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Monroe to dedicate new gym facilities Saturday | Sports  The Albany Herald

A new basketball season is on the horizon in southwest Georgia, and there is a new place in Albany at Monroe High School for students and the community to ...

Monroe High School holds all-day celebration for new gym  WALB

Many basketball players in Dougherty County were able to play on a new court Saturday for a full day of events as Monroe Comprehensive High School ...

Demolition progresses at Monroe High School  WALB-TV

One of the old two-story classroom buildings at Monroe High School is being demolished and it's making way for one of four new buildings on campus.

Changes on tap when DCSS schools open doors Tuesday  The Albany Herald

Much to the relief of parents across the county, Dougherty County's 21 schools are set to open their doors to returning students on Aug. 2. Here's what to look for.

Monroe High opens doors to show off $36 million renovations  The Albany Herald

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and Monroe High School gathered at an open house Friday to get their first look at the school's ongoing Phase II $36 million ...

DCSS graduates 785 seniors Saturday | Local News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — The Dougherty County School System graduated 785 seniors Saturday. It marked the first time in recent memory Albany High graduates were not ...

TIP-OFF CLASSIC: Dougherty girls hold on to beat Monroe  The Albany Herald

In a match-up of city rivals who compete in different classifications, Dougherty upended Monroe in the Tip-Off Classic Saturday night at the HPER Gymnasium on ...

Another phase of Monroe Comprehensive High School construction completed  WALB-TV

Monroe Comprehensive High School has made strides in its school construction project.

DCSS graduation rate surpasses state average | Local News  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty County School System's districtwide graduation rate for the 2017-2018 year ranked higher than the state average, according to the Georgia ...

Monroe Signing Day: 4 more years of 'Biscuit and Gravy'  WALB-TV

Monroe High School had three seniors sign letters of intent to continue their football playing careers Friday afternoon. Two of them will reunite this fall.

Monroe 'worst-to-first' under principal Vinson Davis  The Albany Herald

Monroe High School Principal Vinson Davis tells the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County that the school's students are responding to efforts to make sure ...

Disaster Recovery Center opens | Local News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Dougherty County's first Disaster Recovery Center opened Saturday at the Isabella School at 300 Cason Street. Storm survivors are encouraged to ...

Dyer: DCSS schools will remain closed through next week  The Albany Herald

After conferring with Emergency Management Agency officials on Friday, based on current power and infrastructure concerns, all Dougherty County public ...

Former Monroe administrator indicted for sexual assault charges  WALB-TV

A former school administrator has been indicted by a Dougherty County Grand Jury. Horace Bentley was arrested in September on sexual assault charges.

Monroe High assistant principal resigns after sexual misconduct allegations  WALB-TV

Monroe High School Assistant Principal Horace Bentley, arrested on two sexual assault charges, has resigned.

Last day of school and graduation around the corner  WALB-TV

Friday, May 18, is their last day of the 2017-2018 school year marking the end of another year.

Monroe High removed from state priority list  WALB-TV

Monroe High School was removed from the state's priority list because of the dramatic changes it has made to improve academics.

Dougherty substitute teacher investigated in 2013 for misconduct at Monroe  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Former Dougherty High School substitute teacher Matthew Jermaine Rouse, arrested earlier this year on charges of sexual misconduct with a ...

Monroe High assistant principal had 2 prior investigations  WALB-TV

Monroe High Assistant Principal, Horace Bentley, was investigated twice before for sexual misconduct with students.

Albany High School closure, repurposing officially on the table  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty County School Board heard a proposal from the system's administrative staff to close and repurpose Albany High School and divide the school's ...

'Go Pink' to honor late Albany Area Primary Health Care dentist  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Albany Area Primary Health Care is conducting a “Go Pink” day on Thursday to honor an AAPHC dentist who passed away earlier this month.

Southside principals meet to strengthen pipeline to Monroe High  The Albany Herald

The six principals of “the Southside Cluster,” four elementary schools and one middle school that make up the feeder system for Monroe High, gathered ...

