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Terry Lewis

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Whiz Kids tutoring program continues to grow

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

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Albany-Dougherty County officials optimistic about State of the Community | VIDEO

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.

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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.

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New Albany Package Store to open on Gillionville Road

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

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Rep. Sanford Bishop, Thrush Aircraft's Payne Hughes promote Ex-Im Bank charter renewal | VIDEO

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

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Jimmy Carter welcomes 20 new American citizens

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.

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Monroe High School launches football only booster club

Group aims to push football team to greater heights

Monroe High launches football only booster club

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Dougherty County School official thinks new school year off to good start

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.

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Lane Price talks about 'Strategic Road Map' for the Dougherty School System

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

Warwick City Council not likely to revisit firing of former police chief David Morris

Some residents want David Morris reinstated, but their pleas fall on deaf ears

Crowd urges Warwick council to reinstate fired police chief

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Mamie Brosnan Elementary deconstruction bid moves to full Dougherty County School Board

Built in 1938, the building will be taken apart, and bricks and stonework sold

Committee OKs moving Mamie Brosnan deconstruction to full school board.

Warwick public defender Cheryle Bryan urges change in Warwick police practices

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.

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Warwick city judge addresses concerns about conduct of police department

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.

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Walmart, Albany State University announce partnership

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

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Albany State University bids farewell to Leroy Bynum | VIDEO

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.

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Provost Academy charter school aims to help dropouts earn their diplomas

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

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Cynthia George joins Darton State College staff

George named interim chief advancement officer and executive director of institutional advancement.

Cynthia George joins Darton State College staff

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Darton State College President Paul Jones delivers his first State of the College address

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.

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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

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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

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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

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Dougherty graduate Jeremy Haynes seriously wounded in Afghan insider attack

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.

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Dougherty County School officials describe Monday school openings as smooth

More than 15,000 Dougherty County students return to campus as new school year begins

Dougherty County Schools kick off 2014-15 school year

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Albany State President Art Dunning delivers his first State of the University address

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.

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Westover Principal William Chunn reduces punishment for two players in bullying incident

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.

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Sherwood Christian Academy breaks ground on school expansion, merger project | VIDEO

Work is under way to expand SCA's upper campus to accomodate merger with the church's elementary school

Sherwood Academy expansion under way

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Open houses for Dougherty County schools are Thursday

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.

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Warwick Mayor Juanita Kinchen fired Police Chief David Morris

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

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Brian Dougherty named Sherwood Christian Academy's new headmaster

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.

Seven teens wounded in shooting at early-morning party in Sylvester

None of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening

Seven teens wounded in early-morning shooting at party in Sylvester

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Glass-y Guys

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 Waffle House robbed at gunpoint

Lee County authorities say restaurant was robbed by a lone black male early Friday morning

Lee County Waffle House is held up

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Deerfield-Windsor awarded $50,000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation

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

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Lee County deputies make three arrests in separate burglary, vandalism incidents

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

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Carol Fullerton considering legal challenge to Darrel Ealum's House 153 runoff win

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.

Police and Fire Report - July 24, 2014

For Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Little is known about North Albany Medical Center

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.

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Early votes to decide Dougherty County election races

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.

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Karen Kemp resigns as executive director at the Albany Museum of Art

Kemp had held the the AMA's top spot since summer 2012

Karen Kemp has resigned at the Albany Museum of Art

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Dougherty County polls open at 7 a.m. today for primary runoffs

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.

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Senate hopefuls Jack Kingston, David Perdue make final pitches to South Georgia voters

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.

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Alice Coachman Davis is remembered at school that bears her name

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

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Dougherty School Board listening session focuses on dropout rate, academics

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.

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Dougherty County School Board approves $14.6 million One-to-One Technology Initiative

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

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Darrel Ealum, Carol Fullerton trade verbal jabs as primary runoff nears

House 153 candidates swap barbs over financial disclosure statements

A closer look at the House 153 primary runoff

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Dougherty BOE to hold unusual three-session work day Thursday

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

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Shirlette Davis-Marcus endorses Dean Phinazee in District 6 BOE runoff

Phinazee is facing Princess Milledge in next Tuesday’s runoff

Davis-Marcus endorses Phinazee in District 6 BOE runoff

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U.S. District Judge Louis Sands is asked for another extension by FTC in Phoebe-Palmyra case

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

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Newly renovated Central Library to begin retrieving more than 150,000 items Monday

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

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DCSS Finance Committee approves purchase of 9,000 laptop computers and tablets

The purchase is part of the districts One-to-One Technology Initiative

DCSS Finance Committee approves purchase of 9,000 laptop computers and tablets