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Albany-Dougherty leaders share thoughts on state of Albany/Dougherty County community | VIDEO | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Mayor, Dougherty County Chair, DCSS Superintendent form community update panel

Continued collaboration was the overarching theme as three of the community’s leaders joined a panel to discuss the state of Albany and Dougherty County at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the Community luncheon.

ASU prepares for new school year

Academic year begins Monday morning

Enrollment, retention and progression were on the minds of Albany State University faculty and staff members for the 2015 Faculty and Staff Conference, as another academic year is set to begin Monday.

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Albany Technical College, Turner Job Corps sign articulation deal

Schools finally formalize an unofficial partnership that has endured for more than a decade

After spending more than a decade in an unofficial partnership, Albany Technical College and Turner Job Corps made the relationship official Tuesday when ATC President Anthony Parker and TJC Director Rose Walker Cook signed an articulation agreement at ATC’s Logistics Center board room.

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Dougherty County School Board OKs College and Career Academy charter application

The vote was 6-1 with Milton "June Bug" Griffin casting the lone dissenting vote

It took five years, two attempts and dogged persistence from many people, but the Dougherty County School Board on Monday finally approved a charter application for an Albany Regional College and Career Career Academy (ARCCA).

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St. Teresa's School gets helping hand from UGA's Summer Scholars Program

Volunteers renovate courtyard pond and irrigate the nearby school garden

When St. Teresa’s Catholic School students report to their first day of classes on Monday, they’ll find something different about the school’s pond in the center courtyard and the garden located out back.

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New Broadcast Journalism elective emerging at Deerfield-Windsor School

The school is turning its old library into a student-inspired Design Lab

Funded by a $40,000 grant from the Benedict Foundation, Deerfield-Windsor School has created of a new Broadcast Journalism elective which involves renovating the school’s “old Library” into a new “Design Lab.”

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Albany Back 2 School Bash puts spotlight on education | PHOTO GALLERY

Back 2 School Bash: A Commitment to Learning was hosted by GCAPS at Robert Cross Park on Saturday.

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Jim Wagenschutz takes the reins at Byne Christian School

Byne leader comes to Albany after serving 10 years at Hickory Grove School in Charlotte, N.C.

Jim Wagenschutz’s office at Byne Christian School is littered with empty packing boxes. The walls are bare. It’s obvious Byne’s new school administrator (which he prefers as a title instead of headmaster) is still settling in after spending 10 years at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte, N.C.

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Jenny Collins leaving CVB for Darton

Collins had been with Albany Area Chamber/CVB for over a decade

After more than a decade as a familiar face with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jenny Collins is leaving the fold to pursue a job at Darton State College.

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Dougherty County School System committee approves phase-out of Albany Early College

Instructional Accountability Committee gives nod to two-year draw down.

The Dougherty County Instructional Accountability Committee voted 3-0 Friday to approve a proposal from Associate Superintendent for Academic Services UFOT Inyang to begin gradually phasing out Albany Early College (AEC).

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National Night Out provides school supplies for Dougherty County kids | PHOTO GALLERY

Dougherty County law enforcement agencies participated

Albany’s 8th annual National Night Out helps kids start school with the supplies they need.

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Dougherty County School System welcomes students back to class | First Day Photo Gallery

First-day attendance about 800 over last year’s total

The Dougherty County School System began its new 2015-16 school year Wednesday with most of the anticipated 15,000 students pouring back into the district’s 23 schools — including an impromptu welcome back pep rally at Northside Elementary School.

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Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw visits Albany Technical College

The general visited Darton State College last month and will see Albany State University some time this month

Maj. Gen. Craig Crenshaw, Commanding General Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM), was given a personal tour of Albany Technical College’s campus by President Anthony Parker on Tuesday.

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Dougherty County School System parents can now track school buses

Mobile phone app and webite should reduce number of DCSS students missing the bus

The Dougherty School System is now offering a new mobile phone app and a web link that will allow parents to better track their children’s bus, which should greatly reduce the number of students missing the morning bus.

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