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Peterson bullying lawsuit against Dougherty School System heating up

Father alleges alcohol use on Westover team bus during basketball camp trip

A bullied student’s father is ratcheting up the rhetoric in a lawsuit against the Dougherty County School System.

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Filmmaker Alex Kendrick challenges Sherwood players

Star of 'Facing the Giants' addresses players

On the night the Eagles were set to play the biggest football game in the school’s history, they listened to a pregame speech from Sherwood’s biggest star - filmmaker Alex Kendrick.

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Charles Patterson named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University

Charles Patterson is a vice president and dean at Georgia Southern University

Charles Patterson will assume the role of interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus on jan. 1, the day after GSW President Kenneth Blanchard retires.

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Deerfield-Windsor students get a taste of Colonial America | VIDEO| PHOTO GALLERY

"Why America is Free" curriculum exposes students to American history

A six week glimpse into life during Colonial America came to a close Thursday as students at Deerfield Windsor School’s lower campus capped off the learning experience with a special Patriot’s Day.

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Albany State University Notes - Nov. 20, 2014

Actress Ruby Dee celebrated; annual chamber concert

Albany State University will have its 11th annual Chamber Winds and Percussion Concert tonight and will celebrate the life of actress,activist and humanitarian Ruby Dee on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Albany Technical College holds fall pinning and capping ceremony | VIDEO

Nearly 60 students graduate from Albany Tech in various health care related fields

Dr. Charles Rouse, owner of the Medicine Mans Corner and senior pastor at Liberty Baptist Church, was the guest speaker at a pinning and capping ceremony for the Albany Tech students who recently completed their requirements in several health care related fields.

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Dougherty County School Board hears from newly formed Student Advisory Council

Twelve students, three from each of the four countys high schools, present their agenda to the School Board

Dougherty School Board hears presentation from members of the new Student Advisory Council

Dougherty County School System Notebook -- Nov. 18, 2014

News and notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

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AT&T donates $40,000 for Dougherty County drop-out prevention program

The money will be used to bolster the resources of the Performance Learning Center at Monroe High

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Dougherty County School Board approves moving middle school gifted program from Merry Acres to Robert Cross

The move, which will take effect on Jan. 5, 2015, will better balance student loads at both campuses

BOE OKs moving middle school gifted program from Merry Acres to Robert Cross effective Jan. 5

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Tifton scientist wins Brooks research award

Timothy Grey receives D.W. Brooks Faculty Award

The award, given annually by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, recognizes Grey’s work combatting herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, and developing weed management strategies to replace a recently banned soil fumigant — methyl bromide.

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Larkin Carden is Miss Deerfield-Windsor School for 2014

Carden was crowned as the 44th Miss DWS recently at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

The 44th annual Miss Deerfield-Windsor pageant was recently held at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. Larkin Carden was crowned Miss DWS 2014

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Albany Area Education Notebook - Nov. 9, 2014

A roundup of news about school, colleges and universities in Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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'Chefs on the Lawn' event focuses on healthy foods

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Dougherty School System, Phoebe Network of Trust host diabetes prevention event

Dozens lined up Friday to get free food and learn more about eating and living healthier.

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Darton State College Day of Giving campaign off to fast start

Darton State College Foundation hoped to raise $75,000 for student scholarships

Darton State College launches first online “Day of Giving” drive to raise money for student scholarships.

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