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Dougherty County Jail Report - Feb. 23, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 6-19, 2014.

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RiverQuarium to offer fly fishing instruction

Classes are scheduled for March 8 and March 22

Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Cost is $125 per person with lunch and all equipment provided.

Nominations south for EDC Industry awards

Deadline for nominations March 19

The awards will be an announced during a Rise N Shine breakfast.

Albany Area Births - Feb. 23, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 10-16, 2014.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 23, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee Environmental Health Offices Feb. 12 through 19.

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Albany Area Community Calendar - Feb. 23 - March 3, 2014

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

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STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Albany High boys fall in first round

Worth County, Crisp County, Early County and Bainbridge all win first round games.

Saturday News Briefs

GBI reports charges against Sylvester Fire Chief

Officials with the Sylvester office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have confirmed the arrest of Sylvester fire chief Chris Duncan on one count of theft by extortion.

Democrats announce details on local qualifying

Qualifying begins March 3 for local offices

Burkes said qualification will be held at the offices of Dukes, Edwards & Dukes Inc., 407 S. Slappey Blvd. Qualifying will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on March 3-6, and 9 a.m. until noon on March 7.

Ticket buyer in Albany gets $10,000

Winner in Albany sold at Corner College on Oglethorpe Boulevard

Two $1 million Powerball tickets sold in Georgia

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ASU hosting bridge-building contest Saturday

The contest is conducted in connection with National Engineers Week

The competition is open to all high- and middle-school students. Schools may enter several teams.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Feb. 21, 2014

Marvin Runder Green, 31, of Albany, is wanted for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer

Marvin Runder Green also is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and driving while his license was suspended.

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Albany physician found dead in his home

Albany Police say the deceased suffered from a possible gunshot wound

Albany police are investigating the death, which may have been from a gunshot, as a suspicious death.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 19-25, 2014

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

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Lee announces STAR Student, Teacher

The STAR Teacher instructed the winner in Advance Plancement Human Geography.

Education Briefs

News about area students

Education Briefs

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 17, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Bright of the day - Feb. 17, 2014

Check out today's bright of the day!

Dougherty County Jail Report - Feb. 6-12, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 30 through Feb. 6-12, 2014.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 16, 2014

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Feb. 16-24, 2014

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

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Albany Yard of the Month for Februrary 2014

The home of Wallace and Jennifer Bonner has been named the top yard in Albany for February

The Daffodil Garden Club each month designates an Albany residence for recognition.

Kiwanians sponsoring 34th annual art contest, exhibit

Top work submitted will compete for district awards in Carrollton

Details of the exhibition and competition are being circulated to all schools in Dougherty and Lee counties in preparation for judging on Tuesday, March 11, at the Albany Area Arts Council. An awards ceremony and reception will follow on Sunday, March 16, from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Albany Museum of Art.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 16, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty Environmental Health Offices Feb. 7 through 12.

Road resurfacing begins Monday

12 mile three phase resurfacing of U.S. Hwy 82/Oglethorpe Boulevard to begin Monday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday the beginning of a three phase resurfacing project on US Hwy 82 that will begin Monday.

Albany Area Births - Feb. 16, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 2-8, 2014.

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Season of Quilts opens Sunday in Tifton

Open house set Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

A display of original quilts created by members of the Wiregrass Quilter’s Guild is the focal point of the exhibit. Each quilt depicts the life story of an individual who has overcome challenges to live a meaningful life.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitives - Feb. 14, 2014 (UPDATE: One turns herself in)

Daniel Joel Archer and Candice Archer are wanted by Dougherty County and Albany authorities

Danile Joel Archer is wanted on a charge of giving false information to law enforcement and probation violation, while Candice Archer is wanted on four drug charges in Dougherty County and a count of deposit account fraud in Lee County.

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Albany Symphony celebrates Black History Month with concert tracing roots of jazz

The Classically Jazzed Quartet with Ken Trimmins peforms Saturday with the Albany orchestra

The symphony concert, part of the Albany orchestra’s 50th season performing, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

Local news briefs 2/12/14

Darton hosting science fair Friday

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

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

AAA says gasoline may hit $3.75 a gallon this spring

Consumers on all levels are enjoying cheaper prices than the same date in 2013

Metro Albany is the cheapest of Georgia’s eight metro areas on Monday with an average per-gallon price of $3.101 for regular-grade gasoline.

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President declares emergency in Georgia (UPDATED 2:45 p.m.)

Eighty-eight counties are covered in the emergency declaration

Georgia officials try to get out in front of events as a second winter storm in two weeks bears down upon metro Atlanta.

Dougherty County Jail Report - Feb. 10, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - Feb. 9-17, 2014

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

Albany Area Births - Feb. 9, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Jan. 26 - Feb. 3, 2014.

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Albany Area Kitchen Inspections - Feb. 9, 2014

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty Environmental Health Offices Feb. 3-7, 2014.

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GOAL winner at Albany Tech chosen

Kristen Lord will represent Albany Tech in state competition

Lord’s career objectives are to attain a rewarding position with a physician or hospital serving as a medical assistant and certified surgical technologist with a concentrated study in cardiology or obstetrics.

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Dougherty County School System Notebook

News and notes from around the DCSS

Dougherty County School System Notebook … News and notes from around the DCSS

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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Pelham girls top Brooks County, finish regular season unbeaten

Lady Hornets finish 23-0, first undefeated regular season in school history.

Worth County tops Monroe for Region 1-AAAA regular season title

Ken’Darrius Collier sinks two free throws in overtime to lift Rams to top seed in next week’s region tournament.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week - Feb. 8, 2014

Donte De’Shun Barber is wanted on a charge of firing a gun at or near a public roadway

Authorities say Donte De’Shun Barber also is charged with reckless conduct and obstructing law enforcement officers.

PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Albany boys overcome Monroe

Indians lock up No. 4 seed in Region 1-AAAA Tournament with victory.

Tyler Cheese scores 22, while Dezmond Newberry adds 20 for Albany High.

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Three Lady Cavalier soccer players sign

Emily Atkinson signs with Lenoir-Rhyne, while Tori Danchak and Lexi Landers sign with University of Queens in Charlotte, N.C.

Lee’s Daddy-Daughter dance set Saturday

Event scheduled for The Bindery at Oakland Library

Each dance will have a DJ playing age appropriate music for each dance. Refreshments will be served. Each girl who participates will receive a charm. T-shirts will be available to purchase.

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Would-be jumper shuts down part of Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge Wednesday morning

Police are able to convince the youth not to jump

Eastbound traffic is diverted from Oglethorpe bridge this morning while Albany police convince a youth not to jump from it.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 5-11, 2014

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

Dougherty, Lee among counties to benefit from Quick Response program

Dougherty and Lee counties each had one project funded by the state

Quick response, road projects, Dougherty County, Lee County,

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Five join Boys & Girls Club board of directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany serve 675 youth daily by offering leadership, guidance and skill development to its members.

The new board members are Selena Wingfield, Stuart Sinyard, Mike Morrison, John Inman IV and Ken Boler.

Scammers ‘name-jack’ to bilk consumers

BBB issues alert on scammers who pretend to be banks and other companies to steal money

When applying for a job or a loan, make sure you have not been misdirected to a scam website that pretends to be legitimate.