Monroe High hosts First Lego League Robotics tournament  The Albany Herald

Nearly 20 teams of elementary and middle school students gathered at Monroe High School on Saturday for Dougherty County's first Albany regional First Lego ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Monroe looking to forget the past  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — After two consecutive years of just missing the state playoffs, Monroe High School's Ulysses Williams knows something needs to change. In 2014 ...

Proposal to close Albany High draws mixed reactions on social media  The Albany Herald

Last week's proposal to close and repurpose Albany High School created a flurry of responses on social media such as Facebook and The Albany Herald's ...

4C Academy Construction Instructor Randin Burley ready for January  The Albany Herald

Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy Construction Instructor Randin Burley had taught industrial maintenance at Monroe High School and had ...

Dougherty County School System graduates more than 800 | Local News  The Albany Herald

It was a day of smiles, tears and snarled traffic for more than 800 Dougherty County high school seniors and their families as the county's four public high ...

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Mitchell Co.  WALB

FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Mitchell County.

Monroe girls capture state track & field title  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — The Monroe High School girls track & field coach Billy Glanton came into Saturday's state finals on edge, but his team would put their coach at ease ...

Dr. Sonya Suzette Taylor Acree  The Albany Herald

Was born February 28, 1968. She was the daughter of Dr. Robert Taylor III and Dr. JoAnne Davis Taylor. Dr. Acree has worked in a field she profoundly loved.

Dougherty School System Graduations | Multimedia  The Albany Herald

For perhaps the last time, four Dougherty County high schools conduct graduation exercises at the Albany Civic Center. The school system may only have three ...

Monroe's Eric Seay playing for late father | Sports  The Albany Herald

Eric Seay, Jr., said that he thinks of his father every time he steps onto the field.

Dougherty County School System announces 2017-18 Teacher of Year finalists  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty County School System will hold its 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Dinner Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. The system will also ...

Albany Area Religion Bulletin | Faith  The Albany Herald

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual Women's Day celebration sunday.

Production of Albany-set movie suspended  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Less than a week after sending out a casting call and holding auditions for the horror film “The Exorcism of Lincoln High,” Londonderry CEO and ...

Monroe sends four football players off to college  WALB-TV

The Tornadoes are using the buddy system at the next level, and it makes sense, because none of them are staying within the state of Georgia.

Monroe girls outlasted at home by Dawson County  The Albany Herald

A year in which Monroe head coach Jennifer Acree had high expectations came to a disappointing end at home.

Monroe Tornadoes sweep Albany Indians | Sports  The Albany Herald

The Tornadoes allowed 44 points in the game and held the Indians to under double digits each of the first three quarters on their way to a 62-44 win Saturday.

An in depth look: Allegations of sexual misconduct of a school administrator  WALB-TV

Monroe High School Assistant Principal Horace Bentley is facing two counts of sexual assault after police said he inappropriately touched a male student.

Monroe track & field team take titles | Sports  The Albany Herald

Monroe High School earned a sweep Saturday as both the boys and girls track & field teams won titles at the L.C. Smith/Winfred Benson Relays at Hugh Mills ...

Monroe HS hosts vigil to remember student killed in crash  WFXL FOX 31

The loss of 17-year-old- Karon Grier is still hard for much of the community to believe.Grier was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning.“At the beginning of ...

Monroe's Lynsey Washington, Napoleon Harris sign scholarships | Sports  The Albany Herald

Both Napoleon Harris and Lynsey Washington were named as a part of the Albany Herald All-Area team.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: 'Divine intervention' guided Jacqueline Floyd to the classroom  The Albany Herald

Jacqueline Floyd thought she had her future all figured out — until divine intervention led her down a different career path.

DCSS substitute teacher worked in schools after sexual misconduct allegations  WALB-TV

We're learning new details about a former Dougherty County substitute teacher, now charged with sexual assault of a student, and how he was able to continue ...

TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Shane Williams faced speed bumps on road to teaching  The Albany Herald

Lincoln Elementary Magnet School math and science teacher Shane Williams was a self-confessed “poor student” in Elementary school who overcame many ...

