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DCSS votes to close Albany High, effective immediately  WALB-TV

The Dougherty County School System Board of Education has voted to close Albany High School.

Thousands turn out to sign up for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  The Albany Herald

When the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services staff goes home today for Veterans Day after hours of overtime, they will be getting some needed ...

Dougherty Co. teacher registry case denied  WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Dougherty County court ruling that declared Georgia's Child Abuse Registry ...

D-SNAP application process opens in Dougherty Co.  WALB

The D-SNAP application process opened in Dougherty County at Albany High School Wednesday.

D-SNAP coming to Albany  WALB

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of families are still suffering from the damage that Hurricane Michael brought to much of Southwest Georgia. D-SNAP will be ...

Annual Tip off Classic showcases 4 high school teams  WALB

It was a busy day at ASU East campus, where 4 high school's were showcasing their talents to the city of Albany.8 basketball teams faced off in a one game ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Tip Off Classic returns on Saturday | Sports  The Albany Herald

The action begins with a pair of girls games Saturday afternoon followed by two boys games.

School basketball: Mekeel girls cruise to win  The Daily Gazette

Avery Mills scored 20 points to lead Mekeel Christian Academy to a 66-13 Western Athletic Conference victory over Northville on Wednesday. Madison ...

Albany High School alumni, supporters prepare to say goodbye to school  The Albany Herald

Albany High School alumni and supporters plan to say a final farewell to their alma mater.

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 Co. School System votes on new employee, school modifications  WALB-TV

The Dougherty County School System has named its new director of community relations.

American Red Cross briefs officials on disaster relief  The Albany Herald

The American Red Cross briefed officials on Wednesday of its Hurricane Michael operations in Albany and the southwest Georgia region, noting that progress is ...

Dougherty Co. teacher case heads to supreme court  WALB-TV

A ruling by a Dougherty County judge is raising concern about a potentially flawed system by a state agency.

Albany High School alumni, supporters to walk school halls  The Albany Herald

Albany High School alumni and supporters are invited to take a stroll down memory lane through the halls of Albany High as the county school system prepares ...

Dougherty County School System Superintendent Ken Dyer announces $3.65 million budget surplus  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty County School System closed out the Fiscal Year 2018 books with a surplus of approximately $3.6 million, Superintendent Kenneth Dyer ...

Graduation Day for DOCO School System was a huge success  WALB-TV

Saturday hundreds of Dougherty County students walked the stage to receive their diplomas. The Albany Civic Center hosted three graduation ceremonies, one ...

Job Corps one of community's 'best-kept secrets'  The Albany Herald

Through a memorandum of understanding with the city of Albany, Turner Job Corps students have taken on the responsibility of maintenance and upkeep ...

Albany High School teacher arrested on cocaine-related charge  The Albany Herald

An Albany High School teacher has been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine within a school safety zone, according to Dougherty County School ...

Charles Truitt keeping Tornadoes on right track  WALB

Coach Charles Truitt has been the most successful coach in Monroe football history.

Residents have until Wednesday to apply for D-SNAP  WALB

If you still need help and resources after Hurricane Michael, you have until Sunday to fill out an application for Disaster SNAP.The D-SNAP program is for those ...

Albany High Indians are subject of official city ornament  The Albany Herald

Keeping with a tradition that began in 1992, the official city of Albany Christmas ornament will be proclaimed on Monday.

DCSS adding baseball fields at middle schools  WALB

The Dougherty County School System said they will be adding baseball fields for their middle schoolers.

Old Magnolia Elementary to reopen as new Magnolia Early Childhood Education Center  WALB-TV

The Dougherty County School System said there's good news for many parents and kids as the new school year approaches because of a major renovation ...

DCHS graduate finds success after AHS consolidation  WALB-TV

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A soon-to-be Dougherty Comprehensive High School graduate is proving you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Carterion ...

