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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

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton baseball beats Andrew in 10 innings

Cavaliers tie in ninth, score two in 10th to win

ADDS: Albany State softball games moved; Albany State baseball falls to Valdosta State; Worth County baseball beats Dougherty

SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton baseball falls

Cavaliers fall 6-0 to Thomas University JV

ADDS: Atlanta Hawks players arrest in New York

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Phelps home Albany area Yard of the Month for April | PHOTO GALLERY

The Daffodil Garden Club recognizes a home on Northwood Drive for its monthly recognition

The home of Debra and Glen Phelps at 1802 Northwood Drive has been selected by the Daffodil Garden Club as the April Yard of the Month for the Albany area.

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ABAC presenting musical salutes to spring

Seasonal concerts are Thursday, Monday and Tuesday

The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College choir has its spring performance Thursday, followed by the Tifton college’s concert band performing Monday and Tuesday nights.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 8-14, 2015

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

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Deerfield-Windsor soccer teams sweep Georgia Christian

Knights, Lady Knights score shutout wins

ADDS: Darton baseball beats Andrew College; Lee County baseball falls in extra innings; Deerfield-Windsor tennis teams sweep Southland; Deerfield-Windsor golfers win Stratford Invitational; Jonathan Taylor gives not guilty plea in domestic case

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Dougherty Rotary Club, Lee and Worth County schools team up to help Liberia

The school systems donated surplus equipment and books and the club is shipping it to Africa

Dougherty Rotary Club is sending a second shipment of school supplies to Liberia

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Worth County baseball sweeps Albany

Rams score 15-0 and 16-1 victories

ADDS: Dikembe Mutombo headlines Hall of Fame class; Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap to miss two games; PCP triggers violence, doctor testifies in Aaron Hernandez trial

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 26-April 1, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 26-April 1

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 5-13, 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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First Tuesday Concert brings Broadway to ABAC

Peformance is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Abrahama Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton

The First Tuesday Concert Series will feature its annual Broadway Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of All Faiths on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Wiregrass Farmers Market opens April 11 in Tifton

Offerings include goat milk and free-range eggs

Founded in 2011 by a group of community volunteers committed to a local and sustainable lifestyle, the Wiregrass Farmers Market is unique in Tift County for its offerings of carefully curated clean, locally-grown food, handmade natural crafts, close relationships between local farmers and customers, and a robust educational program.

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Lee County students headed to national competition

Debate, speech team members competing in Dallas

The team had four champions and two runners-up in competition, and placed first in the speech and congress sweepstakes at the Georgia Southern Peach District National Qualifying Tournament.

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Chehaw's new exhibit features rare venomous lizards

Chehaw one of just two zoos in the country to house beaded lizards

It is estimated that there are only about 150 to 200 individuals remaining in the wild.

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Ticket sales start April 10 for pair of Luke Bryan concerts in Atlanta

Luke Bryan will perform shows Aug. 21-22 at Philips Arena

Ticket sales start at 10 a.m. April 10 for the general public for Luke Bryan’s Aug. 21-22 Kick Up the Dust Tour concerts at Philips Arena in Atlanta.

ASU hosting Founder's Day ceremonies today

Cordele dentist guest speaker at 10 a.m. convocation

The annual event celebrates Albany State University’s founder, Joseph Winthrop Holley.

Darton State College softball sweeps East Georgia State

Darton Lady Cavaliers take two games from East Georgia State

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South Georgians win first in bass tournament benefiting Megans House

Nearly 120 two-member teams competed in the 39th annual bass fishing tournament

Clint Meeks of Plaines and Clint Brown of Bainbridge claim first place in the 39th annual Team Bass Tournament, which was conducted Saturday to benefit Megan’s House.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - April 1-7, 2015

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

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Winners most 'liked' in Albany Herald's Cutest Couple Selfie Photo contest

A photo submitted by Kelli Green and Derek Payne was voted most liked on The Albany Herald’s Facebook page, earning them a gift certificate for Stewbo’s Restaurant Group.

Dougherty given additional federal funds

Money to support emergency food, shelter programs

Dougherty County has received $52,445 in federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Camilla woman charged with assault on police officer

Albany police say Demetra Denise Butler knocked down a police officer with her car last month

Demetra Denise “Dee” Butler, 29, of Camilla, has been charged in connection with a traffic stop in which police say she was the driver of an auto that struck and knocked down Albany Police Officer Brad Young on Feb. 2.

Dougherty County Jail Report - March 19-25, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 19-25.

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Nesting Atlanta falcons viewable online

The falcons are nesting more than 50 stories above downtown Atlanta

The Atlanta falcons are can be seen on live video, but these are not the ones with the footballs and they’re not just seen on Sundays.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 29-April 6, 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: Darton baseball sweeps West Georgia Tech

Luis Salas hits second homer in as many days

ADDS: Texas fires men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes; Connecticut rolls Texas in women’s basketball tournament

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Deerfield-Windsor School wins GISA AAA state literary championship

Champions included Lacey Coleman, Helena Augenstein, Taylor Richter, Hadden Kelley, Reed Reynolds, and Ryan Williams, and Steven Feng.

The Deerfield-Windsor School Literary Team won the GISA AAA State Literary Championship at Valdosta State University on Thursday.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Lee County baseball game with Valdosta postponed

Region game will be rescheduled at later date

ADDS: Worth County baseball beats Monroe; ASU softball loses two to Rollins; Albany State baseball falls to Tuskegee; Albany State to host Alice Coachman Invite

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Vidalia onions to ship starting April 27

Ag commissioner agrees to recommendation of grower panel

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has set April 27 as the marketing date for the 2015 crop of Vidalia onions, which are grown in a 20-county area of southeast Georgia.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive - Venson Dale Jones Jr.

Venson Dale “Bookie” Jones Jr. is wanted on an aggravated battery charge

Venson Dale “Bookie” Jones Jr., 24, of Albany, is wanted on an aggravated battery charge.

Region 1-AAAA Basketball Teams

The All-Region first, second and third teams

Americus-Sumter’s A’Tyanna Gaulden and Sherri Harris are selected as region girls player and coach of the year.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Lee County baseball beats Perry 12-2

Dallas Greene leads Trojans on Senior Night

ADDS: Saints not trading Drew Brees; J.D. Gibbs getting treatment for brain issue; Rockets’ Patrick Beverley has torn ligaments in wrist

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - March 25-31, 2015

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

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton baseball beats West Georgia Tech

Cavaliers score go-ahead run in ninth to win 3-2

ADDS: Lee County baseballs beats Lowndes; Deerfield-Windsor tennis sweeps Westwood; Georgia College softball sweeps Albany State

DCSS Notebook - March 29, 2015

News and notes from around the Dougherty County School System

Dougherty County School System Notebook

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Rick and Jane Runge honored with Golden Deeds award

Honor given by Exchange Club of Albany

The Runges helped establish and provide leadership for the Vietnamese Church at Byne and organized the English as a Second Language program which helps non-English speaking members of the community attain citizenship and become more productive members of the community.

Dougherty County Jail Report - March 12-18, 2015

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 12-18.

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NAMI sponsoring wellness symposium in Moultrie

Event set April 29 at Moultrie Technical College

Charles Willis, 2014 Mental Health America Clifford W. Beers Award recipient, will deliver keynote remarks.