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Large crowd attends public hearing on charter schools in Dougherty

Dougherty County School System holds first public hearing on move to charter system

A surprisingly large crowd turned out Monday for the first of two public hearings on the school’s district’s move to a Charter School System. The new system will take effect in the 2016-17 school year beginning next school year.

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Kids Fire Safety Event headed to the Albany Civic Center

Objective is to entertain, educate, and save lives

The 21st annual Kids Fire Safety Day Event is headed to the Albany Civic Center Wednesday.

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Renovated Southside Library branch set for January reopening | PHOTOS

Positive news continues for more fiscally responsible library system

Dougherty County’s Southside Library branch, one of two branches closed for financial reasons in 2012, is on target to reopen around the first of the year.

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Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker pleased with rising graduation rate

Albany Technical College still coping with enrollment, retention numbers

Unlike many of his colleagues throughout the state, Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker has different priorities for one of the Technical College System of Georgia’s most effective schools.

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Dougherty High student found dead in her home late Friday

The student has been identified as Dyna Ramos, 15

The Dougherty County School System has confirmed a student at Dougherty High School was found dead in the bathroom of her home in the Moultrie Road area late Friday night.

Backpack Blessings provides food for Lee children

Adopt-A-Child campaign under way

Backpack Blessings is a weekend nutritional support program currently serving 80 Lee County students each week running for 36 weeks during the school year.

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Educators treated to two-day, hands on tour of Ft. Benning

Educators from Monroe High and Lee County High School get a taste of Army life.

Lee County High School Assistant Principal Hank Wright, Monroe Comprehensive High School teacher Katherlene Stewart, and counselor Shawana Wise, were on a mission.

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Albany State University to host gala to support "Rams in the Roses" campaign

The black tie affair will be held in Atlanta on Oct. 23

Albany State University will salute the ASU Marching Band at the Atlanta Salutes Georgia’s Peach in the Roses presidential gala next Wednesday at the downtown Hyatt Regency.

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Albany-Dougherty EDC asked to take part in education collaborative

Local education leaders looking to strengthen work force preparedness

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission is asked to appoint a representative for a local education collaborative.

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University of Georgia President Jere Morehead says a strong UGA benefits all of the state

UGA president addresses Albany Rotary Club, visits a small business helped by the university

University of Georgia President Jere Moreland says he has discovered being the president at UGA is an easier job when the Bulldogs football team is on a winning streak.

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Darton State College President Paul Jones discusses enrollment challenges

Jones touched on several issues including enrollment and student retention

Darton State College Interim President Paul Jones delivered his second State of the College address to faculty and staff Wednesday, spending spent much of this time discussing the challenges currently facing the state’s institutions of higher education.

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Interim president Art Dunning and wife make major donation to Albany State University

The Dunnings have donated $25,000 for scholarships and also set up matching fund for ASU band.

Since taking the helm at Albany State University two years ago, Interim President Art Dunning and his wife Karen Baynes-Dunning have shown a commitment to the university financially. Earlier this week the pair made a challenge gift of $50,000 for ASU students and the marching band.

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Dougherty County Commission asked to name representative to education collaborative

Group wants to expand collaborative started by DCSS, Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech

Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely asks the Dougherty County Commission to appoint a representative to an expanded education collaborative. The collaborative now comprises Albany State President Art Dunning, Darton State President Paul Jones, Albany Tech President Anthony Parker and Mosely.

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Melissa Strother, Dean Phinazee get education on Dougherty School Board

Dougherty County School Boards newest members are optimistic about the future

As the Dougherty County School Board’s newest members, Melissa Strother and Dean Phinazee, have spent the last nine months at Georgia School Boards Association and local School Board meetings listening and learning. Over that span they were amazed at how much there was to learn.

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Albany State University's Teacher Corps class of 1972 holds its first reunion

Nearly 20 gathered in Albany Saturday to recall the program that created teachers

After 43 years, members of Albany State University’s first Teacher Corps class hold a reunion to celebrate old times and swap stories from the past.


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