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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Albany Gang Task Force is asking for the public’s help in locating Jerry Jerome Cauley
Albany Gang Task Force asking for public’s help in locating Jerry Jerome Cauley for his participation in a gang related fight that occurred on Jan. 12 in the 300 block of Station Crossing Drive.
Albany Police Department has quiet evening
Albany Police and Fire Report
The Albany Police Department reports that incidents and calls, like the temperatures, were below normal Tuesday and Wednesday
While criminal activity was down during this week’s big freeze, traffic wrecks were plentiful.
Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely said he would accept the position if the School Board deemed him the most qualified person for the job.
The Dougherty County School Board is expected to interview superintendent applicants in February and March and make a decision on a permanent school chief by the June 30 end of the fiscal year.
As winter storm nears, bottled water, brea and milk moving quickly
Shoppers hitting Albany’s grocery stores ‘just in case.’ As winter storm nears, bottled water, brea and milk moving quickly
Police and Fire report for Jan. 29
Police and Fire report for Jan. 29
Indiana basketball rules the roost for last week
The Big 10 — the 10 most-read stories for the week of Jan. 17-24, 2014 at albanyherald.com. Indiana basketball rules the roost for last week
Principal William Chunn characterizes the grade alterations as an intervention process
The changes of grades for 122 ninth-graders at Westover High that move many of them from failure to passing is expected to be discussed Wednesday by the Dougherty County School Board.
Organizers are hoping more than 200 dogs will be entered in the event
AKC Coondog hunt and show scheduled for the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds weekend; organizers are hoping more than 200 dogs will be entered in the event
Interim superintendent says he would stay if asked
Mosely says there are a number of hot spots that still need addressing, including marginal employees.
The team advances to the State Final set for Saturday in Milledgeville
Robert Cross Middle School wins Region Academic Bowl championship, advances to the State Final set for Saturday in Milledgeville
Mathis says life has slowed a bit since her Top 10 finish at last year's Miss America Pageant
Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis, urges Kiwanians to ‘make a difference in someone’s life.’
The most read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Jan. 10 - 17
The BIG 10, the most read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Jan. 10 - 17
The Governor has asked the Legislature to boost K-12 education spending by $542 million in FY2015
Educators pleased with Gov. Deal’s proposed FY2015 budget which will add $542 million to K-12 coffers.
After two years on the job, Blair is sensing a renewed optimism in downtown Albany
ADICA CEO Aaron Blair updates Exchange Club of Albany on progress made over the past year revitalizing the downtown area.
The Georgia Peanut Commission honored Chambliss during its 38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show in Tifton
Sen. Saxby Chambliss became just the fifth person in 32 years inducted into the Georgia Peanut Commission’s Peanut Hall of Fame
The Committee also approves $77,000 in change orders for Dougherty High Phase II work.
DCSS Buildings and Grounds Committee squable over list of approved Design-Build teams.
Governor includes $1.4 million in FY 2015 budget for Albany State University Fine Arts Center design work
Dougherty County legislative delegation members had hoped to get the full $24 million funding for the center
State Rep. Carol Fullerton says the governor wanted fresher design work before fully funding the long-awaited fine arts center project at Albany State University.
Dougherty BOE sends architectural and maintenance recommendations back to committee
Dougherty County School Board approves Title I-A grants, but sends architectural and maintenance recommendations back to committee
AHA plans to transform McIntosh Homes area into a strong mixed-income community
Albany Housing Authority’s Dan McCarthy explains his vision to revitalize the McIntosh Homes area to the Dougherty Rotary Club
Westover High had won the past four competitions
Albany High wins Academic Decathlon, Westover High had won the past four competitions
The most-read stories of the past week at albanyherald.com
The most-read stories of the past week at albanyherald.com
A Board of Regents limited audit report revealed major compliance issues at Darton State College
Paul Jones sees the seriousness of correcting Darton State College’s problems after a regents audit report revealed major compliance issues. Jones says he is working to change the culture at the college. (Audit report attached to article)
Georgia Board of Regents releases results of a limited four-month audit of Darton State College
The Georgia Board of Regents recently released the findings of a 2013 audit of Darton State College, which cites six areas of “material” concern dealing with issues ranging from not properly keeping track of the academic progress of students receiving federal financial aid to improper use of grant money.
