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Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to teach at the University of Georgia

UGA officials announce the creation of the Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum

The Senator Saxby Chambliss Leadership Forum includes the Moultrie Republican co-teaching a law and political leadership course and conducting an undergraduate lecture series on public policy, and the establishment of a fellowship program for Washington, D.C., internships.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Joseph Nelson Thompson

Joseph Nelson Thompson is wanted on five warrants

Joseph Nelson Thompson, 30, of Albany, is wanted for aggravated assault, criminal damage to property, two counts of criminal trespass, and state probation violation.

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Albany State University announces appointments to several leadership positions

The new faces on campus will be evident when the academic year begins Monday

With the start of the next academic year on Monday, students will return and see many new faces at Albany State University as administrators announced several appointments to the university’s leadership.

ASU prepares for new school year

Academic year begins Monday morning

Enrollment, retention and progression were on the minds of Albany State University faculty and staff members for the 2015 Faculty and Staff Conference, as another academic year is set to begin Monday.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: FSU’s Dalvin Cook has court date moved up

Hearing will be on Aug. 24

ADDS: Atlanta Falcons re-sign Michael Lee, release Ricky Heimuli; IK Enemkpali could face NFL discipline, criminal charges

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 12-18, 2015

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

Albany woman wins $1 million

Winning ticket purchased in Camilla

The winner, Valerie Range of Albany, claimed her prize Aug. 5 at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Tifton.

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Lee student wins top UGA honors

Jordyn Cox expects to graduate in December

Jordyn Cox is one of three recipients from more than 4,300 students in the UGA College of Education.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Aug. 9-16, 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.

West Nile Virus reported in metro Atlanta

Adult patient has recovered from the illness, public health officials say

People can get West Nile Virus after being bitten by an infected mosquito and mosquitoes are still biting into the fall months in Georgia, prompting public health officials throughout the state urging Georgians to protect themselves against mosquitoes.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Recreation and Parks Department holding youth football, cheerleading registration

Registration continues through Aug. 26

ADDS: APRD holding Fall Co-ed Softball registration; YMCA holding registration for youth soccer

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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss named to Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Moultrie native and the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. will be added to the hall next month

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Moultrie and the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. of Walton have been named the newest members to Georgia’s Agriculture Hall of Fame.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Justin Torry Decembly

Justin Torry Decembly, 28, is wanted on four warrants

Justin Torry Decembly, 28, of Putney, is wanted on warrants charging state probation violation, stalking, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, and interference with government property.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 5-11, 2015

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

Call for blood donations sent out to avoid shortage

Red Cross officials say blood types O negative, B negative and A negative blood needed to prevent an emergency situation

Overall blood donations in the Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region have been approximately 3,286 fewer per month in June and July than in previous months. When demand for the most needed types begins to outpace donations, the Red Cross alerts donors to help restock the shelves.

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Georgia Sens. Isakson, Perdue blast Clean Power Plan

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia enviornmental officials are assessing impact of new EPA rule

The Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama this week would reduce power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent in 15 years. Georgia’s U.S. senators say it is an energy tax that will destroy jobs and drive up energy costs.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: YMCA holding registration for yourh soccer

Registration continues through Aug. 16

ADDS: Rory McIlroy not scheduled for practice round; Philadelphia Eagles and Sam Bradford in contract extension talks

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Senate legislation to cut federal funds for Planned Parenthood hits roadblock

The 60 votes needed to move the measure ahead could not be achieved

After Senate legislation fell seven votes shy of a procedural hurdle Monday evening, the battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood may be headed to a federal funding bill this fall.

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Gas pump prices continue to fall

Gas in metro Albany is more than 95 cents per gallon cheaper than it was a year ago

With high supply and no production interruptions, motorists in Georgia could see average gas prices nudging the $2-per-gallon mark later this year, some experts believe.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Aug. 2-10, 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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SPORTS BRIEFS: YMCA holding soccer registration

Registration will be held through August 16

ADDS: Atlanta Hawks hire two to front office positions; NBA stars shine in Africa

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Jameis Winston to start at QB for Tampa Bay

Former FSU quarterback will work with first team in training camp

ADDS: NFL, union ask judge to decide on Tom Brady suspension by Sept. 4; NCAA awarded stay in Ed O’Bannon payment case

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Timothy Kentrayl Clemmons

Timothy Kentrayl Clemmons is wanted on multiple firearm assault warrants

Timothy Kentrayl Clemmons, 24, of Albany, is being sought on four arrest warrants charging him with aggravated assault with a firearm. He also is wanted for a probation violation.

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Send us your back-to-school photos

Back-to-school photos will be included in online gallery

The new school year is about to start. Send in your first day of school photo to be included in a photo gallery at albanyherald.com.

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Albany State University marching band seeks funding for Rose Bowl Parade

University officials say now is the time for the alumni to support the school

Fundraising for the Rams in the Roses and Beyond Campaign is gaining momentum as Albany State University alumni are joining forces in support of the ASU Marching Band which is scheduled to perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - July 29-Aug. 4, 2015

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

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Jeff Sinyard named to Georgia REACH scholarship Board

REACH is a needs-based mentoring/scholarship program

Jeff Sinyard, an Albany businessman and former Dougherty County Commission chairman, will serve on the scholarship board of Georgia’s Realizing Educational Achievment Can Happen program, which is designed to boost chances for students to graduate high school and college, and enter the workforce prepared.

