News for Sunday, April 22, 2012


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Swainsboro, radio bring back fond memories

SWAINSBORO — Growing up in Wrightsville my first memory of Swainsboro, 26 miles away, was a bus trip over to the Pine Tree Festival in the mid-fifties. It was nice to experience a parade with an opportunity to observe displays and booths of all types. Not really anything to write home about, however.

Community Calendar for April 23, 2012

Here's a list of coming events for Southwest Georgia.

Squawk of the day - April 23, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Brewery wins award for top waste water treatment

MillerCoors takes the top honor for Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant of the Year in Georgia.

Health fair set for Cinco de Mayo

Officials at Phoebe say they expect at least 200 people to attend an upcoming health fair catered to the Latino community.

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'Anchor Open' set to benefit The Anchorage

Among the changes set for The Anchorage include the hiring of a new clinical director and the addition of a family component to the program.

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Now's the time to beat Citizens United

We are about to have the worst presidential campaign money can buy. The Supreme Court's dreadful Citizens United decision and a somnolent Federal Election Commission will allow hundreds of millions of dollars from a small number of very wealthy people and interests to inundate our airwaves with often vicious advertisements for which no candidate will be accountable.

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American politics gone to the dogs

I think it is fair to say that the shark has been permanently displaced by the dog.

Vivian Sanders

Mrs. Vivian Jones Sanders, 85, of Sandy Bottom Rd., Edison, Ga. died Saturday night

Sara Morgan

Mrs. Sara Strickland Morgan, 87, formerly of Dawson, GA and Pelham, GA, died Saturday, April 21, 2012

Florence Moore

Florence Hazel Hale Moore, 91, of Bronwood, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mabel Horne

Mabel Marchant Purvis Horne, 96, of Albany, GA died Saturday, April 21, 2012

Zoie Wright

Zoie Merritt Wright, 83, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012

Weatherly Allison Walden and Thomas Riner Gay

James and Sue McConnell

Kimberly Sue Johnson and Casey Brandon Hart

Arthur and Lorie Johnson

Martha Kathryn Cameron

Mr. James Prothro

LaTonya Mingo

Mrs. LaTonya Michelle Adkins Mingo of Albany died on April 21, 2012

Louise Washington

Louise Washington, 74, of Albany died on April 21, 2012

Frank Johnson

Frank Johnson, 58, of Albany died on April 21, 2012

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton golf holding on to region tourney lead — but just barely

The Cavs shoot a 287 for the second day in a row, but they hold just an 8-shot lead over Gordon going into today's final round of the Region XVII golf tournament at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club. (ADDS: Items on Darton baseball, Albany State baseball, DWS baseball and Sherwood soccer).

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Hanson, Braves hold on for fifth straight win

The Braves win their fifth game in a row and their 10th out of the last 11 games late Saturday with a 3-2 victory against the Diamondbacks.

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Humber throws 21st perfect game

Phil Humber throws the first perfect game in Major League Baseball in almost two years and just the third in the long history of the Chicago White Sox.

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Albany High hoops star Pierce signs with Lincoln Memorial

Albany High’s Tim Pierce, The Herald’s 2011-12 Willie Boston Boys Player of the Year, signs with Division II Lincoln Memorial.

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Running the table

The Albany Panthers beat their biggest rivals in a big way Saturday in the Civic Center, handing the Lions a 57-40 loss to stay unbeaten.

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26TH ANNUAL ALBANY SPORTS HALL OF FAME --- FRANK HEDRICK: WWII veteran became one of Albany’s best ambassadors to the game of golf

The late Frank Hedrick was both a war hero and a local golfing star — and on Monday he will be inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame.

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Looking Back April 22

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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Zenon, Ga. Tech’s White Team roll in spring football game

Former DWS star Tony Zenon catches a 12-yard TD pass Saturday in Georgia Tech’s scrimmage, which the White team won, 31-7.

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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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OUTDOORS COLUMN: And if you believe that one ...

Herald Outdoor Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about fishermen and their tendency to stretch the truth.

Thumbs Up! - April 23, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!