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

More than 800 students graduated from Dougherty County Schools.

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 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 ...

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 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 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.

TODAY: DCSS to hold active shooter drill  WALB

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

DCSS staff say Friday morning active shooter drill a success  WALB

A large scale active shooter drill took place at Monroe High School Friday morning.

Falcons youth camp at Monroe High next week  The Albany Herald

Monroe High School will be the site of an Atlanta Falcons youth football camp next week in Albany. The camp will take place Wednesday, April 10th at Monroe ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Monroe High School hosts literacy kickoff  WALB

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

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 ...

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 ...

Atlanta Falcons host youth football camp  WALB

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

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

U Save It finale sees Monroe edge Deerfield Windsor.

Dougherty Co. School System works to address gang violence  WALB

Albany police said they're still interviewing possible suspects in a fight and shooting that happened on South Van Buren Street near Monroe High School on ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Albany Chamber of Commerce honors Dougherty Co. STAR students  WALB

On Thursday, the Albany Chamber of Commerce honored Dougherty County STAR students.

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 ...

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 to give sneak peek of new digs Friday  The Albany Herald

Monroe High School officials will host an open house Friday to show off the new school to alumni, students' families and the community.

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.

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

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

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 ...

Albany Museum of Art names essay winners | Local News  The Albany Herald

Winners were announced recently in the Albany Museum of Art's fourth annual “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words” essay contest.

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 had 2 prior investigations  WALB-TV

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

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 ...

Emory Harris among first to help blacks register to vote in Southwest Georgia  WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Emory Harris, an Albany native, was among the first people to start fighting for the right to vote in Dougherty County. Harris was recruited ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections: March 15-21, 2019 | Features  The Albany Herald

These establishments were inspected March 15-21 by the Environmental Health offices of Dougherty, Lee, Baker, Terrell, Worth, Mitchell and Calhoun counties.

U Save It Christmas Classic: Colquitt boys go 0-3 in Albany  Moultrie Observer

ALBANY – If the Colquitt County High boys basketball team is to become a problem for opponents in Region 1-7A during the second half of the regular season, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Monroe girls basketball coach Cheeks resigns | News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Monroe High School girls basketball coach Cheryl Cheeks has resigned but will continue to teach, The Herald learned on Monday.

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 ...

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 ...

Albany Tech students and faculty familiar with emergency plan  WFXL FOX 31

Following last week's shooting a UNC Charlotte, some college campuses in southwest Georgia say it's extremely important to have an emergency plan in place.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lee County girls fall to Jonesboro 49-45 | Sports  The Albany Herald

The Lee County Lady Trojans (1-1) started great Friday afternoon against the Cardinals of Jonesboro High and pulled ahead 10-2 to start the game using an ...

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.

Four arrested in shooting outside Monroe High School  WALB-TV

Four men have been arrested for firing a shot in front of Monroe High School Friday just as school was letting out. School Police say the shooters are gang ...

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 ...

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 ...

Miss Albany State Fahren Nipple learned to embrace herself  The Albany Herald

Recently crowned Miss Albany State University Fahren Nipple encourages others to embrace themselves.

Georgia High School Association fines Dougherty High for hoops practice violation  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — The Albany Herald has learned that Dougherty High School was handed a $1250 fine for a second violation of Georgia High School Association ...

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 ...

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 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.

'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.

Albany Area Religion Bulletin | Faith  The Albany Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 shooting turns into homicide investigation  WALB-TV

On Wednesday, Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said a January shooting will be handled now as a homicide.

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.

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 ...

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. Western ...

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.

Getting to Know … Jason Jones | Sports  Gwinnett Prep Sports

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

WEEKEND REWIND: Newton basketball coach Rick Rasmussen sounds off on his 300-win milestone Saturday (VIDEO)  Covington News

Newton Rams coach Rick Rasmussen sounded off on the good feelings acquired from capturing his 300th win Saturday in a 74-65 win over Eastside.

Thomasville City Schools ends IV therapy for football players  WALB

The committee is looking at other options to keep players hydrated.

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 ...

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

DOCO Credit Union awarded a total of $20000 in scholarships to 20 students in 2018.

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Newton's Banks wants to help players find experiences that 'don't rust'  Covington News

By the time Week 2 of the college football season is done, close to two dozen Newton Rams football players will have taken unofficial visits to various colleges ...

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.

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 ...

NEWTON FOOTBALL: Camiel Grant says program discipline, coaching staff additions among top priorities in first few days  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. — The Newton Rams have their man in new football coach, Camiel Grant, Jr. And while Thursday's news of Grant's promotion from interim to ...

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.

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with unsigned Newton senior Armani Harris  Covington News

Armani Harris slipped on his black Newton jersey with the blue letters and numerals with white trim, and it suddenly dawned on him.

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.

PREP BASKETBALL: Tre Clark's big night helps push No. 7 Newton past Shiloh  Covington News

The seventh-ranked Newton Rams (12-3, 3-1) relied on the scoring strength of a few as it took down the Shiloh Generals (11-6, 2-2).

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF REPORT: A look at Eastside and Newton's first round opponents  Covington News

COVINGTON, Ga. — They call it the third season, but it's definitely different than the others. If any given football campaign is divided into three distinct seasons, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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