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AAA: Gas pump prices should resume autumn decline

Metro Albany saw a week-to-week drop of 8.8 cents per gallon Monday

With maintenance season winding down at Gulf oil refineries, gas prices should be over the “snag” that halted seasonsal decline last week, AAA officials say.

Georgia Supreme Court rules Georgia city has right to ban serving of alcohol at strip clubs

The ruling upholds an ordinance passed by Brookhaven that was challenged by the Pink Pony

The unanimous ruling said the ban on alcohol consumption at establishments that allow full nudity is not an infringement on the business’s right to free speech.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Sept. 25 through Oct. 1.

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Albany Herald People's Choice High School Football Player of the Week -- Week 6

Candidates this week are Perry Bridges, Dontavious Buford, Tray Eafford and Dameon Pierce

Online voting for the Player of the Week continues through noon Thursday.

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Andersonville Historic Site appoints new superintendent

Sellars comes to Andersonville from Great Smoky Mountains Park

Charles Sellars has been serving as the deputy chief of facility management for Great Smoky Mountains National Park since 2008.

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Baby boom at Chehaw | PHOTO GALLERY

Flurry of births reported at local wild animal park

“A couple of these births are important to each species as a whole, but all of them are adorable,” said Morgan Burnette, public relations coordinator at Chehaw. “It is an exciting and busy time at Chehaw.”

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Oct. 5-13, 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.

Blakely native promoted to colonel

Col. Shawn A. Harris was promoted to his present rank with the Michigan Army National Guard in September.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Miller County tops Randolph-Clay for second straight victory

J.J. George scores two touchdowns in second half to lead Pirates

(ADDS: Americus-Sumter-Bainbridge, Seminole County-Early County, Calhoun County-Terrell County, Crisp Academy-David Emanuel, Southwest Georgia Academy-First Presbyterian Christian, Valwood-Southland, Georgia Christian-Terrell Academy, Tiftarea-Westwood, Baconton-Stewart County)

DOCO Credit Union honored

Youth financial literary efforts recognized

DOCO Credit Union accepted the Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award for Georgia credit unions in the $150 - $500 million-asset category for financial literacy initiatives.

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Kiwanis of Dougherty picks new officers, directors

Kiwanis International marks 100th anniversary

In April 2015, Kiwanis Club of Dougherty is slated to host, with the assistance of neighboring clubs, the Georgia Kiwanis District Annual Art and Music Showcase at the downtown Albany Municipal Auditorium, an event that will draw hundreds of visitors from across the state.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Sept. 26-Oct. 1 , 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Sept. 26 through Oct. 1.

Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Sept. 19-24, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth County Environmental Health Offices Sept. 19 through Sept. 24.

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ALBANY HERALD FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Monroe linebacker Antonio Leroy, Jr.

Antonio Leroy had 12 tackles, including three for loss, and a quarterback sack in the Tornadoes victory over Westover

Antonio Leroy, Jr. played an integral role in helping Monroe beat Westover 16-0.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitives - Oct. 2, 2014

Kontravious Champ Nelson and Kenard Ken Jackson are being sought by law enforcement officials

Two Albany men are wanted for changes including armed robbery, possessing a weapon during a crime and aggravated assault.

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Darton women’s soccer team rises to No. 1 in national poll

Cross country teams also ranked

The announcement followed Darton’s 2-1 victory over South Georgia College Saturday in a decisive soccer game that bumped Darton up to No. 1 in the GCAA.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Oct. 1-7, 2014

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

Southwest Georgia Briefs - Oct. 1, 2014

A roundup of news in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Convenience store robbed for third time; cancer benefit set; foreclosure rates down; lucky lottery player; old farm skills workshop rescheduled; county jail gets repairs funding.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

DCSS Notebook

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Virginia Moore leads Lady Knights at Deerfield Darton Dash

Girls wins title, boys finish sixth

Deerfield-Windsor’s Virginia Moore was the top runner, winning the individual title with a time of 20:14.

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University of Georgia researchers put skins back into peanut butter

Incorporating some of the nutritious skins in the spread appeals to those who like natural products, researchers say

Peanut skins, which are removed and discarded in the peanut butter manufacturing process, are high in antioxidants and fiber.

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Albany man killed in early Monday shooting at his home

The roommate of the slain occupant was wounded in the foot by the gunfire

Albany police reports say a man was killed and his roommate wounded when an ealry morning knock on their door was followed by gunshots.

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

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Sept. 18 through 24.

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Albany Herald People's Choice High School Football Player of the Week - Week 5

Candidates this week are Kenney Brown, Antonio Leroy Jr., Steven Williams, Deonte Young

Online voting for the Player of the Week continues through noon Thursday.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bainbridge defense slows down Crisp County

Bearcats improve to 3-2 with 31-6 victory

(ADDS: Thomasville-Seminole County, Fitzgerald-Early County, Chattahoochee County-Randolph-Clay, Miller County-Baconton Charter, Cairo-Worth County, Brooks County-Pelham, Our Lady of Mercy-Terrell County, Southland-Brookwood, First Presbyterian Christian-Crisp Academy, Southwest Georgia Academy-Dawson Street Christian)

Albany Area Community Calendar - Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 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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USDA announces new program to help peanut growers manage risk

The new insurance policy replaces current peanut crop provisions

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say peanut grower boards, including the Peanut Commission in Georgia, helped develop the policy.

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Sherwood wins third straight, tops Calvary Christian 26-20

Eagles pick up first GICAA Region 1-AA victory

It was the first game in three weeks for Sherwood, who had a bye week on Sept. 12, then its game last week at Lyman Ward Military Academy was canceled.

