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ASU to host DCSS High School Visitation Day

By   /  November 14, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet by Pearlie M.Bowser The Albany State University Office of Recruitment and Admissions is set to showcase over 40 undergraduate academic programs and other services to seniors during a special campus visitation day to honor students in the Dougherty County School System. County School System. The DCSS visitation begins at 9 a.m. Friday, November 15 [...]

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Sertoma Presents Check To DCSS

By   /  October 5, 2013  /  Community  /  Comments Off

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Tweet On October 4, 2013, the Albany Downtown Sertoma Club (ADS) presented a check to the Dougherty County School System. The donation of $750 will be used by 10th grade teacher Christen Taylor to help further the educational needs of over 200 Dougherty High students. Sertoma means “service to mankind,” and the club feels that [...]

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Murfree’s overpayment order should lead to criminal investigation

By   /  May 31, 2013  /  Opinion, Tom Knighton, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Usually, when someone says a legacy should never be forgotten, it’s because someone has passed on and left something worthy behind.  For Dr. Joshua Murfree, that’s clearly not the case.  He is now gone, but clearly the wake of devastation lingers after him.  The latest is the revelation that Murfree ordered an overpayment of [...]

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New DCCS Superintendent

By   /  December 27, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

Tweet It is such a shame, we must continue to publically discuss the poor decisions made by the Dougherty County School System. Even when the board voted on the mutually agreed to termination of outgoing Superintendent Joshua Murfree, 3 of the 4 block votes, that have made so many bad choices could still not move [...]

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AAAC presents DCSS Elementary Art Show

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Albany, Ga – Albany Area Arts Council is pleased to showcase art work of Dougherty County Elementary School students. This Exhibition is an annual event and their first big art show of the school year. This year’s exhibit features artwork of 185 children from sixteen elementary schools. The exhibit opens [...]

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Next superintendent needs experience in fixing problems

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet When Joshua Murfree was hired, the school board sought to hide the other finalists from our eyes.  They didn’t want us to know that both finalists had experience turning around school systems, which happened to be exactly what we needed in this community.  Now, there is a chance to remedy that mistake.

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DCSS finally does the right thing

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The Dougherty County Board of Education has gotten heat from this paper for quite some time.  Frankly, they deserved it.  However, we now know that they’ve finally made a move that should have all of Albany rejoicing as they have ended the horrid experiment that is Dr. Joshua Murfree. Earlier today, the school board [...]

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Fire the Teacher

By   /  November 8, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Uncategorized  /   Comments

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Tweet Yet another disturbing vote by a four member panel of the Dougherty County School board last week. Rather than fire a teacher who yanked a kindergartener across a gym then slapped her in the face…the panel voted to suspend her and reassign her to another school.   Why?  

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School Board renews teacher contract, ignores tribunal recommendation

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  Education  /   Comments

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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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Creativity Night at the Gifted Center

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  Community, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Gifted L.I.F.E. Lab students in grades 1-5, along with their parents, participated in Creativity Night held at the Gifted Center on September 25. L.I.F.E. Lab gifted teachers, including teachers seeking their gifted endorsement, took part in the event. Creativity Night was a fun-filled evening of hands-on, challenging, and creative activities for those attending.

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