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Albany Dizzy Dean all-stars finish fourth

8-year-old all-stars fall to Kennesaw, Paulding County

Albany all-stars finish with a 7-2 record in Dizzy Dean World Series.

Dougherty Democrats to elect state convention delegates

Four delegates to be selected at county Democratic caucus, meeting

Dougherty County Democrats will select state convention delegates Saturday.

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FSU’s Rashad Greene included on Biletnikoff Watch List

Albany native Rashad Greene is one of 55 receivers named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is handed out to the best WR in the nation.

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Former Falcons coach Dan Reeves to speak in Americus

Former Falcons coach Dan Reeves will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at the 16th annual Steak and Stake Charity Fundraiser Dinner for the Boys and Girls Club of Americus-Sumter County.

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New “Strategic Plan” being built in the Dougherty County School System

DCSS assembling a team of leaders from across the district and community to research the current condition of the system and formulate a guide improvement for coming years.

New “Strategic Plan” being built in the Dougherty County School System

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FSU's Rashad Greene named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Former Westover star Rashad Greene a candidate for Maxwell Award

Albany native Rashad Greene, along with two Seminoles, two Auburn Tigers and Georgia running back Todd Gurley, was named to the watch list for the annual Maxwell Award, which is given to the top college player of the year.

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Three Braves named All-Stars, Buster Posey left off

Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel, Julio Teheran named All-Stars

Braves Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran made the NL All-Star team, while 2012 MVP and Lee County native Buster Posey was left off for the first time in three years.

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Darton State College athletics rank No. 9 nationally

Eight of the 11 Darton sports in 2013-14 competed at nationals

The Darton State College athletics program had another banner year and ranked No. 9 among junior colleges in the country.

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Albany Post 30 falls in Paul Eames Memorial Tournament semifinal

Post 30 musters just six hits in a 3-1 loss

Covington Post 32 pitcher Blake Shope is nearly unhittable in Sunday’s semifinal game of the Paul Eames Memorial Tournament and eliminates host Albany Post 30 Senior.

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Eminem, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer and Jack White to headline Music Midtown

The lineup for the 2014 Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta has been released.

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Darton hosting weekly Tuesday night runs

The Darton cross country program hosts a 3K trail run every Tuesday night, and the Albany community is invited.

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Georgia’s Tyler named Freshman All-American

Robert Tyler, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Cordele, made 12 starts and led the Bulldogs with a 6-4 record and a 2.68 earned run average in his first season. (ADDS: Darton’s Haygood wins Gold Glove award and Albany State women win SIAC All-Sports award)

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Gov. Deal prevents increase in gas tax

The governor will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive of the Week - May 23, 2014

Farley Lotez Brown, 49, of Albany, is wanted on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender

Farley Lotez Brown, who also goes under the aliases Farrell Brown and Eddie Lewis, failed to register as a sex offender and violated terms of his probation, authorities say.

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Lady Cavs eliminated from national tourney

Darton finishes 1-2 at NJCAA national tournament

After keeping its season alive with a close victory against Butler (Kan.) Community College, the Darton State softball team was eliminated from the NJCAA national tournament late Thursday by Odessa College.

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Atlanta Braves release new renderings of Cobb Co. stadium, mixed-use development

The Atlanta braves released new artist renderings of the new Cobb County stadium and mixed-use development on Wednesday.

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Albany State's Moody signs with Ravens

Dexter Moody signs a free agent contract with Baltimore

Albany State star safety Dexter Moody, who played the last two years for the Rams after previously attending Georgia State and Georgia, signs a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

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Crisp County baseball advances to Elite 8

Cougars build early lead, then hold on

The Cougars advance to the quarterfinals where they will travel to Loganville to meet Walnut Grove on Tuesday. Walnut Grove swept perennial state power Columbus High on Wednesday.

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Albany State honors student-athletes

Football’s Moody, basketball’s Holston earn top awards

Albany State’s athletes were honored recently at the school’s 44th annual all-sports banquet, and women’s basketball star Tip Holston and football standout Dexter Moody received the top honors for the 2013-14 school year.

Pritchett-Pippin dance recital tickets available soon

In addition to showcasing local talent from the Pritchett-Pippin School of Dance, the event is a major fundraiser for the Kiwanis Dougherty County club. Proceeds benefit the club’s numerous community service projects and gifts in the Dougherty and Lee counties area.

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Cavs clinch No. 2 seed, opening-round bye

In a matchup between nationally ranked teams, Darton State College splits with Middle Georgia on Saturday to clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in next week’s Region XVII tournament.

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Former Herald POY McGhee signs with Tennessee

Jabari McGhee was the 2013 Willie Boston Player of the Year

After spending one season at a prep school in Virginia, former Monroe star and Herald Player of the Year Jabari McGhee is now headed to Tennessee.

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ASU men's, women's track & field teams win SIAC titles

Albany State sweeps SIAC track & field championships

The Albany State men’s and women’s track & field teams both won SIAC championships on Saturday with the Lady Rams holding off second-place Benedict, and the ASU men finishing ahead of Morehouse.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lady Cavs advance to Region XVII title game

Albany State softball, baseball stay alive

The Darton State College softball team is one win from punching its ticket to the national tournament, while the Albany State softball and baseball teams stayed alive in their SIAC tournaments with a combined four wins Friday.

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BRIEFS: ASU's Stewart, Traylor named SIAC track athletes of the year

Kyran Stewart, Olivia Traylor earn top honors

Albany State track & field athletes Kyran Stewart and Olivia Traylor earned the SIAC’s top individual honors on Thursday.

Radium Springs Middle Magnet School to present spring musical ‘Aladdin Jr.’

