Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
An administrative hearing for a Dougherty County school teacher accused of hitting a student results in a board recommendation to suspend her for 30 days without pay.
She must also attend an anger management course, be reassigned to another school and also be placed on probation once she goes back to work.
The action was taken after the school board produced a video which appears to have captured the act. However, the board voted against the superintendent's recommendation to terminate her.
Tracy Drayton, a P.E. teacher at Turner Elementary, was removed from the classroom after she was accused of slapping a kindergartner across the face on October 2nd.
Howard Stiller, Drayton's attorney, says she did use an open hand to hit the girl. He says she had a momentary lapse in judgement, and that the child has had some behavior problems.
Flin Coleman, the Dougherty County School System attorney, showed board members video clips of P. E. classes at Turner Elementary, one of which shows Drayton striking a student. Another clip shows Drayton pulling that student across the gym.
After showing the video Coleman rested, he did not call any witnesses.
Stiller called on three witnesses. His first witness was Gail Solomon, the principal of Turner Elementary. She testified that the child has tantrums and behavioral problems.
Closing arguments were waived. It took board members less than 30 minutes to come up with their decision.
T. Gamble served as the hearing officer. Four Dougherty County school board members acted as a jury and to make the final decision on whether to terminate Drayton.