News for Friday, April 23, 2010


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Georgia Tech set for spring game today

Weather forces the time of the Yellow Jackets' preseason football game to be moved from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. today -- but that's the least of the team's worries after a sloppy spring.

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Westover loses testy game at Cairo, No. 2 seed in region; Lee locks up No. 1 spot

A Westover player -- and a fan -- are tossed Friday night during a heated game in Cairo during which the Patriots give up the lead three times befor eventually fall, 8-7.

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Crawford's next stop is Shorter College in Rome (UPDATES: additional quotes, details from print edition)

Lee County girls basketball star Lindsey Crawford locks in her college future Friday when she signs with Shorter College in Rome.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Albany's Broadaway misses cut at Nationwide Tour's Valdosta stop; old friends lead on Champions; Zurich Classic delayed

Albany's Josh Broadaway continues to struggle in 2010 on the Nationwide Tour as he misses his fourth cut in just five events so far this year, this time Friday at nearby Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta.

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Big weekend for local BMX track

Chehaw BMX welcomes in riders of all ages to its track for the Southeast Regional Championships, which begin today and last through Sunday.

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Albany duo tied for lead at Ga. Four-Ball

Albany's Spencer Davis and Craig Taylor -- longtime friends who had never played a tournament together before this weekend -- fired a 64 on Day 1 of the men's Georgia Four-Ball Championship and are currently tied for the overall lead.

Police/Fire/EMS for April 24, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for April 24, 2010.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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40 Under 40 honored

The Albany Herald presents its annual list 40 influential Southwest Georgians under the age of 40.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

APD offering course focused on firearm safety

The Albany Police Department is accepting applications for its firearm safety course.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Embassy veterans visit MCLB

The members of a group that recently visited an area Marine base are affiliated with American Embassy Saigon.

Closest-car 911 dispatch inching closer to action

A one- to two-week test period likely will follow installation of the program, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Conference focuses on preserving history

Topics on both state and federal programs were presented during seminars Friday, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

DCPD K-9 and handler impress Exchange Club

A DCPD German shepherd with a French name, born in the Czech Republic and trained in North Carolina makes friends with members of the Exchange Club of Albany.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Oversight bans alcohol at Panther tailgating

A 2005 ordinance allowed open containers at the Civic Center, but only for that indoor football season, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Warrant issued for threats against AFD

Albany firefighters say a man pointed them with a gun on April 17.- Pete Skiba, staff writer