News for Tuesday, April 27, 2010


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Georgia Tech baseball beats UGA at Turner Field

No. 4-ranked Georgia Tech beats Georgia in its annual meeting at Turner Field on Tuesday night.

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Pacquiao begins bid for political office

Boxing king Manny Pacquiao is seeking a seat in the Philippine Congress.

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Bainbridge girls roll to Region 1-AAAA title

Despite a couple miscues, the Bainbridge girls track & field team returns to the top of the Region 1-AAAA throne Tuesday at High Mills.

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TUESDAY'S PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lee girls soccer opens state today, tennis knocked off in Sweet 16; SGA baseball sweeps DH

The Lee County girls soccer team will open the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs this afternoon at home.

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Posey on verge of call-up?

Every sign pointed to former Lee County star Buster Posey getting called up from Triple-A during the summer by the San Francisco Giants when he didn't make the big-league roster out of spring, but multiple reports Tuesday say that call could be coming sooner than expected.

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Georgia musem director lectures on Dodd

ALBANY -- The life and career of Georgia-born artist Lamar Dodd will be the subject of a special lecture by Dodd biographer and Director of the Georgia Museum of Art William Eiland Thursday at the Albany Museum of Art (AMA).

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Season ends on classical note

In this 2009-10 season, the Albany Symphony Orchestra has taken us on its imaginative excursions. We've been skipping here and there from "Romantic Russia" to "Baroque Germany" with an out-of-the-way stop to "Colorful Latin America."

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Old church stores family memories

When the newspaper reporter called to set up an interview for the story she was writing on my newest book, she said, "We need to shoot a photo, too.

Shellman pastor sheds light on '54

Author Henry Buchanan will discuss his experiences during the early Civil Rights Movement at the Albany Civil Rights Institute.

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Roddenbery's influence continues on

Andy Roddenbery distinguished himself at the University of Georgia by playing football and probably would have gone into coaching except for circumstances surrounding a fishing accident in Canada.

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Westover pitcher Schlegel throws no-no

The Patriots' Michael Schlegel no-hits rival Dougherty on Tuesday at Paul Eames, while also hitting a three-run homer in a 10-0 rout.

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Deerfield baseball clinches region title

Fresh off a 11-1 drubbing by Mount de Sales on Monday night, the Knights rebound well by smashing Brookwood, 13-2, and clinching the GISA Region 3-AAA title to lock up a No. 1 seed at state next week.

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Harding in Albany, ready to start her engine

Tonya Harding made her way around Albany on Tuesday as she said hello to old friends, greeted fans and -- of course -- opened up about her rollercoaster life story.

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Herald Player of Year Mitchell verbals to East Tennessee State

Destiny Mitchell, the Randolph-Clay star who was named The Herald's co-Player of the Year with Bainbridge's Alexis Burke, finally decides her college future: Division I East Tennessee State.

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Emotional win

Following the death of her grandmother Monday, Monroe track star Mimieux Land puts together an inspired performance Tuesday at the Region 1-AAA Championships at Hugh Mills, where she not only wins three titles, but helps pace the Lady Tornadoes to another region crown.

Exercise best prescription for longevity, healthy life

Members of the Dougherty County Medical Society hear "Exercise is Medicine."- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Nelson says Albany Museum of Art connected to community

AMA's executive director touts a Lamar Dodd Exhibiton to Dougherty Rotarians.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Lee Sheriff's Office plans Special Olympics fundraiser

The community is invited to take part in a day of fun and games and help out a good cause May 8 when the Lee County Sheriff's Office hosts its first Special Olympics Fundraiser Festival.- Staff Reports

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Commission says 'no' to travel benfits transfer

The Albany City Commission rejects a recommendation that commissioners be given additional travel expenses.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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More pit bulls taken to pound

A continuing investigation by multiple law-enforcement agencies into dog-fighting enterprises puts another 20 dogs in the pound Tuesday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Wrestling group, arena tag team success for Red Cross

A disaster relief organization has another fundraiser coming up in May.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Okitayakani: Prettiest camp you've never heard of

Camp Okitayakani is a 338-acre slice of solitude.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - April 28, 2010

Police respond to at least 48 incidents

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Tharin to run for school board seat

A political novice has qualified to run for the District 4 Dougherty Board of Education seat held by retiring Emily Jean McAfee.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Murfree contract not likely on agenda

The Dougherty County School Board is expected to get an update on the CRCT erasure scandal.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Lee officials may have to trim $3.6M

Lee County's finance director, county administrator and Board of Commissioners will start budget discussions next week.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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McAfee leaving Dougherty School Board; Tharin emerges as candidate

Dougherty County Board of Education member Emily Jean McAfee says she will not run for re-election to her District 4 seat. Carol Tharin, a retired financial representative, said moments ago she will run for the post.