Terry Lewis

Education Reporter



Terry Lewis is the education reporter and feature writer for The Albany Herald.

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Dougherty County School Board names 5 principals, eyes career academy

Board names new principals at four elementary schools and a middle school

Five new principals and six assistant principals are in place for the 2015-16 school year. The Dougherty School Board is also looking at grant development plan for a college and career academy.

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Mosely believes proper staffing is leading school revival

Improved test scores and higher graduation rates reported

For the past two and a half years, DCSS Superintendent Butch Mosely has pushed one message, and pushed it hard: “put the right people in the right places and we will see improvement.” And that message seems to be getting through.

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Bobby Dews talks baseball and life at Pataula Charter Career Day

After spending 53 years in baseball, the Atlanta Braves icon now concentrating on writing

Bobby Dews talks baseball and life at Pataula Charter Career Day

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Troy University's Albany site holds graduation exercise

More than 40 earned diplomas, with 10 percent of class being veterans

Troy University’s Albany site held its Spring Commencement exercise Thursday at Mt. Zion Baptist church. Twenty-two of the more than 40 graduates strode across the state to pick up their diplomas.

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Stakeholders' proposals might settle tri-state 'Water Wars' dispute out of court

Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been embroiled in water dispute since 1990

For more than 25 years the states of Georgia, Alabama and Florida have been locked in legal battles over the equitable distribution of the waters of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River Basin.

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Dougherty County School System graduates 746 on Saturday

Each of th four public schools conducted ceremonies Saturday at the Albany Civic Center

Nearly 750 newly-minted graduates walked across the dais at the Albany Civic Center on Saturday as Dougherty, Albany, Westover and Monroe high schools held their annual commencement exercises.

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Sherwood Christian Academy graduates 37

About 40 percent of the graduating class are honor graduates

Nine of Sherwood’s 37 graduates graduates have been together for 13 years. Eight have inked athletic scholarships, which is also the number of the members of the class who have have made mission trips

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The public gets first look at downtown revitalization plan

Consultant suggests converting Exchange Building and Albany Heights into residential units

The public got its first look at a proposed downtown redevelopment plant Tuesday night, the latest effort to inject some life into the moribund heart of the city.

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Jack Willis gives Dougherty BOE student discipline update

Assistant superintendent tells School Board alternative school enrollment has dropped 26 percent in a year

If short and uneventful school board meetings are to be used as a measure of a school district gaining traction, then things are definitely looking up for the Dougherty County School System.

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Lee School Superintendent Larry Walters will step down July 1

After 13 years as school chief, Larry Walters said the time is right to move on

Citing a desire to spend more time on travel and with family, Lee County School Superintendent Larry Walters confirms his retirement.

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