Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
September 9, 2002
Dougherty County - History is taught by books and also by experience. Students these days are not only living through the terrorist attacks, but they're relating the tragedy to the past. With the anniversary two days away, kids, teenagers and teachers are taking a break from books to talk about 9-11.
September 11th will never erase from these fifth graders minds. 10-year-old Justin Pride says, "At first I thought it was a tragic accident, but when I learned people highjacked a plane, I was scared they would do it again."
Gloria Mosely teaches Social Studies at West Town Elementary. September 11th terrorist attacks is added to her history lessons. She says, "It will be history to them, but right now it's fresh on our minds because that's what you see on TV."
10-year-old Briana Richardson reads what she put on her paper, "Patriotism, sorrow, pain, hurt...etc." These words are what's on these kids minds, a year later. Richardson says, "September 11th, you can relate to it, but WWI and WWII you were'nt there and couldn't actually know as much as September 11th."
Younger students talk about feelings, high school students discuss the future of our nation. Alex Tillman an Albany High School US History teacher says now is a teachable moment. He explains, "This moment gave us a chance to talk about civil liberties as it pertains to this situation."
Linking current events with the past. And history will go on, these kids in class today will eventually teach their kids what happened on 9-11. 16-year-old Kristen Watson says, "I can't imagine my kids learning about it. Something I went though, even though it's part of our history."
September 11th is not in history books yet, but it's still fresh in our minds. It's just like when John F. Kennedy was shot, those kids will more than likely always remember where they were when the towers fell to the ground.