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Lewis-Polite wins DCSS Teacher of the Year April 17, 2014

ARC to celebrate 50 years; honor Bowling

ALBANY - Albany Advocacy Resource Center will celebrate its 50th year of operations on Oct. 24, and honor the 40-year career of its director at the same time.

Annette Bowling will be honored for her work of four decades of “turning disabilities into possibilities” according to Debbie Fulford, president of Albany ARC board of directors.

Albany ARC began as Albany Association of Retarded Children and is now a statewide agency with 14 service programs serving more than 1,200 people in a 14-county region.

Master of ceremonies or the event will be Mark Taylor, former Georgia lieutenant governor.

Agricultural Museum hosting a day for kids

TIFTON - School kids can enjoy a free train ride, face painting and a scoop of ice cream on Sept. 7 at the Back to School Bash at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Children will be admitted free with the purchase of an adult admission ticket to the Museum. Kids can also enjoy a spelling bee and organized childrens’ games include freeze tag, keep away, London Bridge, checkers, corn hole, three-legged race, marbles and many more.

Museum Assistant Director Garrett Boone said the fun begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit the web site at www.abac.edu/museum or call (229) 391-5205.

Lee commission to finance radar for troopers

LEESBURG _ Lee County Commissioners have agreed to pay $6,087 for two pieces of radar equipment that will help troopers with the Albany post of the Georgia State Patrol catch speeders on Lee County roadways.

GSP Sgt. Shawn Urquhart and Trooper Daniel Joiner asked commissioners to buy the state-of-the-art equipment which allows troopers to check speeds from four different directions. Urquhart said the two troopers who most often work Lee County have been using outdated radar devices.

The radar devices are installed in the GSP vehicles. The commission voted 5-0 to purchase the two radar units even though they were not in this year’s budget. Commissioner Greg Frich stipulated that the radar equipment stay at the local GSP post if the troopers using the devices were transferred outside the area.