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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Incidents occurred at at team basketball camp in Tallahassee and continued later online
DCSS releases results of Westover basketball bullying investigation
ACRI Executive Director W. Frank Wilson says meeting will be rescheduled
ACRI’s Thursday Educational Roundtable is postponed
Group stresses that public charter schools can benefit a community
Georgia Charter Schools Association make pitch to parents, educators
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
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
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
Probe centers around alleged harassment by basketball players of team mate
DCSS Police looking in to Westover basketball bullying allegations
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
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.
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
Parents, students ask DCSS Board to find funding for the AEC program
Supporters take last stab at saving Albany Early College
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
IT expert also advised companies without technology policies in place to write one.
NEOS Technology CEO Robert Collins talks data security to Kiwanis Club
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
The Dougherty School System’s chief financial officer, Ken Dyer, says the contract proposal is in line with parameters set by the retirement system.
State says district results will be released by June 26, school results by July 10
Georgia Department of Education releases state CRCT results
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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Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan sweepstakes adds extra incentive for parents
Georgia’s libraries ramp up summer reading programs
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
$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
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.
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.
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.
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Finance Director Ken Dyer is confident that the district can address the remaining $7 million of the shortfall
The Dougherty School Board will look at ways to balance revenues with spending for the budget year that starts July 1.
Active and retired members of the military urged students to consider opportunities offered by serving in the armed forces.
The speakers included ASU Military Liaison Cmdr. Claven Williams, ASU Police Chief John Fields, Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Chris Williams and retired Navy Chaplain Cmdr. Ken Miller.
Dougherty School Board agrees to $225,000 a year contract with Superintendent David Mosely | UPDATED
The contract is for three years
In a 5-2 vote, the Dougherty County School Board agrees to a three-year contract with Superintendent David “Butch” Mosely.
University to say goodbye with “Roast and Toast Scholarship Gala” on June 5
ASU to bid farewell to Leroy Bynum with roast and gala next month
The bulk of a $11.75 bond issue will go to athletics upgrades at Lee County High
Louis Hatcher says passage of bond referendum is good for Lee County’s children
Dean Phinazee and Princess Milledge are in a runoff for the District 6 School Board seat
The Dougherty County Board of Education will get two new members in January.
Jack Kingston, David Perdue attempt to woo voters before today's Republican primary
Senate candidates trade barbs as polls set to open
Dougherty School System officials are dealing with an $8.3 million budget shortfall for FY 2015
The reduction in force of teachers and administrators are part of a plan to balance the Dougherty County School System budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
The most well-read stories at www.albanyherald.com for the week of May 9 - 16, 2014
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Monroe, Dougherty, Albany High and Westover commencements are an all-day event
One student has to wait seven years before finally getting her diploma as she continued to retake a state-required exam that she finally passed tis year.
Sherwood Christian Principal Brian Doughrty says the class of 2014 earned more than $600,000 in scholarships
The 29 graduates also combined to log more than 5,500 hours of community service.
Reps. Carol Fullerton, Ed Rynders and Gerald Greene were recognized for their contributions to the area.
Albany Area Chamber officials say the 2014 General Assembly session was a good on for the area.
Shirlette Davis-Marcus is running for the District 6 Dougherty Board of Education seat being vacated by Darrel Ealum
ASU coaching legend Hamp Smith endorses Shirlette Davis-Marcus for school board seat
Glendale residents concerned about traffic, safety issues
LEESBURG — Concerned residents of the Glendale subdivision gathered Tuesday evening in the Opal Cannon Auditorium for what could be the last public forum before the Lee County Commission formally votes on the part of the Forrester Parkway Project which could run through their neighborhood.
ASU Interim President Art Dunning says an educational collaborative can lift the community
The president of three higher-education institutions in Albany and the Dougherty County School System are working to follow that path of El Paso, Texas, which used a similar collaborative to transform its secondary educational system.
The Dougherty County School Board also hires a new girls basketball coach at Monroe and expects to non-tender at least 23 teachers, six of whom already have filed appeals.