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Local developer receives City of Heroes award // The Albany Herald


Albany Police Department Officer Travis Goodson, known for his national #hugacopchangetheworld campaign and for giving awards to people doing good work in the community, presented his second City of Heroes award to developer Pace Burt Jr. After coming across the website of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a nonprofit based in the Midwest that builds bunk beds for children in need, Burt said he decided to bring the idea to Albany.

“(Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s) whole story was just about how…

The Flint River Trails system and the impact it will have on Albany, Dougherty County and Southwest Georgia by Carlton Fletcher for The Albany Herald



Trails group: “We’re through talking” // July 21, 2018

Albany and Dougherty County government officials have over recent years been at odds over issues that affect both. And members of the community have often expressed their displeasure with both city and county groups.

But the feeling of unity, of commonality of purpose, was palpable at the downtown Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday as some of the heaviest of heavy hitters from local government and of community stakeholders gathered…

Only one Albany, only one Albany State


Art Dunning, Hank Huckaby discuss Albany State University-Darton State College merger

Via: Terry Lewis, Albany Herald

ALBANY — The Georgia Board of Regents created perhaps the biggest controversy to hit higher education in Albany Tuesday morning when it voted unanimously to consolidate Albany State University and Darton State College under the umbrella of Albany State.

On Thursday, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby and Albany State President Art Dunning…

ASU and Darton to Consolidate


Via: University System of Georgia

Atlanta — November 10, 2015

Albany State University (ASU) and Darton State College (DSC) will consolidate to form one institution under a new dynamic vision for public higher education. Today, the Board of Regents approved a proposal from Chancellor Hank Huckaby to consolidate the two institutions to increase education attainment levels and transform how the University System impacts southwest Georgia. Today’s action marks the fourth round of consolidation within the University System.

The new institution…

Albany State named best HBCU in Georgia


Via Terry Lewis, Albany Herald

ALBANY — U.S. News & World Report has released this year’s list of top ranked colleges and universities, including ranking Albany State University as the No. 1 public Historically Black College and University in Georgia for the second year.

It also lists ASU among the nation’s top HBCUs. ASU made the cut at No. 13 among all public HBCUs in the nation.

“We provide an excellent education at Albany…

Bobby McKinney’s service pays debt to Albany, Dougherty County


Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald

ALBANY — While many of his contemporaries are abandoning Southwest Georgia — for retirement getaways, to be with family, or in frustration brought about by abrupt change — Robert F. “Bobby” McKinney remains steadfast in his support of the community that he says “made me everything I am today.”

At 70, McKinney, the current chairman of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Dougherty County Board…

Exports keep Albany factories thriving


Via Albany Dougherty Economic Development Commission, sourced from Global Atlanta.


ALBANY, Ga. – An aircraft manufacturer teaches maintenance to a visitor from Cameroon. A chemical firm affixes Portuguese labels to Brazil-bound tubs. Across town, posters at a health products factory pitch their soothing powers in German.

All of these stories were playing out during a recent Global Atlanta tour of Albany with Next Generation Manufacturing, the southwest Georgia city better known for its fields than factories.

Here, MillerCoors beer is brewed, Mars chocolate is mixed and paper products…

ASU chemistry program gains accreditation


Via Albany CEO

The Albany State University chemistry program received three-year certification by the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Professional Training (CPT) for excellence in chemistry education.

The accreditation, the department’s first by the committee, validates the Albany State University Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree program as one that provides quality academic and training opportunities for students.

“This has been a long process, but one that the chemistry faculty has pursued rigorously because we know that we have a stellar…

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