After year on the job, DCSS Superintendent Ken Dyer looks back, ahead  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Dougherty County School Superintendent Ken Dyer strode into the small conference room on the third floor of the DCSS Administration Building ...

Albany High School opens the doors to new cafeteria  WALB-TV

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany High School cafeteria looked something like the scene out of a movie. On Friday, the band played, the choir sung and the ...

Albany High graduates to show 'tribe pride is still alive' at reunion  WFXL FOX 31

Albany High School graduates want to show that “Tribe Pride is Still Alive” at this time.That's the theme of their upcoming reunion weekend, the first since the ...

Haynes, Crow join staff of Albany Herald | Local News  The Albany Herald

Gypsy Crow, a native of Baker County, and Jada Haynes, an Albany High School graduate, have joined the staff of The Albany Herald as news reporters.

Dougherty County child abuse registry case to go before Georgia Supreme Court  The Albany Herald

An appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court stems from a lawsuit brought by five Dougherty County teachers and school administrators. The five worked in the ...

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 ...

Albany High alum graduates USAF Basic  WALB-TV

U.S. Air Force Airman Devin L. Gibson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, according to the Joint ...

D-SNAP application process for second wave of counties starts Thursday  WALB

Even if you don't normally get SNAP, you may qualify for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Albany High knows the only way left to go is up  The Albany Herald

As part of the Georgia High School Association realignment, Albany dropped two classifications and will now play in Region 1-AA.

Georgia Supreme Court reverses ruling in Dougherty child abuse registry case  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed a Dougherty County court ruling that declared Georgia's Child Abuse Registry unconstitutional.

Production suspended for movie filmed at AHS  WALB-TV

The same week that hundreds of people auditioned for a movie set to be filmed in the old Albany High School building, production has been suspended.

Filmmakers tour Albany, sights set on horror film at AHS  WALB-TV

The Good Life City may soon be the set of a horror film. Producers and writers with Londonderry Films spent the day in Albany on Tuesday, scoping out places to ...

Hilsman says goodbye to family medicine | Features  The Albany Herald

Dr. Thomas Hilsman, the fifth-generation representative of a family of physicians in Albany, is hanging up his stethoscope and retiring after 46 years of *service* to ...

DCSS School Board wants to take another look at Sylvester Road contractor  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty County School Board, by a 3-3 vote on Wednesday, rejected a bid by Dukes, Edwards and Dukes on a $4.2 million Construction Management ...

Albany High alum headed to med school at UNC  The Albany Herald

Albany High School alum Chelsea Fitzhugh is still settling into her new digs at the University of North Carolina. The ink on her diploma from the University of ...

New testing to help Dougherty teachers focus on specific needs of students  WALB-TV

Dougherty County School System principals held a meeting at Albany High school on Thursday to talk about a new testing system for students.

Easter Seals ornament to honor Albany High School  WALB-TV

Christmas is still around four months away, but there's already a lot of buzz about this year's Easter Seals Christmas tree ornament.

Albany High School student shot near campus  WALB-TV

WALB has confirmed that a student has been shot near Albany High School.

What you need to know as school starts back in Dougherty Co.  WALB-TV

It won't be too much longer before kids in Dougherty County are headed back to class.

Biography recounts legal career of 'super lawyer' Tommy Malone  The Albany Herald

Even before his biography was released last March, Albany native Tommy Malone, an establishment-bucking attorney regarded as one of America's greatest ...

D-SNAP officials ask for patience as wait times grow  WALB

D-SNAP centers across Southwest Georgia are seeing long lines and dozens of frustrated residents, fed up with waiting to sign up for the Disaster Supplemental ...

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 High gymnasium named after longtime boys basketball coach  The Albany Herald

Thanks to a collaborative effort by the Albany High staff, they were able to keep the beloved coach out long enough to hang a banner in his honor and surprise.

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 schoolers urged to participate in Congressional Art Competition  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — High school students in the Second Congressional District of Georgia who want to see their artwork exhibited at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. ...

