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Retired ABAC professor opens one-man exhibit

Works of Dr. Vincent Keesee featured

Keesee now spends part of his time in West Point, Va., when he is not painting in his studio in Tifton.

Albany gas stays below $2 per gallon average

Albany is the lone georgia metro area averaging less than $2 a gallon

ALBANY — With gas averaging less than $2 a gallon in metro Albany, record-high oil production should keep the relative bargain at the pump going this year, gas price experts say.

University of Georgia researchers to study whether laws on painkillers impact patients

Research will focus on whether patients who need strong painkillers are adversely affected

As states crack down on abuse of prescription narcotic painkillers, University of Georgia researchers are looking to see whether patients with legitimate needs for the powerful pain medications are being adversely affected.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 25-31, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Dec. 25-31.

Georgia Supreme Court to hear Grady County lake case appeal

Rivers groups and business/government officials are on opposite sides of environmental law case

Grady County officials want to construct a 960-acres fishing lake, but the project is being held up over legal wrangling regarding state requirements for a buffer zone. The Georgia Supreme Court will listen to agruments Monday.

Albany Area Community Calendar: Jan. 4-12, 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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Trent Thompson named U.S. Army Defensive Player of Year

Westover standout earns honor during Friday night’s award ceremonies

Trent Thompson, who has verbally committed to Georgia, finished with 84 tackles this season, including 36 for loss.

Albany, Lee County YMCAs offering bootcamp programs

YMCA to offer Tabata Bootcamp sessions in Albany and Leesburg

YMCA to offer Tabata Bootcamp sessions in Albany and Leesburg

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Dougherty boys win McDonald’s Classic

Trojans playing strong after slow start

ADDS: Westwood girls improve to 10-0; Julian Mann hits hole-in-one at Doublegate; Ndamukong Suh has one-game ban overturned

Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 18-24, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Dec. 18-24.

Seminars planned in Tifton and Bainbridge for area farmers

UGA economists are expected to present outlooks

Curt Lacy, Extension livestock economist with the UGA Tifton Campus, is expected to present south Georgia cattlemen with more encouraging news when he speaks at both south Georgia stops.

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FALL SPORTS AWARDS: Lee County's Garet Morrell, Dean Fabrizio and Deerfield-Windsor's Austin Cain honored by The Herald

Lee County's Ashley Nichols is Softball Player of the Year

The Albany Herald honors its players of the year in football and softball.

ALBANY HERALD ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM: Albany Herald's 2014 All-Area Football Team

The Albany Herald presents its 2014 All-Area Football Team

ALBANY HERALD ALL-AREA SOFTBALL TEAM: Albany Herald's 2014 All-Area Softball Team

The Albany Herald presents its 2014 All-Area SoftballTeam

Albany Area Community Calendar - Dec. 28, 2014-Jan. 5, 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.

Theatre Albany sets auditions for February musical

Performances of off-Broadway musical scheduled to start Valentines Day weekend

Theatre Albany is looking to cast two men and two women for roles in the musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

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Phillips engaged to Albany woman

Phillips gives engagement ring to Hannah Blackwell

Hollywoodreporter.com said the two met when both were volunteering at a shelter for women and children in Albany. Blackwell, who often tours with Phillips, was featured on the video for Phillips’ megahit “Home.”

DCSS Notebook

News and notes from Around the Dougherty County School System

DCSS Notebook

Metro Albany, Southwest Georgia unemployment rates drop to 7.3 percent

November jobless rates improved from November 2013

Unemoloyment rates in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia were a half percentage point improvement from October.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Dec. 11-18, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 11-18.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 24-30, 2014

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

Fitzgerald woman wins $50,000 in lottery

Jumbo Bucks Classic ticket was winner

Rhonda MacDonald of Fitzgerald claimed her prize Dec. 16 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 11-17, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Dec. 11-17.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Dec. 21-29, 2014

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.

Albany, SWGA Briefs -- Dec. 21, 2014

News briefs: New exhibit at ACRI; road work at Tifton

Civil Right, a collection of 13 works by painter Karl Zerbe, will be on display at the Albany Civil Rights Institute through January 31, 2015.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Wayne Irwin sinks hole-in-one

Irwin accomplishes fourth hole-in-one at Grand Island

ADDS: Darton women lose in Panama City; Rondo wants another championship run; Rockets acquire Brewer from Timberwolves

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Albany State names Dan Land interim football coach

Land replaces Mike White who retired earlier this week

Dan Land has served as an assistant coach for Albany State since 2002 where he has coached the defensive backs and has been a part of six SIAC championships and 11 NCAA Division II playoffs appearances.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Royals sign Kris Medlen to two-year deal

Former Braves pitcher signs with Kansas City for $8.5 million

ADDS: Darton women’s basketball tops Baton Rouge; Georgia paid more than $40,000 for Todd Gurley’s legal help; Padres could nix Kemp trade over physical

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Dec. 18, 2014

Porsche Jyneisha Childs is wanted on theft and fraud charges

Warrants have been issued against Porsche Jyneisha Childs, 22, of Albany, on charges of ID fraud, financial card transaction fraud, theft by taking and probation violation.

