News for Wednesday, April 14, 2010


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Hatch attack

Lee County's Rachel Hatch scores four goals, leading the Lady Trojans past Jones County, 10-0, in the first round of the Region 1-AAAA tournament Tuesday, while the Lee County boys lose, 3-0, against Harris County to end its season.

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Wake Forest men's hoops hires Bzdelik

New Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik insists there is no extra pressure on him as he takes the job.

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Shaq, LeBron sit against Hawks

Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James are kept out of the Cavaliers' loss against Atlanta on Wednesday night so they can be rested for the playoffs.

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POSEY WATCH -- Game 7 (reflects Grizzlies loss; Posey's up-to-date stats)

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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Titans' signing class now six

Albany Tech signed five men's basketball players Wednesday, adding to the Titans' total while trying to replace stars such as Wilbur Lake, Dominique Poilite and Waylon Jones.

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WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Westover girls win area soccer crown

The Westover girls soccer team wins the GHSA Area 1-AAA title after beating cross-town rival Monroe, 9-0, in the Lady Patriots' regular-season finale Wednesday afternoon.

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24th Albany Sports Hall of Fame induction: Doyal chief among Indians

Jerry Doyal, who played a huge part in Albany High School winning a state football championship in 1959, will be inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame.

Carpenter bees already hard at work for spring

How does that old adage go? "April showers bring May flowers." We may not be having the showers of April that we would like, but we are getting the carpenter bees. And like the many calls I have received this week about bees boring holes in "my" wood, I have had to deal with them boring through the wood of my patio umbrella.

Family man Phil bests prowling Tiger

If divine justice has ever fallen from the sky, it happened on Sunday at the Masters. Phil Mickelson, consummate family man, wins the tournament as his cancer-stricken wife, bedridden all week, waits for him at the 18th hole.

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All in the family

Three generations of the Lorber family are on the same Albany Mets T-Ball team. Assistant Doug Lorber is the grandfather, son Todd Lorber is the head coach and grandson, Gordon, is a player on the team.

APD to trade up side arms

The Albany Police Department plans to return its smaller 9mm caliber Smith & Wesson 99s for other side arms.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Legislators' trips cost Georgia

Georgia lawmakers collected nearly $3.6 million in travel and expenses over 27 months, even as the state was slashing its spending, according to records the Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained through an open records request.- The Associated Press

Lawmakers break budget logjam

Georgia legislators broke through a logjam over the state budget Wednesday, sweetening the pot for wavering lawmakers with new tax cuts for wealthy senior citizens and property owners.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Sinyard: Stepping aside not an option

The current chairman of the Dougherty County Commission was first elected in 2003.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Wal-Mart land clearing begins

A planned East Albany Wal-Mart will be located at the intersection of Cordele Road and Clark Avenue.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Georgia Institute for the Blind receives recognition

An organization that employs the blind recently opened a manufacturing plant in Albany.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Native American Culture Festival kicks off Friday

Organizers of an annual festival are preparing for large crowds all three days of the event.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 15, 2010

APD responds to at least 21 incidents

Bainbridge College names search committee

A national search will be conducted to replace retiring Bainbridge College President Thomas Wilkerson.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Sinyard seeks 3rd term as Dougherty Commission chair

Dougherty County Commission Chairman Jeff "Bodine" Sinyard made official today his decision to run for a new term as board chair.
J.D. Sumner, government reporter