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Lee County plays host to Lanier with trip to state title game on the line  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — Lee County High School head football coach Dean Fabrizio doesn't want fans to underestimate the importance of playing at home in the state ...

Vols to Get Official Visit from Four-Star Cornerback  Rocky Top Insider

Four-star 2019 cornerback Jammie Robinson out of Georgia is set to take an official visit to Tennessee along with a couple other SEC schools.

Lee County High School football has emerged from the past to become a powerhouse  The Albany Herald

In the mid 1980s and well into the early 2000s, Lee County High School football was a mess, wallowing around in a sea of badness hoping for mediocrity.

Leesburg students show off talents in first-ever competition  WALB

Over the next two days, more than 100 Lee County students will show off their talents to local industry professionals.

Georgia Southwestern launches ‘Southwestern Promise’ scholarship for Hurricane Michael survivors  WALB

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - High school seniors throughout Southwest Georgia are eligible for a new scholarship at Georgia Southwestern University. Students ...

Four-star DB gets visit from Vols  247Sports

A four-star defensive back received a visit Thursday from a familiar face on Tennessee's staff.

Lee County plans school safety seminars | Local News  The Albany Herald

Lee County will host two events related to school safety: one on Friday and another next Tuesday. According to Lee County School System Superintendent ...

2018 Lee Distinguished Alumni announced | Local News  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — The Lee County High School Distinguished Alumni Program Committee has announced the selection of the seven recipients of the 2018 LCHS ...

Lee County High School hosts safety meeting | Local News  The Albany Herald

Lee County High School held a school safety meeting Friday morning. The speakers included public officials, a teacher, a student and Lee County School ...

Lee County High's Dotty Davis named state's top theater educator  The Albany Herald

Dotty Davis, a theatre arts teacher and director at Lee County High School, was named Georgia's Outstanding Theatre Educator of the Year by the Educational ...

Lee County HS football team gets championship rings, special honor  WFXL FOX 31

Monday was an unforgettable day for the Lee County High School football team, and the entire community was able to witness it.Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn ...

Fundraising efforts to help Lee Co. Band play in 2019 Sugar Bowl  WALB

Some people in Southwest Georgia may rest a little more comfortably Saturday after purchasing new beds at a fundraiser that will help over 100 Lee County ...

Prokesh named new Leesburg police chief | Local News  The Albany Herald

Out of more than 35 applicants, Capt. Christopher J. Prokesh of the Leesburg Police Department was selected as the city's new police chief.

Auric Saha named Lee County's 2018 STAR Student | Local News  The Albany Herald

Lee County High School senior Auric Saha was named Lee County's STAR Student for 2018 Tuesday at The Bindery at Oakland Library. Saha chose Robby ...

Lee County High School cuts the ribbon on its new multipurpose building  The Albany Herald

Three years ago, the Lee County School System broke ground on a new 43000-square-foot, $8 million multipurpose facility for its athletes and new classroom ...

Extraordinary 'Pippin' on LCHS stage beginning Friday | Local News  The Albany Herald

The classic Broadway musical “Pippin” will be performed Friday-March 17 at Lee County High School by the school's award-winning Palladium Players.

STATE CHAMPS: Lee County claims first state football title in 28-21 overtime win  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — Drequan Garmon started the 2017 season with a knee injury. He ended it with a game-winning state championship touchdown that put an ...

Program set to honor 1963 Leesburg Stockade Girls | Local News  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — An upcoming program will not only honor the 1963 Leesburg Stockade Girls, but a few of the surviving women will be on hand to meet and greet ...

High School graduations change location due to weather threat  WFXL FOX 31

Weather isn't going to rain on the parade of high school graduates this upcoming weekend.Lee County officials say that the high school graduation is being ...

Lee Co. students learn importance of serving in the community  WALB-TV

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - Some Lee County High School students learned how they can better help their community on Wednesday. This was the first ...

