Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
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 >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
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 >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
An expert sticks by his proposal to close two east Albany schools.
Dougherty County School board members discussed school closure options but gave no indication which plan they may choose, Thursday night.
People packed the government center for the informational meeting.
Consultant Eric Bosman said his original proposal, closing Dougherty Middle School and Sylvester Road Elementary and repurposing Magnolia Elementary, would be the best solution and cause the least disruption in the future for the school system.
He did discuss other possibilities, but warned about negative consequences they may have.
Critics say the initial plan would unfairly impact east Albany.
"I hope they'll be willing to make some adjustments, even if they do make all of them. If part of their plan goes into action, ok, we'll have to live with that," said Joyce Polie-Davis.
"We've got to do something. We've got too much class space, declining enrollment, less money coming in from the state, we don't want to raise taxes and I don't think anyone on the board does , so we have to raise some finances through doing some things that require tough decisions, but it something we have to do," said Interim Superintendent Dr. David Mosely.
Dr. Mosely expects the board to make a decision next month.