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Terry Lewis

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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

Dougherty County high schools combine for 59.1 percent on 2014 cohort graduation rates

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.

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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

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Michelle Nunn makes morning appearance at Pearly's Restaurant

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.

Albany student found with gun at Westover High School

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.

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Georgia Association of Educators endorses Rep. Gerald Green in House 151 race

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.

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House Speaker David Ralston flies in to give boost to Rep. Gerald Greene's re-election effort

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

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Deerfield-Windsor mauls Terrell Academy

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.

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Albany State University holds Homecoming Convocation and building dedication

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.

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Deerfield-Windsor School names new Health Center in honor of Graham Lowe

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

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Albany State University to rename ACAD in honor of former president Billy Black

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.

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Dougherty County School Board tables proposal to move Middle School Gifted Program to Robert Cross

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.

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Albany State University "Paint ASU Pink" event supports breast cancer awareness

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

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Albany Police Department plans to increase foot patrols downtown

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

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Albany State University begins 2014 Homecoming celebrations

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

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Lee County stuns Lowndes

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.

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Michelle Nunn promotes literacy during reading event at Martin Luther King Elementary

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.

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Gov. Nathan Deal temporarily suspends campaign to mourn death of GOP staffer

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.

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Albany Area Chamber of Commerce holds annual Partners in Excellence breakfast

The partnership of local businesses and Dougherty County schools has produced benefits

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Dougherty County School System ready to install two new data centers

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

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Georgia Association of Educators endorses Jason Carter for governor

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

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Manswell Peterson's lawyer looking into class action status in Westover bullying lawsuit

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

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Worth County upends Bainbridge 48-28

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.

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Mars Chocolate Albany facility celebrates its golden annversary

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.