Now beginning its seventh year, the program provides once-weekly turtoring assistance to struggling elementary students
Whiz Kids mentoring-tutoring program still growing after seven years
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard urges those attending the event to get excited about possibilities
Albany and Dougherty County government and Dougherty County public school leaders present their assessment of Albany’s future at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s first State of the Community luncheon.
Albany Civil Rights Institute Executive Director Frank Wilson proposes a partnership with regional educational institutions
The proposal would teach students about the Albany and Southwest Georgia Movement while helping the museum build traffic
Albany Civil Rights Institute Executive Director Frank Wilson feels compelled to teach today’s youth about the rich history of the Albany and Southwest Georgia Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
Owner Ronnie Patel says empahsis to be placed on wine and craft beer sales
A high-end package store gears up for opening next week on west Gillionville Road
The federal export credit agency help Thrush sell 20 ag aircraft to China last year
Rep. Sanford Bishop, Thrush Aircraft’s Payne Hughes pushing Ex-Im Bank charter reauthorization
The former president thanks the new citizens for making America their home.
Twenty people from 13 countrie took the oath of citizenship Monday at Plains High School, where they got to meet former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Group aims to push football team to greater heights
Monroe High launches football only booster club
The DCSS's Jack Willis says most of the early problems with transportation have been ironed out
DCSS officials say school openings have gone smoothly.
Group will meet twice monthly until April 2015 to come up 10-year plan for the district
Price discusses ‘Strategic Road Map’ with the BOE
Some residents want David Morris reinstated, but their pleas fall on deaf ears
Crowd urges Warwick council to reinstate fired police chief
Built in 1938, the building will be taken apart, and bricks and stonework sold
Committee OKs moving Mamie Brosnan deconstruction to full school board.
Excessive traffic stops, charge stacking and lying to young motorists are eroding faith in Warwick law enforcement, public defender says
While the Municipal Court in Warwick has gotten much busier, rarely is anyone charged with a traffic violation a resident of Warwick, the city’s public defender says.
Letter to Warwick City Council lists civil rights violations, conduct in court, speed traps as major areas of concern
Municipal Judge William Gregory addresses concerns about conduct of Warwick Police Department in a letter sent to the members of the City Council.
The retail giant and the university say they will team up to develop a more diverse and skilled regional workforce.
Walmart, Albany State announce partnership to develop regional workforce
The former dean of ASU's College of Arts and Humanities was honored with a roast Friday night
ASU holds roast to bid farewell to former dean Leroy Bynum.
New school gives Dougherty County dropouts another option to earn a high school diplomas
New charter school designed to help drop outs earn their high school degrees opens Monday
George named interim chief advancement officer and executive director of institutional advancement.
Cynthia George joins Darton State College staff
Darton State President Paul Jones says the college doesn’t need more students, but needs to do a better job with the students it has. If it does, needed resources will follow, he says.
New laptops for teachers, tablets for students part of Dougherty County's One-To-One Technology Initiative
Phase one will see more than 9,000 tablets distributed to students this year
DCSS answers questions about $14 million laptop, tablet purchase
Dougherty County School System ready for new in-school federal regulations regarding in-school snack sales
Child Nutrition Services Director Blain Allen says it’s all about teaching kids to make healthy choices
Snack vending machines in DCSS schools are getting a makeover
Albany Area YMCA sets up second after-school learning center at Martin Luther King Elementary School
21st Century Community Learning Center grant will serve students in grades1-3
Albany YMCA sets up second after-school learning center at MLK Elementary
Maj. Gen. Harold Green was killed in the attack in which 15 NATO soliders were wounded.
Albany native Jeremy Green is wounded in Afghanistan attack in which A U.S. Army general died.
More than 15,000 Dougherty County students return to campus as new school year begins
Dougherty County Schools kick off 2014-15 school year
Alarmed by falling enrollment numbers, Art Dunning urged his colleague to focus on "recruitment, retention and graduation"
ASU President Art Dunning said tightened budgets are now the norm, but he added that Albany State must compete on a stage with universities who also are attempting to navigate the same storms.
