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Albany Area Community Calendar - May 3-11, 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 southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Former Westover High standouts selected in NFL Draft

Rashad Greene goes in fifth round, Trenton Brown picked in seventh

Rashad Greene and Trenton Brown were picked on the third and final day.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton baseball beats Chipola in regular-season finale

Cavaliers score 9-4 victory

ADDS: Jameis Winston signs rookie contract; Rangers impressed with Josh Hamilton’s workouts

Book signing set Saturday

Crawford to sign new book Saturday

LaToya Crawford, a south Georgia educator, will be in Albany Saturday as part of a book signing tour for her self-published book entitled The ABC’s to Focus.

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Westover boys tennis team heading to final four

Patriots defeated Cook 3-2 Wednesday to earn trip

Westover will play at St. Pius X in the state semifinals on Monday.

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Five athletes sign scholarships at Randolph-Clay

Four basketball players, one football standout signs

Keyshawn Baker signs with South Georgia Tech, girls standout Kaderia Parham signs with Brewton Parker, while basketball players Jarvis Moore and Kendarius Harris and football player Artie Lee sign with Arkansas Baptist College.

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Darton to host Color the Grove 5K color run on Saturday

Third annual event starts at 10 a.m.

The previous two Color The Grove runs garnered between 500 and 1,000 participants.

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Albany State honors athletes at annual banquet

Jarvis Small, Artisha Holston garner athletes of year awards

Cedric Ashe received The RAM Award, which is presented to the student-athlete who exhibits school spirit, dedication, leadership and service to the community.

Charlene Phipps of Albany wins $1.7 million in Georgia Lottery scratch-off game

Ticket win was a top prize in new lottery instant game

Charlene Phipps of Albany on Monday claimed a $1.7 million georgia Lottery prize at the organization’s Columbus district office.

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Rare red wolf pups born at Chehaw

Only red wolf pups born in the country this year

The pups will remain at Chehaw for a couple of years and may then be reassigned to another facility in order to start their own pack and help this rare species flourish once more.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 29-May 5, 2015

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

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Jerry Durham sinks hole-in-one

Golfer accomplished feat on No. 2 hole

ADDS: Darton baseball captures regular-season crown; Albany State baseball falls in SIAC Championship game

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 16-22, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 16-22

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Albany Area Education Briefs

Albany Area Education Briefs

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 26-May 4, 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 southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team finishes as state runner-ups

Lady Knights fall to Augusta Prep in finals

A pair of Deerfield-Windsor doubles teams — Gabby Perrino and Joyner Tyson and Tyler Lowe and Will Calhoun — claimed state runner-up finishes in individual competition.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Lee County baseball beats Tift County in regular-season finale

Michael Reddick pitches Trojans past Blue Devils

ADDS: Worth County baseball beats Americus-Sumter; Worth baseball tops Westover in Thursday’s late game; Albany State players earn SIAC honors

Georgia Briefly

News items from around the state

Grady Health System to pay state $2.95 million over Medicaid dispute; Georgia’s U.S. senators vote against new attorney general; Albany Goodwill Center to host resource and career fairs.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Sports Hall of Fame banquet Monday

Three new members will be inducted

ADDS: Georgia coaches Mark Richt and Mark Fox to visit Albany; Albany State beats Miles in SIAC baseball tournament; New England Patriots honored at White House

Valdosta State University cancels Friday classes, operations

A pro-American flag rally is scheduled for Friday across the street from VSU

Valdosta State officials say normal operations are scheduled to resume Saturday.

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Georgia bald eagles reach some record numbers

The raptor almost disappeared from Georgia 40 years ago

After being close to absent altogether from Georgia four decades ago, bald eagles are flourishing in the state. this year’s survey by the Department of Natural Resources reveals record numbers of nestin areas, successful nests and young fledged.

HeritageBank hosting Shred-A-Thon Saturday

Event free and open to the public in bid to reduce identify theft

Have some sensitive financial documents laying around the house you need to get rid of safely? If so, HeritageBank of the South is hosting its eighth annual Shred-A-Thon Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany State baseball falls on Senior Day

Rams end regular season with shutout loss

ADDS: Worth County baseball beats Monroe; Jameis Winston said crab legs were given to him, not stolen

Leesburg woman among 5 Georgia Southern students killed in crash

Morgan Bass, a nursing student, was one of the five students who died in the wreck

Five georgia Southern University students are killed and two are injured in a wreck Wednesday on Interstate Highway 16 near Savannah.

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Father urges Valdosta State University protester linked to handgun to surrender

Eric Sheppard Jr. has eluded capture by authorities after denouncing whites, Christians and Muslims

As law enforcement continued Wednesday to search for Eric Sheppard Jr., a protester linked to a handgun found on campus Tuesday, the protester’s father, Eric Sheppard Sr., called for his son to surrender.

