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Metro Albany Briefs - April 16, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

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Elimination of Dougherty County school staff furlough days still on agenda

The unexpected loss of $2.6 in equalization funding complicates adding instruction days and eliminating furloughs

Elimination of four furlough days for Dougherty County School System staff would cost $2 million.

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Dougherty County Teacher of the Year finalist Sandra Masters says each child is unique (Video)

The county’s Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet Thursday

Sandra Masters is one of eight finalists for Dougherty County Teacher of the Year.

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Dougherty Teacher of the year finalist Martez Favis credits success to pain, support (Video)

The Sherwood Acres teacher is a finalist for the county's top teacher award

Dougherty County’s Teacher of the year to be named at a banquet Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Tracey Wingfield believes greatness lies within all students (Video)

She is among eight finalists for Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year

Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year to be named Thursday.

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Sarah Bivins says her mother knew best (Video)

Dougherty High School educator in running for county’s Teacher of the Year

Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the Year to be announced at a banquet Thursday.

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Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Jennifer Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher (VIDEO)

Dougherty Teacher of the Year will be named at a banquet Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn

Dougherty Teacher of Year finalist Lewis-Polite always wanted to be a teacher

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Victoria Brackins wants to share her knowledge (VIDEO)

Dougherty County's Teacher of the Year to be revealed at banquet Thursday

Eight finalists in mix for Dougherty County’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

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Dougherty Teacher of the Year finalist Patricia Littleton says reward is impacting lives (VIDEO)

The Dougherty teacher of the Year will be named Thursday

Dougherty Teacher of the Year will be named at a banquet Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn

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Dougherty County Teacher of The Year finalist Yolanda Bryant says teaching is her destiny (VIDEO)

The Dougherty teacher of the Year will be named Thursday

Bryant is among a pool of eight finalists from which Dougherty County’s 2014-15 Teacher of the year will be selected Thurday at a banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Butch Mosely lays out three-year plan for Dougherty County Schools

Superintendent taking aim at discipline in the DCSS’s classrooms

Now the permanent superintendent, Butch Mosely lays out three-year plan for Dougherty County’s schools

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Dougherty County School System to name 2014-15 Teacher of the Year on Thursday

One of eight finalists to be selected as DCSS's top teacher

Sunday through Wednesday, The Albany Herald will include articles about two of the eight finalists each day. There also will be a video interview with each finalist accompanying each article on albanyherald.com.

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Radium Springs Middle teacher arrested on sexual exploitation of children charge

Dougherty County Sherriffs Office officials say child porn was found on a computer in Brian Owen Brannens Albany apartment

Dougherty County sheriff’s deputies arrested Brian Owen Brannen Friday after Albany drug agents forwarded a tip that child pornography had been observed on a computer inside Brannen’s apartment.

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Mosely named Dougherty County Schools permanent superintendent

James Bush, Velvet Riggins cast “no” votes in 5-2 decision

Dougherty BOE selects Mosely as permanent superintendent by 5-2 vote.

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Dougherty School Board to name Butch Mosely permanent superintendent

Sources say Butch Mosely has the needed support from the majority of the board members

The Dougherty County Board of Education is expected to remove the “intyerim” from Butch Mosely’s job title on Monday.

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