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
Chancellor said all future options remain on the table
USG chancellor says no immediate plans to consolidate south Georgia Colleges.
NWS predicts that mercury will plunge Wednesday through Friday
Storms are gone, but freezing temperatures ore on the way
It took an accomplished bluegrass musician 10 years to make his first banjo
Andy Martin has an unusual hobby, he builds banjos for entertainment.
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
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.
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
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.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not released the names of the victims
Two dead after five people shot overnight in Americus
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
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.
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.
Twenty new graduates pick up degrees Thursday
Troy University’s Albany site awards 20 degrees at the school’s mid-year commencement.
The system's score increased from 60.2 in 2012 to 67 this year
Dougherty County School show dramatic increase in CCRPI scores
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Leesburg pair hope to strike gold at prestigious dog show.
Dog trainers aim for the big time at dog championships in Orlando
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Police and fire calls
Police and fire calls
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
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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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.
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.
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
Albany Fire Department issues warning about substandard heating systems
Cold snap is boon for some Albany businesses
The money will be used to bolster the resources of the Performance Learning Center at Monroe High
National Weather Service calling for low of 20 tonight and Wednesday morning
Albany, region, bracing for freezing temperatures
Trojans erupt for 21 unanswered points in fourth quarter to pound Wildcats
The Trojans advance to meet Region 8-AAAAAA champion Archer next Friday.
Legislators say education, transportation and healthcare funding will be priorities next session.
Area legislators discuss priorities for next year during Albany Area Chamber breakfast
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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