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The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
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Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
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The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
The hardest thing about college used to be the work, but for many these days, it's the cost.
Budgetary restraints forced legislators to cut HOPE funding, resulting in more out of pocket expenses for students.
And one south Georgia technical college says they are seeing more scholarship applications than ever before.
Nursing student William Price was just awarded two scholarships from the Southwest Georgia Tech Foundation.
"It really helps keep my mind focused where it needs to be, which is in my studies. Otherwise I would have to focus more and have the stressors of finance as well," said Price.
Southwest Georgia Tech awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships for Spring Semester.
And school officials expect that number to grow.
"Due to HOPE cuts and changes in the HOPE Grant a lot of students are realizing there is going to be more out of pocket expense than they thought," said Foundation Director Amy Maison.
Price says without these scholarships, it would be really hard to continue his education.
"With the HOPE cuts especially. When I started freshman year, three years ago, HOPE pretty well covered everything but your books, but now it's down. They were necessary cuts, but at the same time these Foundation scholarships are very necessary for students like me to be able to make it through school."
Price says much of his decision to stay closer to home was based on tuition, living, and travel costs.
"When you mention the economy, it's tough to go off to school anywhere. So it's great to be able to go in your own backyard and get a degree where you can make an honest living and have good job opportunities."
And school officials say these scholarships are an investment from the community and for the community.
"We really are preparing our workforce of tomorrow, today here at Southwest Georgia Technical College. Without the community's support and the investment in our college, we would not be able to produce the highly trained and skilled graduates that we do each year," said Maison.
Price says tuition is usually the least of his school related expenses.
He says these scholarships are also essential for books, nursing supplies, and gas.
Southwest Georgia Tech officials say it's not too late to register for Spring Semester