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Dougherty County School System to name new career academy after Commodore Conyers

BOE also holds another public hearing on switch to charter school system

The Dougherty County School Board unanimously approved naming the county’s new career academy the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy.

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Albany police give parade safety tips

Police say arrive early and remain together

Albany police offer tips on staying safe at the homecoming parade on Saturday.

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Dougherty County School Board awards Monroe High project to JCI Construction out of Moultrie

LRA Constructors President Ben Barrow said he has a hard time understanding the decision

The Dougherty County School Board on Monday voted 7-0 to award JCI Contractors of Moultrie the $35 million contract for construction management at risk services on the Phase II renovation and construction project at Monroe High School.

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Toys for Tots campaign under way in Southwest Georgia

Goal is to collect 7,000 toys for children living in nine Southwest Georgia counties

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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SCREAM SCENES: Creating the creatures of Netherworld Haunted House

The creative team at Netherworld Haunted House works hard to craft terrifying moments for people, and a vital piece of the process is turning actors into gruesome ghouls, haunting ghosts and unearthly monsters.

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Bright Side of the Day - Oct. 11, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to find out about the Bright Side of life.

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BARRY LEVINE: Anti-rock stance hurt Mitch Miller

OLD ROCKER: Miller passed on Elvis, Buddy Holly, Beatles

In 1956 Mitch Miller hosted a panel discussion show on CBS-TV on which he had two psychiatrists who warned parents about the “negative effects” rock music had on teenagers and gave a list of “signs” to watch out for.

At long last, SGRITA project ready to go live

Rural broadband service project set to start up Thursday

With a huge assist from the city of Albany, the South Georgia Regional Information Technology Authority rural high-speed Internet project is ready to go live.

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'Dead 'walking into its 6th season Sunday night

The Walking Dead starts a new season

The presence of battle-hardened Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and their party polarizes the genteel residents of Alexandria and threatens to spark civil unrest as AMC’s “The Walking Dead” returns for its sixth season tonight.

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Wright residence the October Yard of the Month for Albany | PHOTOS

Home of Arthur and Virginis Wright recognized with award

Marideane Maxwell, chair of the Daffodil Garden Club’s selection committee for the monthly recognition, said the 2307 Devon Drive home of Arthur and Virginia Wright is the club’s October showcase.

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Where Am I?

Do you know where this is?

Where Am I? is a photo clue game in our Sunday SouthView section. We give you an up-close image of a landmark, something you’re likely to have passed by, or an object you may have seen in the news in the metro Albany area and ask you solve the mystery of where and what (maybe even who) it is.

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SPOOKY SPENDING: Costumes, candy and decorations dominate Halloween retail this season

Sales are expected to be down some from 2014 Halloween spending

Nationally, consumers are expected to spend $6.9 billion celebrating the event, with the biggest share of that going to costumes, followed by candy purchases.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Oct. 11-19, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's hosted by Modern Gas in Albany | PHOTOS

Participants walked two-mile nature trail

The Alzheimer’s Association and Modern Gas partnered on Saturday to host the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

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It's Fall, Y'all!!

Time to get ready for the busy season

Get those recipes and ideas together and ready to share with Albany Herald readers and visitors to

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Albany State University Homecoming Week has estimated $4 million impact on region

Numbers leave little doubt as to ASU's importance to Albany's economy.

T-shirt vendor James Dozier of Atlanta represents a microcosm of the economic impact of Albany State University’s annual Homecoming Week celebration on Albany and the region as a whole.

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Auto show at Albany Mall has good turnout | PHOTOS

Car show draws 88 displays and competitors

The Atesian City Car Club’s 42nd annual Open Car, Truck and Street Road Show at the Albany Mall on Saturday draws 88 displays and competitors.

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Albany State University celebrates Homecoming Week

Festivities begin this afternoon with the crowning of a new Miss ASU at the Albany Municipal Auditorium

As vendors tents begin to pop up around the city, it can mean just one thing — it’s homecoming week for Albany State University.

Georgia Briefly

A roundup of news from around the state of Georgia.

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Luke Bryan draws a crowd with Macon Farm Tour show

By the time country star Luke Bryan took the stage Friday night at Central City Park, thousands had been gathering for the Macon show for several hours.