News for Monday, April 12, 2010

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Gratitude is a life-changing vehicle

Gratitude is the attitude from which all good things come. In times where there is financial hardship and opportunities are limited, it can be difficult to stay encouraged without gratitude.

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POSEY WATCH -- Game 4 (reflects Grizzlies second win in a row; Posey's up-to-date stats, including first HR of 2010)

With former Lee County and FSU baseball star Buster Posey -- who was drafted No. 5 overall by the San Francisco Giants in 2008 -- being relegated to starting the season in the minor leagues after just missing the team's big-league roster, The Herald will do a nightly "Posey Watch" during his time with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies. There, we will track Posey's push to make the Giants' major-league roster.

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A masterful moment

Phil Mickelson wins his third Masters, but the highlight is his wife -- who has breast cancer -- is at the course for the first time this week to see him win.

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Bryant Gumbel marks 15th year on "Real Sports'

HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," which focuses on in-depth sports issues, remains a success 15 years after it started.

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Auriemma still hard at work

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma doesn't let up one week after his team wins the national title. Instead, he starts work on the national team.

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A solid return, an uncertain future for Woods

Tiger Woods might have surpassed others' expectations in the Masters, but his golfing future this year remains a question mark.

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Race to the green jacket

Dean of Georgia sports writers, Furman Bisher, writes this week that it was yet another memorable Masters with Phil Mickelson's victory.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Knights rebound with win

Banks Kinslow has a solid day on the mound and Gil Gillispie is perfect at the plate while Deerfield beats Citizens Christian, 10-0.

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Crunch time

The Lee County boys and girls soccer teams host GHSA Region 1-AAAA playoff games today and secure spots in the state playoffs with victories as the girls are seeded first in their bracket, while the boys team enters the event as a second seed.

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First Tee tournament tees off at Doublegate

Twenty-eight four-player teams compete in a tournament to benefit young golfers in the area.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS April 13, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for April 13, 2010

Delta Society to host animal-assisted therapy workshop

A national animal-assisted therapy program with ties to the local area was originally founded in 1977.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Man jailed twice in one day on drug charges

Drug agents say less than four hours after being arrested on drug charges, an Albany man was arrested again.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Census phone number available

Persons who haven't received a census form can now call a number or go to a questionnaire assistance center for help.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police quell fight at Merry Acres

A female teacher is accidentally knocked down during a fight Friday afternoon but doesn't require medical attention.Ethan Fowler, eduation writer

Small business program revived

Dougherty County Commissioners, in a special called meeting Monday, revived the program meant to give small businesses more access to the bidding process for county projects.

Three assaulted during robbery

Police say suspects in a Sunday robbery were armed with knives and guns.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Expressway crash sends three to local hospital

Six vehicles were involved in an early morning crash that closed down lanes on the Liberty Expressway Monday.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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State 4-H looks saved, County approves Small Business Program


Statewide 4-H programs may be off the state's chopping block, county extension service officials told Dougherty County Commissioners Monday.

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