ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL WAS CLOSED ...
June 6, 2017
The Last AHS Building on Residence Avenue ...
Will Be Repurposed ...
This Building on Residence Housed
Many Teachers and Students
of The Senior Class of 1955
The Senior Class of 2017
She Will Always Remain in the Hearts of Her
Dear Albany High School Indians
we never dreamed this day would come ... did we? Sadly it did ....
and it is
now, as of June 6, 2017, our concluded AHS History.
This happened ... in a
matter of days. Or ... did it?
This website section is a way to keep the history of the closing
of our AHS, just as in 2003, the
High Times' created a separate web section for "published articles",
etc., of the end days of Radium Springs Casino ... when several AHS Indians,
as a last effort, formed Radium Springs
Casino Preservation Group, April 12, 2003. Their efforts,
quite frankly, were prodigious. Sadly, their efforts
the Dougherty County Commission voted NO. The
ensuing history of the road to demolition of
Radium Springs Casino and Pavilion are captured as a
section of the Albany High Times'
So, here we are again 14 years later ... AHS Indians
have suffered another great loss, and this new web section of "AHS
CLOSES" will tell much of the full story of the closing of
our Albany High
School on June 6, 2017, through
newspaper and other articles. The question is asked ...
were plans to close and repurpose AHS started earlier than
we thought? In fact, possibly a couple of years earlier?
contains 12 pages ... so as you finish reading this introductory page,
you will note the end of this page posts a list of
all 12 pages with a web-link to each page for your convenience.
But please read the important information below ... with
instructions of how to easily "flip" from page to page.
Honestly, that's the easiest path.
Read all notes below before you begin!
The next page,
"The Beginning of the End" is an
introduction to the rest of "AHS CLOSES". In
left column under the orange button,
you will see
"The Beginning" ...
that position is where the next page
is always listed; but
the title of each page is always at the top of each web page.
When you have finished reading this page of
instructions, you will see a box at the bottom of the
page. It reads
"BACK TO TOP" .
and it flips you back to the top of the page .
Select "The Beginning" to
begin! Follow these directions for each
successive page. The next page is always listed in
the left column; just go back to the top and click.
Don't worry ... you'll catch on.
If you get lost and need to start over:
1. Return to top of page and CLICK
(this is the Home Page for the
Albany High Times'
2. From there, you will see "AHS CLOSES" ... it is
the 3rd orange circle down, on the left column ... click that!
3. Don't forget ... if all else fails ...
this page ("AHS CLOSES") lists
every page with titles, and
every title has a link!
Remember, after reading your selected page, you
are only able to go
down to the next page, or
up to the previous
page ... if you want to stay on course.
Yes! I know this is information overload - just don't want anyone
to miss anything. Hope you will take the time to read
eleven pages of "AHS
CLOSES" articles, preferably in order, page by page!!
I must thank some special Indians!! A few of the
CLOSES" articles were sent by Martha LeSueur Nicholson ('56) and
Garey ('63), with a letter from Dr. Garey Dorough
(former AHS principal); but the majority of the articles were sent by an
classmate who, some time ago, began sending clippings via Indian Pony Express when it
became obvious AHS was in trouble. I would not have
been able to create these historical pages without the
help of all these Indians.
The Albany High Times, in it's 15th year, is indebted to
our School, our Teachers, and to the Tribe!
~ Beverly Smith Herrington, Class of 1955 (Webmaster)