For the fifth straight year, a Deerfield student is selected as the county's top scholar
Deerfield-Windsor makes it five in a row as Steven Feng honored at county’s STAR Student for 2015.
One of eight finalists will be named the year's top teacher on April 16
Eight finalists selected from field of 24 to be named DCSS’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year
Georgia Hospital Association CMO Doug Patten says soaring health care costs must be brought under control
Patten says country is spending twice as much money on health care as the rest of the developed world
Former Phoebe CMO Doug Patten says U.S. health care is top notch, but comes at twice the cost of the rest of the world.
The one-time raise will affect 1,000 workers and cost the system nearly $150,000
Dougherty School Board OKs COLA raises and new security doors for two schools
Final House floor vote scheduled Thursday
House Appropriations Committee shoehorns ASU, Darton funding into House budget
Albany's combined high school choruses strike a high note at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church | VIDEO
An appreciative crowd enjoyed the concert that celebrated Black History Month
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is the site of a Black History Month concert which featured the combined choruses of six Albany high schools, four public and two private.
Brock was parks director in Albany, Valdosta and Cordele, in addition to being a sports official
Cancer claims former Albany Parks Director and long-time sports official Brockey Brock at the age of 60
The combined choruses will perform seven songs, plus two with the Freedom Singers
The Albany Civil Rights Institute’s Frank Wilson says tonight’s concert at Shiloh Baptist Church by combined high school choruses will be history-making event.
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News on students, schools and educational organizations throughout metro Albany and Southwest Georgia.
Sherwood Christian Academy, Deerfield-Windsor School are in the midst of major construction projects
Sherwood is preparing to merge its up and lower schools into one campus while Deerfield is building an 8,000 sq ft. wellness center.
Sherwood Christian is busy laying the ground work for a campus merger while Deerfield-Windsor is working on a new wellness center
DCSS is renovating two high schools while Lee County is building a 43,000 square foot multi-purpose center
Dougherty County School System moving toward elimination of textbooks while Lee County continued to upgrade its athletic facilities.
Accreditations, new programs and new centers start the new year off right
Albany State University, Darton State College and Albany Technical College work at continuing to improve services to students in the area.
Company needs community's help in competition
A. West Enterprise is chosen one of the top 100 companies by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for successful and innovative business practices.
Thomas urges students not to take for granted the freedoms they enjoy today
Freedom Rider Hank Thomas reminds Albany State University Students that while times have changed, the struggle for equality continues.
People coming to the show will see beautiful horses such as Andalusians, Friesians, Lipizzaners and Arabians
Originally bred for war, 14 horses trained for performances will be part of the Gala of the Royal Horses on Friday evening at the Albany Civic Center.
Six Dougherty schools are on list of chronically under-performing schools
Senate Democrats want input into Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to takeover state’s most distressed schools.
The 12th annual Albany Tech Foundation fundraiser is set for March 20
Former Dougherty County DA Ken Hodges will face zingers, barbs and quips next month at the Albany Tech Foundation annual fundraiser roast.
Jarrell emerged from a group of 13 GOAL nominees to be declared the winner
Albany Area Chamber of Commerce panel selects Jerri Jarrell as Albany Technical College’s 2015 GOAL Student.
All Tift schools evacuated after bomb threat
Deerfield-Windsor Headmaster Dave Davies says House Bill 35 would expand families' education options
Proposed legislation would increase pool of scholarship money used for private school educations
A House bill proposed by Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, would boost the annual cap of the state K-12 scholarship tax credit program from $58 million to $250 million.
Goddard died late last week at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Rudy Goddard worked for the City of Albany Department of Community and Economic Development from 1982 to 2001 before retiring and moving to Florida.
Mantica is Lee County's 2015 STAR Student, and she names Davis as her STAR Teacher
Lee County Chamber of Commerce recognizes Nicolette Mantica and Dotty Davis as STAR Student, Teacher for 2015.
The board also approved Superintendent Butch Mosely’s request to oppose HB 170
Dougherty school board approves dental center at Turner elementary
Albany Middle poised to hand out 650 computer tablets to its students
Dougherty County School System nearly ready to begin $14 milllion technology rollout
Velvet Riggins says she has come a long way since her arrest, trial and eventual acquittal on fraud charges
The new Dougherty County School Board chairperson said she learned much during her journey
Velvet Riggins spoke about her 2012 arrest on fraud charges, forgiveness and what she sees as her role as the Dougherty County School System’s new board chair.
