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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

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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.

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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)

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.

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)

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Dougherty County School System Notebook - Feb. 23, 2014

Good news and notes from around the DCSS

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

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GISA HOOPS ROUNDUP: Sherwood boys fight through adversity, win region title

Just days after head coach Bryan Gelfand was suspended for the rest of the season, the Sherwood boys basketball team wins its first region championship since 2010. (ADDS: Westwood, Crisp Academy girls repeat as region champs)

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GHSA STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Early County girls advance with double-overtime victory

Early County’s Tynicia McCoy scores 42 points and hits a last-second shot in overtime to send Friday’s game into a double overtime, where the Lady Bobcats pulled out a 101-94 victory. (ADDS: Pelham boys, girls advance; Crisp County, Lee County girls lose)

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball sweeps East Georgia

The Lady Cavs have now won eight of their last nine games after a pair of victories Thursday against East Georgia College. (ADDS: Albany State softball, GSW baseball)

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GISA REGION HOOPS TOURNAMENTS: Sherwood boys advance to 3-AA title game

The Sherwood Eagles hold off Southwest Georgia Academy and star forward McKinley Chambless to advance to today’s GISA Region 3-AA championship game. (ADDS: Westwood-Valwood girls, TAE-Sherwood girls, Valwood-TAE boys)

Dougherty County School System Notebook

Good news and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

Dougherty County School System Notebook

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Darton softball wins back-to-back games against Top 25 teams

Stretching their winning streak to five games, the Lady Cavs dominated No. 14 Gulf Coast, 7-2, and then used a Bree Wells two-run double to defeat No. 8 Chipola, 2-1.

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Darton State College's wrestling team shocks the field to win district title

Eight Cavs qualify for nationals

Darton State College shocked the NJCAA wrestling world on Saturday, winning the program’s first Eastern District II title.

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Darton State College stunned in swimming, diving region meet

In a first for Darton’s swimming and diving program, neither the men’s nor women’s teams took home a Region XVII title on Saturday.

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FRIDAY’S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Randolph-Clay ousts Calhoun Co., advances to Region 1-A final

In a rivalry game that many around Southwest Georgia were anticipating, Randolph-Clay handed Herald No. 2 Calhoun County its second loss of the season with a 73-70 victory that sent the Red Devils into tonight’s Region 1-A championship game, while host and No. 1 seed Seminole County was stunned in the second semifinal game against Stewart County. (ADDS: Region 1-A; Region 1-AAAAA; Deerfield boys, girls; Westwood girls)

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GICAA set to become state’s second largest prep sports league

Just a year old, the GICAA is set to jump the GISA this fall and become Georgia’s second largest high school organization for athletics.

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Darton State wears down Albany Tech with crushing 84-46 victory

The Lady Cavs’ 20th win couldn’t have been sweeter as Darton avenged an early season loss to cross-town rival Albany Tech with a 84-46 home victory Wednesday.

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Ice storm covers much of Georgia, Albany spared (PHOTO GALLERY)

Officials preparing for third wave of wintry weather

Ice storm covers much of Georgia, Albany spared as officials prepare for third wave of wintry weather

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Albany State unveils 2014 football schedule

For the second time in three years, the Rams will only have three home games on their schedule and will play just nine regular season games.

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Mitchell, Randolph-Clay girls advance to Region 1-A semis

The Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls basketball teams stayed on track to meet in the Region 1-A championship game with a pair of quarterfinal wins on Tuesday. (ADDS: Region 1-A girls quarterfinals; Early County girls advance; Deerfield boys, girls sweep Brookwood)

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LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Late surge lifts South Georgia Tech past Darton

Darton women, Georgia Southwestern fall, while GSW men top Georgia College & State.

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TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Pelham girls stay perfect, improve to 21-0

The perfect season continued Tuesday in Pelham, where The Herald No. 1 Lady Hornets improved to 21-0 with an 83-38 victory against Fitzgerald. (ADDS: Pelham boys; Monroe-Randolph-Clay girls; Lee County boys, girls; Bainbridge boys; Byne-Southland girls; Terrell Academy girls; Albany-Americus boys, girls; Dougherty girls)

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Lady Cavs rally late to beat East Georgia

The Darton women’s basketball team won for the fourth time in five games Monday with a late second-half charge against East Georgia. (ADDS: Darton golf, ASU basketball, Seminole County-Early County boys, Calhoun County-Terrell County boys, Albany Panthers, Broken Heart 5K)

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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Southland boys move into region tie with Deerfield

In a back-and-forth game, the Raiders pulled away late for a 65-59 victory to move into a tie with Deerfield for first place in the region standings and claim the tiebreaker between the two schools. It was also the first time since 2006 that Southland had defeated Deerfield. (ADDS: Westover boys, girls; Lee County boys, girls; Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Albany High boys, girls; Bainbridge boys, Crisp Academy girls; Sherwood girls)

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Albany Tech splits with East Georgia State on homecoming

After watching the Albany Tech women’s basketball team score a Region XVII victory agaisnt East Georgia State, the Albany Tech men fell just short in the second game of Saturday’s homecoming doubleheader. (ADDS: Darton women; Georgia Southwestern men, women; Albany State women)

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 1 Pelham girls improve to 19-0 with rout of Thomasville

Pelham swept the season series against Thomasville on Friday with a 76-37 victory to improve to 19-0 overall and move to within a game of clinching the regular-season Region 1-AA crown. (ADDS: Pelham boys; Seminole-Mitchell boys; Bainbridge boys; Lee County boys; Deerfield boys, girls; Early County boys; Terrell Academy boys, girls; Westwood boys, girls)

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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Monroe girls clinch regular season region title

The Lady Tornadoes stayed unbeaten in Region 1-AAAA with a thrilling win against Crisp County. (ADDS: Crisp-Monroe boys; Pelham-Mitchell boys, girls; Randolph-Clay-Miller boys, girls; Lee County girls; Bainbridge boys; Deerfield boys; Crisp Academy girls; Sherwood girls; Lee County boys)

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany Tech women lose in overtime

The Albany Tech Lady Titans surrender a second-half lead and lose in overtime to Georgia Perimeter. (ADDS: Albany Tech men; Albany State men, women; Darton women; Georgia Southwestern men, women)

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South Georgia Tech star Murray commits to Eastern Kentucky

South Georgia Technical College sophomore Shameekia Murray has committed to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University for the 2014-15 season.

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Lady Cavs begin reading program at local school

Darton softball coach Eric Neel took the helm of the Lady Cavs program with only three weeks to prepare for a Feb. 1 season opener, but that didn’t stop him from immediately taking his new team into the community.

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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Worth County survives wild final seconds to beat Americus-Sumter

A game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer by Americus-Sumter is ruled a two-point shot by the officials as Worth County survives with a 60-59 victory to stay on top of the Region 1-AAAA standings.

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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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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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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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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.