albany Technical College President Dr. Anthony Parker.
Grand Jurors also called on increased staffing for the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit, and they want a community incinerator to destroy unused prescription drugs.
"A means to dispose of unused drugs that citizens need to get rid of, so they won't end up back out on the streets," Edwards said.
And they believe cleaning up the streets, literally, will also reduce crime. Grand Jurors want the city of Albany to continue to rid the city of blight and dilapidated buildings to fight gangs and drug activity.
Thy also want things to quiet down. Grand jurors want police to more strictly enforce the noise ordinance and ticket people who play car stereos too loudly.