News for Monday, April 2, 2012

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AREA PREP, COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton completes sweep of Andrew

The No. 12 Cavs win their fourth game in a row against Andrew, while Lee County loses to Centennial and Baconton tops Worth.

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Hudson pitches two innings in first, and only, spring outing

Braves starter Tim Hudson, who will start the season in the minors and he continues his rehab from offseason back surgery, said he felt good in his lone spring training appearance Monday as he gave up just one infield single in two innings against the Mets before being pulled for precautionary reasons.

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Braves pitcher Martinez arrested for DUI

Cristhian Martinez becomes the second Atlanta Braves pitcher in the last year to be nabbed for driving under the influence after Derek Lowe — who was traded this offseason — was arrested last season.

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Trayvon Martin's Fate Is Still Too Many Parents' Fear

Ten years ago, I was a newspaper reporter spending a lot of my days with Michael Green, a 36-year-old African-American man who had recently been released from prison.

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All eyes on Tiger, Rory as the Masters nears

The Masters is just three days away, and there are no storylines more intriguing that Tiger Woods’ resurgence and Rory McIlroy’s quest for redemption.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 3, 2012

APD responds to at least 80 incidents

March was hot in a freaky way

As the mercury rose into the 80s last month, folks on the street knew what weather experts have determined about March: It was really warm.

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UGA’s McClain makes hoops HOF

Former U.S. Olympian and national Player of the Year Katrina McClain will be part of the next class inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Baylor closing in on history

The Baylor women’s basketball team is one win from the first 40-0 season in college basketball history as they take on Notre Dame tonight for the NCAA National Championship.

GBI investigating Baker shooting

he Baker County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sylvester field office are investigating a shooting here Sunday evening.

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Card fraud suspect turns herself in

Leslie Thomas, who had been wanted since January for financial transaction card fraud, turned herself in over the weekend.

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Lee County's Aldrich making most of second chance at Darton

Leesburg native Matt Aldrich nearly quit baseball altogether after a couple of rocky seasons at Valdosta State, but a transfer to Darton seemed to solve his problems — and now the right-hander is the ace of the Cavs’ rotation and leading the nation in strikeouts.

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Sometimes in life we need second or even a third try

I believe it was Albert Einstein who defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

County names finance director

Martha Hendley was the finance director in Brunswick, officials say.

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APD brings in new officers

Twelve new officers are sworn into the Albany Police Department Monday evening.

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Legacy Lectures Tour stops at ASU campus

The lively discussions centered around helping students and HBCUs thrive together.

Lee ponders garbage decision

Changes in Lee County's garbage ordinance give officials the option of taking garbage receptacles of past-due customers.

Squawk of the day - April 3, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Tommy Brown

Mr. Tommy Lee Brown, Pelham, Ga. passed on April 2, 2012

Alfonso Stokes

Mr. Alfonso Stokes 75, of Albany died Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Court rejects Rehberg petition

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Charles Rehberg in his appeal of an 11th U.S. Court of Appeals ruling gave a Dougherty District Attorney's Office investigator James Paulk immunity from testimony he gave before a Dougherty grand jury that Rehberg says was false.

Braves reliever Martinez arrested for DUI

Atlanta Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez was arrested early Monday morning in Gwinnett County on charges of DUI.

Eva Boyd

Eva Mae Boyd of Arlington died on April 2, 2012

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Justices approve strip-searches for any offense

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that officials may strip-search people arrested for any offense, however minor, before admitting them to jails.

Vernell Carter

Vernell Carter, formerly of Albany, died on April 1, 2012

Lillian Williams

Mrs. Lillian Williams, age 98, of Donalsonville, GA passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012

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Labor chief expects job markets to improve

A skilled workforce is the state’s top priority, officials say.

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Political activist Young dead

Hank Young was a local businessman and political figure who championed individual rights and diversity

Hank Young, a charismatic local businessman who challenged local leaders to improve conditions for Albany's working class for more than three decades, died Friday, officials say.

Teresa Elrod

Teresa Elaine Sutton Elrod, 47, of Irwin County, died Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Man charged with possession of explosives

Timothy Anderson Jr. was found to be in possession of several “destructive/explosive devices” near a local dam late Sunday, authorities say.

Bertha Scott

Bertha Rose Scott, 70, of Camilla, died Monday, March 26, 2012

Geraldine Buck

Geraldine Brown Buck, 83, of Lumpkin died on March 29, 2012

Rosa Hill

Rosa M. Hill, 59, of Dawson died on March 31, 2012

Henry Young

Henry James Young, 71, of Albany died on March 30, 2012

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LOCAL COLLEGE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Darton, ASU both win Sunday

The Cavs add some cushion to their Region XVII lead Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of Andrew, while Albany State routs LeMoyne-Owen behind William Smalls' grand slam.

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Phillies, Braves play to 7-7 tie

Julio Teheran, trying to win the final spot in Atlanta’s rotation, saw his spring ERA climb to 9.37 after giving up four earned runs in 3 1/3 innings during Sunday’s spring game against the Phillies.

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Newman snaps winless drought, captures checkered flag in Martinsville

Ryan Newman wins for the first time in 23 races Sunday after a wild finish in Martinsville.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Yoo wins first LPGA Tour major after Kim’s improbable error; Mahan becomes first to win twice on PGA Tour this year

Sun Young Yoo wins the first LPGA Tour major of the year with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday, earning her first major title after I.K. Kim misses a 1-foot putt — yes, 1 foot — on the final hole of regulation.

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