Production features students from throughout school’s Fine Arts program

Radium Springs Middle Magnet School will present its spring musical “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Wednesday and Thursday.

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Cavs win district title, punch ticket to nationals

Darton State College shoots a 305 in Tuesday’s final round

Darton comes from behind in Tuesday’s final round of the District IV tournament to win the title and secure a 13th straight trip to nationals.

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Albany State baseball finishes SIAC slate unbeaten

The Rams finished a three-game sweep of Paine with a 6-2 victory on Sunday to close their SIAC regular-season schedule a perfect 20-0.

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Albany's Lockette being investigated by Miami police

Ricardo Lockette, Colin Kaepernick and Quinton Patton are being investigated

Albany native and former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette is one of three NFL players being investigated by Miami police for an incident that happened earlier this month. (ADDS: Full incident report .pdf)

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball returns from break, sweeps South Georgia

Lady Cavs stretch winning streak to eight

Starting pitcher Sommar Wright threw a one-hitter in the opener to lead the Lady Cavs to an 8-0 victory against South Georgia, and then Darton rolled to an 11-4 victory in the second game. (ADDS: Albany State softball swept by Valdosta State)

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Deal: State will explore medical marijuana

Gov. Nathan Deal announced two possible directions for the state to pursue testing, a possible precursor to the legal use of cannabis oil for children with epileptic disorders.

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BRIEFS: Albany State baseball rallies to beat Valdosta State

Rams have won 20 of last 23 games

The Albany State baseball team scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday to rally past Valdosta State for a 10-6 victory and win for the 20th time in the last 23 games. (ADDS: Briefs on Albany State softball, Darton baseball, Darton softball, former Deerfield pitcher Chris Moates and DWS baseball)

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Chick-fil-A’s new grilled recipe, entrée lineup set to “transform” menu

Chick-fil-A is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain a more nutritious and expansive menu.

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Darton cracks NJCAA national baseball poll

The Cavs are ranked 20th in the country

The Darton baseball team entered the national poll on Tuesday, taking spot No. 20 in the NJCAA Division I baseball rankings.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: No. 9 Alabama-Huntsville sweeps Lady Rams

Andrew College leads Region XVII golf tournament

Nationally-ranked No. 9 Alabama-Huntsville sweeps the Albany State softball team in a non-conference doubleheader, while the Darton State College is a shot behind Andrew College after the first round of the Region XVII golf tournament.

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Edwards makes presentation at school social worker meeting

State House candidate addresses SSWAG executive board

Muarlean Edwards offers personal tips to school social workers.

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UGA's rally falls short in NIT second round

J.J. Frazier leads Georgia in scoring

Georgia’s 22-point rally falls just short in Tuesday’s NIT second round game against Louisiana Tech.

Crisp County’s Tyler named SEC Freshman of the Week

Robert Tyler tossed nine scoreless innings last week

University of Georgia pitcher and former Crisp County star Robert Tyler, The Herald’s reigning Ray Knight Player of the Year, is named the SEC Freshman of the Week

OUTDOORS: Southwest Georgia fishing reports

Bass fishing is good in Lake Seminole

Find out where the fish are biting — or not biting — around Southwest Georgia this week.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: South Georgia Tech men win Region XVII title

The Jets beat Central Georgia Tech for the region championship

One week after the South Georgia Tech women won the Region XVII tournament, the Jets rode region MVP Anthony Ethridge to a championship after the star sophomore scored 33 points Saturday. (ADDS: Albany State, Darton baseball)

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Lady Rams denied SIAC title with OT loss

Albany State falls to Benedict, 67-64

Albany State led by five points in the final minute of regulation in the SIAC championship game against Benedict College, but the Lady Tigers stormed back to force overtime and then knocked off the No. 1 seed Lady Rams, 67-64, in OT to win the conference title and earn an automatic bid to the Division II national tournament.

Albany Heart Walk set for Saturday

The American Heart Association Albany Heart Walk to be conducted at The Veranda

The American Heart Association says heart disease is America’s No. 1 killer.

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Lady Rams advance to conference quarterfinals

After getting swept by Claflin in the regular season, the Albany State women’s basketball team took care of business in Wednesday’s SIAC quarterfinals with a 68-55 victory over the Lady Panthers. (ADDS: ASU men win opener, too)

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

Good news from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook. Good news from around the DCSS.

Rashad Flournoy added as fifth Water, Gas and Light Commission board member

New member approved by Albany City Commission at Tuesday meeting

Rashad Flournoy was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission board.

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Sauls rescues Terrell Academy boys with buzzer beater

Eagles advance to GISA Class AA Elite 8

Terrell Academy’s Jared Sauls banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Eagles to a thrilling 65-64 victory and into the Elite 8.

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GISA HOOPS ROUNDUP: Southland girls advance to Elite 8 for first time in seven years

The Southland girls basketball team defeated Westminter, 35-30, in the opening round of the state playoffs to advance to the Elite 8 for the first time in seven years. (ADDS: Terrell Academy, Crisp Academy, Sherwood girls)

Dougherty, Albany police departments to host crime prevention seminar

The county police department and members of the Albany Police Department will offer a presentation on how citizens can best protect their homes, identity, money, property and vehicles.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bainbridge stuns top-seed Mundy's Mill in OT

The Bainbridge Bearcats upset No. 1 seed Mundy’s Mill with an 85-76 overtime victory Tuesday despite Super 6er Tyree Crump fouling out in the final minute of regulation. (ADDS: Calhoun County advances; Seminole County falls in OT)

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westover girls ousted from Class AAAA tourney by Woodland

The Lady Patriots commit 30 turnovers and end their season in the second round. (ADDS: Early County girls, Mitchell County girls)