Leesburg’s Veterans Day parade set for Saturday  WALB

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - Veterans Day is Sunday and the city of Leesburg has plans for a parade to honor veterans. Floats and cars all themed around veteran ...

Lee County High School seniors receive diplomas at Albany Civic Center  The Albany Herald

With stormy weather a threat, Lee County officials moved the LCHS graduation ceremony to the Albany Civic Center Saturday.

Lee County High School hosted the third meeting of the senate school safety study committee  WALB-TV

Lee County High School talked safety today for all their schools and conversations from those meetings could influence changes in other schools all across the ...

Lee County’s Otis Reese joins Georgia’s outstanding 2018 class  DawgNation

LEESBURG -- Otis Reese didn't talk much about the process of choosing his college football program during this recruiting cycle. But the longtime Michigan ...

Social media threat leads to Lee County High School lockdown  The Albany Herald

A social media photo that appeared to show a gun and an accompanying threat that something would happen at Lee County High School led to a brief lockdown ...

Leesburg Stockade Girls to be honored  WALB-TV

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - A group of women will be honored this weekend for their activism during the civil rights movement. The Stolen Girls were a group of ...

Lee County High School senior dies in Philema Road crash  The Albany Herald

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the lone fatality from a two-vehicle crash that occurred Friday afternoon near the intersection of Philema and Hattie Bell ...

Former NFL player brings Kids and Pros Football Clinic to SWGA  WALB-TV

Young men and women across Southwest Georgia will have the chance to play football with current and former Atlanta Falcons players this weekend in Lee ...

Lee Co. native stars in "Black Panther" film  WALB-TV

A Lee County native will be featured in what is forecast to be one of the biggest films this year, Marvel Studios' "Black Panther".

New Leesburg police chief wants to uphold department legacy  The Albany Herald

All eyes were on Capt. Christopher Prokesh this week when the city of Leesburg announced that he would become the police department's new chief.

Leesburg Police chief loses battle with cancer | Local News  The Albany Herald

After a long battle with cancer, Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore passed away on Sunday at the Willson Hospice House in Albany.

Lee Theater to present weekend production of 'Madagascar Jr.'  The Albany Herald

For one weekend only, Lee County Theatre Arts and Broadway Bound Musical Theatre for children present DreamWorks' “Madagascar Jr.,” a musical adventure ...

Lee Co. Schools: No tolerance for threats after student arrested for social media post  WFXL FOX 31

The Lee County School System said it has no tolerance for any type of threats.That's after a student at Lee County High School was arrested on Thursday for ...

Lee County High School graduates largest class ever  The Albany Herald

More than 400 Lee County High School graduates received diplomas Saturday before a crowd of thousands that included LCHS alumnus Luke Bryan.

Lee County accepting vendor, entertainment applications for Christmas parade  The Albany Herald

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual Spirit of Christmas Parade & Festival on Dec. 1. The parade will start at 10 a.m. with a festival.

Lee County (Ga.) has allowed 7 rushing yards total in five games. Yes, 7  USA TODAY High School Sports

We told you about West Orange-Stark (Texas), which has allowed just two points all season -- on a safety, but here is another very impressive statistical ...

Albany Area Summer Camps | Features  The Albany Herald

Kids looking for fun summer activities will have no shortage of opportunities this summer.

Lee County names STAR student, teacher for 2017 | Local News  The Albany Herald

Lee County High School senior Chihye Kim was named Lee County's STAR Student for 2017 Tuesday during a Lee County Chamber of Commerce Eggs and ...

Lee County approves 2018 millage rate | Local News  The Albany Herald

In a public meeting that lasted half the time of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Lee County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution to set the tax millage rate.

Leesburg unveils restored train depot, original Robert West painting  The Albany Herald

It has been a long time coming, Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn noted Monday. Quinn led the ceremony of the unveiling of not only a painting dedicated by Robert ...

