News for Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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Mexican police find 513 US-bound migrants in trucks

Police in Mexico's southern Chiapas state found 513 migrants on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks bound for the United States.

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Herald welcomes new sportswriter from Indiana

Former Sullivan (Ind.) Daily Times Sports Editor and Anderson University grad John Millikan joins The Herald's sports staff as its new college beat writer.

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TAE girls soccer back in Class AA Final 4

For the second year in a row, the Terrell Academy girls soccer team is closing in on a state title -- but also for the second straight season, standing in its way is Georgia Class AA powerhouse Frederica Academy

Free family fun movie series

The Albany area is invited to come out and join in the fun of films and food downtown.

Drug officials issue warning over bath salts

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Friday banning certain types of bath salts from public consumption.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Be a singing STAR in Albany

Area residents will try to out sing the conmpetition at Veteran's Park Amphitheater this weekend.

Lee officials: County budget fair

For the fourth consecutive year, Lee County's budget will include a cost-of-living increase for its employees.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Teens feed the needy

A group of seven culinary arts students from Westover High School prepare a meal for 75 people at the Salvation Army.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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'Guys & Dolls' come to Albany stage

The curtain goes up Friday for one of Broadway's most famous musicals.

'Dance in it' to raise funds for area counties

Pritchett/Pippin will perform with Kathy Hall Hawkins in a recital for support of Kiwanis Club of Dougherty County.

Lumberjacks to show skills in Albany

Experience what it is like to be a lumberjack this Saturday.

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Some stories have untold endings

There wasn't very much of me back then. I was a tiny girl, just big enough to reach up and grab hold of the wooden counter top in that old country store and lift my chin enough to allow my eyes to peer up in quiet fascination at the man who rang up the items that Mama had laid down.

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Seguin's 2 goals, 2 assists lift Bruins to 6-5 win

The Boston Bruins avoided falling in an 0-2 hole in the NHL Eastern Conference finals by edging the Tampa Bay Lightning, 6-5, and snapping the Lightning's eight-game winning streak.

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Cavs win draft lottery, will draft No. 1

For the second time in eight years, the Cavs won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night, securing the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks they will use to help rebuild a team that was left at the altar of a championship when LeBron James bolted as a free agent last summer.

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Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, 74, dies of cancer

Harmon Killebrew, the big-swinging slugger for the Minnesota Twins and the face of the franchise for so many years, died Tuesday at age 74 after battling esophageal cancer.

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McCann's two late home runs lift Braves past Astros

Down 1-0 to the Astros, Atlanta's Brian McCann pinch-hits a home run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, then hits another in the 11th to beat Houston, 3-1.

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Solar power touted

The president of Mage Solar USA urges consumers to become generators of power.

Hotel, nonprofits burglarized in city

The Samaritan Clinic, the Superior Creek Lodge and Shiloh Baptist Church were broken into earlier this week.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Eppler death a suicide, DA says

An Albany-based Marine was charged with murder following the Feb. 20 death of his wife.

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Pataula Charter Academy officials take concerns to Atlanta

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that charter schools approved by the state were unconstitutional.

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Referendum probable on Sunday liquor sales

Senate Bill 10 allows local governments to call public votes on whether to allow sales of packaged beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.