Chunn knocks off five-day in-home suspensions for two of seven Westover basketball players
The disciplined students, who will miss the first five games of the season, were involved in a bullying incident against another student.
Work is under way to expand SCA's upper campus to accomodate merger with the church's elementary school
Sherwood Academy expansion under way
Dougherty County School System set to begin new school year on Monday
Dougherty County school officials are urging parents to attend open houses at the system’s school Thursday before Monday’s opening of the 2014-15 school year.
Mayor cites negligence, inefficiency, unfitness to perform his duties as chief, insubordination, misconduct and other causes.
Warwick mayor tells Police Chief David Morris to turn in his badge
Major construction planned on SCA's campus
Earlier this month, Glen Shultz made one of most difficult decisions of his career when he announced he was stepping down after nine years as headmaster at Sherwood Christian Academy.
None of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening
Seven teens wounded in early-morning shooting at party in Sylvester
Albany natives John Magyar and Jason Beaver share a love of blowing glass
Albany natives John Magyar and Jason Beaver share a love of blowing glass
Lee County authorities say restaurant was robbed by a lone black male early Friday morning
Lee County Waffle House is held up
The funds will support conference attendance, workshops, and innovative curricular initiatives at the school
Deerfield-Windsor School awarded $50,000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation
Joshua Cox is charged with Dixie Road burglary, Cory Knight and juvenile are charged in Huntingdon Subdivision vandalism.
Lee County deputies make three arrests in separate burglary, vandalism incidents
Absentee ballots were the key to Darrel Ealums upset victory over the three-term incumbent
More specifically, Ealum crushed Fullerton 512-130 in absentee mail-in ballot voting, providing his margin of victory. He also had a 52-vote margin advantage in the 710 in-person votes cast during the early voting period.
For Tuesday July 22, 2014
Police and Fire Report
The corporation is registered in Georgia, but belongs to a firm in Franklin, Tenn.
North Albany Medical Center has become a player in the Federal Trade Commission’s actions over the purchase of the former Palmyra Medical Center by the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County.
With early votes still to be counted, the races for House District 153 and School Board 6 are too close to call
Dougherty County voters select a new Dougherty County School Board member and decide wehther to return a lawmaker to the General Assembly.
Kemp had held the the AMA's top spot since summer 2012
Karen Kemp has resigned at the Albany Museum of Art
A contentious Georgia House 153 race between incumbent Carol Fullerton and Darrel Ealum will be decided today
Early voting in Dougherty County was close to the level reached in May’s party primary elections, and a much higher retention rate than the state as a whole experienced.
The winner will face Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn in November
GOP U.S. Senate candidates make final appearances in Albany before today’s runoff. The candidates are hoping to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Moultrie Republican who decided not to seek re-election.
Coachman-Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal, passed away Monday in Albany at the age of 90
Alice Coachman Davis remembered at memorial service
The University of Georgia Fanning Institute gatherd information on how to improve K-16 education in Dougherty County
Much of the discussion involves a college and career academy, perception difficulties, community involvement and grant writing.
The program will place more than 15,000 laptops and tablets in the hands of every teacher and student in the DCSS by the end of the 2015-16 school year.
DCSS approves $14.6 million One-to-One Technology Initiative
House 153 candidates swap barbs over financial disclosure statements
A closer look at the House 153 primary runoff
The BOE will also consider spending $13 million for laptops and tablets for each of the district’s more than 15,500 teachers and students.
Dougherty BOE to hold an unusual three-session work day Thursday
Phinazee is facing Princess Milledge in next Tuesday’s runoff
Davis-Marcus endorses Phinazee in District 6 BOE runoff
The Phoebe entities last week also requested an administrative hearing before the Georgia Department of Community Health in regard to its recent CON decision
U.S. District Judge Louis Sands is asked for another extension in FTC in Phoebe-Palmyra case
Officials aim to hold grand opening of the $5.6 million project in mid-August
Workers set to begin moving items back into the renovated Central Library today
The purchase is part of the districts One-to-One Technology Initiative
DCSS Finance Committee approves purchase of 9,000 laptop computers and tablets