After winning appeal following controversial call, Ga. baseball team suffers season-ending loss  USA TODAY High School Sports A controversial baseball series in Georgia came to a close on Friday. Four days after the GHSA ...

Classmates, teachers mourn Lee Co. High senior  WALB-TV

Karen Hancock, the principal at Lee County High School, said students and staff are mourning the loss of Anne Eubanks, 17.

National Signing Day: Otis Reese signs with Georgia  The Albany Herald

Lee County defensive back Otis Reese signs with Georgia on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Leesburg.

Dr. Phillips heading to Georgia for showdown of football state champs  Orlando Sentinel

Dr. Phillips will travel to Georgia to open the 2018 football season in a showdown of defending state champion teams.

Lee County's Shelby Bennett wins Best Actress at state  The Albany Herald

Lee County High School's Shelby Bennett was awarded the Best Actress honors recently in this year's State One-Act Play Competition. Bennett, a junior, played ...

UGA journalism student intern at Herald | Local News  The Albany Herald

Rising University of Georgia senior journalism major Tessa Green, a graduate of Lee County High School, is serving an internship at The Albany Herald this ...

Florida's Dan Mullen visits Lee County, offers Griffin McDowell  The Albany Herald

Florida head coach Dan Mullen offered McDowell, a first-team Georgia Sports Writers Association all-state pick, a offer to Florida during his visit to Leesburg on ...

Leesburg Stockade Women aiming to make an impact on South GA's youth  WALB-TV

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - A group of women who were taken at a young age and held captive during the civil rights movement is telling its story that has been ...

Lee County School Superintendent Jason Miller gets contract extension  The Albany Herald

The Lee County Board of Education extended the contract of School Superintendent Jason Miller by two years at its regular board meeting Monday evening.

Leesburg Council gets parade update | Local News  The Albany Herald

The Leesburg City Council heard an update for the city's first veterans parade as well as an account of multi-department police chase that was like the scene of a ...

Football Signing Day: 2 Players Will Be UWG Wolves Next Year  Douglasville, GA Patch

2 Local Football Players Will Be UWG Wolves - Douglasville, GA - Local grid iron standouts Marzavion Dix and Spencer Myers will be University of West Georgia ...

Lee County High unveils new multipurpose building | Sports  The Albany Herald

Lee County High school had a very impressive year in terms of athletics and now the school has an equally impressive facility to aid their student athletes as well ...

Lee County's T.J. Harris commits to Troy University  The Albany Herald

Lee County's Tyrone “T.J.” Harris has become the fourth Trojan from the rising senior class to commit to a Division I football program.

Georgia Tech Football Recruiting Update: Jackets land in Kendrick’s top 7 while offering an underrated corner  Yellow Jacked Up

In the latest Monday edition of our Georgia Tech football recruiting update, the Jackets landed in one recruit's top 7 while they offered an underrated corner from ...

Karen Hancock set to take over as principal of Lee County High  The Albany Herald

Karen Hancock is set to take over as the new principal of Lee County High School.

Who is Otis Reese? 5 things to know about the Georgia target  DawgNation

Five things to know about Georgia recruiting target Otis Reese, who is committed to Jim Harbaugh and Michigan but could flip to UGA.

Metro Albany Kitchen Inspections: Sept. 17-28, 2018 | Features  The Albany Herald

These establishments were inspected Sept. 17-28 by the Environmental Health offices of Dougherty, Lee, Baker, Terrell, Worth, Mitchell and Calhoun counties.

Lee County has eight football players sign letters-of-intent  The Albany Herald

James Monteiro and Garrett Glover were two of the eight football signees who signed scholarships on National Signing Day on Wednesday.

Lee County girls soccer advances to Final Four in AAAAAA  The Albany Herald

Kaitlyn Louthan and Hannah Schroeder each scored goals as Lee County's girls soccer team advanced to the state AAAAAA semifinals with a 2-0 victory over ...