Shirley and Charles Sherrod open three-day event with a discussion of the Albany Movement
ASU’s three-day Black History Month symposium explores memories of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Baconton teen was airlifted to at Atlanta hospital, where she spent two months in recovery
Partially paralyzed in a November auto accident, Hannah Croker finally returns home to Baconton.
Proposed new fuel tax legislation has city, county governments looking for options
Georgia House proposes changes to fuel taxes that has local governments scrambling for answers
Riggins is named chair on a 4-3 vote and replaces former chair Carol Tharin
The vote was split along racial lines with Junebug Griffin, James Bush, Velvet Riggins and Dean Phinazee opting for Riggins while Lane Price, Robert Youngblood and Melissa Strother voting for Youngblood.
Southern Wilderness Plantation to host special forces vets at annual bird hunt
Purple Heart Outdoor Tour to hold its biggest event of the year in Edison as 40 special forces vets gather for bird hunt.
Superintendent Butch Mosely says the district has the resources to help the flagging school
Westover instructed to take Title I funds for the first time in school history
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Powell-Sims thinks her experience as a teacher and administrator will be helpful in the discussions
Freddie Powell-Sims ‘delighted’ to be named to the governor’s Education Reform Commission
Dougherty School Chief Butch Mosely speaks at monthly community meeting at civil rights museum
School chief Butch Mosely touts school system progress to Albany Civil Rights Institute.
The annual event is meant to raise hunger awareness and generate funds for both organizations
The 4th annual Empty Bowls event, a joint outreach for the Albany Area Arts Council and the SOWEGA Council on Aging, draws a crowd of enthusiastic participants.
Default judgment motion to add 2 assistants to bullying suit against Dougherty County School System is denied
Action on amended complaint does not affect original filing
Superior court judge Stephen Goss denies Manswell Peterson’s request for summary judgment in his bullying suit against the Dougherty County School System.
More than 18 volunteers spend much of Monday repainting the exterior of Latashea Jenkins’ house on Willow Oak Court in Albany, Ga.
The generosity of Flint River Habitat volunteers generosity overwhelms Albany, Ga., homeowner.
The latest twist in an ongoing 14-year saga a tough pill to swallow.
Funding for a new fine arts center at Albany State University once again left out of budget.
Two-day quail hunt from newest Quail Forever chapter showcases southwest Georgia
Inaugural Georgia Quail Invitational is strictly an Albany event
The 1954 Supreme Court decision effectively outlawed segregation in the U.S.
ASU’s M.L. King Convocation speaker Cheryl Brown Henderson was a part Brown vs. Board of Education lawsuit, which was a landmark case in the civil rights movement.
Shu arrested with a marked $100 bill in his pocket, police say
Internal sting nets Target security manager Ngwafu Edison Shu on theft charge.
Police and fire reports
Police and fire reports for Jan. 13-14 2015
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard stresses education as key to region’s future growth
The discussion panel consisted of Albany State University Vice President of Institutional Advancement Clifford Porter, Albany Technical College President Anthony Parker, Darton State College Interim President Paul Jones, Dougherty County School System Superintendent Butch Mosely and Turner Job Corps Director Rose Walker Cook..
The School Board tabled the election of a new chairman until Jan. 28
Two new Dougherty County School Board members are sworn in, but the board is still lacking a board chairman.
U.S. Middle District of Georgia Court Judge Leslie Abrams set is the Jan. 19 event's keynote speaker
The annual MLK Celebration is meant to "remind us that we are still trying to fulfill" Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, organizers say.
If Milton Griffin misses the meeting, a chair decision could be delayed
In its first meeting of the year, the Dougherty County Board of Education may take up the issue of who will serve as chair of the board.
With transportation facing a $1.5 billion shortfall, sales, gas tax hikes are possibilities
The state legislative session could be lively as lawmakers jockey on spending priorities.
Henry, who spent 20 years as DWS headmaster, to fill District 2's vacant seat on state BOE
Former Deerfield-Windsor Headmaster W.T. Henry named to state school board
After three decades as a club member and executive, Laster returns home to his roots
Marvin Laster returns home to Albany and the Boys and Girls Club