News for Saturday, April 21, 2012


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Theatre Albany fundraiser revisits Summer of Love

The Grapevine Band will headline the Albany community theater’s primary fundraiser Saturday.

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Don’t take vacation from healthy living

Does your exercise program get put on hold when you travel? Do you forget about working out until you get home? In order for exercise to become a habit, you must stay consistent.

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Swisha Man Slim 229's 'super hero'

A Calhoun County multi-genre artist is getting ready for his shot to become the region’s next big musical act.

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Misuse of legal drugs can have fatal results

Recent tragic incidents involving celebrities provide a perfect backdrop warning sound for people misusage of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicines.

Births April 22

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 7-14.

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Keep nutrition in mind when dining out

Alright folks, let’s continue our discussion from recently concerning our dining habits and how it affects our waistlines, our pocketbooks, and our family dynamics. I pointed out last week the detrimental effects of the decline in family meal times.

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Hair’s to silent suffering

Somewhere in the Bible it says that God knows every hair on our heads. Comforting, it is, but I have to wonder — does he know about the freakishly long scary ones that appear out of nowhere in the most obscure places and continue to come back time and time again no matter how often we yank them out?

Missing child case a mystery

For years it’s been a staple for comedians and others, quipping about an errant husband or a mischievous friend showing up as “missing” on milk cartons.

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AMA source of pride for three decades

The Albany Museum of Art has recently been awarded the honor of reaccreditation. Nick Nelson, Executive Director of the Albany Museum of Art, and Ford W. Bell, President and CEO of the American Association of Museums, have co-authored this article

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‘Summit’ produces ‘We Are the ’Bany’

Dear Mr. Fantasy, play us a tune, Something to make us all happy. Do anything, take us out of this gloom. Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy. — Traffic

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McDonald-Garrett new co-owner of Brooks Furniture

Pam McDonald-Garrett and Robert Brooks Jr. own one of Southwest Georgia’s largest furniture centers.

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On the Job with Ralph Jackson

Staff writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Ralph Jackson, owner of Ralph Jackson Hearing Aid Service.

Kitchen inspections for April 22, 2012

Here are the results of the kitchen inspections for Dougherty and Lee counties.

Police/Fire/EMS report for April 22, 2012

APD responds to at least 51 incidents.

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Deadline looming for CRCT discipline

The contracts of 44 teachers named in CRCT cheating report could automatically renew on that date.

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Community march brings Stop the Violence support

Whether they march from East or West Albany, North or South Albany, the people say they have had enough crime.

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Albany art museum earns accreditation

Less than 5 percent of the nation's museums are accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Squawk of the Day - April 22, 2012

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Programs help lower teen pregnancy rate

Teen pregnancies, influenced by poverty and lack of education, are down across the nation, with programs in Southwest Georgia aiming to do their part.

Bill Hammack

Bill L. Hammack Sr. formerly of Albany, GA, died April 21, 2012

Claude Mossburg

Claude Lamount Mossburg, of Albany, GA, died Friday, April 20, 2012

Claudia Ellis

Mrs. Claudia Ellis 67, of Albany died Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sara Morgan

Sara F. Morgan passed on April 21, 2012

Fanoris B. Jackson

Mr. Fanoris Billy Jackson 61, of Albany died Friday, April 20, 2012

Marshall Hannah, Sr.

Marshall Lynn Hannah, Sr., 63, of Arlington, GA, died on Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pauline Sadler

Pauline Wiggins Sadler, 83, of Lee County, GA, died Friday, April 20, 2012

Jewel Cowan

Jewel McInnis Cowan, 89, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died Saturday, April 21, 2012

Alvin Cross, III

Infant Alvin Cross, III died on Friday, April 20, 2012

Emory McMillan, Sr.

Emory D. McMillan, Sr., 87, of Ocilla, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2012

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Braves bats stay hot in second straight rout of D'Backs

Freddie Freeman has another monster night as the Braves destroy the Diamondbacks late Friday night, 9-1.

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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County baseball honors seniors, then routs Colquitt; Morrell hits three HRs as Westwood wins 15th straight

Fresh off a 17-12 rout by Colquitt on Thursday, Lee County rebounds nicely Friday with an 11-1 win against Colquitt County in seniors' final home game. (ADDS: items on Westwood, Deerfield, Randolph Southern, Crisp Academy baseball; Lee County girls, Bainbridge boys soccer advancing to region title games; Sherwood boys soccer securing No. 2 seed in state tourney)

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Boston rests Big 4; Hawks still barely win

Atlanta played Boston’s bench scrubs Friday night, and narrowly escaped an embarrassing loss at home.

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26TH ANNUAL ALBANY SPORTS HALL OF FAME --- VERNA BROWN: Brown soared on court at Westover, ASU — and then even higher off of it

After basketball, former Westover star Verna Brown parlayed her degree at Albany State into a high-profile job with national hotel chain Ritz-Carlton.

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Panthers set for first game vs. rival Lions tonight

The bitter rivalry between neighboring foes Columbus and Albany will be renewed tonight at the James H. Gray Civic Center.

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Cavs in command

In its quest for an 11th straight state title, Darton golf leads the tourney by 6 after Day 1 at Stonebridge.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball splits with GPC, locks up No. 1 seed for upcoming region tourney; DC baseball splits with Gordon; ASU eliminated from conference tourney

All Darton needed was one win Friday in its doubleheader with Georgia Perimeter --- and the Lady Cavs got that in Game 1, 3-2, to win the conference championship for the second straight season. (ADDS: items on Darton baseball and ASU softball)

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FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Former Falcons star Easterling dies suddenly; Ga. State kicks star QB, suspends leading tackler after bar brawl

The Panthers’ rising young football team is dealt a major blow when its starting quarterback is kicked off the team and its leading tackler suspended for their roles in a fight.