Monday, December 9 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-10 04:54:36 GMT
Dougherty County School Board members formally voted Monday night to accept nearly $1.2 million in grant money designed to improve the quality of teachers. The system had to submit a detailed applicationMore >>
Dougherty County school leaders hope federal grant money will help improve the quality of teachers in the classrooms.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:48 PM EST2013-12-10 04:48:40 GMT
Dougherty County teachers will get a little bonus just in time for Christmas. Monday night, the school board voted to cancel one of the remaining unpaid furlough days scheduled for this school year, butMore >>
Dougherty County School Board members vote to cut a furlough day.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:44 PM EST2013-12-10 04:44:21 GMT
"We've always been a close knit family," says Sheunka Robinson, the sister of Racieh Robinson. Monday was a tough day for Sheunka Robinson and her family. Just hours ago she found out her brother RaciehMore >>
"We've always been a close knit family," says Sheunka Robinson, the sister of Racieh Robinson. Monday was a tough day for Sheunka Robinson and her family.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-10 04:43:39 GMT
Dougherty County residents got a chance help school board members determine what kind of candidate should lead the school system. The board hosted a public listening session Monday evening to help focusMore >>
The Dougherty County School Board asks for input as it moves forward with a search for a new schools superintendent.More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-10 04:43:13 GMT
It's a long time holiday tradition in Albany. Phoebe Putney Hospital hosted its Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony tonight. Breast cancer survivor Patsy Martin flipped the switch. People pay toMore >>
It's a long time holiday tradition in Albany. Phoebe Putney Hospital hosted its Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony tonight. More >>
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
If you don't redneckognize Honey Boo Boo, you must be living under a rock.
The spunky 7-year-old, whose real name is Alana Thompson has put McIntyre, GA, on the map.
Honey Boo Boo lives in the little town with her self-described "crazy family."
They get excited over roadkill (which they cook up and eat), load up on junk food, and burping and passing gas at the Thompson dinner table is not frowned upon.
Alana began her rocket ride to stardom when she appeared on the fifth season premiere of Toddlers & Tiaras.
One appearance of the dimpled darling and America was hooked.
The execs at TLC knew a good thing when they saw it and gave Honey Boo Boo and her entire clan their very own show.
About 2.2 million viewers tuned in for the series premiere on Aug. 8 and she got better ratings than Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton during their parties' national conventions.
That alone says volumes about the Honey Boo Boo phenomenon.
Even though the blonde cutie seems plenty energetic on her show, she does get a little run-down at pageants.
So her mom, June Shannon, came up with a drink she calls "go-go juice."
It's a blend of Mountain Dew and Red Bull and contains enough sugar and caffeine to get Honey Boo Boo jacked to the max.
Alana's unique antics on the show and her go-go juice drew some serious attention.
Shannon ended up on HLN's Dr. Drew defending herself from accusations she was damaging her daughter's health.
In February, CBS Atlanta's Jennifer Banks traveled to McIntyre to interview the family.
Banks asked Shannon about her peppy concoction and her parenting skills, and we got an inside look at what really makes Alana tick .
The CBS Atlanta News interview began trending on several entertainment websites.
Because of the overwhelming response from viewers, we decided to attend a press junket at the Macon City Marriott.
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