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TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Defense fuels comeback win for Crisp County girls

The Crisp County girls held on to their No. 2 spot in the Region 1-AAAA standings with a come-from-behind win against Dougherty on Tuesday. (ADDS: Crisp-Dougherty boys; Worth-Cairo boys; Pelham-Baker boys, girls; Sherwood boys, girls)

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Lady Rams beat East-leading Benedict

In their first SIAC East Division matchup of the season, the Albany State Lady Rams played one of their better games of the year to beat Benedict 60-50 and hand the Lady Tigers their first conference loss. (ADDS: ASU men lose; GSW men, women split with Flagler College)

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Darton swimmers, divers cruise to victory

Darton State College had no trouble leaving Emmanuel College in its wake Saturday as the Cavs dominated a swimming and diving dual at home.

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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Green lifts Pelham boys past Cairo in OT

Pelham senior guard Jaquan Green sank a field goal in the final minute to send Saturday’s Region 1-AA game against Cairo into overtime, and then the Hornets raced ahead in the extra session to win 55-52. (ADDS: Pelham girls; Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Bainbridge boys; Early County boys, girls; Lee County girls)

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Crisp County boys edge Worth County in double overtime

In a double-overtime thriller, Crisp County’s Primetime Hamilton hits a key 3-pointer late in the second OT to lift the Cougars to a 61-59 victory. (ADDS: Recaps from Westover boys, girls; Randolph-Clay boys; Calhoun County boys; Miller County boys; Seminole County boys; Bainbride boys, girls; Lee County boys, girls; Albany boys, girls; Dougherty boys, girls; Pelham boys, girls; Sherwood boys, girls; Westwood boys, girls; Monroe girls; Crisp County girls; Americus-Sumter girls; Worth County girls; Mitchell County girls and Crisp Academy girls)

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Darton State College coach Bart Sasnett leads soccer clinic at Lee County

Darton State College head men’s soccer coach Bart Sasnett led a preseason soccer clinic at Lee County High School on Tuesday and Wednesday and raised more than $600 for the Trojans.

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FRIDAY’S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Lady Hornets make statement in Region 1-AA with win vs. Thomasville

The Herald No. 1 Lady Hornets improved to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in Region 1-AA with another easy victory Friday night, beating Thomasville 51-37. (ADDS: Pelham boys; Seminole County-Mitchell County boys, girls; Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Lee County girls; Calhoun County boys, Bainbridge boys; Early County girls; Deerfield-Windsor boys, girls; Crisp Academy girls; Westwood girls)

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REGION 1-AAAA HOOPS ROUNDUP: Monroe boys hand Worth County first region loss

The Tornadoes pick up a huge Region 1-AAAA victory by handing Worth County its first region loss. (ADDS: Monroe-Worth girls; Westover-Dougherty boys; Crisp-Americus boys, girls; Albany-Cairo boys, girls)

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Eric Neel hired as newest Darton softball coach

Neel led prep teams in Mississippi to five state titles in seven seasons

Darton State College has turned to Eric Neel, one of the top prep softball coaches in Mississippi, to give its softball program some stability.

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FSU’s Greene to return for senior year

After helping Florida State win a national championship earlier this week, Albany native Rashad Greene announces Wednesday that he is returning for his senior year with the Seminoles.

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Noted organist to perform in Tifton

Organist Robert McCormick will appear in concert at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17.

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TUESDAY’S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 1 Pelham girls hammer Berrien, improve to 10-0

Pelham’s Briunna Freeman scored 24 points in the 85-38 victory

Playing as The Herald’s No. 1-ranked team for the first time this season, the Pelham Lady Hornets stayed dominant Tuesday with an 85-38 win against Region 1-AA foe Berrien. (ADDS: Pelham boys; Mitchell County boys & girls; Miller County boys & girls; Deerfield boys & girls; Seminole County boys; Calhoun County boys; Bainbridge boys)

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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Westover dominant in sweep of Terrell County

One night after getting swept by Monroe in a boys-girls doubleheader, the Greenwave were swept Saturday by Westover. (ADDS: Pelham boys, girls; Early County girls; Bainbridge boys; Miller County boys)

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany Tech men fall at final buzzer

Former Westover star Brandon Hudson got a good look at a game-winning 3-pointer at the final buzzer Saturday against the College of Central Florida, but the shot hit the back of the rim as the clock expired in Albany Tech’s 68-66 loss to the defending NJCAA national champions. (ADDS: GSW men, women)

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Lady Cavs return from break with 81-50 victory vs. Alabama Southern

The Darton State College Lady Cavs ran their winning streak to four Friday in their first game back from Christmas break with a 81-50 home victory against Alabama Southern Community College.

