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Monroe students who walk home dismissed early as precaution  WALB

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Monroe High School students who walk home were dismissed early as a precaution, according to the Dougherty County School System.



Community still grieving teen’s death; Monroe High providing counselors for students  WALB

Albany Police have labeled the weekend death of a 17-year-old girl as a homicide. It happened in the 1900 block of West Highland Avenue.



Monroe High teacher gets students excited for school with viral rap video  WALB

A Monroe High School teacher and cheerleading coach is getting students excited to go back to school with a rap video that has gone viral on Facebook.



Dougherty Co. heads back to school  WALB

Students were excited to be heading back to school in Dougherty County and faculty said they are looking forward to an excellent school year.



Monroe High students look to the future  WALB

Many students at Monroe High School made a public announcement in front of the entire student body Friday —where they will be taking their academics after ...



Monroe High School offers engineering and technology pathway program  WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One Dougherty County high school is offering a special certification program for students interested in engineering. Monroe High School ...



Albany residents want Monroe High interim basketball coach to stay  WALB

A number of residents said they want Keith Hayes, interim coach, to stay in that role.



Monroe High School classmates remember shooting victim  WALB

For everyone that went to high school with Ashanti Major, it was her smile that was most memorable, a classmate said.



Hoffpauir takes over basketball at Monroe High | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY— He has a name and a face you might know — Michael Hoffpauir. He's been living in Albany for more than 20 years, but now is the new head.



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 ...



Monroe may forfeit basketball games, region championship | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Massive disappointment is brewing in the Monroe community. A recent routine review of athletes at Monroe High School led to a report to the ...



TODAY: DCSS to hold active shooter drill  WALB

The school system will be conducting an active shooter drill at Monroe High School Friday morning.



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

Graduates from three Dougherty County high schools walk across the stage at the Albany Civic Center on Saturday.



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 ...



Youth football camp at Monroe Saturday | Sports  The Albany Herald

The Monroe Golden Tornadoes will host a youth football camp at Monroe High School this Saturday on the field behind Monroe High School. Students ages ...



Former Atlanta Falcons players to host football camp at Monroe High  WALB

The Atlanta Falcons will be hosting a free football camp Wednesday, April 10 at Monroe High School, which is located at 900 Lippitt Avenue.



Johnny Gilbert: Monroe grad looking to make Doughtery great again  The Albany Herald

Johnny Gilbert, Dougherty's new head football coach knows a little bit about Albany. Having graduated from Monroe High School he remembers the year the ...



Dougherty County School School System conducts active shooter exercise  The Albany Herald

A rise in the prevalence in school shootings prompts an active shooter exercise at Monroe Comprehensive High School on Friday.



Over 800 new chapters: 843 graduate from DOCO schools Saturday  WALB

More than 800 students graduated from Dougherty County Schools.



Counting down the Albany Area's Top 10 sports stories of 2018 — No. 8: Monroe High School gets new gymnasium  The Albany Herald

The Herald's sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, the Albany area's Top 10 sports stories from 2018. Today marks the No. 8 top sports story of the year.



Battle of the South basketball tournament this weekend at Monroe  The Albany Herald

The 23rd annual Battle of the South basketball tournament is set to begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Monroe Comprehensive High School in Albany.



Soggy 7 on 7 for Monroe, Dougherty and Carver | Sports  The Albany Herald

The teams lined the sideline in shorts, jerseys and helmets Tuesday afternoon at Monroe High School, and then they dodged raindrops as they dodged ...



Dougherty tabs former Tornado Gilbert as new head coach  WALB

Dougherty chose a very familiar face as the new leader of the football team.Johnny Gilbert will be the 11th head coach in Trojans history. He's a former ...



Monroe High School hosts literacy kickoff  WALB

Dougherty County School System received a $2 million grant to promote literacy in the school district.



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 ...



USave It Classic begins Thursday at Monroe | Sports  The Albany Herald

This might just be the best time of the year for high school basketball fans in Albany because the annual USave It Pharmacy Classic will bring the opportunity for ...



Golden Lions top Albany Terrapins in Battle of the South  The Albany Herald

The Albany Terrapins' Larry Bulloch (10) battles for point under the basket as his team fought for points against the Golden Lions. The Terrapins won their first ...



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 ...



Monroe stops comeback, edges Deerfield Windsor | Sports  The Albany Herald

U Save It finale sees Monroe edge Deerfield Windsor.



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.



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 ...



Is Albany's future golden? - A conversation with Gold Medalist Lea Henry  The Albany Herald

The high school gyms in Albany proudly display the championships of the past – region titles and state championships that show the long history of athletic ...



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.



Atlanta Falcons host youth football camp  WALB

Former Atlanta Falcons players hosted a large youth camp in Albany at Monroe High School.



Georgia FIRST Robotics competition hosted in Albany  WALB

On Friday, 31 Georgia high schools competed in day one of the Procter & Gamble FIRST Robotics qualifier.



Pageant winner's platform encourages young people | Local News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Alexandria Van Dyke made history when she was crowned the first United States of America's Miss Albany. But the queen has a story of her own that ...



Academics, athletics run deep in Davis family | Local News  The Albany Herald

As the father of five sons, former Albany State University basketball coach and DCSS administrator John I. Davis has his own “starting lineup.” But he wanted ...



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.



DOCO Credit Union distributes $20,000 in scholarships | News  The Albany Herald

Twenty high school graduates will be honored at the DOCO Credit Union board of directors meeting today at the main branch at 107 N. Westover Blvd. Each ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Light Tuesday night basketball schedule ahead of busy weekend  The Albany Herald

There are no local high school basketball games for the normal Tuesday night slate of games as teams prepare for the onslaught of high school basketball ...



