Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 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.
It's the moment which symbolizes years of hard work and dedication. And Tuesday night, nearly 400 Darton College students officially became graduates.
And for those currently enrolled in school, the graduation ceremony provided an extra boost to get their diploma.
"I mean, it's really aspiring to see my friend graduate, knowing that's going to be me. And it just motivates me to do my work and work harder so I can be at this point soon," said Briana Hutley, a freshman at Darton College.
Leaving college can also be an uneasy feeling as the job search begins.
Despite what appears to be an improving economy, many students aren't entering the workforce yet and are furthering their education instead.
"No, I'm not looking, because I want to continue to do my degree. And I have another year and a half to go," said Cynthia Engridge, who's now earned her first degree in athletic training.
"I'm also dual major. This is my first. Mine is also athletic training and I actually have a position with Turner County High school," said Amber Memlich, who graduated Tuesday night.
The Labor Department reports that across the US, employers added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7%- a downward trend current students hope continues.
"I'm in the nursing program, so hopefully when I graduate I will be able to go out into the work force and it won't be a hard time getting a job," said Hutley.
But whatever the plan may be after walking across the stage to receive their diploma, Tuesday night was all about celebrating their accomplishments.