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      ASU alum donates thousands in scholarship funds

      Willie Beatrice Brown-Dukes and her son, State Representative Winfred Dukes.

      The family of a local state representative is donating thousands of dollars towards education in Dougherty County.

      Willie Beatrice Brown-Dukes has allotted $10,000 to the school system to help students.

      Dougherty County students who go on to attend Albany State University will be able to use the funds to help them through college.

      Mrs. Dukes graduated from ASU 60 years ago.

      Sometimes so often kids just need a little amount of money to be able to stay in school and we have created a program so that we can help as many as we can to stay there for as long as they can, said State Representative Winfred Dukes, District 154.

      This donation will be given out annually.