Keynote speaker Cynthia George urged graduates to pursue passion in their lives
More than 170 graduates received associate degrees; more than 500 diplomas; and nearly 300 technical certificates of credit were also awarded at Albany Technical College’s Fall Commencement Thursday at the Albany Civic Center.
The Dougherty School System currently has five employee furlough days
Healthy reserve fund balance has Dougherty School Board talking about removing another employee furlough day, reducing total number for fiscal year to four.
The daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Saxby Chambliss
Michelle Nunn says her experience in helping businesses and creating jobs qualifies her for the U.S. Senate.
Robert Cross bests Albany Middle School for district title
Robert Cross roars back from semi-final defeat to win Christine Blaylock Academic Bowl Trophy
Five Republicans, one Democrat vying to replace John Barge
Six candidates seeking to replace State School Superintendent John Barge, who is running for governor.
These are public safety reports from Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 45 calls late Monday and into the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.
Nearly 100 are recognized at Albany Tech's Honors Day
Albany Technical College held its Fall Honors Day on Monday, recognizing nearly 100 worthy students.
Good news from around the Dougherty County School System
The Public Information Office of the Dougherty County School System was recognized at the Georgia School Public Relations Association 2013 Annual Conference.
Dawson Mayor thinks his shooting was politically motivated tops the list of stories this week
Dawson Mayor Christoper Wright shooting; Secret Santa hands of $100 bills to city’s less fortunate are the week’s most-read stories at www.albanyherald.com
Veterans, students honored during busy week in the DCSS
Dougherty County School System students took time to honor our service members on Veterans Day while picking up some recognitions of their own
HERALD EXCLUSIVE: Anonymous benefactor spreads random acts of kindness to residents who need a helping hand
Secret Santa spreads $100 bills around around’s shelters, missions and thrift store.
Committee approves six physician appointments and three nurse practitioners
Phoebe professional affairs committee OKs six physician appointments, three nurse practitioners and 93 staff reappointments.
Rural hospital closings rock Southwest Georgia is top story
Rural hospital closings, Dawson mayor speaks out for first time after shooting, Albany teacher convicted of pandering among the week’s top stories
After nearly a year on the job, the Dougherty County School System's Butch Mosely says progress has been made.
With just more than six months remaining on his contract, Butch Mosely says DCSS has more work to do.
Dougherty County School System Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely has seen improvement throughout the district, but he says more work is needed.
Lee County High School Theater and Artistic Director Dotty Davis is helping mold the next generation of actors
For more than 30 years, Dotty Davis has lived much of her life on the stage. Now the Theater and Artistic Director at Lee County High School is passing the torch on to the next generation of performers.
RiverQuarium personnel recover the gator unharmed from the Flint River on Thursday
After a man scales the wall of the Flint RiverQuairum, snatches a 3-foot gator and dumps it into the Flint River, the reptile is recovered uninjured by personnel with the Albany aquarium.
New DartonState College Interim President Paul Jones was introduced to the community with a reception at the College Thursday.
RiverQuarium personnel recover gator from the Flint River
Man enters Flint RiverQuarium alligator enclosure, snatches gator and dumps it in the Flint River, where it is recovered by personnel with the Albany aquarium.
Westover Athletic Director Harley Calhoun wins region athletic director of the year
DCSS Notebook is a compilation of events and accomplishments of students in the Dougherty County School System.
These reports are a wrap up of public safety activities
Albany and Dougherty County police respond to a combined 23 calls Monday and early Tuesday.
State charter school officials say starting a charter school is not for the faint of heart
Andrew Lewis, with the Georgia Charter School Commission, says “charter schools are an additional tool in the tool belt of Georgia’s parents.”
J.D. Gibbs, 91, died Monday in a Macon Medical Center
J.D. Gibbs, 91, died Monday in a Macon Medical Center. Jimmy Lee Pitts, the driver of the semi whick struck Gibbs pickup, has been charged with driving too fast for conditions
Wendell Carl Thomas is accused of armed robbery at Sylvester Hot Wok restaurant
Sylvester police made a quick arrest Monday in an armed robbery, with the suspect a person of interest in two home invasions earlier this year.
