Category Archives: Member Announcements

STATE COMMISSION APPROVES TUITION- FREE CHARTER SCHOOL FOR ALBANY

Albany, Georgia, July 31, 2019: New Schools Georgia, Inc. (“NSG”) proudly announces that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission has approved its application to open Collegiate Academy of Albany (“CAA”), a new, independent, tuition-free charter school to serve families in Albany and the surrounding areas. CAA will open in August 2020 and serve up to 376 students in Albany/Dougherty County in grades K-3 on a first-come, first-served basis with no admissions testing. The school will grow by one grade per year until the school hits a capacity of 1,450 students in grades K-12. If demand exceeds seats available, enrollment will be conducted through a public lottery.

Allen Hughes, Chairman of the Board at New Schools Georgia said, “Collegiate Academy of Albany will offer Albany-area families a high-quality education, preparing Albany’s children to compete and succeed in the 21st century economy.”

When it opens, CAA will become part of the SABIS® Network, a global network of schools that are backed by a 134-year old tradition of educational excellence. Schools in the SABIS® Network implement an integrated, comprehensive K-12 program that uses dynamic materials, proven methods, and cutting-edge technology to deliver superior results. Mr. Hughes said, “SABIS has been proven to deliver results in educating a wide variety of students from all around the world. We feel very comfortable in their ability to add Collegiate Academy of Albany to their list of successful schools.” For more information about SABIS, visit: https://www.sabis.net/

“We are excited about partnering with New Schools Georgia to establish the newest member school of the SABIS® Network in Albany,” said Jose Afonso, SABIS Director for U.S. Business Development.” We are especially happy to bring a world-class, college-preparatory program to Albany’s families and students who will benefit from access to the same academic program offered in cities around the world such as Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.; Frankfurt, Germany; Cairo, Egypt; and Dubai, U.A.E., among others.” Collegiate Academy of Albany will open registration for students in grades K-3 on October 1, 2019. Please visit the school’s website ( https://caalbany.sabis.net) to submit the enrollment application and also visit our Facebook page for news and updates (https://www.face-book.com/CollegiateAcademyofAlbany/). Teachers and staff interested in applying for openings can visit the school’s website for job descriptions of available positions.

Welcome Dr. Abigail Posey to Family Eye Care

Abigail Morris Posey, O.D.
Dr. Posey was born and raised in Leesburg, GA. After graduating high school from Lee County, she attended the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. She then moved to Birmingham, AL where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. She has recently moved home and is excited to begin her career serving the eye care needs of Southwest Georgia. She is partnered with Dr. J. Ellis Cosby at Family Eye Care, 2616 Pointe North Blvd. Albany, GA 31721.

NEWS FROM MAULDIN & JENKINS, LLC

Mauldin & Jenkins Introduces SALT Practice Leader Atlanta, GA, July 10, 2019– Mauldin & Jenkins is pleased to announce Jeff Dorris, CPA, as the Director of the Firm’s SALT Practice. Jeff joined the Firm in June 2019, after over a decade of service at UPS.

“ Jeff will provide additional expertise to our State and Local Tax Practice,” said Jeff Fucito, Partner in Charge of the Atlanta office. “His practical experience will be an asset to our clients in implementing and managing solutions to minimize tax exposure.”

Jeff’s experience in State Income Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Personal Property Tax, as well as Credits and Incentives allows Mauldin & Jenkins to expand their footprint into the multi-state realm to create a nationwide SALT practice. Jeff enjoys state tax planning and organization restructuring to reduce the client’s overall state tax burden.

Jeff is a licensed CPA and is actively involved in the accounting profession.

Contact Jeff and learn more about our SALT Practice by visiting our website at www.mjcpa.com.

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