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Country singer and cancer survivor Kevin Sharp dies at 43

Kevin Sharp, who survived cancer as a teenager and went on to become a successful country music singer in the 1990s, died late Saturday, according to his website. He was 43.

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Braves fall to Mets in 14 innings

The Mets score on a sac fly in the 14th inning Sunday to beat the Braves and avoid getting swept.

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Bright of the day - April 21, 2014

Check out today's bright of the day!

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Bees not agressive unless they are defending hive, Kathy Brinson says

One third of nation's food pollinated by honeybees

Kathy Brinson noted that bees swarming in early spring may be spotted in a tree forming a ball. At this point, she said, people shouldn’t be alarmed; they are not aggressive because they have not yet formed a hive.

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CYNTHIA TUCKER: U.S. deportation policy impolitic, inhumane

OPINION: The Obama administrations deportation policy is a travesty

While the president has worked hard to get a reluctant Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, many immigration advocates say they’d rather see Obama relax his draconian deportation policies.

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MICHAEL REAGAN: Pennsylvania cannot afford to lose Gov. Tom Corbett

OPINION: Gov. Corbett has erased deficit without raising taxes, but is vulnerable politically

Gov. Tom Corbett’s biggest challenge won’t come from Democrats, but from his own party where many Republicans contend he isn’t conservative enough.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - April 21, 2014

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 10 through 16.

Company wants to develop senior housing complex in Leesburg

The 50-unit apartment complex would be located near the city’s post office

The Planning and Zoning Board recommended the land be rezoned from C-2 General Business District to R-2 Multiple Family Residential. The Leesburg City Council will conduct a public hearing on the issue at 6 p.m. on May 6 during its regular monthly meeting.

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Johnson, Kirk square off for State Senate District 13

Greg Kirk and Bryce Johnson vie for State Senate District 13 seat

Greg Kirk and Bryce Johnson will be squaring off in the May 20 Republican primary for the State Senate District 13 seat being vacated by Senator John Crosby.

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Author recounts Albany’s racial struggles

Albany civil rights history to be published

Lee Formwalt, historian and former Director of the Albany Civil Rights Institute, announces his book on racial history.

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Thumbs Up! April 21, 2014

ALBANY HERALD EDITORIAL BOARD: Good news to start the week.

Thumbs Up! is a weekly editorial focusing on the positive news from Albany and Southwest Georgia.

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Lady Rams settle for No. 2 seed

ASU’s doubleheader Sunday vs. Claflin is cancelled

Sunday’s season-ending doubleheader was cancelled because of poor field conditions, leaving the Lady Rams one game behind Claflin in the SIAC standings and forcing them to settle for the No. 2 seed in this week’s conference tournament.

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Darton baseball sets school record with 17th straight win

Cavs have won 24 of 26

The Darton baseball team won its 17th consecutive game on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of ABAC, breaking a school record and setting the stage for this week’s four-game series with No. 6 Georgia Perimeter.

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The Albany Herald’s Big Ten

There are the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Apr. 11-18, 2014

The Big Ten — the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Apr. 11-18, 2014

Carol Hollomon

Carol Hollomon 65, of Albany died April 19, 2014 at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Eugene M. Aydlotte, Jr.

Eugene M. Aydlotte, Jr. of Sylvester died April 20, 2014 at Sylvester Health Care.

Jack Joel Brown

Jack Joel Brown, 70, of 9816 Hwy. 200 Damascus, Ga. 39841 passed away today, April 18, 2014

Sherry “Darlene” Baker

Sherry “Darlene” Baker, 55, of Sylvester formerly of Terrell County died Saturday April 19, 2014 at her residence.

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Lillie Belle Malone

Lillie Belle Malone, 74, of Albany died Wednesday April 16, 2014 at her residence.

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Braves fend off late comeback from Mets

Freddie Freeman and Justin Upton each finished with three hits and Ervin Santana pitched seven strong innings as visiting Atlanta held on to improve to 7-1 on its current nine-game road trip.

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