Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:43:09 GMT
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. Spiderman, Ariel and a few others made rounds to the children on the pediatricMore >>
Some princesses and super heroes made a stop in Albany Wednesday to visit young patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial hospital. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:40:51 GMT
Students and teachers at a south Georgia school dedicated a special spot to a little girl killed in a school bus crash two weeks ago. Several other Pataula Charter Academy students were injured in thatMore >>
Students and teachers at Pataula Charter Academy dedicated a park bench on the playground of the school where 10-year-old Jordyn Doughtie was a student.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:31:56 GMT
Jurors heard closing arguments Wednesday afternoon in the aggravated assault trial of three South Georgia men charged with beating a man in the parking lot of a northwest Albany club. Prosecutors sayMore >>
Prosecutors say three men beat a man in an Albany club parking lot so fiercely they fractured his skull.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:24:32 GMT
Dougherty County Police are investigating a rash of entering auto thefts in the West region of the county. They hope you can identify one suspected thief caught on camera. Take a look at the young manMore >>
Dougherty County Police are looking for a young man captured on surveillance video using a stolen debit card.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:58:07 GMT
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe'sMore >>
Teachers and parents have new resources to help kids deal with major issues such as bullying, depression, and obesity. Now kids and educators have the power to make a difference. Officials with Phoebe's Network of Trust highlighted those resources at a special luncheon Wednesday.More >>
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) – Nathan Deal marched into the House chamber at the State Capitol for his inauguration Monday afternoon. The outside ceremony was moved because of the winter storm.
Deal took his oath of office then swore in the other constitutional officers, all of whom are north Georgia Republicans, before delivering his inaugural address.
The new Governor said, "we must justify every cent that government extracts from our economy." Deal promised to re-examine and reduce the role of state government and focus only on its core responsibilities such as education. "Our public education system in grades K-12 has failed to make the progress that we need," he said.
Despite another severe budget shortfall, Gov. Deal promised to find away to keep the HOPE scholarship program. "I was not elected to make easy decisions but difficult ones. In this legislative session, we will save HOPE for future generations."
Deal said the state must continue to be tough on violent and repeat criminals but should work to help other offenders become productive citizens. He said, "For other offenders who want to change their lives, we will provide day reporting centers, drug DUI and mental health courts, and expanded probation and treatment options." He said that will save the state money which is critically important as leaders look to cut between one and two billion dollars from the coming year's budget.
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