MONROE THANKSGIVING SHOOTOUT: Dougherty boys top Bainbridge in overtime shootout  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — A little adversity to start the season may not have been what first-year Dougherty High School boys basketball coach Rufus McDuffie wanted. At least ...

Dougherty County schools 'beating the odds,' according to state officials  The Albany Herald

A dozen DCSS schools are outperforming their peers and overcoming obstacles that statistics suggest should be holding them back, according to a list released ...

Monroe High School and alumni celebrate national award  WALB-TV

Alumni from Monroe High School showed their tornado pride after the school won a national award.

Monroe teams take sweep of Cook | Sports  The Albany Herald

The Monroe boys claimed a 78-44 victory while the Monroe girls captured a 68-52 victory.

Albany State University holds 2016 Homecoming Convocation | News  The Albany Herald

Monroe High School Principal Vincent Davis has the booming voice fitting of a high school principal. When he delivered Albany State's homecoming address ...

CLASS AAAA BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT: Monroe tops Fayette County to reach quarterfinals  The Albany Herald

The Tornadoes will play Thursday at Fort Valley State at 8:15 p.m. against Liberty County with a berth in the final four on the line.

Reading campaign kicks off at Radium Springs Middle School  WALB-TV

One Dougherty County School is exploring new ways to motivate kids to read.

Kevin Connolly, Steve Miner among A-listers involved in Albany film project  The Albany Herald

Hollywood A-listers like Kevin Connolly and Steve Miner, as well as Londonderry Entertainment principles Patrick Millsaps and Chip Flaherty, come calling on ...

Albany State holds first football practice of spring  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — There were a lot of questions when the Albany State University football team took the field Monday afternoon for the first day of spring football ...

Monroe's Antonio Leroy following in father's footsteps | News  The Albany Herald

Editor's Note: Monroe High defensive lineman Brentavious Glanton was a member of the Albany Herald's Dynamite Dozen team. The Herald spotlights him this ...

Former Hilltopper McGhee to reportedly play for APSU this season  WBKO

Former Western Kentucky forward Jabari McGhee will reportedly play this season for Austin Peay as a graduate transfer, according to CBS Sports.

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Monroe's Jahari Williams  The Albany Herald

Jahari Williams helped earn Monroe to its first state track & field title since 2012 and her performance this season is the reason why she is the Johnny Seabrooks ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: No. 2 seed at stake in Monroe, Cairo game  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Inside the Monroe High School fieldhouse, coach Charles Truitt's tone has been a little more serious than usual this week. So have his players.

Alcorn women's basketball team revamps roster - The Vicksburg Post  Vicksburg Post

LORMAN — Alcorn State's women's basketball team will head into the 2018-19 season with an entirely new look. The Lady Braves signed nine new players ...

Four arrested in shooting outside Monroe High School  WALB-TV

Dougherty School Police say a shot was fired by four men, arguing with students in front of Monroe High School.

MLK's Jordan Waller named DCSS's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year  The Albany Herald

Martin Luther King Elementary School second-grade teacher Jordan Waller is named Dougherty County's 2017-18 Teacher of Year.

Akileis Leroy transfers to Lee County, receives offer from LSU  The Albany Herald

According to 247Sports, Akileis Leory will attend camp at LSU on July 22 and 23 with current LSU commit and Lee fullback Tory Carter.

Four new members inducted into Albany Sports Hall of Fame  The Albany Herald

While the four newest members were the highlight, the Albany Sports Hall of Fame recognized players of the year at the four Dougherty County public schools as ...

Monroe boys knock down Bainbridge | Sports  The Albany Herald

Second-half struggles cost Monroe girls in loss to Bainbridge.

Administrator charged with sexual assault, former superintendent says, "We made a mistake"  WALB-TV

Dougherty County's former superintendent admits he should have dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct by a school administrator differently.

Angie Gardner looking forward to getting started at the new CCCCA  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — She doesn't have any students. She doesn't have any teachers. She has no staff. She has no classrooms. She has no permanent office. She has no ...

