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Butch Mosely recognizes three of the Dougherty County School System's best teachers

The three Game Ball winners for January were Tammy Holton at Westover High School, Jasmine Dixon at Albany Middle School and West Town Elementary’s Chassidy Vaughn.

Butch Mosely recognizes three of the Dougherty County School System’s best teachers. The three Game Ball winners for January were Tammy Holton at Westover High School, Jasmine Dixon at Albany Middle School and West Town Elementary’s Chassidy Vaughn.

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Aaron Johnson announces run for Dougherty County School Board seat

Johnson is running for District 4 School Board seat currently held by Carol Tharin, who is not seeking reelection

Aaron Johnson announces run for Dougherty County School Board seat. Johnson is running for District 4 School Board seat currently held by Carol Tharin, who is not seeking reelection

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Dougherty County School Board to interview superintendent candidate today

BOE to hold face-to-face with Colquitt County School Superintendent Sam DePaul

Dougherty County School Board to interview superintendent candidate today. BOE to hold face-to-face with Colquitt County School Superintendent Sam DePaul

Albany Area Briefs Feb. 27, 2014

Albany Tech's LPN program ranked No. 8

Scottish Rite will conduct its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday at Dougherty Lodge No. 591, 1900 Palmyra Road.

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Dougherty County School Board OKs purchase of 12 new police vehicles

The 2013 Dodge Chargers will cost $21,000 each and be paid for with SPLOST funds

Dougherty County School Board OKs purchase of 12 new police vehicles. The 2013 Dodge Chargers will cost $21,000 each and be paid for with SPLOST funds.

Georgia Supreme Court to hear appeal in Baker County School Board case

Two Baker County women contend the chair of the School Board is ineligible to hold the office

Last year, a Superior Court judge denied an attempt by Nettie Lilly and Janet Anderson to have Baker County School Board Chair Sharon Heard removed from office. The case will be heard Monday in oral arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court.

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Lee County School Board approves placing $11.75 million bond issue on May ballot

If approved by the voters, the bulk of the money would be used to upgrade athletic facilities at Lee County High School

The call for the bond vote follows the recinding of a request for local legislation that would have created a school building authority, with Lee County School Board members serving as authority members, that would have been empowered to enter bond agreements without voters’ consent.

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Robert Clay won't seek re-election to Lee County School Board

The Lee County education icon has spent more than 56 years as either a school board member or the superintendent

Robert Clay won’t seek re-election to Lee County School Board. At age 86, he has spent 56 years in the education field as the school system chief or a member of the board.

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Allison Goddard, a homeschooled student, is the American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner

Allison Goddard will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II district competition today

Allison Goddard is American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner. She will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II competition this afternoon at Darton State College.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook - Feb. 23, 2014

Good news and notes from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook. Good news and notes from around the DCSS

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Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech to take aim at county's dropout rate

OUTLOOK 2014: The area's leaders of higher education to collaborate on improving learning in the region and stanching Dougherty County’s drop out rate.

Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech to take aim at county’s drop out rate. Instututions of higher education want to improve learning in the region.

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Deerfield-Windsor celebrates 50th Anniversary; Sherwood Academy undergoes major transformation

OUTLOOK 2014: Sherwood will consolidate Upper and Lower school campuses, launch major capital projects

Deerfield-Windsor celebrates 50th Anniversary; Sherwood Academy undergoes major transformation, consolidationg its Upper and Lower campuses.

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Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

OUTLOOK 2014: A refurbished Dougherty High School set to reopen in August of next year

Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

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Allison Goddard, a homeschooled students, is the American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner

Allison Goddard will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II district competition Sunday

Allison Goddard is American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner. She will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II competition Sunday afternoon at Darton State College.

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ASU hosting bridge-building contest Saturday

The contest is conducted in connection with National Engineers Week

The competition is open to all high- and middle-school students. Schools may enter several teams.

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Southwest Georgia political news from The Albany Herald newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com

Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com

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