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Combined choruses of six Albany high schools to perform in black history concert

The combined choruses will perform seven songs, plus two with the Freedom Singers

The Albany Civil Rights Institute’s Frank Wilson says tonight’s concert at Shiloh Baptist Church by combined high school choruses will be history-making event.

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Renovations, new construction and technology top Dougherty, Lee school systems plans for 2015

DCSS is renovating two high schools while Lee County is building a 43,000 square foot multi-purpose center

Dougherty County School System moving toward elimination of textbooks while Lee County continued to upgrade its athletic facilities.

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Sherwood Christian Academy, Deerfield-Windsor School are in the midst of major construction projects

Sherwood is preparing to merge its up and lower schools into one campus while Deerfield is building an 8,000 sq ft. wellness center.

Sherwood Christian is busy laying the ground work for a campus merger while Deerfield-Windsor is working on a new wellness center

Westover High School among the 2015 Advanced Placement Honor Schools for Georgia

Westover High School recognized four categories

Westover High earns state recognition in four AP categories

Dougherty County Schools Notebook - Feb. 22, 2015

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

A compilation of recent news and events involvinbg students in the Dougherty County School System.

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Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech gear up for 2015

Accreditations, new programs and new centers start the new year off right

Albany State University, Darton State College and Albany Technical College work at continuing to improve services to students in the area.

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Central, Westtown library branches show increased usage

Dougherty County library numbers up in monthly, year-to-date usage

Dougherty County Library system officials laud their latest numbers, which show significantly increased usage.

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Freedom Rider Hank Thomas delivers stark reminder to Albany State University students.

Thomas urges students not to take for granted the freedoms they enjoy today

Freedom Rider Hank Thomas reminds Albany State University Students that while times have changed, the struggle for equality continues.

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Senate Democrats want say in Gov. Nathan Deal's 'Opportunity Schools' proposal

Six Dougherty schools are on list of chronically under-performing schools

Senate Democrats want input into Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to takeover state’s most distressed schools.

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Albany National Youth Sports Program launches 40 Dollars for 40 Years campaign | VIDEO

The NYSP will be renamed Albany State University Sports and Enrichment Program this June

Organizers of the summer sports and enrichment program are hoping that 1,000 people will donate at least $40 each to support the five-week summer program that has 350-400 students each year and about 25,000 over its 40 years of existence.

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Albany Technical College set to roast former Dougherty District Attorney Ken Hodges at fundraiser

The 12th annual Albany Tech Foundation fundraiser is set for March 20

Former Dougherty County DA Ken Hodges will face zingers, barbs and quips next month at the Albany Tech Foundation annual fundraiser roast.

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Four Dougherty County School System students earning displomas and Albany Tech degrees

This marks the first time that students will have graduated from high school and earned an associate’s degree from Albany Tech at the same time.

Albany Tech, DCSS have four students who will graduate from high school and college at the same time.

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Albany Technical College names Jerri Jarrell as its 2015 GOAL Student

Jarrell emerged from a group of 13 GOAL nominees to be declared the winner

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce panel selects Jerri Jarrell as Albany Technical College’s 2015 GOAL Student.

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Albany State University Marching Rams officially in 2016 Rose Parade

Eighteen of the bands for the New Years Day parade announced

Tournament of Roses officials say Albany State will be one of 20 marching bands from the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and Japan to perform in the Jan. 1, 2016 Tournament of Roses parade.

All Tift County schools resume after bomb threat is cleared

All Tift schools evacuated after bomb threat

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