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Former boxer indicted by Lee grand jury

Yathomas Riley indicted in death of his wife

Yathomas Riley, a former pro boxer, is indicted on murder charges by a Lee County grand jury Wednesday.

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Paula Deen to join 'Dancing with the Stars'

Albany native reportedly will be on season 21 of the dancing series

Celebrity chef Paula Deen has reportedly been cast in season 21 of “Dancing With the Stars,” along with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza and the previously announced Bindi Irwin of “Crocodile Hunter” fame.

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Dougherty County School Board approves phase-out of Albany Early College

Falling enrollment numbers, duplication of services cited in decision

The Dougherty County School Board on Wednesday voted 5-2 for a two-year phase out of Albany Early College (AEC). Board members Lane Price and Milton “June Bug” Griffin were the dissenting votes.

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Mayor introducing new leaders

Subadan, Persley and Rowe to be featured at forum

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard is hosting a forum to let Albany residents learn more about City Manager Sharon Subadan, Police Chief Michael Persley and Albany Fire Chief Ron Rowe.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Aug. 25-26, 2015

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 24 calls on Tuesday and the early hours of Friday, available reports show.

Albany city manager cuts off benefits to two because of ineligibility

Sharon Subadan says others who should not have been getting benefits were cut off in December

Albany’s city manager says all ineligible individuals have had city benefits discontinued. Only city employees and elected officials are eligible, city attorney says.

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One killed, one injured in south Albany shooting Wednesday

Identity of victims not released

Two people were shot in the parking lot of Brothers Corner convenience store early Wednesday morning.

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Squawk of the Day - Aug. 26, 2015

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

Albany Almanac - Aug. 26, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Farming life definitely not for me

OPINION: Horrors of tobacco fields lead to journalism career

Working on a farm as a youngster convinced me to look for another line of work.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Thornless honeylocust is a wanted tree

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: A weekly look at home gardens and landscapes

As you plan your tree list for fall planting, take a closer look at the thornless common honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos form inermis).

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

Seventeen Randolph County artists to exhibit in Shellman

An opening reception is set for Sept. 6

Works by 17 artists from Randolph County will be on display in the months of September and October at the Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies in Shellman.

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Judge Willie Lockette sets bond at $50,000 for Col. Kyle Nickel in child porn case

Nickel also ordered to not leave the state and not possess a computer or cell phone

Dougherty Superior Court Judge Willie Lockette on Monday set bond for Marine Col. Kyle Nickel at $50,000. Nickel, who is charged with 25 counts of possession of explicit child pornography, has been in the Dougherty County Jail since he was arrested on Aug. 14.

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Dougherty school system police official arrested on credit card charges

Theotis Gervin, assistant police chief, suspended without pay following arrest

Mark Pro, assistant special agent in charge of the GBI Sylvester office, confirmed that Theotis Gervin, the assistant police chief with the DCSSPD, was arrested on credit card fraud and misuse of office charges.

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