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

Albany police investigate shooting on South Van Buren St.

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.

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 ...

Thanksgiving Shootout starts Friday at Monroe | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY - For the third year in a row, Monroe High School will host the Thanksgiving Shootout here in Albany. This year will include area teams as well as teams ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

Westover defense comes up big against Monroe | Sports  The Albany Herald

The first Albany city series game of the season was featured an offense that was firing on all cylinders and a defense capable of making steps.

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

U Save It finale sees Monroe edge Deerfield Windsor.

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 ...

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.

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 Trojans knock off Colquitt, play Statesboro Friday at Monroe  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty Trojans opened up on fire Thursday afternoon and then held off a Colquitt County rally in the fourth quarter to win the first game of the U Save It ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 High School hosts literacy kickoff  WALB

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

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.

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 ...

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 resigns after sexual misconduct allegations  WALB-TV

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

High School Roundup : Santos sets school record to lead Lady Cats past SGA  The Albany Herald

Senior Abby Santos set a new school record with the most 3-point shots in a game Tuesday night in Damascus to lead the Westwood Lady Cats to a big 74-31 ...

'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.

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 ...

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.

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

ALBANY – DOCO Credit Union awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships to 20 students in 2018. The recipients will be honored at the board of directors ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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'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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

Lee County beats Wayne in U Save It Classic  The Albany Herald

The Lee County Trojan basketball team finished about an hour before game time for the football game, and took home a win 63-54 over Wayne County in the U ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Monroe teams take sweep of Cook | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — What started off as a slow, grind-it-out affair between the Monroe High School boys basketball team and Cook quickly turned into a never-ending ...

South Georgia natives recall MLK's time in Albany  WALB-TV

Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, South Georgia natives are remembering his time in Albany.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

AHS senior Brandon Fenn addresses Dougherty Kiwanis Club  The Albany Herald

Albany High School senior Brandon Fenn addresses the Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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

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 ...

Getting to Know … Jason Jones | Sports  Gwinnett Prep Sports

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

TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Rebecca Strickland's life has come full circle  The Albany Herald

Growing up, Lake Park Elementary English Language Arts teacher Rebecca Strickland never thought about being anything other than a teacher. The key to ...

Teen killed in crash, brother still fighting for his life  WALB-TV

A wooden cross stands on the corner of South Valencia Drive and West Lincoln Avenue.

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 ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

Monroe boys knock down Bainbridge | Sports  The Albany Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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