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Play Ball! 96-year-old former mayor throws first pitch

Jimmie Davis also threw out the first pitch 50 years ago during Albany Dixie Youth Baseball’s inaugural season.

Play Ball! 96-year-old former mayor throws first pitch. Jimmie Davis also threw out the first pitch 50 years ago during Albany Dixie Youth Baseball’s inaugural season.

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The Big 10 for the week of Feb. 28 - March 7, 2014

Here are the most-read stories of the past week from albanyherald.com

The Big 10 for the week of Feb. 28 - March 7, 2014. Here are the most-read stories of the past week from albanyherald.com

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Seven more enter crowded primary field

Time growing short as noon Friday deadline for qualifying draws near

Seven more enter crowded primary field. Time growing short as noon Friday deadline for qualifying draws near.

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Two more qualify for May’s primary election

Louis Hatcher qualifies for Lee School Board, Patrick Garner enters Dougherty Commission District 4 race.

Two more qualify for May’s primary election. Louis Hatcher qualifies for Lee School Board, Patrick Garner enters Dougherty Commission District 4 race.

Police and fire reports from Feb. 28, 2014 - March 3, 2014

Police and fire reports from Feb. 28, 2014 - March 3, 2014

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Albany police charge two in Shakelia Williams murder

Dorion Revills and Emory Jones arrested for last week’s killing.

Albany police charge two in Shakelia Williams murder. Dorion Revills and Emory Jones, both 18, arrested for last week’s killing.

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Albany teen hit by truck on Sylvester Road

Albany Police say Jazarus Fuller was texting on his phone while attempting to cross the highway.

Albany teen hit by truck on Sylvester Road. Police say Jazarus Fuller was texting on his phone while attempting to cross the highway.

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The Big 10 for the week of Feb. 21-28 2014

The most-read stories of the week of Feb. 21-28, 2014 at albanyherald.com

The Big 10 for the week of Feb. 21-28 2014

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Abraham Kogo wins 2014 Albany Marathon (VIDEO and PHOTO GALLERY)

Nearly 1,500 runners from 40 states participate in the 8th annual event, which is conducted in nearly perfect weather conditions

After a couple of years of wet and cold weather, it was sunshine and perfect weather for the 8th annual Albany Marathon Powered by Snickers.

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Dougherty County’s STAR Student, Teacher are named

Deerfield-Windsor’s’s Amy Rao, Janet Guillebeau selected as 2014 STAR Student and Teacher

Dougherty County’s STAR Student, Teacher are named. Deerfield-Windsor’s’s Amy Rao, Janet Guillebeau selected as 2014 STAR Student and Teacher

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Allen West stirs area’s Republicans

Allen West stirs area’s Republicans. Retired Lt. Col., former congressman and frequent Fox News contributor, gives pep talk at Lincoln Day Dinner

Dougherty County School Board postpones DePaul interview

Dougherty County School Board postpones DePaul interview

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Aaron Johnson announces run for Dougherty County School Board seat

Johnson is running for District 4 School Board seat currently held by Carol Tharin, who is not seeking reelection

Aaron Johnson announces run for Dougherty County School Board seat. Johnson is running for District 4 School Board seat currently held by Carol Tharin, who is not seeking reelection

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Butch Mosely recognizes three of the Dougherty County School System's best teachers

The three Game Ball winners for January were Tammy Holton at Westover High School, Jasmine Dixon at Albany Middle School and West Town Elementary’s Chassidy Vaughn.

Butch Mosely recognizes three of the Dougherty County School System’s best teachers. The three Game Ball winners for January were Tammy Holton at Westover High School, Jasmine Dixon at Albany Middle School and West Town Elementary’s Chassidy Vaughn.

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Dougherty County School Board to interview superintendent candidate today

BOE to hold face-to-face with Colquitt County School Superintendent Sam DePaul

Dougherty County School Board to interview superintendent candidate today. BOE to hold face-to-face with Colquitt County School Superintendent Sam DePaul

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Dougherty County School Board OKs purchase of 12 new police vehicles

The 2013 Dodge Chargers will cost $21,000 each and be paid for with SPLOST funds

Dougherty County School Board OKs purchase of 12 new police vehicles. The 2013 Dodge Chargers will cost $21,000 each and be paid for with SPLOST funds.