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Monroe sweeps Terrell County

The Monroe boys and girls basketball teams opened up the new year with a sweep of Terrell County on Friday with a pair of convincing wins. (ADDS: Crisp County boys, girls; Seminole County boys; Bainbridge boys; Mitchell County girls; Deerfield boys, girls; Early County girls)

SATURDAY’S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Randolph-Clay girls beat Mitchell for tournament title

In a battle between two of the top girls teams in Region 1-A, Herald No. 1 Randolph-Clay came out on top again Saturday with a 60-55 win against Mitchell County in the championship game of the Thomasville Holiday Hoopfest.

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THURSDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: May scores 44 in Lee County's loss to Hancock Central

Herald Super 6er and Lee County star forward Aaron May scores a career-high 44 points Thursday against Hancock Central, but it isn’t enough to lift the Trojans to victory in the opening day of the Baldwin High Holiday Classic. (ADDS: Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Crisp County boys, girls; Mitchell girls; Dougherty girls)

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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Lee, Early, Dougherty fall in Day 2 of U-Save-It Classic

Lee County, Early County and Dougherty all come up short of victories Saturday in the U-Save-It Classic. (ADDS: Sherwood boys, girls; Seminole boys, girls vs. Pelham; Crisp County boys vs. Rutland; Monroe girls vs. Washington County; Americus-Sumter girls vs. Stewart County; Mitchell County girls vs. Brooks; Westwood girls vs. Southland)

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Lee County sweeps Region 1-AAAAA’s top awards

Coach Dean Fabrizio, QB Stephen Collier and LB Dextric Green earn top honors

After a record-setting season in Leesburg, it was no surprise that the Trojans dominated the Region 1-AAAAA football awards. (ADDS: Region 1-AAAA and Region 1-A awards and all-region teams)

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TUESDAY’S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 4 Pelham girls rout Baker County

The Herald No. 4 Pelham girls basketball team ran out to a 49-3 first-half lead and cruised on Tuesday to a 78-14 win against Baker County. (ADDS: Pelham-Baker boys, Monroe-Americus girls and Calhoun County-Early County boys)

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City of Albany selected for state housing initiative

Five Georgia communities are selected each year for a UGA-designed program

A city of Albany “housing team” will meat for regular housing workshops as part of a three-year program.

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Twins key to Darton’s soccer program

Jorge Chirinos, Lyana Perez were both key to Darton’s soccer success

Peruvian twins Jorge Chirinos and Lyana Perez have had an immense impact on the Darton soccer teams.

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Callaway Lakes home December Yard of the Month in Albany

The Sauls family has resided at the recognized residence for 11 years

While the recent freeze drained the color out of many Albany yards, the Sauls’ residence continues to be a showcase.

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Georgia Tech to face Ole Miss in bowl

Yellow Jackets, in a bowl for the 17th consecutive season, accept bid to Music City Bowl

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Bulldogs headed back to Jacksonville for bowl game

UGA's New Year's Day opponent will be Nebraska

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men split weekend basketball games

Rams beat AUM and lost to Saint Leo

After a dissapointing loss Wednesday to Carver College, the Albany State men’s basketball team bounced back Friday with a win against Auburn University at Montgomery but slipped up again Saturday in a loss to Saint Leo University.

