Employees of the University System of Georgia will be able to enroll their same-sex spouses in benefit plans beginning July 13, according to an update posted Tuesday on the system’s website.
Jason Glen Schultz accused of sexual assault of a 17-year-old student
Jason Glen Schultz is indicted by the Dougherty grand jury on charges of sexually assaulting a former student.
Complaints that started last year have support from comparative study of plans
Last week, the consulting firm Aon Hewitt reported that members of the State Health Benefit Plan pay a greater proportion of health care costs than people covered in six comparable employee plans studied — those of five other Southern states’ plans, plus University System of Georgia workers.
Making the change to a state college was a significant boost for ABAC, president says
In his 10th year at the helm of ABAC, the numbers are looking good for the president of the Tifton state college.
The winners will be announced Friday night at Hampton University in Hampton, Va.
Albany State University has finalists in three categories — Best Marching Band (the ASU Marching Rams Show Band), Women’s Team of the Year (Lady Rams Women’s Basketball Team) and Female Student of the Year (Antoinette Rucker) — in the 5th Annual AARP HBCU Awards hosted this week by Hampton University in Hampton, Va.
Graduation rate spikes noticed by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators
Two Dougherty County School System high schools have outpaced most of their colleagues in Georgia when it comes to improving their graduation rates, a teacher trade magazine points out.
First trip features seven-day visit to London
The 2016 spring travel season begins on April 6 with a seven-day trip to explore London including stops at Stonehenge, Big Ben, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Salisbury, and Buckingham Palace.
DCSS looking to set up 23 different governance boards for each school in the county
Dougherty County School System is slowly preparing to move to a charter school system for the 2016-17 school year.
According to a 2014 study by the University of Georgia, ASU had $141 million impact on region
Touting its economic impact over nine southwest Georgia, Albany State University officials said last week that the university is also making its presence felt regionally and nationally in the area of research.
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.
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- Bobby McKinney to step down from county Elections Board
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Southwest Georgia government news from The Albany Herald Newspaper in Albany, Ga. and albanyherald.com
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