Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
When Dougherty County school starts August 1, the school system wants ALL students to show up.
Typically in Dougherty County, only about 75% of the students show up for the first day of school--- even the first WEEK of school.
So Superintendent Joshua Murfree is enlisting help from churches, in hopes THEY can get parents to take their kids to school on the first day.
"That's why I keep asking faith based to be a part of this, because when they sit down in church Sunday, they can make the announcement, that we'll have open house Sunday and the next day is school."
DCSS will hold a system-wide Open House in each one of the26 schools on the afternoon of Sunday, July, thirty-first. The Open House schedule will rotate to allow parents with children at the different levels time to visit each school in which they have children enrolled.
The schedule is: Elementary - 3:00 pm until 4:30 pm; Middle Schools - 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm; and High Schools - for incoming freshmen parents only - from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.
Ten through twelfth grade high school parents will have a special Open House on September first.
The Bell schedule to begin and end the school day remains as it was last year:
Elementary begins at 8:00 am and ends at 2:30 pm; Middle School begins at 8:15 am and ends at 3:15 pm; and High School begins at 8:45 and ends at 4:00 pm.
Only students who've applied for transportation will be allowed on school buses.