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Terry Lewis

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It's payback time at the Albany Boys and Girls Club for Marvin Laster

After three decades as a club member and executive, Laster returns home to his roots

Marvin Laster returns home to Albany and the Boys and Girls Club

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Huckaby says south Georgia campus consolidations not on table — for now

Chancellor said all future options remain on the table

USG chancellor says no immediate plans to consolidate south Georgia Colleges.

National Weather Service warns south Georgia residents to brace for freezing temperatures

NWS predicts that mercury will plunge Wednesday through Friday

Storms are gone, but freezing temperatures ore on the way

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Banjo making helps Andy Martin keep his head on straight

It took an accomplished bluegrass musician 10 years to make his first banjo

Andy Martin has an unusual hobby, he builds banjos for entertainment.

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'Blood Moon' eclipse was albanyherald.com's most-viewed story in 2014

2014's top web stories covered a wide range of topics from the weather, burying a three decade grudge and the mysterious death of an Albany physician

Last April’s ‘Blood Moon’ story was the most-viewed on The Herald’s web site in 2014

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Albany police warn against New Year's Eve drunk driving, gunfire and fireworks

Police urge New Year's Eve revelers to act responsibly during celebrations

Albany police will be out in full force during New Year’s Eve, placing a major emphasis on preventing drunk driving.

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Butch Mosely reviews two years in charge of Dougherty school system

Dougherty County School Superintendent says employees driving system's improvement

Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Mosely reflects on past two years at the DCSS helm

Albany Police Department nabs burglary suspect

Wayne McDowell Jr. charged with three counts of burglary in apartment break-ins

Albany Police capture burglary suspect after a brief chase; round up of police, EMS and fire department reports.

Overnight shooting leaves two dead, three injured in Americus

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not released the names of the victims

Two dead after five people shot overnight in Americus

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

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Mitchell County School System turns school bus into mobile classroom

Mitchell school system is taking teachers, technology and classes out to the community

Mitchell County School System officials continue to bring innovation to educatuon by creating a mobile classroom that brings educational resources including teacher and technology to the places where the students’ families live.

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Georgia Department of Education removes Albany Middle School from watch list

The move lifts the school out of a program that monitors school performance

The Georgia Department of Education has upgraded the status of Albany Middle School, pulling it from a watch list of under-performing schools.

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Troy University's Albany site conducts mid-year commencement

Twenty new graduates pick up degrees Thursday

Troy University’s Albany site awards 20 degrees at the school’s mid-year commencement.

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Dougherty Schools see marked increase in CCRPI scores

The system's score increased from 60.2 in 2012 to 67 this year

Dougherty County School show dramatic increase in CCRPI scores

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Carol Tharin, Darrel Ealum depart Dougherty School Board with high hopes for system

Tharin did not run for re-election; Ealum won state House District 153 race

Carol Tharin and Darrel Ealum have bid farewell to the Dougherty County School Board.

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Albany State University awards more than 390 degrees during Fall Commencement

Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher keynote speaker at ASU commencement

More than 390 graduates walk Saturday at Albany State University’s Fall Commencement.

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Dougherty educational collaborative, community receive findings of educational survey

The University of Georgia's Fanning Institute report focuses on seven major issues

Fanning Institute offers report, suggestions on how to improve education in Dougherty County.

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Darton State College conducts 2014 fall commencement ceremony

More than 625 graduates received their bachelor or associate degrees, or a certificate

Darton State College graduates more than 625 during fall commencement, with approximately 360 graduates participating in the ceremony.

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Dougherty County School Board ends year with quick meeting

Dougherty School Board approves $13 million lease to pay for One-To-One Technology Initiative

Dougherty County School Board cruises through final meeting of 2014

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Albany Surgical breaks ground on new ambulatory surgical center

Albany Surgical breaks ground on new 25,000 square foot ambulatory surgery center

Partner Price Corr says the new 25,000 square foot, $6 million facility will be the first of its kind in south Georgia.

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Billy Hodges, Joel White earn spots in American Kennel Club/Eukanuba National Championship

Leesburg pair hope to strike gold at prestigious dog show.

Dog trainers aim for the big time at dog championships in Orlando

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Newly-minted Albany Technical College graduates crowd Albany Civic Center floor Thursday night

More than 200 earned associate degrees, more than 900 diplomas were handed out, and more than 1700 technical certificates of credit were awarded

Albany Tech holds crowded Fall Commencement Exercise.

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Jesse Jackson, Alveda King to highlight Lavarn Watson book signing Saturday in Albany

Lavarn Watson was a member of the Albany Police Department in 1977 when he was convicted of raping an 18-year-old woman

Jesse Jackson and Alveda King will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday for a book signing of Lavarn Watson’s new book “Injustice Within Our Justice System: The Lavarn Watson Story.”

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Robert Cross Middle School defeats Albany Middle for Dougherty County Schools Academic Bowl title

Robert Cross, Albany Middle, Radium Springs and Merry Acres bound for District round

Robert Cross Middle School wins the Christine Blaylock Cup for the second consecutive year.

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Thanksgiving joining ranks of bargain shopping days

Are early Black Friday sales on Thursday evening and more people Thanksgiving meals at restaurants the new norm?

