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Albany Area News Briefs - Dec. 15, 2013

Albany Tech Foundation receives grant from AT&T

While the Albany Museum of Art’s roots go back to the 1960s, it has occupied the museum building ay 311 Meadowlark Drive, beside Darton College, since 1983. (File photo)

While the Albany Museum of Art’s roots go back to the 1960s, it has occupied the museum building ay 311 Meadowlark Drive, beside Darton College, since 1983. (File photo)

Museum of Art offers Drop-N-Shop

ALBANY — Albany Museum of Art is offering an opportunity for local parents to get some last-minute shopping done and entertain their children at the same time.

Drop-N-Shop is planned from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Dec. 20 and 21. Children will be entertained at the Albany Museum of Art both dates. The fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Lindsey Tucker will be the instructor for first through fifth graders both dates, while Allison Starr will work with those attending ages 4 through 6.

Santa will visit on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10:30 a.m. until noon for no additional cost. For additional information, call (229) 439-8400 or email info@albanymuseum.com and include Drop-N-Shop in the subject line.

Albany Tech Foundation given $2,500 scholarship by AT&T

ALBANY — The Albany Technical College Foundation has been presented with a $2,500 scholarship donation check by AT&T District Director Courtney Brinson.

“We are pleased to provide the scholarship donation again this year to Albany Tech and know it is needed now more than ever,” said Courtney Brinson, AT&T District Director.

“We are very appreciative of AT&T and their donations to help our students,” said Dr. Anthony Parker, president of Albany Tech.

AT&T presented Albany Tech Foundation with a scholarship donation of $3,000 just last July. The college has received almost $70,000 from AT&T in the past five years. The money goes toward the college’s general scholarship fund to help students in need.

Dougherty officers among top grads at police academy in Tifton

TIFTON — Several law enforcement officers from Dougherty County recently received certificates at graduation exercises at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center at Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

The graduates included Danny R. Alday, Jr., Telur D. Allen, Robert M. Beal, Shanique D. Brewer, and Brandon G. Carter of the Albany Police Department, Bobby A. Fitts of the Albany State University Department of Public Safety, and Jonathan S. Martin of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office.were among 16 individuals who recently received certificates at graduation exercises for the 266th session of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Alday earned first place in the Academics portion of the Academy.

The GPSTC regularly holds multi-week intensive training sessions designed to acquaint officers with state-of-the-art law enforcement techniques. The Academy operates in cooperation with the School of Human Sciences at ABAC.