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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
College can be very expensive, but we have some very affordable options in our own back yard.
One of those schools is Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The school was recently named among the U.S Department of Educations most affordable colleges.
There is no denying how expensive college can be, but there are a handful of four year colleges in Georgia that offer a great deal to students. One happens to be conveniently located in Tifton.
For Kevin Vantrees, choosing to go to college at ABAC was a no brainer. "If I'm speaking for my family I would say price would be top."
The beautiful campus won him over, but the low costs reeled in him *AND*his parents. "There are really not a lot of things you have to pay for. A lot of the things you pay for you pay for up front."
A far cry from some of his friends who chose to go to some of the more expensive universities in Georgia. "They come to me and say 'Man I have to pay $20,000 a year for school even with them being in state.' When I tell them I only had to pay $8,000, they say 'Wow man I should have thought about that.' "
According to the U.S Department of Education, ABAC is one of the most affordable four year colleges in the state.
"Small institutions like state colleges like Abraham Baldwin is one of the most affordable and high value institutions in the state," said ABAC President Dr. David Bridges.
Tuition and fees for the 2009 to 2010 school year came to $2,696, well below the national average of $6,397.
And affordability combined with a four year quality education continues to pull more and more students in.
"We are on a glide path to continue to increase the number of students who come here with the intention of receiving a baccalaureate degree," Bridges said.
Dr. Bridges says they constantly look at all aspects of the enterprise to try to keep affordability where it is.
ABAC has plenty of seats open for fall semester. Fall classes start on August 15th.