Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Information from Darton State College
College announces a record enrollment of 6,405 students for Fall 2012. This
represents a 5% increase over last fall's previous record of 6,097
Darton's early projections predicted a decline in enrollment of 400 to 500
students due to more selective admissions criteria. In an effort to
counteract this decline, Darton's faculty and staff collaborated to devise and
implement strategies, which included broadening outreach and providing
individualized support for current and potential students.
Not only did these
initiatives compensate for the decline, but they proved to be successful enough
to create record enrollment.
"The growth of our college is very exciting. It is a testament to both the
quality of our programs and, most importantly, the dedication of our faculty
and staff," said Dr. Gary Barnette, Darton State College vice president.
"Because of their efforts, I believe Darton's potential for future growth is
This year's fall enrollment is the largest in the school's history, and
includes students from across the street and around the world. For the past few
years, Darton has been able to attract students locally, regionally,
nationally, and globally. The enrollment increase is further attributable
to several factors such as outstanding academics, an award-winning online
program, advanced technology, and campus life.
More than 400 Darton students
reside on campus in the College's residence halls, which are currently at
capacity. However, Darton State College officials insist it is faculty
and staff's dedication to providing a student-centered college experience -
whether the student lives on campus, commutes, or attends completely online -
which truly drives enrollment increases.
Since 1966, Darton State College has been a leader in providing quality
educational opportunities and services to Southwest Georgia. During fiscal year
2011, Darton had a total economic impact of more than $119 million.
offers a variety of programs, including a new bachelor's degree in nursing, 87
associate degrees, 36 certificate programs, and 40+ online programs. Darton
State College, a public institution, is part of the University System of
Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.