News for Saturday, March 20, 2010


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NCAA TOURNAMENT: Men's, women's Saturday roundup (EDITS: topped with St. Mary's upset of Villanova men; FSU women winning

St. Mary's pulls off the other schocker Saturday when it downs No. 2 seed Villanova, while the FSU women roll in ladies Day 1 action of the NCAA Tournament.

Dream trip's just a real nightmare

It has to be something I ate.First of all, we were going to Mexico, my husband and I. We were on a boat -- I don't particularly care for boats -- and I was nauseous. Our dog was there, just one of them, and he ignored me the entire time.

George Jones: One of country music's true living legends

George Jones is scheduled to appear at the Albany Civic Center on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Births March 21

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 9-15.

LookingBack March 21

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

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NIT ROUNDUP: Albany's Edwards, JaxU fall to Texas Tech in NIT

Albany's Chris Edwards scores four points Saturday's in Jacksonville's loss to Texas Tech in the second round of the NIT.

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Albany's Brown off to nationals

Albany youth basketball player Jordan Brown wins the Elks Hoops Shoot Southeast Regional contest Saturday to advance to the nationals in April.

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GEORGIA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Richt sees 'energy' from Dogs at football practice; Auburn beats UGA baseball again

The Bulldogs continue their spring practice drills Saturday on "Junior Day."

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Career of artist Lamar Dodd on exhibit in Albany

The works of reknown artist Lamar Dodd are being show at the Albany Museum of Art.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with Robin Bartlett

Danny Carter interviews Robin Bartlett of Flint Office Furniture for this week's On the Job.- Danny Carter, managing editor

Police/Fire/EMS - Mar. 21, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for March 21, 2010.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Florida man finds wife after murder in Albany

A woman murdered in Albany's Dollar Inn left a grieving husband and four children behind. She had left them before -- more than 17 years ago.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Council aids seniors with taxes

The SOWEGA Council on Aging offers aprogram to help seniors with their income tax forms.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Kitchen Inspections - Mar. 21, 2010

Kitchen Inspections for Dougherty County.- Staff Reports

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Good deeds recognized at Exchange Club dinner

Members of Albany's Exchange Club honor one of their own unsung heroes.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Dukes 'leases' state House seat

Albany Rep. Winfred Dukes is the longest-serving member of the area's legislative delegation.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Hundreds flock to 'Bids for Bachelors' Friday

Hundreds filled the state theatre to near standing room only capacity Friday night to bid on more than two dozen of the area's most eligible bachelors as a part of a fundraiser for the Albany Autism Resources Center.

Boys and Girls Club to hold steak dinner

A reception, auction and dinner will benefit a local youth civic group.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Murdered woman's husband in Florida

In an exclusive interview the husband of murdered Beverly Jean Williams says that he has been looking for his wife for 17 years. He was stunned to learn of her murder at Albany's Dollar Inn March 11.