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Albany Area Education Notebook - Oct. 20, 2014

A roundup of education news and events for Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Deerfield’s Will Calhoun named Commended Scholar; Worth Elementary seeking food donations; Darton State College plans “One Day of Giving” event.

Dougherty County School System Notebook - Oct. 19, 2014

Capsule updates on the DCSS

News and notes from the Dougherty County School System.

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Albany State University begins 2014 Homecoming celebrations

The events begin today with the crowning of a new Miss Albany State University at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

Albany State University kicks off Homecoming 2014 by recognizing the changes brought about by the Flood of 1994

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Michelle Nunn promotes literacy during reading event at Martin Luther King Elementary

Nunn and more than a dozen volunteers visited the Albany school to read with students in support of Georgia’s literacy programs

U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn visits Martin Luther King Elementary in Albany to promote reading in Georgia’s schools and to promote her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in january by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce holds annual Partners in Excellence breakfast

The partnership of local businesses and Dougherty County schools has produced benefits

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Dougherty County School System ready to install two new data centers

The new wireless network is part of the DCSS's Technology Refresh Initiative and One-To-One Technology Program

Dougherty School System ready to install two new $6 million network data centers

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Dougherty County School System Notebook - Oct. 15, 2014

News and Notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

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Manswell Peterson's lawyer looking into class action status in Westover bullying lawsuit

Samia Giddings says her client has been contacted by parents in relation to other alleged school bullying incidents

Manswell Peterson’s lawyer exploring upgrading Westover bullying suit to class action status

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Kids have a blast in Albany as they learn about fire safety

The Albany Fire Department launch annual fire safety show

Around 4,000 area children get a chance to have great fun while learning about fire safety.

Westover High School assistant girls basketball coach indicted by grand jury

Westover High School assistant coach Katessa Campbell faces charges of theft and forgery

Dougherty County School System officials say Katessa Campbell has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the charges ladged against her.

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Victim advocates: More work needed to end domestic violence | VIDEO

Liberty House conducts its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon

Those who attended the domestic violence awareness luncheon Tuesday at Albany Teach heard a first-person account from a woman who, with her mother and siblings, endured three years with an abusive stepfather.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook - Oct. 8, 2014

News and notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

Dougherty County School Board hears plan to transfer gifted program from Merry Acres Middle to Robert Cross

The plan would relieve overcrowding at Merry Acres and help balance student populations at both schools.

DCSS Administration floats plan to move Merry Acres Middle School gifted program to Robert Cross.

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Father of bullied Westover player files multi-million dollar lawsuit

The lawsuit reportedly seeks $6 million from the Dougherty County School Board and $2 million from the Westiver High School biys basketball coach.

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AT&T President Beth Shiroishi visits Albany Technical College

Shiroishi was the guest of a luncheon featuring regoinal educational and community leaders

AT&T Georgia President Beth Shiroishi makes a swing through southwest Georgia, stopping for lunch at Albany Tech.

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