10 things to know (Sept. 9-15)

Here are 10 things to know in the metro Albany area this week.


STATE OF ATC: Dr. Anthony Parker, president of Albany Technical College, gives his annual State of the College address at 10 a.m. at the Kirkland Conference Center on the Albany tech campus.

LEE SCHOOL BOARD: The Lee County Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building. On the agenda, the board is expected to set a tentative property tax millage rate and to adopt a resolution supporting Quality Public Education.

DOUGHERTY SCHOOL BOARD: The Dougherty County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 200 Pine Ave. The meeting is preceded by a 6 p.m. briefing. Among the agenda items is a CRCT update. The last of the CRCT tribunal hearings have concluded with recommendations made to the School Board in regard to actions.


LEE COUNTY COMMISSION: The Lee County Commission meets in a work session at 6 p.m. at the Opal Cannon Auditorium in the T. Page Tharp Governmental Building at 102 Starksville Ave. North. The agenda for the meeting was unavailable Saturday.

9/11 OBSERVANCE: Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany officials will conduct a 9/11 Observance at 8 a.m. at Schmid Field in front of Building 3500 to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Albany Technical College, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd. The program targets service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, veterans and/or their spouses who want to start businesses, women who want to start a business; National Guard members; reservists; active-duty military personnel interested in starting a small business who are within a year of transitioning out or within two years of retirement from service. Contact the Small Business Administration at (404) 331-0100 Ext. 609 or email jorge.valentin-stone@sba.gov.

COTTON/PEANUT FIELD DAY: Current research is showcased in the annual Georgia Cotton and Peanut Field Day 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Gibbs Farm, 226 William Gibbs Road, Tifton. The tour is designed to show peanut and cotton growers how their check-off fees for research are being spent with topics including variety testing, breeding, fertility, diseases and cropping for the two major crops. The event is sponsored by the Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the University of Georgia Extension service cotton and peanut teams.

DOUGHERTY COMMISSION: The Dougherty County Commission meets 10 a.m. at the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave. Agenda for the business meeting was not available Saturday.


THEATRE ALBANY TURNS 80: Albany's oldest arts organization raises the curtain on its 80th season with the opening performance of the musical comedy "Nunsense" at 8 p.m. "Nunesense" will be performed over three weekends with nine performances in all. Season tickets for all six Theatre Albany productions this year are $105, general; $90, seniors. Individual tickets are $25, general; $20, senior; $10, student. Contact the theater box office at (229) 439-7181.


MEDICAL SOCIETY FUNDRAISER: The 10th annual Griffin-Jordan Medical Society Scholarship Gala is at 6:30 p.m. at the Albany State University HPER Gym. U.S. District Court Judge Louis Sands is the speaker, with special special guest, Dr. John Maupin, president, Morehouse School of Medicine. Honorees will be former Albany Mayor Dr. Willie Adams, the late Dr. James Hubbard, Dr. Charlie Humphries Jr., Dr. Edgar Parker, Dr. Robert Taylor III and Dr. James Woods. Proceeds benefit the Griffin-Jordan Mentoring Program for pre-med students at ASU. Tickets: $35, advance; $45, at the door. Contact Dr. Ed bass, (229) 776-2965; Dr. John Marshall, (229) 931-0446; Dr. Linda Walden, (229) 377-0908; Dr. Devell Young, (229) 432-1440.