Child needing lung transplant receives donation from father’s classmates  WALB

They donated $1989 to one of their former classmate's kid.



TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: No career path doubts for Monroe High math teacher Torre' Mills  The Albany Herald

For Monroe High School Geometry and Stats teacher Torre Mills, there was never any question in his mind that he would one day be a teacher.



Blue and White Game | Sports  The Albany Herald

J'Kya Hatcher battles with Maquasia Shead during Saturday's Blue and White game from Radium Spring Middle School to celebrate the opening of the new ...



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.



Albany native helps keep US Navy’s subs going  WALB

KINGS BAY, GA (WALB) - As citizens of Albany go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy's “Silent *Service*” submarine force work beneath the ocean's ...



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.



Hometown Hero Trent Brown honored with parade and proclamation  The Albany Herald

“A job well done.” That is how Westover High School principal William Chunn characterized Oakland Raiders' offensive lineman Trent Brown, who was honored ...



Community members join for mass meeting to oppose MLK liquor store  WFXL FOX 31

On Thursday, people in the community filled up the MLK Funeral Home Chapel to discuss the proposed liquor store on South MLK in Albany. The liquor store ...



Berry receives Distinguished College Administrator Award | Local News  The Albany Herald

Keith Berry, dean of academic affairs at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City Campus, has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as one of ...



Four Dougherty County high schools graduate 837 seniors Saturday  The Albany Herald

The Doughery County School System held its class of 2017 graduation ceremonies Saturday at the Albany Civic Center passing out 837 diplomas from all four ...



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.



Albany school in top 4 of Steve Harvey's Neighborhood Awards  WALB-TV

An Albany high school will soon find out if it won a national award.



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 ...



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 ...



Lidia Olds named Dougherty County School System Teacher of the Year  The Albany Herald

International Studies Elementary Charter School's Lidia Olds was named Dougherty County School System Teacher of the Year for 2016-17 during the system's ...



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

The Tornadoes will open the season on Aug. 27 with a home game against Westover.



Opponents to closing Albany High School pack public hearing  The Albany Herald

Kennedy Tillery, 2017 Miss Albany High, speaks before the Dougherty County School Board at a public hearing Tuesday to discuss the possible closure of ...



DA says school administrator could face more charges  WALB-TV

Additional charges could be filed against a Dougherty County school administrator, according to Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Worth Co., Radium Springs advance in Deep South tourney  The Albany Herald

Worth County Middle School's #14 N. Toomer scored on a putback shot underneath the basket with 23 seconds left to beat the Merry Acres Middle School ...



'Give us some kind of closure so we can start a healing process’: Grandmother wants answers after one grandchi  WALB

Tuesday marks the two year anniversary since two Albany teens were in a tragic accident on South Valencia Drive and West Lincoln Avenue, and their ...



DCSS investigates artist school visit after students appear in online video  WALB-TV

A video posted to social media by an artist named Rod Da God has prompted the Dougherty County School System to start an investigation.



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Free lunch program is underway; lunch list included  WALB-TV

The Dougherty County School System is making the public aware of the free meal program for young people who may not have meals provided at home.



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

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



Summer hoops camp gives Lady Rams coach Tiffani Johnson a chance to spread love for basketball  Covington News

Tiffani Johnson will probably never be the coach who complains about the grind of putting on summer basketball camps.



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 ...



South Georgia high school gives back through alumni weekend  WALB-TV

Alumni at one South Georgia High School are giving back to their community. Monroe High School in Albany held their first Alumni Weekend.



TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Sherwood's Lydia Zuern focuses on the growth of each student  The Albany Herald

Sherwood Acres Lydia Zuern, one of eight finalists for Dougherty County's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year, knew she wanted to be a teacher by the time she ...



Community celebrates Monroe High School's national recognition  WALB-TV

Monroe High School is celebrating their national recognition tonight, you could even say it's like a tornado hit.



Trojans blast North Cobb Christian | Prep  The Albany Herald

The Doughtery Trojans blew open a tight game with full-court pressure against North Cobb Christian School Saturday and breezed to a big 84-63 win over the ...



Getting to Know … Jason Jones | Sports  Gwinnett Prep Sports

A Q&A with Brookwood High School defensive line coach Jason Jones.



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.



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

Unlike last week's season-opening victory over Westover, the Trojans had to work harder and play smarter against the athletic Bearcats.



'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.



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.



UPDATE: Minor arrested and charged in shooting on S. Van Buren St.  WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Gang Unit has arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with tampering with evidence and possession of a firearm by a ...



U-Save-It Classic comes to town | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — One of the biggest high school basketball showcases in the area has gotten even bigger. This year's edition of the U-Save-It Classic has added a ...



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.



Albany High School alumni group gives $10000 to the school  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — It appears that the alumni of Dougherty County's high schools are beginning to dig into their pockets to support their alma maters, and that is making ...



Steve Harvey Show selects Monroe principal  WALB-TV

Monroe High School Principal Vinson Davis is getting national recognition. He'll be in Chicago this week for a taping of the Steve Harvey Show which selected ...



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.



National Girls High School Wrestling Rankings For February 6, 2019  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its third National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



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 ...



National Girls High School Rankings For May 8  FloWrestling

USA Wrestling, FloWrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum have published its fourth National Girls High School rankings for the 2018-19 ...



New hoops coach Jennifer Acree ready to get things going at Monroe  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — As Lynsey Washington runs the court, warming up for an offseason workout at Monroe High School, she hears the familiar words.



Albany Area Religion Bulletin | Faith  The Albany Herald

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



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 ...



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 ...



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

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