News for Saturday, March 6, 2010


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Sabbatini: It's unclear how fans will receive Woods in return

Tiger Woods' longtime critic Rory Sabatinni says he thinks Tiger Woods' reception when he returns could be very mixed.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Busy day for GSW as basebal,l team rolls, while tennis teams fall in heartbreaker and softball falls in rout

Georgia Southwestern's baseball team is the lone winner Saturday as the softball team and tennis teams both fall.

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Florida State routs Georgia again

For the second game in a row, the Seminoles beat up on the Bulldogs in a clash of Top 25 teams.

4-H fate tugs at the heart

I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.

Births Mar. 7

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 16-Mar.1.

LookingBack Mar. 7

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

When it comes to fitness, just do it

Hello, Albany. I hope you all are finishing up a wonderful weekend! Throughout the course of the week, I receive questions about health and fitness and would like to take this column to answer just a few of them.

Arts face lean times

As the arts struggle nationwide, the Albany Symphony Orchestra has found its 46th season to be one of its most difficult.

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Ivers' eyes are smiling

High-energy entertainment that combines music, song, dance and video with a decidedly Irish accent is coming to Albany Thursday with Eileen Ivers' "Beyond the Bog Road" show.- Jim Hendricks, editor

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GHSA Final Four schedule, featuring Westover, Bainbridge and Terrell County game times, sites and opponents

Here's next week's schedule for those Southwest Georgia teams left still vying for a state title

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SATURDAY'S PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Williams, Lee County beat former player Hill, Centennial; Terrell Academy splits 2010 openers

Facing former player Jake Hill, who is now the coach at Centennial, Lee County baseball coach Rob Williams' team puts a 10-3 beating on his one-time pupil.

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Rain wreaks havoc on Lee County's dirt roads

A particularly wet winter has left some of Lee County's 200 miles of dirt roads in nearly undrivable condition.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Sources: AHS interim coach Williams to get Indians job

According to two sources, longtime Albany High assistant Felton Williams -- who coached the Indians on an interim basis last season -- will get a second shot, this time with the interim tag removed.

Police/Fire/EMS - Mar. 7, 2010

Police respond to at least 33 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Rumors wrong about Sonny's

We speculate here, from time to time, about businesses that may be coming to metro Albany. Sometimes we're correct, and sometimes we're wrong. But what I never try to speculate about is the potential closing of a business.- Danny Carter, managing editor

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Albany's Mardi Gras has something for everyone

The afternoon through the night belongs to the food, music and party crowd during Saturday's Albany Mardi Gras event.Pete Skiba, staff writer

Infrastructure improvements eyed for downtown Albany

Sewer improvements city-wide will likely become an increasing priority, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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On the Job with Ginger Nickerson

On the Job with Dougherty County Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Class AA No. 1 Vidalia ends year for Mitchell in 65-35 rout

Arguably the best girls post player in all of Southwest Georgia, Mitchell County's Tiona Burley, is held to just two points Saturday in a Class AA Elite Eight loss to Vidalia.

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Not to be for Dougherty

Leading the No. 1 team in Class AAA by three points at halftime, Dougherty can't stop LaGrange in the second half, ending the Trojans' impressive state tourney run.

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Take that!

The Patriots exact revenge on South Atlanta for last year's state title game loss as Westover holds the Hornets scoreless in OT for a 67-62 win late Saturday.

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Mardi Gras Weekend, marathon kick off

The showcase weekend for the Good Life City has begun as runners in the Snickers Marathon Energy Bar Marathon begin to pass through the finish line at Riverfront Park.