Lee County's McFarland overcomes injury, signs track offer  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — There was no expectation for Tynshisha McFarland to even compete in track and field this year. A dislocated kneecap suffered during basketball ...

Stadium improvements in full swing at Lee County High School  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — The large dump trucks rolled through the gates near the Lee County High School football fieldhouse Monday afternoon, hauling out large chunks ...

Lee County volleyball team looks to put South Georgia on the map  The Albany Herald

Coach Tondra Davis said she's been able to watch the program grow tremendously during her short tenure as coach.

Georgia’s Chris Barnes announces transfer  Atlanta Journal Constitution

After two seasons at Georgia, Chris Barnes announced he will transfer Wednesday in a post on Instagr...

Lee County baseball to honor Eddie Dixon, Perry Shiver  The Albany Herald

Baseballs of former Lee County baseball players Eddie Dixon and Perry Shiver will be unveiled on the outfield fence.

Johnny Seabrooks files recruiting complaint with GHSA against Lee County  The Albany Herald

Dougherty County School System Athletics Director Johnny Seabrooks confirmed this week he is awaiting a letter of finding from the Georgia High School ...

Aubrey Solomon selects Michigan after initially decommitting  USA TODAY High School Sports

Seven months ago, Aubrey Solomon announced that he will be a Wolverine. Today, he said that again, this time in front of a national television audience, ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Lee County will rely on a veteran defense this year  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — After falling just short of the playoffs last season, the expectations at Lee County High School remain high. The Trojans enter the 2016 season ...

Recruits to watch for on National Signing Day  Red and Black

The traditional signing period opens up on Wednesday for the Class of 2018, and Kirby Smart and his staff will look to put the finishing touches on what could be.

Michigan football recruiting: OLB Otis Reese to visit this weekend  Detroit Free Press

Michigan Wolverines pledge Otis Reese plans to take official visit to campus this weekend. He did not sign during the early period.

Introducing Georgia football's 2018 freshmen class  Red and Black

Georgia football signed the No.1 class for 2018 and many of those players either made their way to campus as an early enrollee in January, or this summer for ...

Lee County's Josh Hatcher lands on magazine cover  The Albany Herald

Josh Hatcher played a key role in helping the Trojans make the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs last year.

ALBANY HERALD FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Aubrey Solomon had monster season for Lee County  The Albany Herald

The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder finished the season with 77 tackles, 12 sacks and 16 tackles for loss to help Lee County to the second round of the Georgia High ...

Ongoing investigations reveal new information in coach-chain gang sideline scuffle  USA TODAY High School Sports

Colquitt County assistant coach Shawn Sutton (black) being escorted out after being involved in sideline melee — Woody Wommack ...

Lee County High beats Alpharetta in OT in girls soccer  The Albany Herald

Tuesday's second round playoff match between the Lee County Lady Trojans and the visiting Alpharetta Lady Raiders was so intense it needed a few extra ...

Glynn Academy students hyped up for football game  Brunswick News

Elaysha Brown, a sophomore at Glynn Academy, firmly believes that an enthusiastic group of fans in the stands could contribute to a win this Friday.

Former Lee County standout Stephen Collier earns degree early from Ohio State  The Albany Herald

Stephen Collier has two years of eligibility remaining and he has already been accepted to graduate school.

Albany Rotary Club grants scholarships to students | Local News  The Albany Herald

Three students from Dougherty and Lee counties were awarded scholarships for $2000 per person by the Albany Rotary Club on Thursday.

Otis Reese, Nicholas Petit-Frere on Michigan's recruiting wish list  Detroit Free Press

With the regular signing period beginning Feb. 7, here's a look at what's left on Michigan's recruiting board.

Lee County falls to Langston Hughes in second round  The Albany Herald

For the second straight season, the Trojans' season ended in the second round of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAAA state basketball ...

