Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 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 >>
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 11:58 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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Summer break is officially over in Dougherty County and change is already in the air for the start of '08-09 school year.
"We've divided out transportation responsibilities into 4 school zones that are districts based on our high schools. The buses will run more efficiently and the class day will be protected," said R.D. Harter, DCSS Public Information Director.
The new transportation plan also allows for busing of students by grade level. This means elementary school students will ride the bus with other elementary students. New staggered start times beginning this year are made possible through this plan.
Here's how the schedule looks: Starting Bell Ending Bell
Elementary 8:00 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Middle 8:15 a.m. 3:15 p.m.
High 8:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
With some 11,000 students in Dougherty County using school transportation, the new districts and starts times should reduce ride times. But drivers also need to be aware of the extended times that school zones will be in operation.
"People need to be aware when they make their afternoon and morning commutes that those flashing lights will be running longer than they have in past years. And they need to mindful and watchful of children in the roads.
The 2 county wide magnet schools Robert Cross Middle and Lincoln Elementary will be served by un zoned magnet school buses.
For more information on what you need to know for back to school visit the DCSS website.