Albany Technical College honored graduates for their achievements today.
Albany Tech hosted the Fall Honors Day Program to recognize more than 75 spring and summer graduates who exceeded expectations in academics and extra curricular activities.
Administrators say there is now a greater need for workers with specific skills rather than a general 4-year degree.
"Students have worked very hard, in addition to great academic achievements, they have also been students leaders like, honors society and student government," says Pamela Heglar, Student Affairs V.P.
Heglar hopes this award ceremony will motivate students to work hard throughout their academic careers.
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An Albany deacon, who had an illustrious career in journalism, politics and business before his ordination, has died.
On Tuesday, area law enforcement agencies re-trained officers on life-saving techniques after the deadly school shooting in Florida.
A Lee County man was sentenced to life in prison after taking a plea deal in a 2008 murder.
A man is now in custody after deputies said he led drug squad agents on a chase in Thomas County Tuesday afternoon.
The Dougherty County School System is changing the way it's teaching students and it's bringing in outside help to make it happen.