News for Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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Braves knock out Santana to finally beat Mets

Through four meetings so far this year, Atlanta was 0-4 against the NL East-leading Mets, but the Braves finally get on the board Tuesday.

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Darton golf takes 3rd at district, qualifies for nationals

The Cavs had no chance of winning district after a pair of bad rounds to open the tournament, but they bounce back in a big way Tuesday with a 294 to finish in third place.

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Tifton to host truck and tractor pull

This year’s event features a new class with Light Pro Stock tractors, according to organizers.

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Rodgers fluent in the language of music

The Georgia-based Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio will play sets Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Wanee Festival.

Albany High Class of 1962 showcases talents

The golden year reunion of the Albany High school class will exhibit the talents of many of the class members.

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Wanee Festival kicks off

Legendary classic rockers, jam bands and funk superstars will appear at the 2012 Wanee Festival in North Florida this week.

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Airplane/Tuna great brings guitar camp to Wanee

Musicians may sign up for musical instruction from Rock and Roll Hall of Famers at the Wanee Festival.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 18, 2012

Police respond to at least 54 incidents

Moultrie introduces Dogwood Music fest

Moultrie introduces Dogwood Music fest

Money stolen from Dougherty library

Money stolen from Dougherty library

Lee County voters to receive updated cards

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office will mail out new voter registration cards within the next month.

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Local food bank seeks votes for big money

Officials at Albany’s Second Harvest food bank hope Facebook voters will bring a $1 million payoff.

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Latest salvo fired in ‘Mommy Wars’

Virtually everything said and done in a presidential election year distorts the truth, much like concave and convex mirrors in a carnival attraction alter one’s true reflection.

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We can never forget horrors of Holocaust

He who forgets will be destined to remember. — Pearl Jam This evening marks the beginning of the one-day observance of Yom HaShoah, the Hebrew term for Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Junkanoo festival postponed, rescheduled for May 5

Junkanoo is a Caribbean festival celebrating the liberation of Africans from bondage.

Squawk of the Day - April 18, 2012

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Deerfield-Windsor’s girls and boys teams sweep the GISA Region 3-AAA team titles while Sherwood’s boys finish second.

Ella Watson

Mrs. Ella Lucille Watson, 82, of Albany, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012

Avery Dillard

Avery Britt Dillard, 46, of North Port, FL, formerly of Desoto, GA, was taken from us by an automobile accident on April 12, 2012

Barbara Lee

Barbara Jean McGee Lee, 73, of Shellman died April 16, 2012

Louis Christo

Louis A. Christo, 85, passed away on Sunday April 15, 2012

Hugh Inman

Hugh Inman, 82, of Camilla, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Suspect sought for homicide questioning

Albany Police Department investigators release pictures of a person at an ATM using a murdered man’s credit card.

Troucy Jones

Mrs. Troucy Lee Jones 79, of Albany died Monday, April 16, 2012

Cleveland Walls, Jr.

Mr. Cleveland Walls, Jr., 64, of Albany died Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lee Manning

Mr. Lee Manning, 63, of Poulan died Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bernard Paulin

Mr. Bernard A. Roshawn Paulin, 29, of New Port News, VA, formerly of Tifton, Ga departed this life April 15, 2012

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Former Herald reporter, Cox newspaper publisher dead

Jim Fain retired as the publisher of the Austin American-Statesman in Texas.

Jim Fain, a Southwest Georgia native and a former Austin American-Statesman publisher who became the Cox newspaper chain's national correspondent in Washington, D.C., has died. He was 91.

Frederick Hatchett

Frederick Hatchett, 63, of Albany died on April 11, 2012

Minnie Gardner

Minnie E. Hartley Gardner, 89 of Albany, GA died Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Nicholas Retza, Jr.

Nicholas John Retza, Jr., 84 of Albany, GA died Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mary Harvey

Mrs. Mary Harvey of Albany died on April 14, 2012

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MCLB-Albany commander leaving post

Col. Terry Williams, commanding officer of MCLB-Albany, is leaving his post on May 25.

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Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff

NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic Tuesday with one final takeoff.

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In being ‘right,’ we miss ignore facts

In times of intense emotion and passion around potentially divisive issues, we are better served as individuals and as a community when we can suspend our judgment and criticism of one another and attempt, instead, to make sense of one another’s perspective.

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Murfree: Special session to discuss school closing

Magnolia Elementary School is a likely closure target as the Dougherty school system struggles to cut its budget deficit.

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It’s just neighborly to help folks out

It was an easy phone call to make. I knew it would be. I called my neighbor who lives across the road, not the street mind you for we are country folks, and asked for help.

Carrie Knight

Mrs. Carrie Roberts Knight, 97, of Albany died on April 16, 2012

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City will apply for federal grant for new transit center

An available $1.5 million grant wasn’t part of original GDOT or city of Albany budgets for a proposed transit center.

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Hawks avenge Sunday’s loss to Raptors with 109-87 win in Toronto

Jeff Teague has 19 points and 10 assists to lead the Hawks past the Raptors, who had whipped Atlanta on Sunday.

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Deerfield’s Short takes baseball talents to Gordon

Deerfield-Windsor baseball star Lindsey Short does a little bit of everything for the Knights --- and on Monday he signed with Gordon College.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton struggles in opening day of District IV golf tournament

The Cavs had hopes of repeating as district champions, but their opening-day performance has them 21 shots behind and in fourth place. (ADDS: Items on Albany State baseball and Westwood tennis).