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Theatre Albany Garners Six Awards at State Convention

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Theatre Albany took home six awards Saturday night at the 50th Georgia Theatre Conference’s Annual Awards Ceremony held at the River Center for the Performing Arts in Columbus, GA.  The Theatre’s production of “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion” by Tennessee Williams was named Best Production at the Community Theatre Festival.  Also garnering awards were Jennifer Kirk Bowers for Best Actress, Eddie McCarty for Best Supporting Actor and Mark Costello…

Albany Technical College Appoints Angela Robinson as the New Associate Dean of Early Childhood Care and Education Program

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Albany Technical College has appointed a new Associate Dean of the Early Childhood Care and
Education Program, Angela Robinson. Angela has previously served as the Director of the Early Childhood Care and Education Child Development Demonstration Center at Albany Tech.

A native of Bainbridge, Georgia, Angela has worked with Albany Tech for several years. She was initially hired as the Program Chair for the Early Childhood Care and Education program and has…

Westover Student Wins $20,000 Travel Scholarship

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Westover Comprehensive High School student, Lora McCurdy, recently won a drawing for a $20,000 educational travel scholarship from Education First. Lora is a Spanish student at Westover and will use the scholarship to participate in the Spanish Department’s 2015 summer program in Costa Rica.

Education First (EF) is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange. EF partners with educators across…

Mitchell “Mitch” Scott Named 2014 Albany Technical College Employee of the Year

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Mitchell “Mitch” Scott, grounds maintenance keeper in the Campus Operations department at Albany Tech, was named the 2014 Albany Tech Employee of the Year at a recent faculty/staff luncheon.

Mitch has been a consistent face of the facilities and maintenance crew of Albany Tech since the summer of 2000. Although he is listed as the grounds maintenance keeper, he does much more for the campus than simply maintaining the grounds. Being known…

Albany State Football Picked To Win SIAC; Rivers Named Preseason POY

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Montgomery, Alabama- Albany State University and its quarterback, Frank Rivers, headline the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 2014 Preseason Teams. The conference made the announcement during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon. In a vote by the league football head coaches, the Golden Rams were chosen to win the 2014 SIAC Championship. Rivers collected SIAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors.

For the predicted order to finish, in…

Albany’s Own, Trenton Thompson, is Nation’s Top Football Recruit

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Westover Comprehensive High School Senior, Trenton Thompson is the nation’s No. 1 rated football recruit for the Class of 2015, according to ESPN. The 6-foot-3, 300 pound defensive lineman has received thousands of letters from schools all over the country including top schools such as University of Georgia, Florida State University, University of Southern California, University of Notre Dame and Harvard University.  Good luck, Trenton! You’ve worked hard and…

Darton Receives Reaffirmation of Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges & Schools

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Darton State College announced that it has received notification from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirming the institution’s accreditation for another 10 years.

“We are very proud that our accreditation has been reaffirmed,” Darton Interim President Paul Jones said. “This is not only a testament to the hard work and dedication our faculty and staff demonstrate on a daily basis, but also our continued…

Merry Acres Named Top Southern Hospitality Hotel

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Merry Acres Inn and Event Center was named one of the “Top 100 Southern Hospitality Hotels for Groups” for 2014. ConventionSouth Magazine ranks hotels based on location, aesthetics, amenities and staff. Merry Acres is one of only ten Georgia hotels earning this distinction. Congrats Merry Acres! You make Albany proud!

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