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School Board renews teacher contract, ignores tribunal recommendation

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Tweet Staff Reports The Dougherty County Board of Education unanimously voted to renew the contract of Nikki Lyons, a first year teacher at Turner Elementary, despite the CRCT tribunal’s recommendation yesterday.

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The Albany Police Department is now accepting applications for its Basic Firearm Safety Course

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Press Releases, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany Police Department’s firearm safety course for citizens will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at the Law Enforcement Center in the Community Room.  The eight hour class, which is open to citizens 21 years of age and older, will cover basic handgun safety, legal issues, and handling skills [...]

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Southwest Georgia’s jobless rate declines to 9.0 percent in September, Albany’s at 9.4 percent

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Tweet ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia area declined to 9.0 percent in September, down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.4 percent in August. The rate was 10 percent in September 2011.

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Candidates to debate issues at ASU forum

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Tweet <  The 2012 Dougherty County School Board candidates will face off in a community issues forum on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Albany State University ACAD Auditorium, located on the campus.

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Albany State football player receives SIAC player of week honors

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Sports, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Bt Edythe Y. Bradley An Albany State University Golden Ram has been selected for player of the week honors by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) after his outstanding performance in ASU’s Homecoming game against Clark Atlanta University on Oct. 20.

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