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Southside Middle School's Debra Johnson selected to participate in national program

She is among one of 30 teachers nationwide selected for the Library of Congress Teaching Institute

Debra Johnson, who teaches Georgia Studies and Social Studies at Southside Middle School, was selected from among 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching the Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.

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Dougherty School System has full plate at start of 2015-16 school year

Supt. Butch Mosely sees opportunities and potential problems

As the Dougherty County School System prepares for the first day of school on Aug. 5, the district has a full plate of opportunities and potential problems laid out on the table.

Deerfield-Windsor School awarded grant for innovative teaching

The $40,000 grant from The Benedict Foundation supports independent schools with emphasis on innovation

Deerfield-Windsor School recently received a $40,000 grant from The Benedict Foundation for Independent Schools. The Foundation supports independent school education in the United States.

Black students seeing largest increase in student loan borrowing

The percentage of college students taking out loans is climbing, and the biggest increase is among black students, data shows,

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New Marines leadership team in Albany takes a look Darton State College

Maj. Gen Craig Crenshaw, Col. James Carroll III given a guided tour by Interim Darton State College President Paul Jones

Darton puts best foot forward for MCLB-Albany’s new leadership team.

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Dougherty School Board delays vote on college and career academy

Dougherty Board also tables resolution on tightening up student attendance policy

The Dougherty County school board on Monday heard an update from Seamless Education Associates Consultant Russ Moore on the status of the district’s college and career academy application.

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Sales tax-free days nearing for back-to-school shoppers

The 2015 tax-free holiday will take place July 31 and Aug. 1.

Georgia Retail Association says families expect to increase their spending on school supplies this year, meaning good things are in store for retailers during Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday, which runs July 31-Aug. 1.

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Lee County Middle School assistant principal dies in apparent swimming pool incident

The body of Kim Robinson, 33, has been sent to the GBI crime Lab in Moultrie for an autopsy

Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowlea r has confirmed Lee County Middle School West Assistant Principal Kim Robinson died in an apparent drowning in swimming pool late Saturday night.

Record number of Deerfield-Windsor students recognized as AP scholars

Thirty AP Scholars is the highest number in school history

The College Board has announced that 16 2015 Deerfield-Windsor School graduates and 14 current seniors have earned AP Scholar designation based on their performances on the 2015 Advanced Placement examinations.

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Albany State University moves a step closer to a new fine arts center

Plans for the new $19.8 million facility still must be approved by the state Board of Regents

ALBANY — A new Fine Arts Center at Albany State University moved a step closer to reality last week when university officials released an artist’s rendering of the 89,000-square-foot building.

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Albany State University holds forum on teenage drinking

ASU Center for the African American Male discussion aimed at Dougherty County high school athletes

More than 150 local high school athletes and coaches gathered in Albany State University’s Billy C. Black Auditorium Thursday for a discussion of the dangers associated with teenage alcohol consumption.

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Doughtery County School Board to keep millage rate unchanged

School millage rate to remain at 18.445 for the 10th consecutive year

The Dougherty County School Board on Monday held the final of three required public hearings on a tax increase for county property owners. After one person spoke the board voted 5-0 to keep the school millage rate at 18.445.

Dougherty County School System 1-to-1 tech initiative entering second phase

The system may purchase laptops to complete the $14 million program

The Dougherty County School System is ramping up to move onto the next phase of its $14 million 1-to-1 technology initiative — with a slight twist.

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John Hayes: Lee Walmart says no to program for Dougherty students

County commissioner seeking support for GCAPS Commitment to Learning program

A Dougherty County commissioner tells his colleagues the manager of the Walmart in Lee County chooses not to support a program for Dougherty students.

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Mike Stewart named new district Extension director for Southwest District

Stewart is a former assistant director of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia

As Southwest District Extension director, Mike Stewart will be responsible for a 41-county region that includes metro Albany.


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