Albany and Southwest Georgia Education News


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ASU students learn from guest speakers

Students in Albany State University’s School of Social Work class received a treat recently when two guest speakers attended their class and presented valuable information about their chosen field of study.

Second Educational Collaborative session set for Tuesday at Monroe High School

The goal of these focus, listening sessions is to improve all levels of education in Dougherty County

UGA’s Fanning Institute sets second focus, listening session at Monroe

Albany Briefs - Aug. 24, 2014

Foreclosure rates down in Albany

North Blaylock Street at Georgia and Florida Railroad crossing located between East Tift Avenue and East Residence Avenue will be closed for repairs Monday and Tuesday.

Ruling allows exemptions for bake sales

Calorie-laden sweets a staple of school fundraisers

By a 9-to-1 vote Thursday, the Georgia Board of Education approved giving schools a series of exemptions from a federal requirement that prohibits the sale of high-calorie, high-fat and high-sodium foods during fundraisers held during school hours.

Key activist group sees flaws in Georgia's state health plan

Many new options unaffordable, group contends

Most State Health Benefit Plan members will see a significant increase in premiums if they choose to move from the current Health Reimbursement Arrangement to one of the new HMOs, especially the one run by UnitedHealthcare, said Ashley Cline of the group Teachers Rally to Advocate for Georgia Insurance Choices.

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Albany Technical College benefiting from grant

Albany Tech participates in teleconference roundtable

Albany Technical College participated Friday in a teleconference roundtable to present grant progress to U.S. Labor Secretary.

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MCLB-Albany contractor adding 250 jobs by Oct. 1

The jobs carry hourly pay ranges from $16.99 to $25.68, depending upon the position

URS has immediate openings for 250 new employees at its military vehicle maintenance center at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany.

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Dougherty County School official thinks new school year off to good start

The DCSS's Jack Willis says most of the early problems with transportation have been ironed out

DCSS officials say school openings have gone smoothly.

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Lane Price talks about 'Strategic Road Map' for the Dougherty School System

Group will meet twice monthly until April 2015 to come up 10-year plan for the district

Price discusses ‘Strategic Road Map’ with the BOE

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Mamie Brosnan Elementary deconstruction bid moves to full Dougherty County School Board

Built in 1938, the building will be taken apart, and bricks and stonework sold

Committee OKs moving Mamie Brosnan deconstruction to full school board.

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Georgia Southwestern State President Kendall Blanchard announces his retirement

Blanchard was appointed as the full-time president of GSW University in January 2007

The president of Georgia Southwestern State University says he will retire on Dec. 31 after leading the Americus university for seven years.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Aug. 8-14, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Aug. 8 through 14.

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Childhood love of 4-H leads to rewarding career

Jennifer Grogan leads 4-H program in Mitchell County

Jennifer Grogan was an active 4-H member as a child and has worked as a 4-H leader for more than 30 years with University of Georgia Extension. Considering her love for the organization as a child, Grogan was destined for her current career.

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Walmart, Albany State University announce partnership

The retail giant and the university say they will team up to develop a more diverse and skilled regional workforce.

Walmart, Albany State announce partnership to develop regional workforce

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Four Darton State College faculty, staff members honored with NISOD Awards

The NISOD Excellence Award is the most coveted award among two-year colleges and is designed to recognize and honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions at their institutions.

Four Darton State College faculty, staff members honored with NISOD Awards

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