News for Saturday, April 17, 2010


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Auburn offense shines in annual spring game

Auburn's four quarterbacks vying for the starting job all put up impressive numbers in Saturday's A-Day game on The Plains.

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NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Capitals avoid 0-2 hole with OT win

Washington rallies from a 2-0 hole to beat the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, 6-5, in OT.

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Picture brings past to life

My family got bigger this week. Oh, no babies were born (that I know of) and I didn't hear of some distant cousin getting married. It got bigger to me.

Fitness helps take the old out of old age

Hello Albany, I hope you have all had a great week! Just to let you know, I talked to "Spring Time" and he said that he would be available between the hours of 6a.m.-11 a.m. and then will be out of the office for the rest of the day and that you could talk to full-blown Summer, his replacement, if you need anything.

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LookingBack April 18

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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SATURDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: DWS, Randolph Southern baseball both cruise; Lady Knights soccer wins pair at Frederica tourney

Deerfield's Chris Moates hit his team-high sixth home run Saturday in a 9-1 stomping of Citizen's Christian.

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24th annual Albany Sports Hall of Fame induction: Emarlos Leroy

Former Monroe High School and University of Georgia football star Emarlos Leroy learned early on that losing is really no fun -- and as a result, he's been winning ever since.

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Mitchell County star Scott: Georgia now my No. 1 choice (UPDATES: fixes Scott's state title win in 2009 to Class AA)

After admitting he made a "rash decision" in verbally committing to Stanford too early, Mitchell County junior wideout Justin Scott says he is leaning toward the Georgia Bulldogs.

Developmental Disabilities council holds roundtable discussion

A state agency meets quarterly to collaborate with communities on issues affecting persons with disabilities.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Native American Festival excites Chehaw crowds

If Saturday is any indication, the Native American Festival at Chehaw will also educate and entertain thousands today.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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McClure: Salvation Army needs prayers, hearts

The local Salvation Army director says the organization is looking for more community involvement.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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On the Job with Carol Slappey

A Q&A with Carol Slappey, president of Heritage Bank of the South.- Danny Carter, managing editor

Kitchen inspections April 18, 2010

Results of kitchcen inspections in Dougherty County

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Women in the pulpit roil Georgia's Baptists

A growing controversy is causing a schism among the state's Baptist churches.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Speakers vow to 'Take Back America' at rally

Residents of Southwest Georgia meet Saturday to hear speakers talk about a "Take Back America" movement.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

The cost of operating a car jumps

A survey by AAA shows that the cost of operating a car has risen by 4.8 percent during thepast year.

Police/Fire/EMS April 18, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for April 18, 2010

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Mike Phillips

Mike Phillips is a sports writer for The Albany Herald. Phillips is in charge of high schools, arena football and various other sports. Phone: (229) 434-8746. E-mail: