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Albany State University celebrates Founder's Day

Paul McKendrick says HBCUs still play an important role in today's society

Paul McKendrick urges alumni to step to the plate to ensure ASU founder’s mission remains alive.

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Former Dougherty school chief Joshua Murfree to head athletics at Fort Valley State University

Joshua Murfree has been appointed director of intercollegiate athletics at the university

Joshua Murfree was the 14th school superintendent for the Dougherty County School System.

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Paul Jones vows a more engaged Darton State College

Interim president says Darton State needs to become more involved with the community

Paul Jones, describing Darton as a crown jewel in Southwest Georgia, said the consensus from his listening tour was that Darton was too detached from the community, something he plans to correct.

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Albany education leaders meet for fourth time

Dougherty County takes another step toward establishing a new foundation for improving academic performance through collaborative efforts

Albany education leaders meet for fourth time as Dougherty County takes another step toward establishing a new foundation for improving academic performance through collaborative efforts.

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Midwest college students build Habitat for Humanity homes in Albany (Video)

Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge brings in student volunteers from other states

College students from the frozen north find an early spring in Albany as they help Habitat for Humanity with construction projects.

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LAURA WILLIAMS: ATC culinary delights a treat to enjoy

It felt just like the Iron Chef — minus the degrading judges’ critiques that could make grown men cry.

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Albany Tech students prepare creative cuisine (Video)

Individuals can reserve a spot at the table for meals that are unique to Albany

The Albany Technical College Culinary Arts School is now sharing its tasty creations with the public every Thursday.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook March 30, 2014

Notes and news from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook. Notes and news from around the DCSS

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Darton selects top academic student

Sophomore from Lyons wants to become a veterinarian

After graduation in May, Oliver plans to attend the University of Georgia to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, and hopes to one day own a veterinary clinic.

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Troy Spicer tapped as Dean of Nursing at ABAC

Spicer has served as interim dean since October 2012.

Effective April 1, Spicer will assume the role of Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

Some notes and news from around the DCSS.

Dougherty County School System Notebook. Some notes and news from around the DCSS.

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Georgia General Assembly’s final FY2015 budget includes money for Darton State College

The surprise inclusion of $678,990 will be used to fund HVAC improvements in Darton’s student center.

The Georgia General Assembly’s final FY2015 budget includes money for Darton State College. The surprise inclusion of $678,990 will be used to fund HVAC improvements in Darton’s student center.

Dougherty School Briefs - March 19, 2014

Several Dougherty students recently participated in a job shadoning event

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Dougherty County School Board names two superintendent finalists

BOE will decide between Butch Mosely and Samuel DePaul.

Dougherty County School Board names two superintendent finalists. BOE will decide between Butch Mosely and Samuel DePaul.

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Calhoun County releases list of school superintendent finalists

Worth County High Prinicipal Russ Chesser among final three candidates

Calhoun County releases list of school superintendent finalists. Worth County High Prinicipal Russ Chesser among final three candidates

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Southwest Georgia political news from The Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com

Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com

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