Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced the finalists for 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Monday.
The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 155 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included teachers, past Georgia Teacher of the Year winners and finalists, administrators, community leaders and others. The finalists were chosen based on the strength of their essay responses.
"I congratulate our ten Georgia Teacher of the Year finalists and those who applied," said Superintendent Barge. "As usual, we had a very impressive group of teachers make the top ten."
Over the next several weeks, a panel of judges will conduct video observations and interview each of the finalists. The finalists will also give a speech at a luncheon sponsored by Georgia Power in April.
The winner will be announced at the Georgia Teacher of the Year banquet on May 3, 2013, at the Georgia International Convention Center. The banquet, paid for through donations from sponsors, will honor each local district Teacher of the Year. A reception hosted by United Healthcare will be held prior to the banquet.
The 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year will travel around the state and the nation, serving as an ambassador for the teaching profession. The winner will also be entered in the National Teacher of the Year competition.
The 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year is Ms. Lauren Eckman, a teacher of the blind and visually impaired at the Georgia Academy for the Blind.
To learn more about Ms. Eckman and the Teacher of the Year program, click HERE
Jeanine Wetherington, who teaches Gifted K-5 in the Colquitt County System at Norman Park Elementary,is the only candidate from Southwest Georgia.
2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year Finalists (in alphabetical order by district) Teacher, Subject, System, School
Tamika N. Ball, Mathematics Atlanta Public Schools, D.M. Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research
Brandon A. Mitchell, Physical and Environmental Science Barrow County, Winder-Barrow High
Jemelleh Coes, English Language Arts and Reading Bulloch County, Langston Chapel Middle
Terrie L. Ponder, Social Studies Carrollton City, Carrollton Junior High
Shannon Pollitz, Eighth Grade Gifted English Language Arts Floyd County, Pepperell Middle
Barbara Rosolino, English Language Arts, AP Literature and Composition Henry County, Eagle's Landing High
David DuBose, Advanced Music, Band and Instrumental Music Marietta City, Marietta High
Dr. Polly S. Holder, Spanish Walton County, Walnut Grove High
Tanya Smith, Physical Science and Gifted/Accelerated Chemistry Wayne County, Wayne County High
The Georgia Teacher of the Year Program is sponsored by United Healthcare.