Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 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 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Georgia educators say they're thrilled President Obama is praising the success of our state's pre-kindergarten program.
The President toured a childhood education center in Decatur Thursday to highlight his push to make pre-school available to all 4 year-olds in the country.
He says studies prove that students who start school in pre-kindergarten are more successful throughout their school years than those who don't.
South Georgia educators agree. Sylvandale Academy principal Gloria Kendall said, "We know what we do. We know it's important for a child to be in school. We know we're not babysitting. We know all of these things, but to hear the President take an interest in it and recognize Georgia, it was like the ultimate thing."
The President singled out Georgia in his State of the Union address for making early education a priority.
Lottery proceeds pay for free pre-k for most 4-year olds in the state.