News for Saturday, May 7, 2011

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Spanish golfing great Ballesteros loses fight with brain tumor

At age 54, five-time major champ Seve Ballesteros succumbs in his fight with a brain tumor early Saturday morning.

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Smith celebrates 1st Sprint Cup victory

Regan Smith, who just missed out on a victory at Talladega three years ago, survives a green-white-checkered finish to win Saturday's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

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LATE SATURDAY: Pacquiao dominates Mosley, defends welterweight title

Other than a late controversial knockdown, Manny Pacquiao leaves no doubt in his unanimous decision against Shane Mosley late Saturday night in Las Vegas.

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DWS boys, girls soccer teams win state openers

It takes penalty kicks for the boys to win, while the girls roll easily Saturday as both Deerfield soccer squads march on in the state tournament.

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GISA STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: TAE nearly upsets No. 1 seed; Southland falters in Game 3

Terrell Academy and Southland both had chances to advance Saturday in the GISa state playoffs, but both fall in decisive Game 3s to end their respective seasons.

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Can't catch 'em! Mitchell's Scott-Wesley repeats in 100, Westover's Lewis wins first

Reginald Lewis wins the 100-meter dash to spark Westover to a second-place finish in the Class AAA state track & field meet, while Justin Scott-Wesley ends a brilliant track career by leading Mitchell to a runner-up finish in Class A. (ADDS: additional photos from state track meet).

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Trojans out of state playoffs as Williams denied career win No. 500

Lee County baseball coach Rob Williams ends the 2011 season stuck on win No. 499 as the No. 1-seeded Trojans lose Game 3 to Jones County, ending their year.

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Deerfield sweeps, will host 2nd round of state

Thanks to Lindsey Short and Co. on Saturday, the Knights are headed to the Elite 8 of the GISA Class AAA State Tournament after a 17-4 stomping of Bulloch in Game 2.

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Dream season over for Seminole County

After going into the GHSA Class A state tournament at 22-2 and unbeaten in Georgia, Savannah Christian stuns the Indians in a decisive Game 3 on Saturday.

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SGA shocked

The Warriors' talented baseball team goes from a region title and No. 1 seed in state to out of the playoffs in the first round after winning Game 1 on Friday, then dropping two in a row Saturday against Harvester Christian in Damascus.

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20-1 longshot Animal Kingdom wins Derby

John Velazquez, the jockey for Uncle Mo -- the favorite who was a late scratch -- climbs aboard 20-1 shot Animal Kingdom on Saturday and rides him to a win at the Kentucky Derby.

Kitchen inspections May 8, 2011

Results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.

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Deerfield students show patriotism with top essays

Four local Deerfield-Windsor School students have been selected as winners of the annual National Society of the Colonial Dames of America essay contest at the national level.

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Library offers a summer of fun

The Dougherty County Public library will host a number of free public events throughout the summer.

Lewis sets book-signing

A former Albany Herald reporter will hold a book-signing for her first novel "The BarrEnness" on Tuesday at the Albany Area Arts Council.

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Mama believed, God makes no mistakes

I wondered the other day how a mother could even think that, let alone say it. But then Mama was a woman who defied exact definition. She was strong, smart, courageous, sometimes outrageous and, above all, ruled by a faith that was simply unbendable and unquestionable. That part of her was definable and clear: She believed unyieldingly in an Almighty God who never left her side. Even when it could have seemed that He did.

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Mom's wisdom passed forward

n a little flowered notebook, no bigger than a postcard, are handwritten notes I leave for myself. Funny things I hear. Interesting trivia I come across. Quotes that I want to stick with me.

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Looking Back May 8

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 mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

Girls Scout win awards

Ten area Girl Scouts win honors from Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.

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On the Job with Jodi Mann

Today's feature focuses on Jodi Mann, a local singer and owner of Backstage Salon

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Music fest to aid park

Four local country music artists and a number of sponsors are the key elements in Saturday's Kinchafoonee Days Country Music

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Southwest Georgia NBC viewers miss ending of Derby in what WALB calls "glitch"

Animal Kingdom's thrilling, come-from-behind victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby isn't seen by countless Southwest Georgia sports fans as WALB's NBC feed goes to commercial down the back stretch and doesn't return until after the race ends. (UPDATES: with WALB issuing apology).

Military notebook - 05/08/2011

Military notebook - 05/08/2011

Education notebook - 05/08/2011

Education notebook - 05/08/2011

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A mother's gift

Lynn Suggs gave her daughter, Kacy, a kidney in 2001.

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Children remember special moments with mom

A few Southwest Georgia residents share their favorite memories of their mothers for Mother's Day.

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