About 18 percent of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers were expected to hit the stores on Thaksgiving Day.

Albany-Dougherty County Police, EMS and Fire calls - Nov. 27, 2014

Police and fire calls

Police and fire calls

Former Lily Pad Director Cassandra Wright indicted on forgery, theft charges

Wright is accused of forging signatures on grant applications and taking money for a store gift card

Former Lily Pad Director Cassandra Wright indicted on forgery, theft charges

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Lowe's grant helps beautify Albany ARC Adult Day Building grounds

The $10,000 grant, obtained by Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful was used to landscape the building’s grounds and increase accessibility

Lowe’s grant money used to spruce up Albany ARC Adult Day Building’s grounds.

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Big Ten - Nov. 14-21, 2014

These are the Top 10 most viewed stories of the week at albanyherald.com.

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Peterson bullying lawsuit against Dougherty School System heating up

Father alleges alcohol use on Westover team bus during basketball camp trip

A bullied student’s father is ratcheting up the rhetoric in a lawsuit against the Dougherty County School System.

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Archer ends Lee County’s dream season

Tigers build 21-0 lead and never look back to win 56-13

Lee closed its first season back in Class AAAAAA at 8-3 while Archer improved to 9-3 and advanced to the state quarterfinals.

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Dougherty County School Board hears from newly formed Student Advisory Council

Twelve students, three from each of the four countys high schools, present their agenda to the School Board

Dougherty School Board hears presentation from members of the new Student Advisory Council

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Prolonged cold spell results in busy time for some Albany businesses

Albany Fire Department issues warning about substandard heating systems

Cold snap is boon for some Albany businesses

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AT&T donates $40,000 for Dougherty County drop-out prevention program

The money will be used to bolster the resources of the Performance Learning Center at Monroe High

Early blast of Arctic air to plunge region into deep freeze

National Weather Service calling for low of 20 tonight and Wednesday morning

Albany, region, bracing for freezing temperatures

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Lee County advances after routing Lovejoy

Trojans erupt for 21 unanswered points in fourth quarter to pound Wildcats

The Trojans advance to meet Region 8-AAAAAA champion Archer next Friday.

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Albany Area Chamber holds annual Legislative Affairs Rise N Shine Breakfast

Legislators say education, transportation and healthcare funding will be priorities next session.

Area legislators discuss priorities for next year during Albany Area Chamber breakfast

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Cooper property sold for $6.7 million

Two tire companies, Firestone and Cooper, had used the property for tire manufacturiung

A large part of the former Cooper Tire Co. plant was razed after the plant closed.

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Dougherty County School Board approves moving middle school gifted program from Merry Acres to Robert Cross

The move, which will take effect on Jan. 5, 2015, will better balance student loads at both campuses

BOE OKs moving middle school gifted program from Merry Acres to Robert Cross effective Jan. 5

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Veterans Day events planned for Albany State University, Darton State College and Veterans Park

American Legion posts from Albany and Sylvester to dedicate new Korean War Memorial at Veterans Park.

ALBANY — Communities across the nation will hold Veterans Day events today to honor and remember active and former members of the five branches of our country’s armed services — and Albany will play its part.

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Valdosta rallies to stun Lee County 22-21

Trojans finish as No. 3 seed, will travel to Hampton to play Lovejoy next week

Lee’s dream season, however, hit a speed bump Friday night as Valdosta converted three Lee major distance penalties in a 75-yard drive in the final two minutes to score the game-winning touchdown with 1:10 remaining.

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Gerald Greene earns 17th term in the Georgia House

Veteran representative carries seven of nine counties in the heavily minority House District 151

Gerald Greene wins re-election in House District 151, surprising state GOP strategists.

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Sanford Bishop defeats Greg Duke for 12th term in Congress

Bishop returns to Congress with nearly 19 point win over political newcomer

Congressman says he appreciates the trust the voters of the district have placed in him.

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GOP brings in the big guns on final fly-in before Tuesday's elections | VIDEO

Sen. Johnny Isakson touts David Perdue while Gov. Nathan Deal stresses business, jobs and reforms

State Republican leaders visit the Albany airport Monday in last-day push on the eve of election day

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Salvation Army seeking volunteers to ring bells, man kettle stations around town

The Annual Red Kettle Campaign kicks off Nov. 15 and is the organization’s single biggest fund-raiser of the year.

Salvation Army looking for bell ringers for its annual kettle drive

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Leesburg's Buster Posey takes winning another World Series in stride

San Francisco Giants catcher says winning three of past five WS 'special'

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey reflects on winning three of the past five World Series championships

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Westover tops Bainbridge in overtime thriller

Patriots earn subregion’s No. 2 seed with 29-27 victory

With the victory, Westover (5-4, 3-1 Region 1-AAAA ‘B’) will play host to Crisp County, who upset Monroe 14-6, next week with a playoff berth on the line.

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Butch Mosely suspends West Town Principal Lee Shiver for five days without pay

Lee Shiver had posted an 'insensitive' picture in the school's teacher break room

West Town principal suspended five days without pay for ‘insensitive’ picture posted in teacher break room

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Westover student charged with on-campus assault, sodomy

Shaquan Hodges, 17, is being held without bond in the Dougherty County jail.

17-year-old Westover student being held after alleged assault on campus