News for Tuesday, March 16, 2010


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Y'all can't do much better than Paula Deen

Paula Deen lives on Wilmington Island. Her kitchen is a television studio -- what did you expect? -- and if you are invited to see her tape her weekly show, you can sample the food when the crew breaks for lunch. Barbecued ribs and chicken, roast pork, salad, vegetables, and sweet potato casserole for dessert.

Men to walk mile in her shoes

The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence comes to Albany this month.

Bye Bye Birdie: Showtimes

WHAT: A musical comedy about a 1950s teen rock 'n' roll idol who is looking for a final girl to kiss before going to war.

Hello, Birdie

Fifty years after "Bye Bye Birdie" hit the Broadway stage, the Lee County High Palladium Players -- with help from the community -- are bringing it to Southest Georgia.

Mauk to perform at ASU

World renown saxophonist peforms Thursday in the ASU Fine Arts Department Lyceum Performance Series.

Life is still a blessed journey

I visited a woman, old and gray, her journey of life nearing its winter's end. She settled into an armless rocker and moved gently, slowly back and fro, looking from her view on the porch past the towering magnolia trees that spread the full length of her yard.

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Back on the prowl: Tiger returning at Masters

It's really as simple as this: The Masters begins April 8 in Augusta -- and Tiger Woods plans to be there.

Bachelors ready for bidders in autism event

The Bid for Bachelors event, hosted by the Albany Autism Center, will be held Friday evening at the State Theatre downtown.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Lee's Liggin takes talent to Coastal Ga.

Last year's Region 1-AAAA champ, Lee County's Christian Liggin, becomes the first signee of Coastal Georgia's new women's golf program.

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Trojans trounce Panthers in subregion matchup

Lee County opens subregion play with a 10-0 rout against Americus-Sumter on Tuesday.

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TUESDAY'S AREA HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: SGA's Manry wins 400th career game; Monroe, Westover baseball headed for showdown; Sherwood wins opener

SGA's Tommy Manry, who won his 400th career softball game in 2008, repeats the feat in baseball Tuesday with a 22-0 rout of Grace Academy.

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Man arrested in motel murder

Albany Police Department investigators announce an arrest in the murder of an Albany woman.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Phoebe utilizes radiosurgery to treat cancer

A relatively new cancer treatment can result in fewer side effects and fewer treatments for patients.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Local area roundup

A local roundup of happenings in the area.- Staff Reports

Police/Fire/EMS - March 17, 2010

Police respond to at least 37 incidentsPete Skiba, staff writer

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Officials consider creation of land bank authority

City Manager Alfred Lott is collaborating with county officials to determine the viability of a land bank authority.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Bags of APD files found

A city resident found sensitive documents listing Albany Police Department officers' names and social security numbers in trash bags in an alley near West Residence Avenue Monday.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Freeman updates Rotary on future ASU growth

ASU President Everette Freeman goes over the university's master plan with the Rotary Club of Dougherty County.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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HUD: City must repay $374,000

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has been contacted to try to influence officials at HUD.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Commissioners respond to consolidation questions

The Senate's State and Local Government Operations Committee is set to weigh a bill consolidating Albany and Dougherty County.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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TUESDAY'S LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lady Jets dropped at NJCAA nationals

The South Georgia Tech women's basketball team loses to Gulf Coast Community College in the first round of NJCAA Nationals on Tuesday in Salina, Kan.