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 >>
August 28, 2002
Albany--Georgia High School students are scrapping the bottom of the SAT barrel. The state's average score on the college entrance exam is 980. That's 40 points below the national average and 50th in the nation, above only the District of Columbia. Dougherty County school leaders say they are preparing students for the test and seniors insist the SAT isn't an indication of how well they'll do in college.
17 year old Chloe Washington has her sights set on a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Georgia. She knows good SAT scores are important, but says its not everything. Chloe says, "I don't think it affects how you do in college. Low SAT scores doesn't mean stupid do just as well in college no matter what you get."
But, Chloe isn't taking any chances. She, along with other college prep seniors at Albany High School, meet daily to check out scholarships and financial aid for college, as well as take sample tests of the SAT. Bill Culbreath works with students help get them into their college of choice, and is quick to say that admissions look at more than SAT scores. Counselor Bill Culbreath says, "High School performance in classrooms is really a better predictor of college success than just the SAT score itself."
But, here in Dougherty County, Superintendent Sally Whatley says SAT scores have been traditionally below the state average. Dr. Whatley says, "Honestly from each of the High Schools our SAT scores look like a roller coaster from year to year." But, Dr. Whatley says the students that take the college prep classes and are diligent about their school work fare well on the SAT. 17 year old Cody O'Brien agrees, "I think a lot of classes we have had let us know the algebra, geometry, and English we learn what we need to know its just putting it together." And, these students say their classes are helping them get it together for not just the SAT, but college.
In Georgia, 65 percent of 2002 graduates took the SAT. That's nearly 20 percent more than the national average. Superintendent Whatley says the large number of test takers is one reason for the lower average.