News for Friday, April 13, 2012


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Perfect Panthers head to Tenn. to face winless Nighthawks

Tonight’s latest Albany Panthers game pits the league’s only undefeated team against the only winless team.

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Darton softball splits with Waycross in battle of 1 vs. 2

The Lady Cavs, Region XVII’s top team, aren’t able to extend their lead in the region standings after splitting a pair of games Friday with second-place Waycross. (ADDS: Video of game)

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Exchange Club names its youth of the year

The Exchange Club hands out awards for Youth of the Year and best American Citizenship Speech.

Archbold Medical to open new tower

Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville is hosting a public dedication and open house for its new North Tower.

Child safety program slated for today at Toyota of Albany

Program offered where parents can get youngsters fingerprinted.

Police/Fire/EMS report for April 14, 2012

APD responds to at least 41 incidents.

GSW’s Carter Institute receives $427,000 grant

The Johnson & Johnson grant will be used to support RCI’s work with family caregivers.

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‘School Day’ opens Native American Festival

The annual Chehaw festival is both entertaining and educational, drawing 360 students from the area Friday.

North Korea stays on dangerous path

Maybe it was intended to be a show of farce instead?

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Girl Talk reaches the next generation

Haley Kilpatrick, Deerfield-Windsor School graduate and founder of Girl Talk, will be conducting a workshop and book signing in Albany on April 23.

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Fire guts house on Greenbrier Court

A fire has consumed a house on the 1400 block of Greenbrier Court in Albany. The remains of the house are still smoking as fireman are finishing putting out the fire. The interior of the house appears to be completely destroyed. At this time, there do not appear to be any injuries.

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Hospital's progress has been a lifesaver

I'm taking this time to discuss the two times I was admitted to Phoebe Putney Hospital and will go into detail of my first visit due to the crazy circumstance of the actual problem that was revealed.

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Raid leads to five arrests, 142 Oxy pills

Following neighborhood complaints, the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit raids a house on the 600 block of 16th Avenue.

William Horton, Jr.

William Horton, Jr., 80, Albany, died April 13, 2012

Dora L. Cooper

Dora L. Cooper, 86, Bainbridge, died April 13, 2012

Chikiska Y. Williams

Chikiska Y. Williams, Sylvester, died April 12, 2012

Collin E. Hastey

Collin E. Hastey, 33, Brinson, died April 13, 2012

Lee Slaughter

Lee Andrew Slaughter, 82, Corona, NY, died April 4, 2012

Vera J. William

Vera J. William, 85, Albany, died April 13, 2012

Brenda D. Jones

Brenda D. Jones, 56, Americus, died April 13, 2012

Roy C. McGowan, II

Roy C. McGowan, II, Groveland, FL died April 12, 2012

Frederick Hatchett

Frederick Hatchett, 63, died April 11, 2012

Jeanne Pearce Wileen

Jeanne Pearce Wileen, Albany, died April 13, 2012

Newton P. Eunice

Newton P. Eunice, 63, Pelham, died April 13, 2012

Larry Scarborough

Larry Scarborough, 54, Albany, died April 12, 2012

Sumter BOE fires school superintendent

The Sumter County Board of Education voted 6-3 to terminate Superintendent Roy Brooks Thursday evening. Brooks, who had been on the job for two years, was given a 30-day notice and placed on administrative leave.

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THURSDAY'S LOCAL PREP ROUNDUP: Westwood baseball hammers local rival Terrell, improves to 11-1; Lee girls soccer wins subregion

The Westwood baseball team doubles up Terrell Academy on Thursday, 20-10, in a wild, five-inning game between local rivals. (ADDS: items on Lee County, Sherwood soccer)

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lady Rams snap losing streak with sweep of Paine

The Lady Rams improve to 21-24 overall and 19-3 in conference play with a pair of wins against Paine. (ADDS: Items on SGT All-American guard Shontae McCall, Albany State tennis)

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Georgia’s ‘O’ facing several challenges as G-Day game nears

The Bulldogs’ offense enters Saturday’s G-Day game far less experienced than Georgia’s defense, which is returning nine starters. (ADDS: Items on former Auburn star RB Michael Dyer testified at armed robbery trial, Auburn recruit back after battling cancer)

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Lee County’s Anthony parlays success on wrestling mat into scholarship at Darton

Rashaud Anthony signs with Darton, becoming the first wrestler in Lee County history to accept a scholarship.

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Dan The Man

Former Atlanta Falcons coach and former Americus baseball, football and basketball star Dan Reeves stops in Albany on Thursday to be the speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual banquet.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Linemen carrying Albany early in season

Albany is taking a 3-0 record to Knoxville on Saturday, and Panthers coach Lucious Davis said his linemen are a big reason why.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: After six road games to start season, Braves play home opener tonight

Atlanta opens its 2012 home schedule tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field, while Buster Posey returns to the Giants’ lineup despite suffering from shingles.