Former teacher suing Dougherty County School System | Local News  The Albany Herald

A former teacher with the Dougherty County School System is suing the district for discrimination based on race, disability and gender, along with retaliation and ...

Dougherty High welcomes all students at special open house  WFXL FOX 31

Hundreds of Albany High School students and parents are more prepared for the school year at Dougherty High School.On Thursday, Dougherty High had a ...

Dougherty County Local School Governance Teams are sworn in  The Albany Herald

Nearly 150 members of the Dougherty County School System's new Local School Governance Teams (LSGT) were sworn in Monday at the School Board's ...

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 ...

High School Football Preview: Westover Patriots | Multimedia  The Albany Herald

With the return of 27 seniors and transfers from Albany High, the Patriots of Westiver are hoping to get back into the playoff picture.

2018 King Day Celebration marks 50th anniversary of MLK speech  The Albany Herald

Albany State University's West Campus gymnasium was the setting for the King Day 2018 Celebration on Tuesday.

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 ...

Dougherty School System set to open doors for 2017-18 year  The Albany Herald

Sherwood Acres Elementary Principal Yvette Simmons said she anticipates few problems at her school when the Dougherty County School System kicks off a ...

Alumni weekend planned for Westover High grads | Local News  The Albany Herald

Westover High School alumni are planning a weekend of reunion activities.

High School Football Preview: Monroe Tornadoes | Multimedia  The Albany Herald

Monroe is hoping to improve on a disappointing season in 2016 that ended with five-game skid.

DCSS school year off to smooth start | Local News  The Albany Herald

Since the recent closures of Albany High School and Southside Middle School, Dougherty County School System officials have wrangled with new school zones ...

The Defiant Ones | History

As young girls, they fought the fierce battle to integrate America's schools half a century ago.

Dawson fly-in to feature Bell UH-1 series Iroquois 'Huey' helicopter  The Albany Herald

A long-time dream of SOWEGA Veterans Coalition and the Friends of Army Aviation-Ozark is finally coming to fruition July 21 as the two groups host a fly-in at ...

Reaction to Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford's choice of IU  Indianapolis Star

New Albany High School basketball star who won Mr. Basketball will announce his college choice.

Jonesboro High tabs Telly Turner to be next girls basketball head coach

After playing at Georgia Southern, Turner was previously the head coach at Screven County and Albany High. She was an assistant at North Clayton last year.

These are the 25 worst cities in the U.S. to raise children  USA TODAY

24/7 Wall Street reviewed a number of measures to determine the worst cities to raise children in the United States.

Albany High's DeAndre Hamilton signs with Morris College  The Albany Herald

Albany High School standout DeAndre Hamilton felt Morris College was the right fit.

Edward Vason Jones historical marker unveiled | Local News  The Albany Herald

Nationally-recognized architect and Albany native Edward Vason Jones received a historical marker Tuesday at one of the homes he designed. The Georgia ...

Filming date released for movie being produced in Albany  WALB-TV

Producers of a new Hollywood horror movie said filming in Albany will start next month.

Former teacher sentenced in sex abuse case  Albany Democrat Herald

James Walter Myrick, 28, of Albany, was sentenced to 100 days in jail (20 days per charge, consecutive sentences) and three years probation after he pleaded ...

19-year-old arrested for bringing pot brownies to Albany High  WALB-TV

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It was a shock to Dougherty County School Police. They were called to Albany High School to investigate after students got sick from ...

2018 McDonald’s All American Games: Rosters, TV schedule  Atlanta Journal Constitution

The 2018 McDonald's All American Games will be played March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

Twenty one students from eight Dougherty County Schools competed in 4-H program  The Albany Herald

Twenty one students from eight Dougherty County Schools competed last weekend in the 2017 Southwest District Project Achievment held at the Rock Eagle ...

KEVIN SPROUL: Count your blessings, name them one by one  The Albany Herald

The Thanksgiving holiday is in the rearview mirror, and I have just finished off the last of the turkey and dressing leftovers. As it is every year at this time, I like to ...

