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Deerfield-Windsor School retains SAIS, SACS accreditation

This accreditation period will span five years

A team representing SAIS conducted an on-site visit to review Deerfields self-study and standards compliance and its adherence to its mission.

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Dougherty County School Board elects Velvet Riggins as new chairperson

Riggins is named chair on a 4-3 vote and replaces former chair Carol Tharin

The vote was split along racial lines with Junebug Griffin, James Bush, Velvet Riggins and Dean Phinazee opting for Riggins while Lane Price, Robert Youngblood and Melissa Strother voting for Youngblood.

Dougherty County School System Notebook

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Dougherty County School System instructs Westover High to take Title I funds

Superintendent Butch Mosely says the district has the resources to help the flagging school

Westover instructed to take Title I funds for the first time in school history

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Gov. Nathan Deal names Sen. Freddie Powell-Sims to Education Reform Commission

Powell-Sims thinks her experience as a teacher and administrator will be helpful in the discussions

Freddie Powell-Sims ‘delighted’ to be named to the governor’s Education Reform Commission

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Superintendent tells ACRI gathering he sees improvement in Dougherty County School System.

Dougherty School Chief Butch Mosely speaks at monthly community meeting at civil rights museum

School chief Butch Mosely touts school system progress to Albany Civil Rights Institute.

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Former Sherwood Christian Academy coach accused of sexual relationship with student

Warrants charging sexual assault have been issued for the former Sherwood girls soccer coach

Jason Schultz, a former coach of girls soccer at Sherwood Christian Academy, is charged with sexual assault. Schultz, who lives in South Carolina, has until Jan. 30 to turn himself in to Dougherty County authorities.

Darton State College announces workforce reduction

College officials said the need to improve efficiencies and effectiveness led to the decision

Darton State College reduces workforce to address an ongoing need to improve efficiencies and effectiveness.

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Default judgment motion to add 2 assistants to bullying suit against Dougherty County School System is denied

Action on amended complaint does not affect original filing

Superior court judge Stephen Goss denies Manswell Peterson’s request for summary judgment in his bullying suit against the Dougherty County School System.

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Once again, funding for fine arts center at Albany State University not in the budget

The latest twist in an ongoing 14-year saga a tough pill to swallow.

Funding for a new fine arts center at Albany State University once again left out of budget.

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Cheryl Brown Henderson says Brown vs. Board of Education decision changed America | VIDEO

The 1954 Supreme Court decision effectively outlawed segregation in the U.S.

ASU’s M.L. King Convocation speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson was a part Brown vs. Board of Education lawsuit, which was a landmark case in the civil rights movement.

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Albany’s Education leaders discuss workforce development at public forum

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard stresses education as key to region’s future growth

The discussion panel consisted of Albany State University Vice President of Institutional Advancement Clifford Porter, Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker, Darton State College Interim President Paul Jones, Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely and Turner Job Corps Director Rose Walker Cook..

Darton State College to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday

Diversity consultant and retired Marine Calvin Foster will be keynote speaker

Diversity consultant Calvin Foster to address Daron State’s College’s annual King Day celebration.

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Albany State planning Martin Luther King Jr. convocation

One of key figures in landmark case Brown v. Board of Education to speak

One of the central figures of the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education will be the featured speaker Thursday at the Albany State University (ASU) Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation. The program begins at 9:50 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom located in the ASU Student Center.

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Strother, Phinazee sworn in as Dougherty School Board members

The School Board tabled the election of a new chairman until Jan. 28

Two new Dougherty County School Board members are sworn in, but the board is still lacking a board chairman.


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