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Police searching for Valdosta State University protester Eric Sheppard, linked to handgun on campus

VSU police found handgun in backpack near the on-campus library

A hunt is under way for demonstrator Eric Sheppard, who Valdosta State University officials say has been linked to a handgun found on campus. It’s the latest controversy that has erupted at the university since Friday’s protest in which a veteran tried to foil protesters who were stomping on the American flag.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 22-28, 2015

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

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Lee County baseball falls to Colquitt County

Trojans conclude regular season at Tift County on Friday

ADDS: Deerfield-Windsor golfers finish second in region tournament; Region 1-A basketball teams announced; Kansas City pitcher Kevin Herrera suspended for five games

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Sherwood Christian golfer Tyler Hanson wins state title

Junior finishes at one under par 71

Tyler Hanson is school’s first male golfer to win a state golf title.

Dougherty County Jail Report - April 9-15, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 9-15

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 19-27, 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 southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team wins region title

DWS boys finish second

The Lady Knights, who claimed the region title last season and finished as the state runner-ups, had another strong showing.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton baseball splits with ABAC

Cavs wins first game but fall in second game

ADDS: Lee County baseball loses at Valdosta; Worth County baseball shuts out Thomas County Central; Albany State track & field athletes Jared Jordan and Daniel Oduah lead Rams’ all-conference honors

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Albany native Alexander Householder serving aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Navy Fireman Alexander Householder is a 2012 graduate of Westover High School

Named in honor of the former president, Navy officials say the carrier Reagan is longer than three football fields at nearly 1,100 feet long. It is 252 feet wide and weighs more than 100,000 tons. Two nuclear reactors can push the ship through the water at nearly 35 mph.

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Death tax repeal heads to Senate

Resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Sanford Boshop, D-Albany, passes House

The Brady-Bishop Act would repeal the federal tax levied on estates. Currently estate inheritances over $5.4 million for an individual or $10.8 million for a couple can be taxed at rates as high as 40 percent.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Avery Bernard Sinclair

Avery Bernard Sinclair is wanted on four warrants, including a family violence charge

Avery Bernard Sinclair has active arrest warrants for failure to register as sex offender, simple assault — family violence, criminal trespass, and probation violation.

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Albany Area Arts and Entertainment Briefly - April 17, 2015

A wrapup of upcoming arts and entertainment events in the area

Auditions set for Theatre Albany’s May production; congressmen to name district art winners; bands get set for musical showdown; art and music showcase coming to Albany; Cotton Hall in Miller County goes 1980s-era musical.

Jobless rate for Georgia in March unchanged from February

February and March rate of 6.3 percent best for state since July 2008

Georgia’s jobless rate for March matched the 6.3 percent it registered in February, the lowest rate the state has seen since mid 2008.

Albany Tech, city of Albany host Career Transition Fair

Event is aimed at workers and retireees who want to pursue a second career

Albany Technical College and the city of Albany will offer a Career Transition Fair 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Albany Civic Center.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 15-21, 2015

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

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Project Alpha in Albany set for 31st weekend retreat

Fraternity members will counsel middle school boys on preventing teenage pregnancy

Members of the Gamma Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be conducting their 31st retreat this weekend with middle school boys, who they will counsel on the importance of preventing teenage pregnancy.

Terrell County track & field teams claim region titles

Both boys and girls team dominate

The top four finishers in each event advance to the sectional meet Wednesday at Mitchell County.

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Darton golf leads conference tournament after first day

Cavaliers lead by 12 strokes

Freshman Conner Watt shot a tournament-low 67 to pace Darton to a team score of 292, four strokes under par and a 12-stroke lead over second-place Georgia Northwestern

Market pressures have gas prices heading toward six-year summer low

Some areas could see gas return to near the $2 per gallon level, experts say

As the weather warms, gas prices usually get higher with the mercury. But U.S. summer travelers this year could be the best pump prices since 2009, AAA officials said.

Dougherty County Jail Report - April 2-8, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 2-8

Albany State University, Albany Technical College to sign articulation agreement

Agreement will make it possible for students to attend both schools and earn a four-year degree in business

Albany Technical College and Albany State University will hold an articulation agreement signing ceremony Monday at 10 a.m., in the executive board room of Albany Tech’s Logistics Education Center at 1704 S. Slappey Blvd.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 12-20, 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 southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Native American Cultural Festival continues this weekend at Chehaw

The festival is designed to both entertain and educate visitors, giving them a perspective on the history of Native Americans

Chehaw kicked off its largest event of the Friday when the park welcomed its annual Native American Cultural Festival, which will continue today and Sunday.

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Westover Relays postponed

Heavy rains postponed the Westover Relays Friday afternoon at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton baseball routs Andrew again

Jeremy Beasley hurls complete-game victory

ADDS: Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker to enter draft; Former Florida football coach ray Graves dies