Albany woman arrested for sexual exploitation of child  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — A 37-year-old Albany woman has been arrested after officers responded to a child molestation report to find that a student at Albany High School ...

Moore, Caroline Strickland  The Chattanoogan

Caroline Strickland Moore, 91, passed away on September 16, 2018, in her home at Hickory Valley Retirement Community. She was surrounded by her loving ...

Hugh Mills Stadium football schedule released | News  The Albany Herald

Aug. 23--Monroe vs. Perry, 7 p.m.. Aug. 29--Albany vs. Mitchell Co., 7:30 p.m.. Sept. 4--Dougherty vs. Randolph-Clay, 7 p.m. ...

Lea Henry ready to get started as Dougherty County School System athletic director  The Albany Herald

Lea Henry is quite familiar with the office that sits at the west side of Hugh Mills Stadium. She would stop by as a young adult to visit her uncle,

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.

Insider: Why IU phenom Romeo Langford won't be bothered by sky-high pressure, expectations  Indianapolis Star

The eyes of a state watching his every move isn't something new for Romeo Langford. But the stakes are higher now.

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 ...

The making of Romeo Langford: A quietly-crafted superstar  Indianapolis Star

NEW ALBANY – The Langford family stood in disbelief, in amazement in the hallway of their modest home. Romeo Langford was oblivious to what had just ...

High School Football Preview: Pelham Hornets | Multimedia  The Albany Herald

After winning region in 2016, the Pelham Hornets want to go deep into the playoffs.

Love for Romeo Langford transcends generations in final game at New Albany  Indianapolis Star

IndyStar Mr. Basketball plays an organized game on his high school homecourt for the last time.

Parents & students can find latest realignment info on DCSS website  WALB-TV

The Dougherty County School System is now offering details on next school year's realignment online.

Dougherty School Board lauds system's crisis management team  The Albany Herald

The Dougherty County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday. Prior to the board's regular session, Assistant Superintendent Jack Willis ...

Highlights/Scores from Day 3 of the U-Save-It Classic  WALB-TV

The 3rd and final day of the 60th annual U-Save-It Classic provided some early season excitement for the Good Life City heading into the Christmas break.

Student pulls gun during Westover High School fight  WALB-TV

Police say a Westover High student showed a gun during a fight in the student parking lot.

Why Romeo Langford means so much to basketball in Indiana  Indianapolis Star

A deeper look at why where an 18-year-old kid decided to play college basketball meant so much to the state.

161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars | US Department of Education  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

U-SAVE-IT CLASSIC: Westover tops Southeast Bulloch  The Albany Herald

The Westover Patriots remained undefeated in the U-Save-It Christmas Classic with a victory over Southest Bulloch Monday night at the Archie Arena at Albany ...

Romeo Langford says he's in 'home stretch' of making choice between Kansas, IU, Vanderbilt  Indianapolis Star

Romeo Langford will likely make his college announcement at New Albany at the end of April.

Christmas parades into Albany with a Celebration of Lights  The Albany Herald

Always held on the first Saturday of December, the Celebration of Lights has become a regional favorite, drawing more than 40000 spectators each year, ...

Albany native remembers friend D.J. Vinson as 'everyday hero'  The Albany Herald

Even though the death of D.J. Vinson made headlines, not many people know about the Albany High School graduate who perished as a hero. Jasmyne-Nicole ...

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 ...

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

The tournament, which is hosted by Albany High School, will begin Friday and run through Tuesday with all teams taking a break on Sunday.

New principal named for Dougherty High  WALB-TV

The Dougherty Co. School Board voted Tuesday to make Dr. Jeffrey Ross principal at Dougherty Comprehensive High School. Ross is an administrator and ...

New Albany to play nationally televised game against nation's top-ranked team  USA TODAY High School Sports

The New Albany boys basketball team will get some national air time this season against the nation's top-ranked team. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 18 in the USA ...

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