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Albany Area Community Calendar -- Aug. 25-Sept. 2, 2019 | Features  The Albany Herald

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published on Sundays. To have an item included, email to by 5 p.m Wednesday before ...

Henry Brandon Stern, 56, of Peachtree City  The

Henry Brandon Stern, 56, of Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Albany, Ga., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, July 29, 2019.

Albany High School students of '60s to gather for bash  The Albany Herald

Graduates — and attendees — of Albany High School during the 1960s will gather for their annual reunion bash on April 26-27 for the “Summer of Love ...

Tift County coach dies of heart attack | Sports  The Albany Herald

TIFTON— Tift County assistant basketball and football coach Anthony Bateman died Saturday afternoon. He had been coaching at Tift County for more than 20 ...

Martha Jean Sumner  Hartford Courant

Martha Jean (Hunter) Sumner, 81, of Simsbury, beloved wife of the late Roy Lee Sumner, died Friday July 26, 2019 at her home. She was born February 6, 1938 ...

Opening approaches for Kendrick Brothers' 'Overcomer' | Features  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Affirm Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. company, and Provident Films is in the final stages of preparing for the release of “Overcomer,” a ...

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.

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 ...

Back-to-School: Upcoming school bashes across SWGA  WALB

WALB has compiled a list of Back to School bashes across Southwest 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 ...

DCSS talks middle school baseball program  WALB

Dougherty County middle schoolers will start back to school next year with a new baseball program.

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 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.

New DOCO program feeds kids all summer long  WALB

When Dougherty County schools let out for summer tomorrow, many kids won't get breakfast and lunch thereafter. When school lets out for the summer, it can be ...

Former Sports Editor Paul McCorvey dies at 82  The Albany Herald

MANCHESTER, Ga. — One of the Albany Herald's longest serving sports editors, Paul McCrovey has passed away at the age of 82 in Manchester where he ...

D-SNAP application process opens in Dougherty Co.  WALB

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

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.

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 ...

DCSS adding baseball fields at middle schools  WALB

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

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 ...

KEVIN SPROUL: Dougherty Sheriff's Office wants to build C.H.A.M.P.S.  The Albany Herald

Summer is only a couple of months away on the calendar, but the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention & Intervention Unit is already planning for ...

Dougherty County School System explains Title I at annual meeting  The Albany Herald

A requirement for Title I is Family and Community Engagement, or FACE, which includes steps such as parental feedback and involvement — and the Dougherty ...

Parents, students fight to keep Albany High School open  WFXL FOX 31

It was a packed house on Tuesday night for the first of two public hearings about the possible closing of Albany High School.Supporters spoke out in defense of ...

Taylor Huff makes family history | Features  The Albany Herald

Taylor Huff, an upcoming senior at Dougherty High School, wants to be a "first" in her family. Huff conquered her desires by the hard work she has put in to.

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 ...

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 ...

Counting down the Albany Area's Top 10 sports stories of 2018 — No. 7: Dougherty, Westover hire new football coaches  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. 7 top sports story of the year.

Dougherty School System officials cut ribbon on wellness center  The Albany Herald

Dougherty County School System Superintendent Kenneth Dyer joined Dougherty Board of Education members and DCSS athletic officials recently to officially ...

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.

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.

Dougherty's Gary takes position in Athens | Sports  The Albany Herald

Damien Gary is going home. The Dougherty High School head football coach and former Clarke Central star will return to his alma mater as its offensive ...

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 ...

Lee County Trojans make it to semi-finals in Corky Kell tournament  The Albany Herald

Thirty-five of the best in Georgia high school football gathered in Atlanta on Thursday and Friday for intense football competition at the Corky Kell 7-on-7 ...

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

The Albany High School cafeteria looked something like the scene out of a movie.

Mediacom awards scholarship to Westover High School graduate  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Mediacom Communications recently presented LaKaiya Campbell, a 2019 graduate of Westover Comprehensive High School, a $1,000 ...

Albany State students take research nationwide | News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY – Albany State University students will experience high-impact research opportunities this summer at educational institutions nationwide.

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 ...

