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Project Alpha in Albany set for 31st weekend retreat

Fraternity members will counsel middle school boys on preventing teenage pregnancy

Members of the Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be conducting their 31st retreat this weekend with middle school boys, who they will counsel on the importance of preventing teenage pregnancy.

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Dougherty County School Board considers streamlining student disciplinary policy

The new policy would require specific offensives be included in charge letters

The Dougherty School Board discusses student discipline policy and a new state law that will allow former students to receive diplomas.

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Merry Acres Middle School's Kawanna Jones sells science to her students

Jone is one of eight finalists for Dougherty County's Teacher of the Year

Merry Acres Middle School science teacher Kawanna Jones regards herself as a salesperson — she sells education to students.

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One question mapped International Studies Elementary teacher Allison Orme's life

Allison Orme is one of eight finalists for Dougherty County's 2015-16 Teacher of the Year

Allison Orme was playing school with stuffed animals on her grandmother’s back porch when a boy from her class at school walked through the back yard and set her on a career path.

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Adrianne Harris was born to teach

South Georgia Regional Achievement Center English teacher is finalist for Teacher of the Year

Adrianne Harris never realized how influential others teachers had been in her life until she became one herself.

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Sherrie Hubbard's path to teaching is not a long, dramatic story

Radium Springs Middle School instructor is finalist for DCSS Teacher of the Year

Sherrie Hubbard’s love of helping children change their lives through learning sent her back to school.

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Arthur Berry's sons his greatest artwork

Family, community mourn passing of arts trailblazer Arthur Berry

Despite his renown as an artist, Arthur Berry is remembered by his sons as a loving father.

Albany State University, Albany Technical College to sign articulation agreement

Agreement will make it possible for students to attend both schools and earn a four-year degree in business

Albany Technical College and Albany State University will hold an articulation agreement signing ceremony Monday at 10 a.m., in the executive board room of Albany Tech’s Logistics Education Center at 1704 S. Slappey Blvd.

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April Bush says teaching's greatest rewards are not tangible

Northside Elementary teacher finalist for Dougherty County’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year

For the past 10 years, Northside Elementary School math teacher April Bush has believed that greatness resides in all of her students — and she sees it every day in her classroom.

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Latinda Dean never intended to be a teacher, but fate had other plans

Albany High Lit teacher is finalist for Teacher of the Year

Unlike many of the other Dougherty County School System 2015-16 Teacher of the Year finalists, as a little girl growing up Latinda Dean never saw herself becoming a teacher.

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Dougherty County School Board holds its annual retreat

Georgia School Boards Association urges local board to develop five-year plan

Dougherty County School Board advised to be transparent in order to keep the community informed.

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ABAC presenting musical salutes to spring

Seasonal concerts are Thursday, Monday and Tuesday

The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College choir has its spring performance Thursday, followed by the Tifton college’s concert band performing Monday and Tuesday nights.

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Dougherty Rotary Club, Lee and Worth County schools team up to help Liberia

The school systems donated surplus equipment and books and the club is shipping it to Africa

Dougherty Rotary Club is sending a second shipment of school supplies to Liberia

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Deerfield-Windsor presents Laws of Life contest winners

Four students, one representing each grade, were selected winners in essay contest

Drawing participation from 59 schools across the state, the contest encourages students to use an inspirational quote and relate it to a real situation in their life.

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Two assistant coaches added to $8 million bullying lawsuit against Dougherty County School System

Manswell Peterson is suing over the alleged bullying of his son at a June 2014 basketball camp

A Dougherty Superior Court judge allows two Westover assistant basketball coaches and an unidetified “John/Jane Doe” to be added as defendants in a $8 million bullying lawsuit against the Dougherty County School System and Westover High School boys basketball coach Dallis Smith. The case involves bullying that is alleged to have occurred among basketball players at a camp out of state.

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