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Three Albany men, charged with beating a man in a bar parking lot so viciously they fractured his skull. are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their trial. After three hours of deliberationMore >>
A guilty verdict after three hours of deliberation, as three Albany men are found guilty of different levels of involvement in their aggravated assault trial.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
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 >>
September 17, 2002
Plains- With a turn of the key, dozens of South Georgia school children are off on a hay ride through the farms of the Plains Experiment Station.
"Our goal is just to have students know more about agricultural and importance of agriculture in our community," Annette Wise, an instructional specialist with the Jimmy Carter Educational Foundation said.
It's the first ever Plains Farm Day, bringing in about 600 third graders from Sumter, Schley, Webster, Dougherty and Lee Counties.
"Lot of mandated things in teaching, have to do with farming, hard unless we can get them involved with things, " Lee County teacher, Jan Warren, said.
So the students learn how farm machinery works, pull peanuts, and get to see a sheep being sheared, and learn why they do it.
"Sheep give milk and they use fur for your clothes," Tyler Joiner said.
Though many of the students live just a mile or two from a farm, they've never seen what goes on out in the fields, and for Plains Farm Day organizers, that's exactly what the day is about.
"It's a day away from school, but not from learning," Wise said.
"It's a wonderful day, because kids get to have fun," Haleigh Dodson said.
Well a wonderful day for just about everyone.
"What do you think of all these kids out here?" "Baah! a sheep resonds as he's being sheared?" Luckily though, he'll have just enough time to grow back his coat before winter comes.
The 22 different presenters at the Farm day were from the Department of Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Fort Valley State, and several county extension agencies.