Last month, the Dougherty County School Board voted 3-3 along racial lines to not support the creation of the proposed River School for Children STEM Academy (RSCSA). That denial incurred the wrath of academy CEO Jewel Faison, who fired off a scathing three-page news release Monday blasting the DCSS for the decision.
Bubba Hall, of Dawson, and four partners have established Alabama’s first legal distillery since prohibition.
For the past six months Georgia Association of Educators (GAE) President Calvine Rollins has been on a quest. Her mission is to bring the issue of restoring full funding for a 180-day school year to schools and communities throughout the state.
Albany State’s Raymond Collier is awarded $5,000 scholarship
Local leaders remember that day 50 years ago and how it changed the country.
An early morning fire over the weekend destroyed a chapel being built adjacent to the MLK Funeral Home at 1908 S. MLK Jr. Drive. The Albany Fire Department responded at 5:30 a.m. Sunday and extinguished the blaze, but the uncompleted structure was a total loss. The building was going to be 3,500 square feet in area, and the loss was estimated at $150,000.
An ADDU unit had earlier attempted to pull over Vincent Darrell Jackson Jr., 28, for a tag violation, but Jackson took off and led the officers on a short chase, authorities say.
A man found dead in a North Jackson Street home last week is now considered a homicide victim.
GBI investigating Mitchell County death as possible robbery-murder.
Rico Jones, convicted in July of felony muder and related charges in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter in 2010, has been sentenced to life in prison. (Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office)
Theatre Albany Director Mark Costello made a pitch to the Albany Kiwanis Club on Monday, urging members to turn out to enjoy the theater’s 2013-14 show schedule.
As personal technology continues its day-to-day creep into our lives, the latest enhancement, or intrusion, is occurring daily in our nation’s elementary and secondary school classrooms. BYOT is here, and it’s not going away
Party City, North America’s largest party supply retailer, held the grand opening Friday of its newest store at 2709 Dawson Road, Suite 2 in Albany Square Shopping Center.
A second-year math teacher at Dougherty High School was arrested Friday morning after being charged with having sexual contact with a student in May.
Dougherty County School System Police Chief Troy Conley took Wednesday’s outside assessment of his department’s effectiveness in stride and said he would evaluate the 90-page document in an effort to improve the department.
The Dougherty County Board of Education got a look Wednesday at a 90-page report outlining the first assessment of the Dougherty County School System Police Department since the department was chartered in 2006.
The Dougherty County School Board will hold its mid-monthly meeting at 11:30 today, where the hot topic of discussion will be a much anticipated report on the effectiveness of the Dougherty County School System Police Department.
Lee County officially opened its new Lee County Elementary School Monday as Principal Donna Ford cut the red ribbon on the sparkling $14 million facility.
On average, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is 10 cents cheaper in east albany compared to the west side of town.
BOR’s goal is to eliminate redundancy and overlapping programs and services among the state’s 31 colleges and university.
The month of September is shaping up to be interesting for the Dougherty County School System and Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely.
The ASU alumna will begin her new duties on July 1.
CGM Construction Group of Colquitt wins contract after submitted low bid
The Darton State College president urges faculty and staff to maintain the ability to engage students as the college grows.
Albany twin sisters' academic achievements also mirror one another, as do their career plans.
More than 6,300 kids are expected to begin 2013-14 school year.
The PSC revoked the former Monroe AP's certifications after he was charged with two counts of sexual battery.
The collaboration creates a pathway to a fire services administration degree for Georgia’s firefighters.
Randolph's Chamber of Commerce will start a fundraising campaign today to finish work on the 128-year-old structure.
Bullet-proof vests and replacement portable radios for DCSSPD to be put out for bid.
Superintendent Larry Walters says its school system is Lee County’s “signature” that bonds the community together.
The YMCA will conduct the learning center program to Live Oak and Alice Coachman elementary schools.
School officials say there were no major problems Monday as the Dougherty County School System opened its 2013-14 year.
Principal Donna Ford expects to see nearly 700 students at new $14 million facility on Friday.
Students recognized for high achievement in college-level courses.
Officials face a Thursday deadline to settle with FTC or go before an administrative law judge.
The senior member of the Dougherty School Board says he's being pressured to oppose the system's superintendent.
Albany State president touts economic impact of the university, and talked about future programs and growth.
The system is looking to keep Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely in place until June of 2014.
A warning light indicated fire in the MD-80’s cargo hold, resulting in an emergency landing and evacuation of the aircraft.
The business and clubs are aiming to help improve Dougherty County's 67 percent high school graduation rate.
A National Park Service official points to a notorious Sumter County Civil War-era prison as a touchstone of the civil rights movement.
CGM Construction of Colquitt turned in the low bid for an extensive Dougherty school renovation project.
The Dougherty County School System's interim superintendent will have to come out of retirement to retain the job.
Albany police respond to at least 25 incidents.
New technology employed by police in Albany is designed to help law enforcement stay a step ahead of criminals.
Worth and Terrell county are the first districts set to open a week from today.
William Chunn has been an educator and coach with the Dougherty County School system for 28 years. As the principal of Westover High School, Chunn regards his students as his personal charges and he takes his job seriously.
School Chief Butch Mosely tells the parents at the Marine base that he is on a recruiting mission.
Dougherty County's school chief will discuss a new policy of allowing military parents to choose which schools their children will attend.