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Georgia’s Virtual Charter, Connections Academy, welcomes “mid-year” switching if your child needs a new school right NOW

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Tweet Special to the Journal So, the holiday break is upon you and there is no avoiding one reality: Your child is miserable in their school. This might not be what you wanted to concentrate on during the winter break, but it’s not uncommon.

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DARTON PROFESSOR WINS TEACHING AWARD

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

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Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Dr. Sarah Kuck, assistant professor of Political Science at Darton State College, has been recognized for her teaching excellence by the Georgia Political Science Association (GPSA).  Dr. Kuck was recently announced as a recipient of the GPSA Emerging Leader in Teaching Award.

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Mega Millions jackpot raised to a holly, jolly $636M

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

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Tweet ATLANTA – ‘Tis the season for jolly jackpots! Georgia Lottery officials announced today that the estimated Mega Millions jackpot for tonight’s drawing has been raised from $586 million to $636 million because of strong sales.

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Hometown Heroes

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Tweet Air Force Airman Shamonica Z. Cochran graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Bully-A-Day: December 17

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Tweet The Albany Journal has decided to make a public stand against bullying following experiences our staff has had, coupled with what has happened to Dustin Hammonds.  As such, we put out a call for stories of bullying.  Today’s story takes us out of Southwest Georgia, and into Hot Springs Elementary School in North Carolina.  [...]

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Lee County School Superintendent Dr. Larry Walters speaks to DoCo Kiwanis Club

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Lee County School Superintendent Dr, Larry Walters briefs Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County members on the school system and recent developments there.

Tweet Written by David Shivers Albany -Lee County School Superintendent Dr. Larry Walters told the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty on December 16 that community support and parental involvement are “truly a hallmark of our school system. We are blessed, and we know we are blessed, and we don’t want to take it for granted either.”

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Our Stand

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany Journal has done a lot of things since it was founded in 1939.  It’s best known as the town “scandal rag”, where anything and everything was fair game.  It’s been the community watchdog, its most recent incarnation. Due to various circumstances, we’ve gotten a bit away from that last one. Well, we’re [...]

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For Christmas, buy local, eat local, and pay it forward

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet It’s the Christmas shopping season again, and we all must stick together and shop local. By supporting locally-owned businesses you can “pay it forward”, keeping money in the local economy and keeping local business owners in business…

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