An audit of Darton State College reveals grants from hospitals were not spent for intended student stipends
Among the six items of concern from the audit were Darton State athletics expenses being improperly allocated, giving an inaccurate fiscal depiction of the department.
Residents awoke to a low of 16 degrees and a wind chill of 6 Tuesday morning as frigid temperatures hit Georgia
Residents awoke to an unusually frigid morning Tuesday as an arctic vortex dipped into Georgia, but there were few weather-related incidents were reported.
Joan Darden replaces Gary Barnette, who remains as vice president of student affairs
Joan Darden has replaced Gary Barnette as Darton State College’s vice president of academic affairs.
Temperatures expected to be the coldest in more than 20 years
Most of the country endures sub-freezing temperatures, and Albany is no exception.
More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013
More than 75 inches of rain fell on Albany in 2013, creating a muddy mess for famers and construction projects.
Team Lean is a 12-week weight-loss competition that launches Wednesday
The Albany Area YMCA is conducting late registration for its Annual Team Lean today until Tuesday. Team Lean 2014 is a 12-week weight-loss competition where team camaraderie and cash prizes inspire participants to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. The competition will kick off with the first weigh-in on Wednesday.
The are public safety reports for Albany and Dougherty County
The Albany Police Department responded to at least 25 incidents from Monday into the early hours of Tuesday.
Ex-husband Jimmy Dean's defense of Paula Deen tops albanyherald.com's list of most-read stories in 2013
Online voting for high school football players was a popular item at albanyherald.com
Jimmy Deen’s defense of ex-wife Paula Deen sits atop www.albanyherald.com’s 25 most-read stories of 2013
These were the most-viewed articles at www.albanyherald.com for the week
T. Gamble column about Phil Robertson tops the list of most-red stories for the week of Dec. 20-27
Unsold Christmas trees destined for farm ponds across the region.
Glenn Eames had more than 100 Christmas trees and wreathes left after the holiday. The trees will be dumped into farm ponds to be used fish habitats.
Dalton Duggars and Jordan Sirmans are two of the youngest licensed ham radio operators in Georgia
Dalton Duggars and Jordan Sirmans are two of the youngest licensed amateur radio operators in the state of Georgia
Albany families flock to the theater on Christmas Day
A Christmas Day movie is becoming a tradition among America’s families.
It’s a safe bet that many gifts will come from the annual Toys “R” Us hottest toy list
What will kids be finding underneath the tree on Christmas morning?
Major work will continue at Dougherty High over the Christmas/New Years break
School maintenance is slowing for Christmas holiday break, but work continues on Dougherty High renovations.
Missing girl and residents unhappy over Hospital Authority appointment top last week’s stories
Next week will mark the 103rd trip in 56 years for The St. Jude Santa
Joe Farris is ready to make his 103rd trip in 56 years to deliver Chistmas cheer to young patients of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Area legislators hear Albany, Dougherty wish lists prior to opening of General Assembly
City, County officials present area lawmakers with a list of items they’d like to see moved upon in the next legislative session.
Dougherty County School Board members hope to see some easing of state education funding cuts
Rep. Ed Rynders thinks the state will have a $500 million to $600 million surplus in its upcoming budget
H.E.A.R.T has given more than 2,300 pairs of shoes to less fortunate students
H.E.A.R.T has distributed more than 2,300 pairs of shoes to Dougherty County’s less fortunate elementary school students
School officials will discuss Dougherty School District's legislative priorities with lawmakers
Dougherty School System officials see increasing insurance costs as an important issue that could adversely affect the district’s budget.