News for Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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Hawks have no problem with lowly Bobcats

Josh Smith scores 24 points to lead the Hawks past Charlotte, 120-93, on Wednesday night.

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Tiger takes center stage at Masters

Tiger Woods arrives in style along with Rory McIIroy to head a wide-open field as the Masters begins today at Augusta National.

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Braves open with Mets

The Mets will throw ace Johan Santana at the Braves today in New York against Tommy Hanson, who gets the Opening Day start because Tim Hudson is recovering from off-season back surgery.

Worth deputy arrested

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents arrest a Worth County deputy allegedly selling drugs in Albany.

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Brand new day for Braves

After spending a long winter trying to forget their historic collapse in September, the Braves are eager to start the season today and put the misery of 2011 behind them.

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ASU to celebrate Founder's Day

Lorenzo Heard will speak followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Joseph Holley’s grave.

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Artist's love of color evident in paintings

Award-winning watercolor artist Clare Pearson will meet with area art lovers at a reception tonight at Carnegie Library.

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Wives speak out as character witnesses

Voters don’t make decisions based on a candidate’s spouse. But when a man runs for president, his wife plays an important role as validator, as character witness, testifying to the human qualities behind the poll-tested speeches and slickly produced videos.

Albany ministers, public set to give blood

The average red blood cell transfusion is three pints, and a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood, according to the American Red Cross.

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Industry Week Awards given at breakfast meeting

Industry awards are given as part of Albany-Dougherty Industry Celebration Week.

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APD: Woman wanted in computer theft from local store

According to an Albany Police Department report, Catherine Lynette Coley, 23, is wanted on nine counts of computer theft.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 5, 2012

According to an Albany Police Department report, Catherine Lynette Coley, 23, is wanted on nine counts of computer theft.

Commissioners gridlock on Junkanoo license

Downtown businessman Omar Salaam wants Albany to host the festival April 21.

Squawk of the day - April 5, 2012

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Woman linked to Albany murder-for-hire plot pleads guilty

James Eppler was initially charged in the death of his wife, who was later determined to have killed herself.

James Eppler was initially charged in the death of his wife, who was later determined to have killed herself.

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Real men don't cry over sports

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article concerning basketball's March Madness. The article was titled "March Madness Turns Into Crying Game." It was talking about the recent trend where players cry after crushing defeats or uplifting wins.

Edith Anderson

Edith Sueko Narimatsu Anderson, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 2, 2012

Martha Unruh

Mrs. Martha Lou Cannon Unruh, 73, of Albany passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012

William Bush

Dr. William Don Bush, 81, of Albany, GA, died April 3, 2012

Betty Norton

Mrs. Betty Robinson Norton, 87, of Sylvester died Wednesday April 4, 2012

Marvin Collins

Marvin Eugene Collins, 75, of Albany, GA died Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jake Davis

Mr. Jake Davis, 59, of Shellman died on April 4, 2012

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Body found in woods

The nude body of a man was found off Westtown Road Wednesday by a man who was looking for scrap metal.

Two arrested for a March 17 beating on Elva Street

Police put two men in jail for severely beating a 31-year-old man unconscious on the 1500 block of Elva Street on March 17.

Free child safety event at Toyota of Albany

Families can receive their free safety kits at a car dealership on April 14.

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Mama would’ve been so proud

Smiley cake brings back fond memories of Mama at Easter time.

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Rock legend Casady still making vital music

Jefferson Airplane founding members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen will bring Hot Tuna to the Wanee Music Festival April 19-21.

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March against violence set for April 21

Stop the Violence, T.A.K.I.N.G. A.U.T.H.O.R.I.T.Y. will conduct a crime awareness march in downtown Albany at 10 a.m. April 21.

Bryant Bolden

Bryant L. Bolden, 26, of Unadilla died on March 29, 2012

Versie Dumas

Mrs. Versie Mae Beale Dumas of Albany died on March 30, 2012

Vernell Carter

Sis. Vernell Carter, 79, formerly of Albany, GA died on Sunday, April 01, 2012

Willie Scott

Willie Rufus Scott, 62, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012