Canton college students named Miss Georgia | Features  The Albany Herald

COLUMBUS — A 20-year-old Reinhardt University student competing as Miss Capital City was recently named Miss Georgia at the 75th Miss Georgia Pageant ...

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 ...

International basketball games planned in Ashburn | Sports  The Albany Herald

Teammate Basketball AL/GA has announced the times, teams and locations of the 7th Annual King Of The Court International Basketball Showcase, which ...

Jail Report | Features  The Albany Herald

These are bookings for July 11-July 17 at the Dougherty County Jail. AGENCY KEY: ADDU, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit; APD, Albany Police Department; ASU, ...

Albany Middle School hosts town hall for parents  The Albany Herald

Parents and guardians can attend Albany Middle School's annual Family Town Hall Wednesday, which will cover topics such as Title I school programs, testing, ...

PHOTOS: Flood of 1994 Evacuation | Multimedia  The Albany Herald

As flooding continued in July of 1994, the floodgates at the Chehaw dam had to be opened, causing continued flooding in the Albany area. Police and fire ...

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.

This week's Albany-area high school football games  The Albany Herald

A look at games including area GHSA, GISA and GICAA teams.

GHSA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Milton stuns top-ranked Colquitt County in 7A title game  The Albany Herald

ATLANTA — Milton quarterback Jordan Yates passed for 177 yards and ran for 96 more to lead the Eagles to a 14-13 victory over top-ranked Colquitt County ...

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.

Student leader Diamond Perry connects with the community  The Albany Herald

Diamond Perry is Albany State University's Student Government Association president for the 2018-2019 school term.

Westover's Chastity Pickett chooses Campbell University | Sports  The Albany Herald

Chastity Pickett could not stop smiling. The Westover High School senior signed a letter of intent to run track with Campbell University on Tuesday afternoon, and ...

Albany native relaunches gospel singing career | Features  The Albany Herald

A graduate of Dougherty Comprehensive High School and son of Victor Powell, presiding bishop of Rhema Word Cathedral in Albany, Gabriel Powell is himself ...

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 ...

Dougherty High community enjoys 'We are One' event  WALB-TV

The Dougherty County Comprehensive High School family joined together Thursday night in the 'We are One' Event.

Students 'strike' to focus attention on climate change  The Daily Gazette

ALBANY — As a couple hundred students from around the region gathered outside the state Capitol on Friday to “strike” for climate action, some of the youngest ...

Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — July 17, 2019  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 47 calls on Monday, available reports indicate.

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 ...

Open Arms to conduct youth homeless count | News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Open Arms Inc., in partnership with the Georgia Youth Homeless Advisory Group and the Department of Community Affairs, will coordinate and ...

Incoming District 2 Dougherty County Commissioner Victor Edwards looking to break traditions  The Albany Herald

District 2 Dougherty County Commissioner-elect Victor Edwards will be getting a second chance to serve on the commission after ousting incumbent John ...

Charles Truitt keeping Tornadoes on right track  WALB

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

Twin Oaks Drama to present Disney's Mulan Jr. this weekend  The Albany Herald

Performances of Disney's "Mulan Jr." are going to be at Twin Oaks Elementary School on Friday and Saturday will star students in third, fourth and fifth grade.

Albany board says no to solar field 'noise'  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — In addition to passing the city's Fiscal Year 2020 budget Wednesday night, the Albany City Commission also voted to deny Inman Solar of Atlanta's ...

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 ...

Georgia, other states reach data breach settlement with Equifax  The Albany Herald

ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr announced Monday that a coalition of 50 attorneys general, including 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the ...

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 ...

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.

Terrell Greenwave focusing on basics - getting better every day  The Albany Herald

There is a new team, a new coach and a new attitude at Terrell County High School this football season. Coach Jack Harris has taken over the football program ...

Two injured in Wednesday evening shooting in northwest Albany  The Albany Herald

Phyllis Banks, spokeswoman for the APD, said officers responded to the 2600 block of Costner Court shortly after 11:30 p.m. Four individuals were victimized, ...

Albany State University celebrates honor students | Local News  The Albany Herald

Albany State University celebrated its best and brightest students at the annual Honors Day Convocation on Thursday. The theme for this year's program was ...

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 ...

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 ...

Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — July 10, 2019  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 33 incidents on Monday, available reports indicate.

