News for Saturday, March 13, 2010


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LookingBack March 14

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

Heroes inspire through daily trials of life

Every so often I will pull a tire or a box out to the middle of the gym and sit, looking around and thinking about the community of like-minded individuals that has been created here.

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Pacquiao cruises to win

Manny Pacquiao defeated Joshua Clottey via a unanimous decision late Saturday night.

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Lee finishes round-robin tourney undefeated

Lee County has little trouble in Southeast Georgia, improving to 8-1-1 after winning three matches in a round-robin event.

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Thomasville boys fall short of title

The Thomasville boys' state championship drought continues after losing, 77-65, against Greater Atlanta Christian in the GHSA Class AA title game.

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Many hazards for cycling outdoorsmen

Life was an adventure growing up for Bob Kornegay when he took his bicycle hunting.

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Tech reaches ACC final

The South Georgia Tech women's basketball team flies today to Kansas, where they Lady Jets face Gulf Coast Community College in the first round of the NJCAA tourney.

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Lady Jets leave for nationals

The South Georgia Tech women's basketball team flies today to Kansas, where they Lady Jets face Gulf Coast Community College in the first round of the NJCAA tourney.

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Moates mows down GW

Lee County transfer Chris Moates does a little bit of everything, earning the victory on the mound and driving in four runs during Deerfield-Windsor's 10-3 win against George Walton on Saturday.

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'Doc Hollywood' impacts the next generation

Jimmy Hotz is finishing up his third year of medical school at Medical College of Georgia.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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GOP primary candidate speaks in Lee County

Eric Johnson explains the plan he would follow if elected governor of Georgia to Lee County Republicans Saturday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Leesburg teen battles transplant rejection

Victoria Doolittle's family says the 19-year-old is always in good spirits despite battling a rare lung disease.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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On the Job - Steven Belk

Albany native Steven Belk currently is the head of the Job Corps Center in Oneonta, N.Y.

Justice Department hangs in the balance

The State budget writers received more bad news this week. The Revenue Department announced that February collections declined by almost 10%. In dollars, they decreased by $62,197,000. Solutions are hard to find. Cut services or raise revenues? Here are three examples of proposals.Michael Meyer von Bremen, guest columnist

Police/Fire EMS March 14, 2010

Crime, fire, EMS reports for March 14, 2010

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Flint Riverkeeper wins conservationist of year

The Georgia River Network recognizes the contributions of Gordon Rogers, the Flint Riverkeeper organization's executive director.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Autism Center to host 'Bid for Bachelors'

Date packages for the bachelors include travel, spa treatments, and tickets to sporting events.Ricki Barker, staff writer

Business Licenses for March 14, 2010

Dougherty County businesses that have renewed their licenses.

Obama: Bright future for kids

President Obama vows that his administration will have better teachers in improved schools so U.S. students can vie academically with students in other countries.- Dorie Turner, The Associated Press

Kitchen Inspections for March 14, 2010

Recent kitchen inspections from Dougherty County