Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
A South Georgia school has earned a prestigious title. Hahira Middle School is a Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch. The school was chosen for its academic excellence and commitment to students.
The National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform chose Hahira Middle because of their commitment to excellence. They serve as a role model from which other schools can model themselves.
They must show academic achievement, responsiveness to the needs of adolescents, and a passion for helping all students achieve at high levels.
"We believe in rigor. We believe in relevance, and we believe in relationships," said Principal Kip McLeod.
The teachers of Hahira Middle collaborate together. They offer the students engaging assignments. 8th grader, Lori Taylor said, "I really like my math teacher. We had to do an essay, explaining in words how you do your math work. It really gets you think about other ways to do your school work."
Relationships are cultivated so the students feel encouraged. 7th grader, Tre' Jackson, told us, "I like being here because the teachers are so friendly to the students. They try to help students with problems, and if you have a question about a certain class or activity, you can always go to a teacher."
The process of being chosen is rigorous. The school endured numerous interviews and classroom observations. In the end, Hahira Middle School had no problem making the grade.