Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:32 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:32:02 GMT
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:31 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:31:27 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:23:09 GMT
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening. Travelers will begin using the new facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport two weeks fromMore >>
The opening of Albany's new airport terminal remains on schedule despite a delay in the ceremonial opening.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-06-18 04:03:40 GMT
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast. Cell phone video captured by boaters shows a boat burningMore >>
A Georgia girl remains hospitalized tonight with serious burns following a boat explosion on Lake Lanier. Apparently, a fuel leak led to the blast.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:59:55 GMT
Police are asking banks to be on the lookout for a woman who has cashed thousands of dollars in forged checks. So far, she's hit Colony Banks in Albany, Valdosta, Moultrie, and Sylvester. Sylvester PoliceMore >>
Police hope to stop a successful forger who's gotten away with thousands of dollars so far by cashing fraudulent checks at multiple south Georgia banks.More >>
By Shannon Wiggins
Albany Technical College is holding its first Summer Robotics camp after receiving a $2.4 million grant from the Department of Education. The camp is designed to encourage minority and female students to pursue a career in Engineering Technology.
The ten-week program allows high school juniors and seniors to build robots and work on problem solving using their hands and minds.
"The majority of the students came into the program with little or no exposure to Robots," said Michelle Lilly, SASET Program Director at Albany Technical College. "And now they are working collaboratively in teams building a VEX Robot with components they are seeing for the first time. We are really proud of the students' focus and a willingness to think outside the box."
The summer camp is partnered with the Joint Enrollment Program and SASET (Students Achieving Success in Engineering Technology) which allows them to receive academic credit free of charge. Organizers for the camp say building teamwork and communication skills helps the students to be better prepared for future jobs.
"But when they go out there and they try to get a job, they need to be able to relay all of this to their employer. When they get that job they need to be able to work in teams. They need to be able to communicate whatever job it is they are assigned to do," said Lilly.
The camps ultimate goal is to continue their success and compete in robotic building competitions.