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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Dougherty’s CRCT scores show upward trend from 2013

Final CRCT results for 3rd through 8th grades improve in 16 of 30 content areas

State releases final round of CRCT results

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Dougherty School Board holds first of three public hearings on property tax rates

DCSS Finance Director Ken Dyer said there will be no tax increase, but due to reassessments, state law requires the BOE to advertise it as a tax increase

DCSS holds first of three public hearings on property tax rates.

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Dougherty End-of-Course Test results show upward trend

DCSS curriculum chief Ufot Inyang pleased with results, says more work to do

Dougherty County School System’s ECOT results inch upward.

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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston touts energy independence in Senate campaign visit

The U.S. Senate candidate chides the Obama administration for delaying energy projects such as the Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senate candidate Jack Kingston pushes energy independence during a campaign swing through Albany on Thursday.

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Dougherty County education leaders conduct first public listening session

Detailed responses from the public were sought in four specific areas

The focus of the comments were on K-16 education (kindergarten through the fourth year of college) and Dougherty County’s high dropout rate.

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Westover Principal William Chunn suspends basketball coach Dallis Smith for three games

The discipline stems from a team bullying incident at a basketball camp two weeks ago

The suspensions of the coach and the six players involved who remain with the team all will be served at the start of the season.

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First local education summit to be held Tuesday at Monroe High School

Education leaders are seeking public input for ideas how to stem countny’s drop out rate

Dougherty County education summit set for Tuesday at Monroe High School

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Heading for higher ground: Two stories

Harry Prisant lost his home on Lover's Lane Road while Ed Duffy had sold and and moved out of his Creekside Drive house a day before the water rose.

Duffy, Prisant recall the great flood of 1994

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Flood of 1994 spurred building boom at Albany State University

Former ASU President Portia Holmes-Shields says flood was one of the best things to happen at the university

Both Albany State and the Dougherty County School System got new buildings following the Great Flood.

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Florida teens help keep Albany beautiful

Church group of 55 teens and 11 adults chip in to spruce up parts of the city

Florida church group pitches in to help enhance Albany

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Seven Westover basketball players disciplined in camp bullying incident

One player removed from team, others face game suspensions, in-school suspensions and community service

The disciplinary action was imposed this afternoon against seven basketball players, one of whom has been kicked off the Westover High School basketball team.

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Dougherty School System boosts its CRCT scores

The system’s 3rd through 8th graders improved on 16 of 30 content areas from last year

State releases school district CRCT scores and DCSS shows an increase

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Teacher Retirement System says Mosely can work as a '49 percenter'

Amended FY 2015 contract will pay Dougherty School superintendent a base salary of $135,000 per year.

TRS, DCSS, Mosley reach agreement on final amended contract

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Dougherty School Police report: Westover basketball player 'physically and verbally abused'

Incidents occurred at at team basketball camp in Tallahassee and continued later online

DCSS releases results of Westover basketball bullying investigation

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Albany Civil Rights Intitute’s Educational Roundtable is postponed

ACRI Executive Director W. Frank Wilson says meeting will be rescheduled

ACRI’s Thursday Educational Roundtable is postponed

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GCSA’s Andrew Lewis calls charter schools another tool in the belt for public education

Group stresses that public charter schools can benefit a community

Georgia Charter Schools Association make pitch to parents, educators

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Washington Long’s career in law enforcement was filled full of firsts

Long was the city’s first black police officer, assistant chief and eventual chief of police

Washington Long remembered as a man who never quit as he climbed through the ranks of the APD

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Finbarr Stanton steps down after 25 years as St. Teresa's Catholic Church's pastor

Raymond Levreault of St. John's Catholic Church in Valdosta has been tapped as Stanton's replacement

Finbarr Stanton steps down after 25 years as St. Teresa’s pastor

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Phoebe Putney’s Austin named Albany Tech board chairman

Austin succeeds Virginia Parker, who served as the chair of the Albany Tech Board of Directors since July of 2011.

Albany Technical College taps Joe Austin as new chairman

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School Police Chief Troy Conley says Westover bullying investigation is ongoing.

Probe centers around alleged harassment by basketball players of team mate

DCSS Police looking in to Westover basketball bullying allegations

Westover boys basketball players under investigation for alleged harassment of teammate

Alleged incidents occurred at a basketball camp in Tallahassee and later on Twitter

Westover boys basketball team is under investigation for alleged harassment of teammate

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Doughtery County School Board OKs FY 2015 budget

The $122 million spending plans includes $8 million in cuts from general fund expenses

Dougherty County teachers will have two furlough days in the coming school year, while Albany Early College will move to Albany High School from the Albany State University campus.

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Dougherty County Elections office says Darrel Ealum's campaign can hand out absentee ballot requests

Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson says state law ‘wide open.’

Elections office says Ealum campaign allowed to distribute absentee ballot requests

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Albany Early College is hot topic at Dougherty School System budget hearing | VIDEO

Parents, students ask DCSS Board to find funding for the AEC program

Supporters take last stab at saving Albany Early College

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Cops on Doughnut Shops annual fund-raiser for Special Olympics under way

Albany law enforcement, Krispy Kreme team up to raise dough for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Cops on Doughnut Shops annual fund-raiser for Special Olympics under way

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NEOS Technology CEO Robert Collins urges businesses to secure client and corporate data

IT expert also advised companies without technology policies in place to write one.

NEOS Technology CEO Robert Collins talks data security to Kiwanis Club

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Albany State Interim President Art Dunning touts Albany’s educational collaborative

He urged the Albany Exchange Club to consider adopting a school to help stem the county’s drop out rate

ASU’s Art Dunning urges the Albany Exchange Club to invest in the city’s human capital

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Georgia School Board OKs waiver for Dougherty School Superintendent Butch Mosely

The Dougherty School System’s chief financial officer, Ken Dyer, says the contract proposal is in line with parameters set by the retirement system.

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GaDOE releases state CRCT results

State says district results will be released by June 26, school results by July 10

Georgia Department of Education releases state CRCT results

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Dougherty County School Board hears from concerned Albany Early College Parents at public meeting

AEC is among 21 programs and personnel cuts on the block to make up $8 million budget shortfall.

DCSS holds public meeting to hear concerns of Albany Early College parents

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The Big Ten

The most-read stories at for the week of May 30 - June 3, 2014

The Big 10

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Dougherty, Lee libraries kick off summer reading programs

Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan sweepstakes adds extra incentive for parents

Georgia’s libraries ramp up summer reading programs

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The trip of a lifetime …

10 Westover students will spend 10 days of ‘cultural immersion’ in France and Spain

10 Westover students will spend 10 days of ‘cultural immersion’ in France and Spain on the trip of a lifetime

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Dougherty School Board approves tentative 2015 budget

$122 million budget contains optional cuts which will cover an $8.1 million shortfall

Dougherty School Board gives nod to tentative $122 million 2015 budget

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Georgia drops CRCT, EOCT tests for a new student progress assessment system

The new Georgia Milestones Assessment System will take effect in the 2014-15 academic year

State officials say the new testing system will provide a truer picture of academic progress for Georgia students while also better preparing them for college and work.

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Dougherty Schools Finance Committee sends FY 2015 budget to full School Board

Proposed FY 2015 budget to be discussed at a called School Board meeting Thursday

School officials say they will remain after Thursday’s meeting to speak with media and the public about the proposed spending plan.

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf empahsizes bond between her nation and America | VIDEO

Phoebe physician Dr. James Sirleaf is looking to rebuild Liberia’s shattered medical infrastructure

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the HEARTT initiative championed by her physician son is one that spans the Atlantic Ocean, connecting the United States and Liberia.