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Lottery officials laying off Mr. Monopoly the day after Christmas

Final drawing for Monopoly Millionaires Club will be night of Dec. 26

Sales for the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game that started in mid-October have not met expectations and will be discontinued in the current format on Dec. 26, Georgia Lottery Corp. officials say.

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Seminole County holds on against Early

Alex Fudge hits one of two free throws to help Indians win 93-89

ADDS: Bainbridge boys top Thomas County Central

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 17-23, 2014

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

Lee County Speech and Debate inducts inaugural class into Hall of Fame

Lee County Speech and Debate inducts 13 into its inaugural Hall of Fame class

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Troy University's Albany site to hold graduation Thursday

Former Dougherty School chief John Culbreath to deliver keynote address

More than 20 to graduate from Troy University’s Albany site on Thursday

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany State's Jarvis Small, Victor Moli and Tavarius Washington honorable mention

Trio of Rams were honorable mention selections on 2014 BOXTOROW All-America team

ADDS: Lee County wrestlers compete in Swede Umbach Tournament; Francisco Liriano gets $2 million signing bonus in Pirates deal

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections Dec. 8-10, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Dec. 8 through Dec. 10.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Dec. 4-10, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Dec. 4-10.

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Auburn hires Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator

Former Florida coach returns to Auburn

ADDS: Navy wins 13th straight over Army; Mount Paran wins GHSA Class A private finals; Benedictine wins GHSA Class AA finals

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Dec. 14-22, 2014

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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The cost of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

Expressing your True Love can be pricey during the holidays

It would cost a person about $27,700 to give his sweetheart the gifts mentioned in the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

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Albany Herald People's Choice High School Football Player of the Year

Candidates are Austin Cain, Troy Chester, JQ Quimbly, Demetrius Reed, Trent Thompson and DaJohn Williams

Online voting for the Player of the Week continues through noon on Friday, December 19.

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Lee County Speech and Debate ends Fall Semester competition at Grovetown

Trojans capture second place in Grovetown High's annual War of Words competition

Lee County High’s speakers and debaters close 2014 with strong showing at Grovetown.

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Albany Technical College named TCSG College of the Year runner-up

ATC is honored for the second time in four years

TCSG names Albany Tech as state College of the Year runner-up

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Dec. 11, 2014

Eric Malcolm Corley is wanted on warrants issued in Dougherty and Colquitt counties

Eric Malcolm Corley, 29, of Worth County, is wanted on a forgery charge and for questioning in Dougherty County, and on warrants for harassing communication and stalking in Colquitt County.

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Heritage Financial Group acquired by Mississippi company

The combined company will have $7.5 billion in total assets

The acquisition is expected to close during the third quarter of 2015 and is subject to Renasant and Heritage stockholder approval, regulatory approval.

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss gives farewell remarks to Senate | VIDEO

The Moultrie Republican says 20-year career in Washington has been 'a great ride'

As he prepares to leave the U.S. Senate, Sen. Saxby Chambliss says the chamber should return to its previous rules regarding filibusters and meaningfully address the national debt, which has surpassed $18 trillion.

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Terrell Academy girls sink Crisp Academy

Marilauren Farr, Alana McCook lead way for Lady Eagles

ADDS: Pelham girls-Valdosta; Randolph-Clay girls-Miller County; Colquitt County girls-Bainbridge; Westwood girls-Southwest Georgia Academy; Deerfield-Windsor girls-Georgia Christian; Terrell Academy boys-Crisp Academy; Georgia Christian boys-Deerfield-Windsor; Southwest Georgia Academy boys-Westwood; Colquitt County boys-Bainbridge; Valdosta boys-Pelham; Seminole County boys-Mitchell County; Randolph-Clay boys-Miller County

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Lee County wrestlers win in Tifton

Trojans had 11 of their 13 wrestlers finish in top four

Lee wrestlers finished first as a team with 100.5 points, while Valdosta was second (86.5), Tift County was third (77) and Lowndes was fourth with 66 points.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 10-16, 2014

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

Dougherty County Jail Report - Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail N0v. 27-Dec. 3.