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Educator urges community to get behind STEM programs

By 2020, 51 percent of available jobs will be in the field of computing technology

Dennis Courtney is an animated man who likes to wave his arms when he speaks and is easily stirred to passion. To see him work a room and to and hear his booming voice, one would think he would make an excellent teacher. And that assumption would be correct.

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Chancellor Hank Huckaby to recommend consolidation of Albany State University, Darton State College

The chancellor will also recommend naming Art Dunning permanent president of the combined institutions

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby will recommend the consolidation of Albany State University and Darton State College at the USG Board of Regents monthly meeting in Atlanta on Tuesday.

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Albany Area Arts Council to open annual college art show | PHOTOS

Albany Area Arts Council annual show features work from area college students

This Friday art lovers will have a chance to see work produced from dozens of area college students as the Albany Area Arts Council opens its annual South Georgia College Arts Competition at the arts council’s Carnegie Library headquarters.

Albany State University Fall 2015 enrollment drops 10.7 percent

ASU's drop was the steepest among 30 University System of Georgia schools

According to Fall 2015 enrollment figures released Thursday by the University System of Georgia, Albany State University’s enrollment dropped 10.7 percent from a similar period in 2014 — the largest decline among 30 USG schools

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Women in Higher Education Conference wraps up at Albany Technical College

Event part of an effort to support gender equity and diversity among Technical College System of Georgia colleges

Albany Technical College, in partnership with the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education and the American Council on Education Women’s Network, wrapped up a Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference Wednesday.

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U.S. Army Field Band, Soldiers Chorus performing in Tifton

Free show is Saturday at Tift County High School

The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Tift County High School Performing Arts Center, a bonus event in the 2015-16 performing arts series at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Albany State University kicks off International Education Week celebration

The event allows participants to experience international customs and traditions through enriching activities

As national flags fluttered in a light drizzle, a parade of Albany State University Students marched to the Billy Black Building Monday to mark the official opening of International Education Week 2015.

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Hearing conducted in Peterson bullying suit against the Dougherty County School System

Judge Stephen Goss conducts court hearing

Dougherty County Superior Court Judge Stephen Goss held a status conference hearing Monday to clear up who was representing Manswell Peterson in his long-running bullying lawsuit against the school system.

Scholarships available to young blood drive coordinators

Scholarships open through Leaders Save Lives

Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to students willing to help host blood drives between Dec. 15-Jan. 15, a time that adequate blood donations are usually lacking.

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Dougherty County School Board OKs sending charter system application to state

New charter system could radically change the way K-12 education is delivered in the county

The Dougherty County School Board on Wednesday approved sending an amended Charter School System Application to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).

Albany State University looking at deactivating 10 under-performing degrees

Falling enrollment numbers hitting Fine Arts programs especially hard

Albany State University issued a statement Monday evening addressing a plan to deactivate 15 low-performing undergraduate degree programs due to declining enrollment numbers.

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House Speaker David Ralston cuts ribbon on new North Leesburg Bypass

The 1.78-mile, $8 million bypass will relieve school day congestion in the city

Leesburg officials, assorted dignitaries and Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston cut the ribbon on the $8 million North Leesburg Bypass Monday.

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Ravii Givens headed to trial on pot distribution charges

Police said they found more than four pounds of pot in his apartment two years ago

Former Albany Tech part-time basketball coach Ravii Givens is headed to trial on pot distribution charges. Givens and the Dougherty County DA’s office failed to reach a plea deal in Dougherty Superior Court before judge Willie Lockette on Monday.

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Volunteers stream in to clean up the Flint River

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful volunteers tidy up the Flint River on Saturday

More than 100 volunteers streamed to the nearby trails on the banks of the Flint River Saturday while others kayaked and canoed downstream as Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful once again hosted its Rivers Alive river cleanup event, sponsored by MillerCoors.

Leesburg Bypass ready to open

Section of Leslie Highway will be closed temporarily

Traffic at Leslie Highway will be shifted onto the bypass and Leslie Highway will be closed just south of the traffic shift so the contractor can finish construction of the intersection.

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