Friday, May 24 2013 12:30 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:30:17 GMT
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a YamahaMore >>
Criminals went to the back door of a house on South Street in Thomasville, and burst their way inside on Wednesday night. Police say they took several hundred dollars worth of electronics and a Yamaha four-wheeler, and made a clean getaway.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
December 3, 2008
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce task force on school unification has completed its study.
It has recommended to the board member of the Chamber to pursue unification of Lowndes County and Valdosta City Schools.
The board members of the Chamber are in full agreement that they should push for school consolidation in Lowndes County. They believe that combining the two school system would raise graduation rates and make for a better education Lowndes County.
"66% is well below the averages in the state of Georgia. We know that a high school graduate is going to earn more money. If they earn more money they have more disposable income and provide better benefits for their families," said Chamber Chairman Walter Hobgood.
The Chamber knows school unification would be a long difficult process but believe its what's best for the students in Lowndes county.
While the Chamber thinks school unification it in the best interest of the students in Lowndes county, Valdosta City Schools superintendent believes its not the right time to push the issue.
Dr. Bill Cason the says there would not be the benefits to area students that the Chamber claims would happen with school unification. Cason was apart of a school consolidation in Troup county and thinks that both systems could perform better but unification is not the key.
"It is a long process and having been through it before its not an easy process. I don't see any real advantages to unification of the schools at this point," Cason says.
Cason believes there are other ways to get graduation rates to rise other than a consolidated school system.