Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany State University officials say state-mandated budget cuts will hurt the school. Georgia's Board of Regents just signed off on budget cuts for each of the 35 college and universities in the state's university system.
Schools were ordered to cut 6 percent from their 2009 budgets. Albany State University slashed 1.3-million dollars by eliminating 16 vacant positions, and by cutting travel expenses. Administrators say the cuts will hinder the school's growth.
"Right now we have an advantage over the bigger schools with class sizes that fit the students. If we keep growing in enrollment and don't grow in staff, than eventually our classes will get big. And it will be a deterrent for students," said Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Larry Wakefield. There were no lay-offs at the university because they had so many vacant positions.
It's also getting more difficult for many students at Albany State and other colleges to borrow money to pay for school. 85-percent of the students at ASU are on financial aid.
Most of them have to go to private lenders for what government loans or grants don't cover.Many of those lenders are approving fewer loans and implementing higher interest rates.