News for Wednesday, April 25, 2012


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Dougherty students earn FAMU scholarships

The Dougherty County School Board discusses budget cuts, while 17 students earn $1 million in scholarships from FAMU.

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Nothing to lose

The Rams are one of the worst-seeded teams in today’s conference tournament, but that doesn’t stop them from having big expectations.

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Horford definitely out for Celtics series

Atlanta’s Al Horford confirms Wednesday that he will be out for the entire best-of-seven series against Boston, which begins this weekend.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Americus-Sumter boys cruise in state tennis opener

The Americus-Sumter boys beat Perry, 5-0, in Wednesday's first round of the Class AAA state tennis tournament. (ADDS: Westover boys tennis, Southland boys tennis)

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Herald Super 6er Young signs with FSCJ

Ieshia Young, a two-time Herald Super 6er and a vital member of the most prestigious girls basketball program in Southwest Georgia, signs a letter of intent on Wednesday to accept a basketball scholarship to Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Equinox relocates company

Equinox Chemicals renames its new acquisitions and moves them to Albany.

Wanted for APD interview: 23-year-old Maurice Sanders

Maurice Sanders, 23, of 416 Hope Street, is wanted by the Albany Police Department in connection with a burglary of the Special Effects Barber Shop at about 2:25 a.m. April 15.

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This could be Deerfield’s year at state track & field meet

The Lady Knights have a chance to become the first DWS girls team to win a state title. The three-day GISA state meet begins today at Hugh Mills Stadium.

Grand jury indicts on drug, DUI charges

A Dougherty County grand jury indicts four on drug trafficking charges and one on drunken driving.

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With no first-round pick, quiet draft ahead for Falcons

Atlanta doesn’t have a pick in the draft until late in the second round — but GM Thomas Dimitroff still thinks he can get a solid player.

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Inspiration gets whupped up at one sorry breakfast

The 7-year-old hurricane boy continues to plough through life unabated, leaving a path of destruction and mayhem wherever he goes.

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Eagles deal Pro Bowl CB Samuel to Falcons

The Falcons trade a seventh-round draft pick to the Eagles for Asante Samuel — one of the top defensive backs in the NFL.

Politicians providing poor leadership

A number of ranters and letter writers are still attempting to blame President Obama for all of America's problems. Of course, Obama has made mistakes.

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Deerfield completes long journey, wins girls tennis title

The Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team sweeps its way past Stratford and Augusta Prep to win the GISA Class AAA state team title.

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Family searching for missing poodle

On March 21, a white toy poodle named Angel belonging to Abby Broome wandered from her yard on Sussex Court (off Beattie Road). That day, she was not wearing her collar due to an injury on her neck. Several witnesses saw two ladies in a white car picking her up off the side of the road, most likely to get her out of harm's way, which we greatly appreciate.

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Westwood girls win state tennis title again, boys finish second

Sydnee Smith ends a remarkable career as Westwood’s girls take home the GISA Class A team state title.

The Sabbath should be on Saturday

This is to the people that have used The Albany Herald to promote Sunday as the Lord's day or the Sabbath day.

Every child deserves a fighting chance

Right now in our community, there are abused and neglected children who live in the shadows of our lives.

President is fanning flames of controversy

Why has Obama not addressed the bounty funded by the Black Panthers for Mr. Zimmerman? Why would Holder or Obama permit this type of bullying, or, as in the past, do the Black Panthers get another free ride? Why did Obama ridicule the accused, the police department and anyone else who sided with Mr. Zimmerman's right to defend himself?

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AHS hosts Helping Hands Project

Albany High students pledge not to engage in sexual or physical abuse through the Helping Hands Project.

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Which attracts more -- sentiment, scandal?

Sentiment or scandal: Which is the more alluring?

Police/Fire/EMS - April 26, 2012

Albany Police Department responds to at least 54 incidents

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Deal talks jobs, tax reform

Georgia's governor ends his two-day trek across the state Wednesday with stops in Albany and other cities.

Squawk of the day - April 26, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Riggins must wait a little longer for grand jury decision

A Dougherty County School System board member is accused of falsifying free and reduced school lunch applications.

State Supreme Court throws out Lee garbage appeal

Lee County officials are considering new options in their effort to cut down on nonpayment of solid waste fees.

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Chipper homers on 40th birthday, Braves win

For the fourth time since arriving in the MLB in 1993, Chipper Jones hits a home run on his birthday -- and this time it leads the Braves to a 4-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers late Tuesday.