Band booster treasurer arrested for theft  WALB-TV

The treasurer of the Lee County High School Band Boosters remains in the Dougherty County jail, charged with stealing thousands of dollars from their ...

New signs pay homage to Lee County celebrities  The Albany Herald

Lee County has installed new signs recognizing four celebrities who grew up in or around Leesburg.

Georgia's Luke Bryan cancels CMT Artist of the Year appearance following death in family

LEESBURG — Luke Bryan has canceled his appearance tonight on the CMT Artists of the Year special to mourn the death of his brother-in-law, Ben Lee ...

ON THE JOB: R. Designs' Wiggins allows faith to guide career change  The Albany Herald

Lee County resident Rebecca Wiggins got a degree in psychology, decided instead to become a nurse and, after 15 years in the health care profession, shifted ...

Ben Lee Cheshire | News  The Albany Herald

Ben Lee Cheshire. ALBANY - Ben Lee Cheshire, 46, of Leesburg, GA died Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Graveside ...

Tyler McConnell helps Lee County top Alcovy | Sports  The Albany Herald

Lee County advances to face Langston Hughes, who defeated Dunwoody in the first round.

Lee County schools mourning the loss of assistant principal  WFXL FOX 31

The Lee County School System is picking up the pieces after one of their own passed away late Saturday night.

Three Lee County Trojans Honored  WFXL FOX 31

The Lee County High School baseball team is a program that has lasted many years with several great coaches and players making their way through Trojan ...

Lee County Utilities Authority opens new location at 905 U.S. Highway 19 South  The Albany Herald

The new location of the Lee County Utilities Authority, located at 905 U.S. Highway 19 South, is open for business. The building, formerly owned by Colony Bank ...

How Michigan continues to successfully mine Georgia for top recruits

Michigan recently went nine years without signing a prospect from Georgia but is making the state a top priority.

Leesburg native hikes the Appalachian Trail | Features  The Albany Herald

While he might have known it would take him the better part of six months to make the journey, Leesburg native Jake Moye had only an inkling of what it.

Jim Harbaugh, numerous colleges attend Lee County football camp  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh arrived to Lee County Thursday wearing the jersey of former Atlanta Braves great Hank Aaron and left donning ...

The Squawkbox | Local News  The Albany Herald

Comments in The Squawkbox are from readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of The Albany Herald.

Lee County junior quarterback Garet Morrell making right decisions  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — One camera in the south end zone charted Garet Morrell and the Lee County High School offense's every move.

Leesburg folks proud of Luke Bryan  WALB-TV

When it comes to Country music singer Luke Bryan Leesburg folks are eager to say just how proud they are of their hometown star.

Georgia Sen. Greg Kirk announces six community development block grants  The Albany Herald

Georgia Sen. Greg Kirk, R-Americus, recently announced that the cities of Rebecca, Rochelle and Sylvester, as well as Lee, Tift and Turner counties are ...

Freshman receiver Eafford emerging as big-play weapon for Troy offense  Dothan Eagle

Just like anyone would, Troy freshman wide receiver Tray Eafford expressed delight after scoring his first collegiate touchdown against Georgia Southern ...

Georgia making moves to add depth to defensive line  DawgNation

ATHENS — In the grand scheme of things, the position change Tuesday not mean much. But Chris Barnes' move from offensive line to defensive line serves ...

Leesburg Harveys Supermarket set to close | Local News  The Albany Herald

The Harveys Supermarket in Leesburg is one of 94 Southeastern Grocers stores marked for closure in a restructuring plan announced by the company.

UGA commit is an award-winning grill master  DawgNation

UGA commit Chris Barnes, Jr., hovers over a grill that is set anywhere between 225 and 250 degrees for 3 1/2 - 4 hours. Before that, Barnes tossed his signature ...

John Lewis Fellowship hears story of Leesburg Stockade Girls  The Albany Herald

LEESBURG — The John Lewis Fellowship, based out of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, brought nearly 40 college students and recent ...

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