More than 15,000 Dougherty County students return to campus as new school year begins
Dougherty County Schools kick off 2014-15 school year
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.
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
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
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
None of the injuries were considered to be life-threatening
Seven teens wounded in early-morning shooting at party in Sylvester
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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
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
Phinazee is facing Princess Milledge in next Tuesday’s runoff
Davis-Marcus endorses Phinazee in District 6 BOE 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
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
Final CRCT results for 3rd through 8th grades improve in 16 of 30 content areas
State releases final round of CRCT results
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.
DCSS curriculum chief Ufot Inyang pleased with results, says more work to do
Dougherty County School System’s ECOT results inch upward.
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.
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