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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kindergarten and first-grade students at Lake Elementary School compete in a variety of different activities during the school’s field day Monday.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Albany State University will continue its pursuit to better the community through service thanks to receiving Project STOP and We Are One Albany State University grants.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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