Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
As they move forward in the search for a replacement for Dr. Joshua Murfree, the DCSS Board will speak with the Georgia School Board Association to receive a recommendation on an interim school superintendent.
Board Members will then make a decision about their choice. However the main topic of discussion at their meeting this morning was repaying Title One Funds.
DCSS just recently paid the state over $120,000 in misused Title One funds for the 2012 school year. Today board members approved, repaying the state up to $167,025.22 of misused Title One Funds, for the 2011school year.
The state Department of Education gave Dougherty County Schools a deadline of November 30, 2012 to either reclassify or repay the money. According to the state DOE, the money was not spent according to Title I guidelines.
"I believe, of course we'll have two new board members and there will be a new environment on the board. They will have to select a new superintendent. All those things coming together should chart a new course for the school system," said school board attorney Tommy Coleman.
DCSS finance staff will review the list of expenditures in question and give explanations for any they believe should be allowed.
Murfree and the board agreed last week to terminate his existing contract and enter a new agreement that will end his employment December 18th; However, he'll continue to be paid through June 7th, when his original contract would have expired.