Profile: Mitzi Parker
Mitzi Parker, family and consumer sciences agent at Americus, assists people in dire financial straits by helping them maintain a manageable budget. She also strives to work the housing aspect into her financial classes.
Albany Technical College and GeorgiaFIRST bring off-season robotics competition to Albany
While robotics is still a new educational tool in Albany and Southwest Georgia, Albany Tech officials have ambitions to make ATC a regional robotics hub, which also could have a positive effect on STEM studies and education rates in the region.
Health department officials say some vaccines available to qualified families at little to no cost
With visits to the public health department low at this time of year compared to others, parents can avoid the back-to-school rush by getting their children current in vaccinations that are required in order to attend Georgia secondary schools.
Program shows students career opportunities while giving them experience
The Young Scholars program brings advanced high school students to University of Georgia campuses at Tifton, Griffin and Athens for six-week summer courses that expose the students to agriculture and the sciences.
Dormant for the past three years, a college and career academy in Albany has gained new life. Dougherty County may also gain a new middle school in the process.
Committee recommends reducing unexcused absences from 14 to five before retention
DCSS Associate Superintendent Ufot Inyang says reducing the number of unexcused student absences in a school year from 14 to five days before retention will bring the system in line with state policy.
Nearly $124 million budget eliminates last two teacher furlough days
The Dougherty County School Board on Monday unanimously approved a nearly $124 million budget for the upcoming school year.
After 13 years as superintendent, Larry Walters officially retires on July 1
Lee County School Superintendent Larry Walters gave his last media interview in a conference room Tuesday. He nodded his head toward the adjacent office he occupied for the past 13 years and said, “They kicked me out of there. They are painting it for the new guy.”
Author will be first Willson Center Delta Visiting Chair at UGA
Alice Walker, a native of Eatonton, will speak at the University of Georgia on Oct. 14 and at downtown Athens on Oct. 15, with other events connected to her visit yet to be announced.
Anthony Parker: Ability to Benefit, Move on When Ready can be a boon to region
Albany Technical College is pushing two programs to encourage dual enrollment with high school students and another which allows adults to gain a high school equivalence degree (GED) while taking college-level classes.
Students will have 24-hour access to research projects
A groundbreaking for the $8.5 million building will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the construction site near Conger Hall.
Two ABAC employees complete Georgia Academy for Economic Development
Garrett Boone and Franzelle Mathis-Pertilla, employees of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, recently graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.
The band needs $250,000 to march in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade
To cover the nearly $250,000 needed to march in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Albany State University’s marching band has launched a GoFundMe website. ASU has set a goal of $50,000 by September 1.
Authorities say Bryant Johnson received $76,631 by filing fraudulent income tax returns
The case dates back to March 2012 when authorities recovered 65 emergency contact cards stolen from a high school personnel office in the Dougherty County School System. Federal prosecutors said the child who had the cards in his backpack identified Bryant Johnson, who they say had gotten $76,631 in refunds by filing bogus tax returns.
Application fee waived during open house
The open house is an annual event held at ATC every June since the late 1990s where potential students can come and preview more than 53 academic programs available at the campus.
- Dougherty County School System employees rally to kick off 2015-16 school year | PHOTO GALLERY
- Black students seeing largest increase in student loan borrowing
- Pulitzer Prizer winner Alice Walker to visit University of Georgia in fall
- Albany Area Business Portfolio June 21, 2015
- Albany State University Marching Rams seek funding help for trip to California
- Lawsuit filed in deaths of three Georgia Southern student nurses
- Albany State University graduates receive diplomas
- Albany State University holds annual Legislative Appreciation Luncheon
- DCSS Notebook
- Deal marks Teacher Appreciation Week with swing through Albany
Southwest Georgia political news from The Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- Georgia Sens. Isakson, Perdue blast Clean Power Plan
- Senate legislation to cut federal funds for Planned Parenthood hits roadblock
- Sen. David Perdue talks about global security and ISIS during swing through Albany
- Georgia congressional reaction to Iran nuclear deal
- Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 19-25, 2015
- Georgia elected officials dig in on positions following Obamacare ruling
- Georgia delegation congressional votes - June 12-18, 2015
- State Rep. Darrel Ealum reflects on first legislative session, sets goals for 2016
- Dinorah Hall enlists powerful allies in fight against pipeline
- U.S. foreign policy and cyber security among top concerns for Sen. David Perdue
Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
- LOCAL GOVERNMENT 101: Albany's municipal government based on charter, codes
- Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan approves overtime for grounds maintenance | PHOTO GALLERY
- Local Government 101: Dougherty County services mandated by state
- Dougherty County Commission approves funding, grants
- Local Government 101: A clearer understanding
- Light Department linemen recognized by Albany Utility Board
- EDC board members named for Fiscal Year 2016
- Lee preparing an ordinance to allow food trucks
- Albany City Commission OKs downtown redevelopment funding plan
- EDC report shows significant growth
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