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Joe Farris making trip to St. Jude Children's Hospital with contributions from Deerfield-Windsor Lower Campus

Farris, known as Santa Joe, is travel to the Memphis hospital with toys and monetary donations

Joe Farris was at the Deerfield 35th annual holiday program to receive donations from the student body to take with him for what will be his 104th trip to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to give to the children who are spending Christmas there instead of in their own homes.

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Georgia Department of Education removes Albany Middle School from watch list

The move lifts the school out of a program that monitors school performance

The Georgia Department of Education has upgraded the status of Albany Middle School, pulling it from a watch list of under-performing schools.

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Troy University's Albany site conducts mid-year commencement

Twenty new graduates pick up degrees Thursday

Troy University’s Albany site awards 20 degrees at the school’s mid-year commencement.

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Former Dougherty County teacher pleads guilty to child pornography

Prosecutors say Brian Brannen faces up to 20 years in prison

Brian Brannen, 41, a former school teacher, could be imprisoned for two decades and fined a quater-million dollars after pleading guilty Wednesday to child porn charges, federal prosecutors say.

Albany woman drives car into school

Albany school struck by parent's vehicle

A parent dropping off her child at the International Studies Elementary Charter School drives her car into a building.

Lee County Speech and Debate inducts inaugural class into Hall of Fame

Lee County Speech and Debate inducts 13 into its inaugural Hall of Fame class

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Dougherty Schools see marked increase in CCRPI scores

The system's score increased from 60.2 in 2012 to 67 this year

Dougherty County School show dramatic increase in CCRPI scores

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Troy University's Albany site to hold graduation Thursday

Former Dougherty School chief John Culbreath to deliver keynote address

More than 20 to graduate from Troy University’s Albany site on Thursday

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Dougherty County Commission OKs $5,000 reboot of student awareness program

County government, volunteers want to re-establish GCAPS program in local school system

Dougherty County commissioners OK a student awareness program and select volunteer board members during their final meeting of the year.

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Carol Tharin, Darrel Ealum depart Dougherty School Board with high hopes for system

Tharin did not run for re-election; Ealum won state House District 153 race

Carol Tharin and Darrel Ealum have bid farewell to the Dougherty County School Board.

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Lee County Speech and Debate ends Fall Semester competition at Grovetown

Trojans capture second place in Grovetown High's annual War of Words competition

Lee County High’s speakers and debaters close 2014 with strong showing at Grovetown.

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Albany State University awards more than 390 degrees during Fall Commencement

Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher keynote speaker at ASU commencement

More than 390 graduates walk Saturday at Albany State University’s Fall Commencement.

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Cedrick Ward claims Top Titan Chef honors | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Technical College hosts first ever student cooking competition

Albany Technnical College has a new king of the kitchen as culinary arts student Cedrick Ward was named the first ever Top Titan Chef after emerging victorious in a four person cooking competition Friday.

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Dougherty educational collaborative, community receive findings of educational survey

The University of Georgia's Fanning Institute report focuses on seven major issues

Fanning Institute offers report, suggestions on how to improve education in Dougherty County.

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Albany Technical College named TCSG College of the Year runner-up

ATC is honored for the second time in four years

TCSG names Albany Tech as state College of the Year runner-up

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