David Coley has tried retirement, and discovered he did not care very much for it.
DCSS Interim Director of Federal Programs David Coley says the best thing about his job is the quality people he’s met here since taking the job in February.
Area legislators give overviews of what they expect at the January General Assembly
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce members heard from local lawmakers during a Legislative Affairs Breakfast Thursday at the Merry Acres Event Center.
A Dougherty School Board committee has narrowed a list of architects to 11
Two Dougherty School Board members question why a list 10 architects was expanded to 11 to add a former School Board member.
The GWC cites pumps, dams, diversions and state water policy which are cutting into the river's flow, creating a man-made drought
For the third straight year, the Flint River has been named to the Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen of endangered state water recources.
Davis said he thought he was being pranked when one of the show’s producers called him last week
According to the show, The Neighborhood Awards honor local businesses, religious and neighborhood leaders, churches, and high schools for their contributions as well as excellence within their own neighborhoods.
The steady drumbeat of consolidation continues as the Georgia Board of Regents approves Southern Poly-Kennesaw State merger.
A large crowd attends the unveiling of WWII monument at Albanys Veterans Park
A new World War II monument at Veterans Park in Albany is a public reminder of the sacrifices made by the men and women of the American armed forces.
Students and teachers achieve recognition and make progress in the Dougherty County School System
This is a compilation of events, achievements and activities over the past few weeks in the Dougherty County School System.
Ten members of the Georgia Legislature met with regional school officials in Albany on improving public education
Cutting down mandates and increasing funds were common themes that Georgia lawmakers heard Thursday at a regional education summit at Darton State College in Albany.
Janet Anderson charges some members of the Baker School Board are not following policy and are misusing funds
Baker County School Board members Brenda King, Chasity Moye and Sharon Heard are the targets of a recall effort.
Dougherty County Schools, Community In Schools of Georgia and Albany Technical College form partnership
New College and Career Performance Learning Center aims to increase graduation rates
The goal of the new College and Career Performance Learning Center aims to increase graduation rates
Children of Marines can attend schools outside their zones under the Dougherty School Board agreement
Child Nutrition Director Blaine Allen aims to eliminate all salt from Dougherty County school menus by 2015
State Sens. Freddie Powell Sims, Lindsey Tippins, John Crosby and Dean Burke will hold an educational summit on Thursday, to discuss the educational challenges facing southwest Georgia.
The four senators will meet with Southwest Georgia school superintendents from 3 to 4 p.m. before gathering with regional school board members from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. The summit will close with a public forum which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.
A P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator are to be on display for three days at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport
Wings of Freedom Tour to bring three vintage WWII aircraft to Southwest Georgia Regional Airport on Monday through Wednesday
River School for Children STEM Academy board has withdrawn its state charter application in hopes of getting local school board approval.
River School for Children STEM Academy board has withdrawn its state charter application in hopes of getting local school board approval. The school system had denied their charter petition in September
Appeals court rules as an at will employee, Cassandra Smith was not entitled to special protection from termination at Albany State University
Appeals court strikes down Cassandra Smith lawsuit against Albany State
Doughtery Schools IT Director Maurice Ficklin proposes spending $12.5 million over the next five years to refresh the districts aging technology services.
Doughtery County schools IT Director Maurice Ficklin has proposed a five-year plan to update the district's aging technology systems at a cost of $2.5 million per year.
A DCSS steering committee on Friday set up a time line for the Districts search for a permanent superintendent.
A flight on one of just 13 B-17 Fying Fortresses still flying was the experience of a lifetime.
The Liberty Foundation selling rides on the historic B-17 bomber this weekend.
Chairperson Carol Tharin has appointed a “point of contact” committee to lead the search for a permanent superintendent to replace interim superintendent Butch Mosely.
Georgia Board of Regents details how presidential searches will be conducted.
At age 72, Butch Mosely is still driven
Peter Sireno has resigned as president of Darton State College.
ASU president says he will be celebrating two homecomings this month.
ASU president says he will be celebrating two homecomings this month.
Butch Mosely’s contract, Dougherty High interim principal are approved