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.
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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
While Dougherty, Monroe and Westover drop, Albany High sees nearly a 10-point spike to 76.6 percent
Three of the local high schools reported declines — Monroe’s grad rate was 62.3, down from 65.9; Dougherty reported a 50.2 rate, down from 52.8; and Westover reported a 68.6 rate, a drop of 10.1 points from last year’s 78.7 percent.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens warns Lee County students about prescription drug abuse dangers | VIDEO
Sam Olens tells the student assembly that there were more than 700 prescription drug deaths in state in 2013
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate vying against Republican David Perdue and Libertarian Amanda Swafford for Saxby Chambliss’ seat.
Michelle Nunn makes morning appearance at Pearly’s Restaurant.
Westover officials have suspended the teenager for bringing a 9 mm pistol on campus
The pistol had a trigger lock and the 15-year-old student who brought it onto the Westover High School campus did not have the key, Dougherty County School System officials say. The student has been suspended.
GAE President Sid Chapman said Gerald Green's background in education played a major role in endorsement
Georgia Association of Educators gives nod to Gerald Greene in House 151 contest.
Gerald Greene, who has been in the State House since 1983, is facing a challenge from Democrat Ezekiel Holley.
House Speaker David Ralston was in Albany Monday to throw his support behind Gerald Greene’s bid for re-election
Knights build early lead and coast to easy 46-12 victory
Deerfield-Windsor scored two quick first quarter touchdowns in less than 90 seconds without ever putting its offense on the field to race to a 13-0 lead and never looked back.
The university officially renamed the ACAD Building in tribute to long-time former President Billy Black
Albany State conducts Homecoming Convocation, then renames ACAD Building in honor of late President Billy Black.
Lowe, who was the school’s first headmaster in 1966, was also DWS’s first football, boys and girls basketball and baseball coach
Deerfield-Windsor breaks ground on new Wellness Center which will honor long-time coach and first headmaster Graham Lowe
Black spent 32 years at Albany State, 15 as the school’s sixth president
Albany State to rename Academic Building as tribute to the Billy Black, who as president, led the rebuilding effors after a flood in 1994 destroyed much of the campus.
While there is general support for the move, the School Board wants to have discussions with parents in regard to potential problems.
The Dougherty County Board of Education tables moving middle school gifted program from Merry Acres to ease overcrowding.
More than 100 members of ASU's faculty, staff, students and community members wore pink to form a human pink ribbon.
ASU supports breast cancer awareness with more than 100 pink-clad supporters forming a human pink ribbon
APD Assistant Chief Mark Scott says the department will boost visibility and interaction with citizens
APD plans to boost downtown foot patrols, visibility and interaction with citizens
The events begin today with the crowning of a new Miss Albany State University at the Albany Municipal Auditorium
Albany State University kicks off Homecoming 2014 by recognizing the changes brought about by the Flood of 1994
Trojans build 21-point first-half lead, hold on
After given little chance to compete in the brutal Region 1-AAAAAA, the Trojans are suddenly looking like a postseason contender.
Nunn and more than a dozen volunteers visited the Albany school to read with students in support of Georgia’s literacy programs
U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn visits Martin Luther King Elementary in Albany to promote reading in Georgia’s schools and to promote her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in january by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.
Mack Burgess, 25, who died in an auto accident Tuesday, was the son of Albany musician Banks Burgess
Gov. Nathan Deal has temporarily suspended his campaign to lourn the death of campaign staffer Mack Burgess, whose father resides in Albany.
The partnership of local businesses and Dougherty County schools has produced benefits
The new wireless network is part of the DCSS's Technology Refresh Initiative and One-To-One Technology Program
Dougherty School System ready to install two new $6 million network data centers
GAE President Sid Chapman says Gov. Nathan Deal is hurting public education in Georgia
GAE endorses Jason Carter for governor, says Gov. Nathan deal is hurting public education in Georgia
Samia Giddings says her client has been contacted by parents in relation to other alleged school bullying incidents
Manswell Peterson’s lawyer exploring upgrading Westover bullying suit to class action status
Behind Zytavious Anderson, Rams score big win over Bearcats
With the win, Worth County improved to 3-2 and 2-0 in subregion play, while Bainbridge fell to 4-3 and 1-1.
Mars family member Frank Mars points out that a plant is just an asset, it's the people inside that give it life
Located in the heart of the state’s peanut country, the Albany facility first opened its doors in 1964 and specialized in sourcing peanuts from local shellers to be used in Snickers Bars and M&M brand peanut candies. Today the facility employs more than 175 associates who roast high quality peanuts — 90 percent of which are sourced from Georgia — for a variety of Mars’ iconic brands.