The Dougherty County School Board held its regular monthly board meeting Wednesday, breezing through a light end-of-school agenda.
Ron Mitchell, chair of the Board of Trustees of Deerfield-Windsor School, announced Tuesday that Geoffrey Sudderth will become head of school on July 1, 2017. He will replace current DWS Head of School Dave Davies.
By the numbers, 78 percent of the Deerfield students from the Class of 2016 who applied to the Georgia Institute of Technology were admitted, while 83 percent of those who applied to the University of Georgia were admitted.
It was a day of smiles, tears and snarled traffic for more than 800 Dougherty County high school seniors and their families as the county’s four public high schools held commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.
More than 30 newly-minted Sherwood Christian Academy graduates walked across the stage at Sherwood Baptist Church Friday night to pick up diplomas and enter a new phase of their lives.
Albany High School senior Brandon Fenn addresses his classmates during their commencement exercise at the Albany Civic Center. (Staff Photo: Terry Lewis)
Armed with vital data concerning the state as a whole, and Southwest Georgia specifically, Georgia Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Chris Clark looked for local feedback Friday morning during the Georgia 2030 Morning Mixer.
Troy University’s Albany campus held its 2016 Spring Commencement ceremony Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where nearly 30 new graduates picked up associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Baconton Community Charter School in Baconton earned $500 and a tie for third place with Twiggs County Middle and High School in the Teens in the Driver Seat driver safety program this year.
Albany State University and Darton State College are inching closer to a January 2017 deadline to consolidate the two schools into the new Albany State University.
Dougherty County School Board at-large candidate Geraldine Hudley held a news conference Tuesday to refute opponent Susie Ealum’s assertion that Hudley’s test scores while principal at Radium Springs Middle School did not mark a school turnaround.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that he has asked the state school chief to guide Georgia public schools on how to deal with a directive Friday from federal officials on transgender students’ use of bathroom facilities.
Projecting big deficits in coming years, the Georgia agency that runs the state employee and teacher health plan is hunting for savings through an array of strategies.
For the past 36 years, Spud Bowen has driven the highways and byways of south Georgia as an independent sales representative for Herff Jones, one of the country’s largest manufacturers of graduation materials.
Dougherty County School Board at-large candidate Susie Ealum continued to question opponent Geraldine Hudley’s claims of turning around Radium Middle School during her nine-year tenure as the school’s principal.
More than 400 newly-minted graduates walked across the Albany Civic Center’s stage Saturday morning to pick up diplomas during Albany State University’s 2016 Spring Commencement.
Susie Ealum disputes Geraldine Hudley’s claim of “turning around” Radium Middle School during her 2001-2010 tenure as principal.
MAD About Mattering, a global project that challenges teams of high school students to develop apps that tackle social problems, heard presentations from five teams of young app developers Tuesday — including a contingent from Westwood School in Camilla.
Albany Police Department noitfied Westover High School officials about a burglary in close proximity to the school, resulting in a lockdown of about 10 minutes, officials said.
The Dougherty County School Board on Monday voted unanimously to waive the Georgia Milestones Assessment for the 2015-16 school year for promotion and retention, along with subsequent retests. The system will instead use its own local promotion and retention policy.
Sherwood Acres Elementary School second-graders held a balloon release Tuesday in memory of classmate Ja-Maree Lewis, 8, who died in an automobile accident earlier this month while on his way to school.
Potential Habitat homeowners sought in Dougherty and Lee counties; Sherwod Academy has arts evening Monday; Veterans job fair set for May 18 in Camilla; DNR officials remind Georgians not to feed the wildlife.
The Terrell County Sheriff’s race has three Democrats, including the incumbent; the county tax commissioner race has four Democrats, and the School Board race has two nonpartisan candidates, including the incumbent.
The State Board of Education on Thursday granted a waiver of promotion, placement and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessment tests.
Dougherty Assistant County Manager Mike McCoy accuses Commissioner John Hayes of poking him in the nose Saturday during a weekend trip on county-related business in Savannah. McCoy filed a report with the Savannah Chatham metro police.
The Georgia Department of Education released the Georgia Milestones Assessment results from 2014-15 on Tuesday. And the results show Dougherty County School System fared better than expected with the implementation of the new assessment tests.
In January, Gov. Nathan Deal placed nearly $300 million into the state’s education budget over last year’s budget and divvied it up among Georgia’s 181 school districts. Deal said the money could be used for 3 percent teacher raises or any other expense.
Gov. Nathan Deal puts signature to state spending plan; neither car speeding in wreck that killed UGA students; ABAC names permanent police chief; Valdosta lawyer elected president of state trial lawyers group.
Over a dozen civic-minded Albany State University art students and their teachers spent the bulk of Friday painting a new, decorative mural along a retaining wall inside Albany’s Baldwin Park as part of a Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful community service beautification project.
Deerfield-Windsor School’s Webb Memorial Stadium was filled with smiling faces and triumphant cheers Friday as dozens of special-needs athletes competed in the Dougherty County Special Olympics.
Morningside Elementary School is one of four grand prize winners of Smucker Foodservice’s first “Get Out and Grow” initiative. The school was also awarded $5,000 for use in starting a school garden.
The Dougherty County School Board has renamed Jackson Heights Elementary for its first principal, the late Robert H. Harvey, and its Isabella Complex after former Dougherty Associate Superintendent Walter Judge.
The Lee County School Board got its first look a preliminary FY 2017 budget during its monthly meeting Monday. The preliminary $83,623,085 budget includes an additional $1,197,629 in funding from the state.
Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan is slated to be the keynote speaker at Albany Technical College’s annual Spring Honor’s Day Program set for today at 11 a.m. in the Kirkland Conference Center.
Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston says he expects the Legislature to address some of the recommendations of the governor’s education reform committee.
After spending 30 years in the Dougherty County School system as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, Lincoln Elementary Magnet School Principal Ellen Lane will close the book on her career when she retires at the end of June.
Georgia-Pacific’s Cedar Springs Containerboard and Albany Packaging facilities teamed up with the Georgia-Pacific Foundation to provide an $8,000 contribution to the Flint RiverQuarium.
Budding chefs Madi Herzog and Arielle Richardson from Lee County High School emerged victorious Friday after battling it out for kitchen supremacy with other high school students during the High School Chopped cooking competition hosted by the Albany Technical College Culinary Arts Department.
Sherwood Christian Academy’s high school theater department will present an evening of show tunes from award-winning Broadway musicals today through Saturday. Performances will be held in Sherwood Baptist Church’s Fellowship Center at 7 p.m.
Albany State University President Art Dunning on Wednesday announced plans to fill leadership roles for the new Albany State.
Albany State University welcomed award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee on campus Monday. Headlee was the first to speak in ASU’s Community Speaker Series, and her segment was entitled “Through the Glass Ceiling: Women and Leadership.”
Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely says a new charter school, set to open in the 2017-18 school year, will give the school system more flexibility and that he hopes it will encourage more parental participation.
A luncheon meeting for businesses that want to learn how to be more dementia friendly; symphonic, concert and jazz bands perform at Albany State; Daddy-Daughter Extravaganza coming to Americus; application period opens for Georgia Grown Test Kitchen schools.
International Studies Elementary Charter School’s Lidia Olds was named Dougherty County School System Teacher of the Year for 2016-17 during the system’s annual awards banquet Thursday evening.