News for Sunday, April 15, 2012


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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU blasts Benedict, 15-5; GSW softball splits

Albany State's baseball team romped opast benedict 15-5 on Sunday while Georgia Southwestern ends its softball season with a spilt against UNC Pembroke

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Pettersson wins RBC Heritage

Carl Pettersson finishes at 14-under to win the RBC Heritage golf tournament at Hilton Head.

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MLB honors Robinson

Major League Baseball paid its annual tribute to Cairo’s Jackie Robinson, who integrated baseball on April 15, 1947 – 65 years ago.

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Feeling Chipper

Chipper Jones has a big day and the Braves beat the Brewers, 7-4.

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There are many reasons to return to Aiken

AIKEN, S. C. - Last week during the Masters, I had the good fortune of spending time in Aiken, the laid-back Southern town with an interesting past.

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Hawks fall to Toronto

DeMar DeRozan scores 23 points to lead the Raptors past the Hawks, 102-86.

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Cavs ready for grueling week of postseason golf

Darton tees off in the District 4 Tournament today before turning around and hosting the Region XVII Tournament this weekend.

Thumbs Up! - April 16, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Lack of education make harried moms

I came to this motherhood business late, after my friends' children were all off to college. My energy, heaven knows, is limited but my resources more plentiful than they would have been had I adopted a child 20 years ago rather than three years ago.

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Political 'girl fight' akin to playground tiff

For reasons that don't interest me much, "girl fights" have always had a particular tug on our imaginations.

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Hospital employee retires after 41 years

Virginia Brown was one of two original employees of the former Palmyra Medical Center.

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Pivot Alarm helps protect irrigation systems

A local alarm systems company develops a simple system to help prevent theft of copper wire from irrigation pivots and is taking it national.

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Albany woman to donate kidney to sister

Statewide, 12,070 people have been successfully transplanted to date and 3,464 people are currently waiting for a transplant, officials from the Georgia Transplant Foundation say.

Squawk of the Day - April 16, 2012

Squawk of the Day - April 16, 2012

Green Humphries

Mr. Green Lee Humphries, 73, of Albany, passed away, Sunday, April 15, 2012

William Bowling

Mr. Willam Bradley "Bill" Bowling, 84, of Leesburg, GA. died on Sunday April 15, 2012

Harold Williams, Jr.

Mr. Harold Williams, Jr., 48 of Bainbridge died on April 14, 2012

Billie Lamonte

Mrs. Billie J. Lamonte of Albany died Sunday, April 15, 2012

Jamilla Cochran and Lusa Cruz

I. C. Cochran

Lauren Nicole Brossett and James Clayton Thomas

Wayne and Mary Ann

Vontrell Ervin

Mr. Vontrell Ervin, 35, of Pelham, Ga., passed on April 14, 2012

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Former UGA A.D. Evans speaks for first time since firing

In the same week that Arkanas head football coach Bobby Petrino is fired for failing to disclose an extramarital affair, former UGA A.D. Damon Evans — who was let go for similar indiscretions — returns to Georgia and tells a group of Morehouse College students how much he regrets his life-changing mistake. (ADDS: New UGA mascot Uga could make debut at ’12 opener)

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Arkansas players, Petrino’s brother react to firing

The elder statesmen of Arkansas’ football team promise to lead the group past the Bobby Petrino scandal and fallout, while Petrino’s brother, Paul, speaks for the first time.

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Tigers keep an eye on QB battle in spring game

Kiehl Frazier shined in Auburn's spring game Saturday as he battles with two other teammates for the starting job.

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Braves win fourth straight

Craig Kimbrel gets the Braves into a jam — and then out of it — in the ninth to beat the Brewers, 2-1, on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

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Biffle tames Texas late Saturday

Just before The Herald’s press time late Saturday night, Greg Biffle wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: My tribute to a clunker

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about an old two-door Dodge with a shiny ram’s-head hood ornament and other fishing cars his family has owned in his lifetime.

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Panthers punish Nighthawks, move to perfect 4-0

The Panthers score 52 unanswered points Saturday in Knoxville to blow out the lowly Nighthawks and remain the lone undefeated team in the PIFL.

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MLB scout tells ESPN Posey being too cautious behind home plate after injury

Leesburg native and Giants catcher Buster Posey was told not to block the plate this season by San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy after Posey’s terrifying collision last year that ended his season, but some around Major League Baseball feel Posey is being far too cautious behind home since returning.

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Spinnerbaits are versatile lures for out-of-the-way places that anglers can use to slay the fish on almost any fishing trip.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU baseball’s Smith notches 9 RBI in split with Benedict

Rams junior Patrick Smith hits a 3-run home run in the opener and then tacks on six more RBI in the second game to lead ASU in a conference doubleheader against Benedict.

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Riffe out as Andrew A.D., hoops coach

After six years as the man who did a little bit of everything as the head of the Andrew College athletic program in Cuthbert — including reviving the women’s basketball program — Mike Riffe is fired recently as A.D. and basketball coach.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Check out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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Seeing ‘Red’

UGA RBs Ken Malcome and Isaiah Crowell lead the Red Team past the Black, 32-31, during the Bulldogs’ annual G-Day game.