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Xtreme Whippets 99 captures national championship

16U travel softball team went 10-1 in tournament

The championship run included victories over teams from Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Ohio and Missouri.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Dizzy Dean 10U All-Stars fall

Team loses twice on Monday to finish fifth at World Series

ADDS: Albany State releases cross country schedule; Miami Heat trades Zoran Dragic; Boston pulls out of 2024 Olympic bidding

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Albany Dizzy Dean 9U All-Star team finishes second at World Series

Tournament concluded last week

The tournament featured 22 of the top teams from Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.

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About 200 paddlers expected for four-day Flint Float

Trip covers Albany to Bainbridge route

“The Flint River from Albany to Bainbridge is a treasure,” said event coordinator, Joe Cook. “It’s got a rapids, blue-hole springs, abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. It is fast becoming a favored paddling destination.”

Dougherty County Jail Report - July 16-22, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for the period of July 16-22, 2015.

One Albany team remains in the hunt for a Dizzy Dean title

The 10U team advanced to the semifinals, while the 12U team was eliminated

The 10-and-under Albany All-Stars are still in the hunt for a Dizzy Dean World Series title. They defeated the Odenville Saints 4-3 off of a walk off triple from Austin Clark to score Landon Summerell.

Deerfield-Windsor School awarded grant for innovative teaching

The $40,000 grant from The Benedict Foundation supports independent schools with emphasis on innovation

Deerfield-Windsor School recently received a $40,000 grant from The Benedict Foundation for Independent Schools. The Foundation supports independent school education in the United States.

Albany Area Community Calendar - July 26-Aug. 3, 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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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Charles Lee Love Jr.

Charles Lee Love Jr. is wanted on family violence and trespassing warrants

Authorities are searching for Charles Lee Love Jr., 21, of Albany, on charges of simple battery/family violence; criminal trespassing and obstruction of law enforcement officials.

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Lady Rams Volleyball releases 2015 schedule

The program has released its 2015 schedule and the slate is filled with tough non-conference competition and challenging league foes this season.

Albany State will open the 2015 season on Sept. 4 in a doubleheader at Emanuel College.

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

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

Hazardous heat advisory issued for Albany, Southwest Georgia

Heat advisory to be in effect 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today

With a heat index today expected to reach as high as 112 degrees early this afternoon, weather officials are urging those who have to be outside to exercise extra caution and to watch out for signs of heat-related illness.

Husband faces murder charges in death of Lee County physician

Yathomas Riley faces warrants charging murder, felony murder and aggravated assault

Arrest warrants have been issued for Yathomas Riley in the death of his wife, Dr. Lisa Riley, according to officials with the Americus office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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U.S. Sen. David Perdue: Iran nuclear deal not good enough

Advancing deal through U.N. Security Council sidelined Americans, senator says

U.S. Sen. David Perdue says he will work to create a veto-proof majority in the Senate to shut down the deal six world powers, including the U.S., reached with Iran on its nuclear program.

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Gas pump prices continue slide

Some state may be pump prices below $2 per gallon later this year, experts say

Concerns over too much refined product in the marketplace, the effect of a stronger U.S. dollar and the potential of Iran adding to the world market following its nuclear deal with the U.S. and five other nations is placing downward pressure on gas pump prices.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - July 9-15, 2015

These are Dougherty County Jail bookings for the period of July 9-15, 2015.

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Sales tax-free days nearing for back-to-school shoppers

The 2015 tax-free holiday will take place July 31 and Aug. 1.

Georgia Retail Association says families expect to increase their spending on school supplies this year, meaning good things are in store for retailers during Georgia’s back-to-school sales tax holiday, which runs July 31-Aug. 1.

Record number of Deerfield-Windsor students recognized as AP scholars

Thirty AP Scholars is the highest number in school history

The College Board has announced that 16 2015 Deerfield-Windsor School graduates and 14 current seniors have earned AP Scholar designation based on their performances on the 2015 Advanced Placement examinations.

Tobacco prevention campaign from CDC brought into Southwest Georgia

Tips From Former Smokers is now running in the Southwest Public Health District

The Tips campaign features stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities and the toll smoking-related illnesses have taken on them.

Dougherty Health Department expands services coverage

Three more plans now cover full scope of health services at facility

The Dougherty County Health Department is now accepting Aetna, Cigna and Coventry for the full scope of its services – family planning; sexually-transmitted disease evaluation and treatment; child health, adult health and women’s health; immunizations (both adult and children); and tuberculosis skin tests

Albany Area Community Calendar - July 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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Donation from Devil Dogs benefits Phoebe neonatal unit

Funds will be used to purchase amenities for infant patients

The Marine Corps League’s local chapter of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs donated $500 Friday to the Phoebe Foundation in support of the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Sparta man Top Master winner at national Pool Checker tournament in Albany

The four-day national tournament wrapped up Thursday night

Alfred “East Point” Burnett was the national champion at the 49th National Pool Check Tournament, which was conducted last week in Albany.