News for Tuesday, April 20, 2010


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NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: San Jose rebounds with win; Flyers take 3-1 series lead; Pens keep rolling

San Jose rebounds from own-disaster to even its series with Colorado on Tuesday in the NHL Playoffs.

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More allegations made that sex abuse is rampant in competitive U.S. youth swimming

Notice to the governing body of U.S. swimming --- the authorities would like to speak with you.

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DWS to present 'Hello Dolly!'

A whimsical tale of matchmaking will be brought to life by Deerfield-Windsor students this weekend.

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Learning never stops while there's a library

The great baseball player Tyrus Raymond Cobb, the Georgia Peach, was an advocate of good penmanship. Cobb wrote letters -- in beautiful, flowing script -- using green ink. You can find many of Cobb's original letters to his foundation board and officials at the University of Georgia library.

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Popular music enlivens Lyceum series

The April 11 presentation by ASU's faculty and selected students was entitled "From Operetta to Broadway!" The evening was replete with selections from five of the 15 delightful, fun-poking operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the tune-filled musicals of Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, to the more modern day Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals by a plethora of imaginative songsters.

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Ring one up for the single gal

It was one of those crowded events a while back that I didn't want to attend. But courtesy and obligation dictated that I put my wants aside and be a big girl about it all. So, I put on a pretty dress, a gorgeous pair of high heels and plunged in.

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Monroe baseball wins to stay in Region 1-AAA playoff race

Andrew Kegler lead the Tornadoes to a rout of rival Dougherty on Tuesday, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP; Liggin leads Lee girls golf to state; TAE baseball's Ambrose hits walk-off GS to beat rival Fullington in huge region game

Lee County's Christian Liggin wins low medalist honor Tuesday at the Region 1-AAAA golf tournament, propelling the Lady Trojans to the state tournament in early May for the third year in a row.

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Mitchell County hoops star Cooper had choices -- but in the end, chose Albany St.

Mitchell County star point guard Kedeemya Cooper signs with Albany State, despite several offers from other programs.

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Monroe's Blakely chooses CVCC

Brandon Blakely takes his "high basketball IQ" to Chattahoochee Valley.

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Golfers compete at Doublegate for spot in Valdosta Nationwide event

More than 150 amateur and pro golfers battle it out in Albany for seven qualifying spots at the Nationwide Tour's tournament this weekend at Valdosta's Kinderlou Forest.

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Westwood's Smith two wins from 2nd state title (EDITS: fixes Smith's position to No. 1 singles)

Defending GISA Class A state champ at No. 1 singles, Westwood's Sydnee Smith, wins both her matches, 6-0, 6-0, on Tuesday to advance to the Final Four next week.

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KO'd on PKs

The Lee County girls soccer team -- which owned TCC during the regular season -- is stunned Tuesday night in the region title game, losing on penalty kicks, 6-5.

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District GOP chair resigns

Donald Cole says he will resign his position and support GOP congressional candidate Mike Keown.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Lee County mulls sign ordinance

A sign ordinance in the works in Lee County would bring the county into compliance with state law.

Doctor to get 'roasted' at Albany Tech

A silent auction and roast fundraiser Friday night will benefit The ATC Foundation.Terry Lewis, staff writer

Airport overhauling electrical system

New LED lights are expected to be cheaper and more energy efficient that current quartz bulbs, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, staff writer

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Candidates address school chief process

The qualifying period for this summer's primary elections is next week.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 21, 2010

Police respond to at least 26 incidents

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Young professionals 'Emerge' in Albany

Members of Emerge Albany say the group aims to attract talent to Albany and retain young professionals already here.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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WW II Navy veteran Hayes visits Washington D.C.

Durward Hayes' family members and an Alabama organization send him on a trip to the nation's capital.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Albany Red Cross chapter still in dire need of help

Fourteen months after the Southwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross faced the real threat of closing its doors, funding is critically short again.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

City attorney suspended

Attorney Nathan Davis is going three days without pay for bringing a gun to his office, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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ATC names new P.R. chief

After serving as interim director, Wendy Howell is named the permanent Albany Technical College public relations director.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Car stop results in crack bust

After failing in an attempt to escape, a man faces charges for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.- Pete Skiba, staff writer