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Tifton teacher's suspension for Facebook posting reduced to five days

School teacher Kelly Tucker suspended for a work week following her response to a Facebook question regarding a "Black Lives Matter" protest sign at Tifton's Christmas parade.

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Albany Technical College celebrates new courtroom lab

Century-old courtroom furniture donated to Albany Tech

Albany Technical College celebrates its new courtroom lab and century-old furniture.

Darton State College, Albany State University to host Region 4 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival

Students from around the southeast to celebrate the best and most diverse work produced by college and university theatre programs

Approximately 1,200 students and faculty will be visiting Darton State College and Albany State University to celebrate the Region 4 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).

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Albany State University to celebrate Black History Month with three-day event

Shirley and Charles Sherrod to kick off event with a presentation at the Albany Civil Rights Institute

Speakers, poets and singers to highlight Albany State University’s celebration of Black History Month

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Deerfield-Windsor School retains SAIS, SACS accreditation

This accreditation period will span five years

A team representing SAIS conducted an on-site visit to review Deerfields self-study and standards compliance and its adherence to its mission.

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Dougherty County School Board elects Velvet Riggins as new chairperson

Riggins is named chair on a 4-3 vote and replaces former chair Carol Tharin

The vote was split along racial lines with Junebug Griffin, James Bush, Velvet Riggins and Dean Phinazee opting for Riggins while Lane Price, Robert Youngblood and Melissa Strother voting for Youngblood.

Dougherty County School System Notebook

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Dougherty County School System instructs Westover High to take Title I funds

Superintendent Butch Mosely says the district has the resources to help the flagging school

Westover instructed to take Title I funds for the first time in school history

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Gov. Nathan Deal names Sen. Freddie Powell-Sims to Education Reform Commission

Powell-Sims thinks her experience as a teacher and administrator will be helpful in the discussions

Freddie Powell-Sims ‘delighted’ to be named to the governor’s Education Reform Commission

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Superintendent tells ACRI gathering he sees improvement in Dougherty County School System.

Dougherty School Chief Butch Mosely speaks at monthly community meeting at civil rights museum

School chief Butch Mosely touts school system progress to Albany Civil Rights Institute.

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Former Sherwood Christian Academy coach accused of sexual relationship with student

Warrants charging sexual assault have been issued for the former Sherwood girls soccer coach

Jason Schultz, a former coach of girls soccer at Sherwood Christian Academy, is charged with sexual assault. Schultz, who lives in South Carolina, has until Jan. 30 to turn himself in to Dougherty County authorities.

Darton State College announces workforce reduction

College officials said the need to improve efficiencies and effectiveness led to the decision

Darton State College reduces workforce to address an ongoing need to improve efficiencies and effectiveness.

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Default judgment motion to add 2 assistants to bullying suit against Dougherty County School System is denied

Action on amended complaint does not affect original filing

Superior court judge Stephen Goss denies Manswell Peterson’s request for summary judgment in his bullying suit against the Dougherty County School System.

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Once again, funding for fine arts center at Albany State University not in the budget

The latest twist in an ongoing 14-year saga a tough pill to swallow.

Funding for a new fine arts center at Albany State University once again left out of budget.

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Cheryl Brown Henderson says Brown vs. Board of Education decision changed America | VIDEO

The 1954 Supreme Court decision effectively outlawed segregation in the U.S.

ASU’s M.L. King Convocation speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson was a part Brown vs. Board of Education lawsuit, which was a landmark case in the civil rights movement.

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