Albany State football releases 2019 schedule | Sports  The Albany Herald

ALBANY, Ga. – Albany State University has announced its 2019 football schedule. For ASU fans, the slate has a familiar look, as the Golden Rams will face ...

Albany High School teacher arrested for sleeping with teenage boy  WGNO New Orleans

A 33-year-old high school teacher has been arrested for having sex with a teenage boy.

Albany Seahawks need help to go to Mobile, Ala.  The Albany Herald

Some moms will do whatever it takes to keep their kids safe and out of trouble. That is why a group of Albany moms are raising money to send the.

Williams family offers slice of skater Nirvana at Albany Skate Park  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Rabbitman's Footwear had the look, sound and feel of a carnival Saturday: vendor booths set up at close-quarters intervals, colorful bounce houses ...

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, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — July 19, 2019  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 calls on Wednesday, available reports indicate.

Rapper Gucci Mane performing to 'save the city of Albany'  The Albany Herald

Promoter Gilbert Udoto and officials with the Albany Civic Center officially anounced a summer concert starring Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, and the City Girls. Presale ...

Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — July 18, 2019  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 26 calls on Tuesday, available reports indicate.

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 ...

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 ...

Udoto: I am not the person portrayed in incident  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Gilbert Udoto sits quietly as the video plays. In it, he's heard urging one of his employees who's videotaping a police arrest at the Albany Civic ...

ASU hosts young Haitian entrepreneurs | News  The Albany Herald

Ronald Cetoute, international student and scholar advisor/ designated school official at Albany State University, who is of Haitian descent, started the Business, ...

Albany's 10 most influential | Local News  The Albany Herald

There has been much discussion recently about leadership (both effective and ineffective) in the city of Albany and Dougherty County.

Miss Albany wins pageant Miss Congeniality Award | News  The Albany Herald

If you have a conversation with Faith White, you can easily see her bubbly personality and friendly nature almost immediately.

Albany commission agrees to purchase Herald properties | News  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — After only a brief period of discussion, the Albany City Commission voted 6-0 at a special called meeting Friday morning to purchase properties ...

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.

Saint Frances rolls past Lee County | Sports  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — Saint Frances Academy scored 23 unanswered points in the second half and rolled to a 43-14 rout of Lee County High School in the GEICO ...

Herald to commemorate 25th anniversary of 'Great Flood'  The Albany Herald

ALBANY — Most of us will say “Has it really been that long?” But none of us will ever forget where we were or the devastation our community and region.

PHOTOS: Hurricane Michael damage in southwest Georgia | Photo Galleries  The Albany Herald

As the sun rises, images of damage across Albany and southwest Georgia are starting to surface. Return throughout the day as we add more photos.

Most Wanted Fugitive | News  The Albany Herald

The Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive this week is Lauren Shea Smith.

Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Feb. 28, 2019  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 30 calls on Tuesday, available reports indicate.

Muddled Albany mayoral picture gets a little clearer  The Albany Herald

The once-muddled Albany mayoral race has grown a little clearer as potential candidates either opt out or go all-in.

Albany Symphony on the move for 2019-20 season | Entertainment  The Albany Herald

ALBANY – The Albany Symphony Orchestra is getting ready for a new performance season that will see the symphony performing at different Albany venues.

Dougherty County Commission gets proposed T-SPLOST project list  The Albany Herald

Based on past SPLOST measures, of the anticipated $88 million T-SPLOST funds, the city of Albany would receive 64 percent and Dougherty County 36 percent ...

Albany Gang Unit takes part in operation | Local News  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department Gang Unit, along with the Department of Community Supervision, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the FBI Safe Street ...

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.

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.

Albany, Dougherty County Police/Fire/EMS reports — Feb. 14-16, 2019  The Albany Herald

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 33 calls on Thursday, available reports show.

Albany State sweeps Fort Valley State | Sports  The Albany Herald

The Albany State Golden Rams swept both games from rival Fort Valley State University Saturday night in front of an overflow homecoming crowd at Albany ...

Day lily blooms fill Albany Mall with color  The Albany Herald

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to technical issues encountered because of bad weekend weather, this feature that was scheduled to be included in weekend editions of ...

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