News for Sunday, April 8, 2012

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Serena wins Family Circle

Serena Williams topped off a powerful week with a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Lucie Safarova to win the Family Circle Cup on Sunday.

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Masterful Bubba

Georgia grad Bubba Watson wins his first Masters in a sudden death playoff against Louis Oosthuizen with a 6-inch putt on the second playoff hole.

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There’s no roar from Tiger at the Masters

After his much-talked about win at Bay Hill, Tiger Woods fails to making a decent showing at the Masters, shooting his worst four-day score since he was an amateur in 1995.

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MASTERS NOTEBOOK: Kuchar walks off with a smile

Georgia Tech grad Matt Kuchar has a rough start but storms back to finish the Masters strong, while Bo Van Pelt closes with a round to remember and Stewart Cink ends with one to forget.

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Oosthuizen gets rare albatross

Louis Oosthuizen shoots a rare albatross -- a 2 on a par 5 -- at the Masters on Sunday.

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Mets sweep Braves

The Braves start the season the same way they ended the 2011 campaign, struggling to find a way to win as they fall to the Mets again, 7-5, on Sunday to start the season at 0-3.

Education Notebook - April 9, 2012

Education Notebook - April 9, 2012

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Native American festival set

A mixture of colorful regalia, dance and Native American culture comes to Chehaw.

Squawk of the day - April 9, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Musicians paying tribute to Thomas

One of Southwest Georgia's most influential musicians will be remembered in a "21 Bandmate Salute" show in Albany.

Edwards considering run for state office

State Rep. Carol Fullerton says she will seek re-election to her post.

SOWEGA to host chronic disease management workshop

While the SOWEGA Council on Aging has done sessions on specific chronic conditions in the past, its upcoming workshop will be a broad overview of chronic disease management.

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Inspiration plus perspiration equals success

Next week the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (www.horatioalger.org) will celebrate its 65th anniversary. I confess I did not know of its existence until I read their ad in an airline magazine. I am familiar with Horatio Alger, the man, who inspired generations of boys, and later girls, with stories of people overcoming difficult circumstances to succeed, but I was ignorant of the association that carries on his vision.

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The Pride of Georgia: UGA's Watson wins Masters

Former University of Georgia golf star Bubba Watson rallies on the final day the Master on Sunday to win it on the second playoff hole for his first major.

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Lotto win isn't always lucky

In case you haven't heard, I did not win the lottery.

Lula Will Brown

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Louise Prevatte Ashton

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Glenda M. Gammage

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Frances Ann Plexico Stewart

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'60 Minutes' Mike Wallace dies at age 93

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful prime-time television news program ever, has died. He was 93.

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PREP ROUNDUP: DWS picks up two wins; Lee County sweeps Bainbridge

Deerfield-Windsor wins twice in a spring break tournament at St. Simons Island, and Lee County sweeps Bainbridge in a Region 1-AAAA doubleheader.

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Darton, Crumbley sweep ABAC

Darton relief pitcher Andrew Crumbley picks up a win and a save as the Cavaliers sweep ABAC in a doubleheader on Saturday.

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MASTERS --- NOTEBOOK: Georgia Tech's Kuchar has memorable day; UGA's Watson in the hunt

Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar is right there in the thick of it after his solid third round, while another Georgia --- former UGA star Bubba Watson --- is just three shots back of the lead heading to today: (ADDS: items on Cink, Donald's rough tournaments; Hanson's mojo)

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Weekly fishing report

Here's a look at the fishing activity in Southwest Georgia.

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Options, options

Rather than artificials, using live baits for bass fishing around these parts can often yield better results.

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Bob Kornegay Column: Lost world found

Outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about a breathtaking hiedaway he has found.

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Woods’ bad Masters leads to more bad behavior

Fans at Augusta were none too pleased with Tiger Woods’ numerous tantrums he threw during his third round Saturday as it ended at even par to keep Woods out of contention heading into today’s final round.

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Hawks race by Bobcats, 116-96

The Hawks shoot 17 of 23 from the field and score a season-high 38 points in the third quarter, and have an easy time beating the Bobcats, 116-96, on Saturday night.

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Early County’s Williams suffers knee injury during second Bulldogs’ scrimmage

Georgia’s second scrimmage of the season provided a scare for one former Southwest Georgia prep football star. Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams of Damascus suffered a knee injury after an interception and had to be taken off the field, but coach Mark Richt said afterward he didn’t think it was as serious as first thought and surgery wouldn’t be necessary.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN:The third round can be magical — and oh, so cruel

Loran Smith writes about the brutal third round of the Masters

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