News for Friday, May 13, 2011


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SIGNING ROUNDUP: Worth's Peacock inks with Southern Union State CC for baseball; SGA football's Chambless heads to D-III Louisiana College

Worth County multi-sport start Will Peacock is headed to Southern Union State Community College for baseball, choosing that sport over basketball and football, while SGA lineman Davis Chambless signs with Division II Louisiana College.

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GISA CLASS A STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Randolph Southern romps into Class A Final Four; Westwood wins Game 1 of its Elite 8 state series

After winning just four games during the regular season, the Randolph Southern baseball team is now four wins from a state title after routing David Emanuel in the Elite 8 round of the GISA Class A state playoffs Friday, while neighboring Westwood wins Game 1 of its series vs, Thomas Jefferson and can lock up its spot alongside the Patriots with a victory today.

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GISA CLASS AAA STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Deerfield sends Arlington home after pair of 12-1 routs in Elite 8

The Knights pound out 32 hits between a doubleheader sweep of Arlington Christian on Friday at home in the Elite 8 round of the GISA Class AAA state playoffs, propelling Deerfield back to the Final Four for the first time since 2008.

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Toms takes TPC lead

Davis Toms tops a wild day at the TPC by taking the lead over Nick Watney.

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GHSA GIRLS STATE TRACK & FIELD MEET: Lee's Ebbets wins AAAA pole vault; Westover's Taylor takes second in 1,600

Lee County's Holly Ebbets brings home the state crown in the Class AAAA pole vault, while Westover's Ericka Taylor returns from injury to take second in the 1,600 finals. (ADDS: video from Day 2 of GHSA girls state track & field meet).

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Oh, what a day

Monroe's Mimieux Land repeats as state champion in all three events she won a year ago to push the Lady Tornadoes that much closer to a third straight Class AAA team title on Day 2 of the GHSA girls meet, while Lee County's Holly Ebbets brings home the state crown in the Class AAAA pole vault. (ADDS: link to video from Day 2 of GHSA state meet).

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Girls Inc. names its 2011 girls of the year

Girls Inc., of Albany has been in existence since 1974.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Theatre Albany brings Woodstock to town

Theatre Albany is conducting Woodstock, its spring fundraiser, this evening at Shackleford House.

TV show auditions today

Local talent show hopefuls are vying for two spots in Dallas.Terry Lewis

Thieves hit Albany ARC thift shop early Friday

Thieves break into the Albany Advocacy Resource Center's thrift store, causing about $300 in damage to doors.Pete Skiba, staff writer

'Thomas and Friends' to visit Tallahassee

A stage production based on the popular kids show "Thomas & Friends" is scheduled Thursday at a Tallahassee venue.

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Looking Back May 15

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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Corbin: Existing industries due credit

Gretchin Corbin is the deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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Walmart Express ready to roll

Albany opens Silver Line express to get passengers to the new Albany Walmart store that is scheduled to open Wednesday.

Phillips ousted as The Anchorage's executive director

The Herald has learned that The Anchorage Executive Director Kenny Phillips was dismissed late last week.

Immigration bill is a done deal

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, calling it "a rather historic moment," on Friday signed a bill that cracks down on illegal immigration in the state by increasing some enforcement powers and requiring many employers to check the immigration status of new hires.

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NAACP opposes DCSS terminations

The Dougherty County Board of Education voted 3-2 to not renew the contracts of two school system employees.

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Crowdis suggests three unpaid holidays to allow three paid for employees

Under the plan, county employees would get paid on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New year's Day, but Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Presidents Day would be unpaid.

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Man charged in child sex sting on web

Posing as a 13-year-old girl, a Dougherty County police officer is approached on the Internet for a sexual exploitation session.