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Albany marathon and half-marathon set for Saturday

More than 1,500 runners are expected to compete in the 8th annual Albany Marathon and Half-Marathon Powered by Snickers

Runners are expected to be greeted by a 20 percent chance of rain and temperatures in the low 40s when the races start at 7 a.m. Saturday.

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Lee County School Board approves placing $11.75 million bond issue on May ballot

If approved by the voters, the bulk of the money would be used to upgrade athletic facilities at Lee County High School

The call for the bond vote follows the recinding of a request for local legislation that would have created a school building authority, with Lee County School Board members serving as authority members, that would have been empowered to enter bond agreements without voters’ consent.

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Robert Clay won't seek re-election to Lee County School Board

The Lee County education icon has spent more than 56 years as either a school board member or the superintendent

Robert Clay won’t seek re-election to Lee County School Board. At age 86, he has spent 56 years in the education field as the school system chief or a member of the board.

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Dave Krantz recounts river trip in 'Old Goat In A Tin Boat'

Albany mans e-book recounts his 2,107-mile, 18-day trip in a small boat down the Mississippi River

At age 70, Dave Krantz traveled from Minneapolis to New Orleans in a small boat.

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The Big 10: Feb. 14-21, 2014

The most-read stories for the week of Feb. 14 - 21 at www.albanyherald.com

The Big 10 — The most-read stories for the week of Feb. 14 - 21 at www.albanyherald.com

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Allison Goddard, a homeschooled student, is the American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner

Allison Goddard will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II district competition today

Allison Goddard is American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner. She will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II competition this afternoon at Darton State College.

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Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech to take aim at county's dropout rate

OUTLOOK 2014: The area's leaders of higher education to collaborate on improving learning in the region and stanching Dougherty County’s drop out rate.

Albany State, Darton State and Albany Tech to take aim at county’s drop out rate. Instututions of higher education want to improve learning in the region.

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Westover boys advance to second round

Patriots don’t hit a field goal in the final quarter but clutch free-throw shooting sends them into the next round.

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Deerfield-Windsor celebrates 50th Anniversary; Sherwood Academy undergoes major transformation

OUTLOOK 2014: Sherwood will consolidate Upper and Lower school campuses, launch major capital projects

Deerfield-Windsor celebrates 50th Anniversary; Sherwood Academy undergoes major transformation, consolidationg its Upper and Lower campuses.

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Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

OUTLOOK 2014: A refurbished Dougherty High School set to reopen in August of next year

Dougherty High renovations ongoing, Lee County looking to athletics facilities upgrades

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Allison Goddard, a homeschooled students, is the American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner

Allison Goddard will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II district competition Sunday

Allison Goddard is American Legion Georgia District II Oratory Contest winner. She will represent Albany Post 30 in the Area II competition Sunday afternoon at Darton State College.

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On The Job With Aaron Johnson

The Darton State College Assistant Professor of Economics dreams of being a baseball beat writer with the St. Louis Cardinals.

On The Job With Aaron Johnson. The Darton State College Assistant Professor of Economics dreams of being a baseball beat writer with the St. Louis Cardinals

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Path2College 529 Director Mitch Seabaugh urges parents to start early saving for college

One winner with a Path2College savings plan will win $15,000, with $10,000 going to the child’s school

Path2College 529 Director Mitch Seabaugh urges parents to start saving for college now. Program officials hopes a $25,000 sweepstakes will help spread the word.

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Four top educational leaders in Albany gather to address secondary education

The goal of the group is to create a roadmap for improving academic achievement in the Dougherty County School System

The presidents of Albany’s university and colleges and the Dougherty County School System superintendent gather for second round of talks on a roadmap to improve academic achievement in the Dougherty County School System.

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Dougherty School Board OKs grade-changing settlement between Kevin Fretwell and the district

Kevin Fretwell has agreed to be reassigned for the remainder of the term and will resign at the end of the school year

Kevin Fretwell told Dougherty County school officials that he provided copies of Westover High School student records to The Albany Herald, which led to an internal investigation by the superintendent’s office.