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Cavalier soccer falls to Eastern Florida State

Titans score quickly in second half to build big lead, then hold on

Sophomore forward Matheus Ayrolla took an assist from Darwin Espinal, shook a defender, and slid the ball past the Titan goalkeeper and a second defender to score the first goal of the game in the 35th minute.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Bainbridge defense slows down Crisp County

Bearcats improve to 3-2 with 31-6 victory

(ADDS: Thomasville-Seminole County, Fitzgerald-Early County, Chattahoochee County-Randolph-Clay, Miller County-Baconton Charter, Cairo-Worth County, Brooks County-Pelham, Our Lady of Mercy-Terrell County, Southland-Brookwood, First Presbyterian Christian-Crisp Academy, Southwest Georgia Academy-Dawson Street Christian)

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Holiday Flavors recipes wanted

Nothing says the holidays like the aroma of good food

We’re accepting recipes for a special Holiday Flavors section of SouthView planned for mid-November. The recipe can be for an appetizer, main course, side dish or dessert, and can be for a family meal, an informal get-together or a holiday party. Submisisons will be accepted through Nov. 7 and photos are welcomed and encouraged.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Sept. 26, 2014

Marvin Alston Jr. faces five charges, including three counts of aggravated assault and one of aggravated battery

Marvin Alston Jr., who also goes by the aliases of BIM and Marvin Austin, has formerly resided in the 1700 block of West Oglehtorpe Bouldevard in Albany and in the community of Bronwood.

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Darton women’s soccer gears up for South Georgia

Lady Cavaliers enter Saturday’s game ranked second nationally

Poor weather kept Darton from playing Gordon College last week, and the Lady Cavs have not had a competition since their 5-0 route over Georgia Perimeter on Sept. 12.

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ALBANY HERALD FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Southland running back Colt Stephens

Colt Stephens scored three touchdowns in Southland’s 33-24 victory over Terrell Academy last week.

Colt Stephens scored on runs of 8, 10 and 3 yards and finished with 206 yards rushing on 24 carries in a victory over Terrell Academy.

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

Things to do over the next seven days in Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Booking signing today by interior design expert Jennifer Boles; Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul speaks at Albany Civicl Rights Institute's monthly Community Night on Thursday; Theatre Albany opens its "Odd Couple (Female Version)" production Friday; wildlife comes to the Flint RiverQuarium Saturday while Plains celebrates peanuts and Tifton hosts a two-day truck and tractor pull.

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Artistic couple from Parrott featured in 'Meet the Artist'

The event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Dillard's

Arriving in Parrott in 1978, Bond Anderson looked for musical work and began doing school residencies through the Georgia Council for the Arts Artist-in-Education program.

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Albany State University Marching Band invited to 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade

ASU interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities Marcia Hood said the band was excited, honored by the invite

Albany State University Marching Band has been asked to participate in 2016 Rose Bowl Parade, which is about 15 months away.

Albany Area News Briefs - Sept. 24, 2014

The State of the College at Albany Tech is set for this morning.

Lowering of Lake Blackshear will start Nov. 1; UGA unveils Michael Adams portrait Friday; Nine members of Georgia congressional delegation named Friend of Farm Bureau.

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Braves fire General Manager Frank Wren | POLL

John Hart, former GM at Cleveland and Texas, will serve as interim general manager

Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, interim GM John Hart and Hall-of-Fame manager Bobby Cox will be the committee that picks the Atlanta club’s next general manager.

Georgia Supreme Court rules against Cuthbert woman in death benefits claim

As heir but not dependent, mother of Cuthbert city worker killed on job is not entitled to workers comp death benefits

Louise Shorter Barzey had contended that as the sole heir of her late son, Deron Shorter, 37, she should have received the death benefit that state law says can only be paid to a deceased employee’s dependents.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Sept. 22, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Sept. 11-17, 2014.

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Albany Herald People's Choice High School Football Player of the Week - week 4

Candidates this week are Colt Stephens, Travis Turner, Jason Wiggins and DaJohn Williams

Online voting for the Player of the Week continues through noon Thursday.

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Business Portfolio - Sept. 21, 2014

Chaunte’l Powell joins Albany Herald staff

Chaunte’l Powell has joined the news staff of The Albany Herald and will be covering both sports and news stories.

Tifton hosting truck and tractor pull

Light Pro Stock tractors highlighted

Look for the points standing and competition schedule online at www.tpuller.com or find the Southern Pullers Association on Facebook.

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Larry Price receives evangelism award

Albany businessman given Harry Denman Evangelism Award

Larry Price is the former president of Albany Winnelson Co.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Sept. 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.

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Debbie McDonald awarded Lions' Sullivan recognition

Albany woman cited for numerous achievements in help disabled residents

Debbie McDonald has used her expertise to help make the city of Albany barrier free by serving on the Albany Barrier Free Design board and the Albany Transit Para Advisory Group.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Americus-Sumter tops Albany in thriller

Panthers score late to top Albany by a point

(ADDS: Deerfield-Windsor-Westwood, Mitchell County-Manchester, Southland-Terrell Academy, Alcovy-Tift County, Tiftarea-Valwood, Bainbridge-Thomas County Central, Early County-Calhoun County, Pelham-Colquitt County, Miller County-Seminole County, Munroe-Crisp Academy, Brookwood-Southwest Georgia Academy

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ALBANY HERALD FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Deerfield-Windsor quarterback Tyler Lowe

DWS junior passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns in the Knight’s victory over Westfield

Tyler Lowe has been a key reason the Knights are 3-1 this season.

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Sherwood Christian’s football game canceled

Game at Lyman Ward on Friday will not be played

Since Lyman’s Ward only other open date conflicts with Sherwood’s region schedule, the game won’t be made up, giving the Eagles two straight open dates.