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westwood girls beat Crisp in battle of state champs

Westwood Lady Wildcats upset Crisp Academy in Cordele

Westwood, the defending GISA Class AA state champs, hadn’t beaten powerhouse Crisp Academy in coach Jenni Smith’s seven years as head coach, but on Friday Westwood snapped that streak with a 42-39 victory. (ADDS: Results from Seminole boys, Deerfield-Windsor girls, Sherwood boys and girls, Bainbridge boys, Worth County boys and Lee County girls)

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP:Westover girls survive double-OT thriller

The Westover girls basketball team stayed undefeated Friday with a thrilling double-overtime victory against Tift County. (ADDS: Randolph-Clay; Worth County vs. Americus-Sumter; Calhoun County vs. Mitchell County; Byne Christian)

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Four Darton soccer players named All-Americans

Darton State Soccer players earn national honors

Darton’s Darwin Espinal, Alejandro Garcia, Lyana Perez and Janay Campbell are named to the NJCAA All-America team.

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Christmas will come with Celtic flair at Albany Symphony Orchestra performances

Mithril meshes old world Celtic style with classical, American folk and Middle Eastern influences

On a weekend full of Christmas-related events, the Albany Symphony Orchestra will have two performances of holiday music Saturday at the Darton State College theater.

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Santa arrives today at Albany Mall

Official shopping season begins with tree lighting tonight

Santa will light the mall Christmas tree and start all of the trains on their journey, marking the beginning of the season at Albany Mall. He may even have a “snowy” surprise.

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Westover boys cross country places seventh at state

The Patriots take home Southwest Georgia’s top finish

The Patriots earned a seventh-place finish in the Class AAAA boys competition, while the Lady Patriots finished 14th. (ADDS: Results for teams around Southwest Georgia)

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Sylvester voters return incumbents to office

Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta easily wins re-electyion

Ward 4 Councilman Larry Johnson defeats two opponents for new Sylvester City Council term.

Albany 2013 One Warm Coat project under way

Second Harvest of South Georgia and Central Monitoring coordinate coat effort in Albany

The Albany One Warm Coat project will run through Jan. 15. The One Warm Coat hotline is (229) 434-1176.

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Dougherty School System Notebook - Oct. 20, 2013

This is a weekly update of news from around the Dougherty County School System

Her’s your weekly update of news from around the Dougherty County School System

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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lee County softball splits with Richmond Hill in state playoffs

Lee County and Richmond Hill face off in a winner-take-all Game 3 today with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line. (ADDS: Crisp County advances; Worth County splits; Monroe swept)

Town hall to discuss 'silent killer'

A registered nurse will discuss the dangers of diabetes at a public meeting Saturday.

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DCSS Notebook -- Sept. 22

Good news from the Dougherty County School System

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DCSS Notebook - Sept. 15, 2013

Good news from the Dougherty County School System

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Dougherty School System Notebook - Sept. 8, 2013

Good news from around the Dougherty County School System

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lady Cavs stay unbeaten, shut out Broward

The No. 8 Darton women’s soccer team improves to 4-0 with a 5-0 victory against Broward College. (ADDS: Darton men’s soccer; GSW men’s, women’s soccer)

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton cross country, soccer roll

The Darton men’s and women’s cross country teams and men’s soccer teams shine during weekend action.

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Education Notebook - Sept. 1, 2013

Good news from around the Dougherty County School System

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SGA softball stays perfect, delivers Manry 500th win

Longtime SGA softball coach Tommy Manry accomplishes a rare feat for softball coaches when he wins his 500th caree game Thursday during a 12-0 rout of region rival Tiftarea.

PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: SGA stays perfect with wins vs. Sherwood, Westwood

The Southwest Georgia Academy softball team improves to 4-0 with wins against Sherwood and Westwood. (ADDS: Recaps for Lee County, Dougherty, Terrell Academy, Deerfield)

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Ga. Supreme Court To Hear Warren Lee Hill appeal

The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously agreed to hear the state’s appeal of a Fulton County judge’s order that stopped the execution of Warren Lee Hill from going forward.

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Burch attends the Justice Robert Benham Law Camp

Westover High School sophomore Destiny Burch this summer became the first non-metro Atlanta student selected to attend the Justice Robert Benham Law Camp.

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Albany State volleyball releases schedule

The Albany State volleyball team releases its 2013 schedule on Wednesday as the Lady Rams prepare for their season opener less than three weeks away.

GSW men’s hoops adds D-I transfer Brooks

Johathan Brooks will finish his college career at GSW after the 6-foot-7, 215-pound foward from Macon decided to leave Division I Charleston Southern this offseason.