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Odor from chemistry lab prompts evacuation of Albany High

Students and staff were sent home for the day on Wednesday

“Natural gas smell” prompts evacuation of Albany High. Albany Fire Department is on the scene

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School finance committee moves police cruiser purchase to full school board

Twelve new 2013 Dodge Chargers to cost more than $250,000

School finance committee moves police cruiser purchase to full school board. Twelve new 2013 Dodge Chargers to cost more than $250,000

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Worth County State Court Judge Clarence Miller dies at 80

Miller served 33 years as a state court judge, was a former principal at Worth County High School, and was the County’s former attorney and school board attorney

Clarence Miller served 33 years as a state court judge and was a former principal at Worth County High School, and was the County’s former attorney and school board attorney

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The Big 10

The most well-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Feb. 7 - 14.

The Big 10 — The most well-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Feb. 7 - 14.

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The Big 10 2/17/14

The most well-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Feb. 7 - 14.

The Big 10 — The most well-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Feb. 7 - 14.

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Mark Masters expects region’s overall farm income to be lower in 2014

Masters added that farm gate value for Albany’s MSA increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2013

Mark Masters expects region’s overall farm income to be lower in 2014, but added that farm gate value for Albany’s MSA increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2013

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Lamar Reese gets birthday surprise at his elementary school

Lamar Reese Elementary School honors namesake with surprise birthday party

Lamar Reese gets birthday surprise at the elementary school which bears his name

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Whistle-blowing Westover teacher’s contract in jeopardy

Kevin Fretwell provided proof of 122 grade changes in one teacher’s classes at Westover High School

Whistle-blowing Westover teacher’s contract in jeopardy. Kevin Fretwell provided proof of 122 grade changes in one teacher’s classes at Westover High School

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Georgia to outperfom national averages in 2014

UGA economists talk numbers during Georgia Economic Outlook Series

Georgia to outperfom national averages in 2014. UGA economists talk numbers during Georgia Economic Outlook Series

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Doughtery County Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee gives nod to change order of Dougherty High work

The committee was also updated on on-going and future SPLOST capital improvement projects

Doughtery County Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee gives nod to change order of Dougherty High work, the committee was also updated on on-going and future SPLOST capital improvement projects

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Dougherty School Board begins reviews of permanent superintendent candidates

The committee of the whole is looking at the resumes of 24 people interested in the position

Dougherty School Board begins reviews of permanent superintendent candidates. The committee of the whole is looking at the resumes of 24 people interested in the position.

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Dougherty School Board hands down discipline in Westover grade-changing incident

Principal William Chunn is docked five days of pay, while an assistant principal and teacher are also disciplined

Dougherty School Board, in a unanimous vote, hands down discipline in Westover grade-changing incident.

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The Big 10 for the week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 7

The most-read stories of the past week on albanyherald.com

The Big 10 for the week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 7. The most-read stories of the past week on albanyherald.com

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State school chief hopeful Allen Fort brings campaign to Albany

Fort is seeking to replace John Barge, who is running for governor against Nathan Deal

State school chief hopeful Allen Fort brings campaign to Albany. Fort is seeking to replace John Barge, who is running for governor against Nathan Deal

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Darrel Ealum to challenge incumbent Carol Fullerton in House 153 race

School Board member becomes the second person to challenge Fullerton

Darrel Ealum announces run against incumbent Carol Fullerton in House 153 race, becoming the second person to challenge the three-term state representative in the May 20 Democratic Primary.

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Dougherty School Board holds annual retreat

Board members ‘pleased’ with the day-long dialog

The Dougherty School Board holds its annual retreat, and board members say they are pleased with the day-long dialog.

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Dougherty County School Board sidesteps Westover grade change discipline

The majority of the Dougherty School Board is not in line with the superintendent’s recommendations

Dougherty County School Board delays Westover grade change discipline. BOE not in line with superintendent Butch Mosely’s recommendations

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The Big 10 for the week of Jan. 24 - 31

Grade changes of 122 freshmen at Westover High School is the most-read story of the week.

The Big 10 for the week of Jan. 24 - 27. Grade changes of 122 freshmen at Westover High School is the most-red story of the week.

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Inmates earn GEDs at Dougherty County Jail

Over the past two years, 19 county inmates have picked up their General Equivalency Diplomas.

Inmates earn GEDs at Dougherty County Jail. Over the past two years, 19 have picked up their General Equivalency Diplomas.