Yolanda Jackson counts former teacher as major blessing in her life  The Albany Herald

It's been said that one person can't change the world, yet one person can change the life of a child. This adage certainly rings true in the case of Albany.

2018-19 Preseason Girls National High School Rankings  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum are again partnered to create its preseason national rankings for high school ...

CARLTON FLETCHER: Dontonio Wingfield belongs in Albany Sports Hall of Fame  The Albany Herald

Is an Albany Sports Hall of Fame legitimate without the city's greatest basketball player ever?

Promise to dying mother sent Derrick Greene into education  The Albany Herald

Lincoln Elementary Magnet School Coach Derrick Greene, one of eight candidates for Dougherty County's 2016-17 Teacher of the Year, says several factors ...

Georgia Firebirds hold first tryout at Albany Civic Center  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Terence Fowler stood at the south end zone on the artificial surface of the Albany Civic Center and gazed across the field. He saw prospective ...

Leaping Lexile program under way at West Town Elementary School  The Albany Herald

The Leaping Lexile program at West Town Elementary School encourages the students whose Lexile levels, or reading levels, elevate over the school year.

Top performers from MVP Camp Valdosta  247Sports

Check out the Top Performers according to 247Sports on Sunday at the MVP Camp Valdosta stop at Lowndes High School.

11 inducted into 28th Annual Alabama Sports Hall of Fame  WSFA

On Monday evening at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery, 11 men and women were inducted into the 28th annual Alabama High School Sports Hall of ...

Michael Troup Sr. | Obituaries  Brunswick News

Michael Troup Sr., 52, of Jesup, Ga., passed away on April 27, 2016, following a fishing accident in Brunswick, Ga.

Former Mayor Willie Adams: Henry Mathis trying to 'hijack' Shiloh Baptist Church  The Albany Herald

Former Albany Mayor Willie Adams accuses former Albany City Commissioner Henry Mathis of trying to “hijack” Shiloh Baptist Church for his own purposes.

December brings parades, train rides, festivals, lights and music to Albany and Southwest Georgia  The Albany Herald

Thanksgiving's in the rear view mirror and Black Friday shoppers are, no doubt, shopped out. Christmas is in full view, and the first half of December is packed ...

School Principal Allegedly Slams Female Student To Lunchroom Floor [Video]  The Inquisitr

Albany, GA — A high school assistant principal trying to break up a fight allegedly tossed a 13-year-old girl across the cafeteria like a rag doll. Dougherty County ...

Lockette represents Albany in the Super Bowl  WALB-TV

An Albany family is preparing to travel to New York for the Super Bowl to watch a loved one play. His family will be in the stadium February 2nd to watch he face ...

Flood of 1994 spurred building boom at Albany State University  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — In 1994, Tropical Storm Alberto dumped more than two feet of rain on the region, displaced 22000 people and damaged 6500 buildings. The torrent ...

Georgia Tech Football: Honoring the Seniors - OL Bryan Chamberlain  From The Rumble Seat

Bryan Chamberlain was a middle of the road three-star prospect coming out of Monroe High School in Albany, Ga. He was commit No. 3 for the 2011 recruiting ...

APSU Men's Basktetball adds Jabari McGhee to 2018-19 roster  Clarksville Online

APSU Sports Information Clarksville, TN - The final piece of the puzzle for the 2018-19 Austin Peay State University (APSU) men's basketball roster has.

Confessions of a Recovering Black Debutante  Gawker

I'm a recovering debutante. I wouldn't go as far as saying a belle because I ain't with that frilly froo froo. Or girdles. I have a brain and I use it. I don't own too ...

WKU Adds Tennessee Transfer Jabari McGhee  WKU Athletics

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Hilltopper Basketball head coach Ray Harper announced Thursday the addition of University of Tennessee transfer Jabari McGhee (F, ...

Fencing Clubs  Fencing.Net

Looking for a place to learn sport fencing? Check out our comprehensive list of all fencing clubs in the US.

Fredericksburg teenager sentenced in Cook Out double-murder case

In a span of 24 seconds on June 14, two men lost their lives and another suffered serious injuries. On Tuesday, a city teenager learned the consequences of his ...

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