News for Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Too much Heat

Atlanta came into Sunday’s game against Miami with a two-game winning streak, but the Heat,who have also been hot, ran away with a 107-87 victory.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU baseball slips to 1-6 after getting swept again

The Rams, who lost their third game in a row to Shorter on Sunday, have only defeated Valdosta State this season. (ADDS: Items on GSW baseball, GSW softball and ASU softball)

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Mickelson crushes Tiger, wins Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson fires an 8-under 64 Sunday to win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and become only the ninth player with 40 career PGA Tour wins, while Tiger Woods falls apart and drops to a tie for 15th.

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Lady Cavs look to spoil SGT’s perfect Region XVII record

Today’s game in Americus pits Darton and South Georgia Tech — the top two teams in Region XVII — and it’s a contest the Lady Jets need to win to keep their hopes of a perfect region record alive.

Thumbs Up - Feb. 13, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

‘Funny’ political email is full of venom

In a letter to the editor, Roy Wetherington says ‘funny’ political email is full of venom.

Not every secret needs to be shared

In a letter to the editor, Ruby B. Britt of Tifton says that not every secret needs to be shared.

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Underneath it all, Romney cares

Mitt Romney's recent losses to Rick Santorum in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota revealed a truism that Romney might want to study -- but not too much!

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Obama makes sensible compromise on contraception

Politicized culture wars are debilitating because they almost always require partisans to denigrate the moral legitimacy of their opponents, and sometimes to deny their very humanity. It's often not enough to defeat a foe. Satisfaction only comes from an adversary's humiliation.

Squawk of the day - Feb. 13, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Early voting for GOP presidential primary starts today

Nine Republican candidates are on the Georgia ballot though only four are actively in the race.

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Leesburg police make use of DOD program

The Leesburg Police Department is one of a number of government agencies utilizing decommissioned military equipment.

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Groups join forces to extend Chehaw mountain bike trail

The Pecan City Pedalers Bicycle Club and Chehaw are working to make Albany a cycling destination.

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Staff keeps aquarium hospitable

There is a staff of five people at the Flint RiverQuarium responsible for the well-being of the creatures living inside it.

Billy Harrell

Mr. Billy Wayne Harrell, 73, of Leesburg, GA. died Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oliver Mills

Mr. Oliver Mills age 83 passed away Friday morning February 10, 2012

Lena Miller

Lena Catherine Simmerman Miller, 99, of Albany, GA, died Friday, February 10, 2012

Harold Allen

Mr. Harold Loyd Allen, 78, of Albany died Sunday, February 12, 2012

Charles Glover

Mr. Charles Edward Glover, 63, died on February 12, 2012

Katy Bostic

Mrs. Katy McInvale Bostic, 74, of Sylvester died Saturday February 11, 2012

Essie Bradley

Mrs. Essie L Bradley, 82 formerly of Colquitt GA passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012

Melvin Stringer

Pastor Melvin Stringer, 77, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died Friday, February 10, 2012

Sarah Jones

Mrs. Sarah Jones of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, February 10, 2012

Janice Hicks

Janice "Red" Hicks, 59, of Camilla, died Saturday, February 4, 2012

Willie Fair

Willie S. Fair, 63, of Fort Gaines, GA died on Thursday, February 9, 2012

Felicia Williams

Ms. Felicia Williams, 32, of Sparks, Ga passed Friday February 10, 2012

Luthor Alexander, Sr.

Mr. Luther (L.A.) Alexander, Sr., 83, of Tifton, passed Friday, February 10, 2012

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting -- or not biting -- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: I can admit it --- I’m for the birds

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay explains this week why he loves birdwatching --- and he won't apologize for it.

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GSW softball splits, baseball swept

It was Winter Homecoming in Americus, and the Georgia Southwestern softball team splits with Young Harris College, while the Hurricane baseball team loses both of its game in a doubleheader with West Alabama.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: ‘Take a kid fishing’ is not just an empty cliche'

Taking a kid fishing can have a long-lasting impact on a child’s life, while also serving as a quiet, peaceful activity that beats out any inside activity and gets them used to appreciating the outdoors.

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Lin-Sanity: Knicks benchwarmer becomes a star

Jeremy Lin went from sleeping on his brother's couch and riding the bench for the Knicks to the NBA's new "Mr. It" after exploding on the scene during the last week.

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US sweeps Federer’s Swiss team out of Davis Cup

Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan win their doubles match Saturday to give the Americans a 3-0 lead in the best-of-five, first-round series.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton women roll, setting up 1 vs. 2 showdown Monday at South Ga. Tech

Five Lady Cavs score in double figures in Saturday’s rout of Central Georgia Tech, setting up the biggest game of the season for Darton, which heads to region-leading South Georgia Tech on Monday for a showdown of the top two programs in Region XVII. (ADDS: items on ASU and Albany Tech men's, women's hoops getting swept Saturday; ASU baseball getting swept by Shorter College; GSW men's, women's hoops splitting homecoming games).

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Beachy leading Braves' youth movement

The Braves' pitching roster is getting younger and younger all the time with Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor, Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran becoming the new faces of Atlanta's bullpen.

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Take a bow

Deerfield-Windsor coaching legend Gordy Gruhl wins his 1,000th career game Saturday night as his Knights beat one of their rivals, Sherwood Christian, 53-31, to win the GISA Region 3-AAA title during a monumental evening at ABAC.

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SATURDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Albany boys lock up No. 1 seed in 1-AA; Pelham girls lose to Seminole amid controversy

The Albany boys, ranked No. 1 in The Herald's Fab 5 Poll, storm back to beat Brooks County on Saturday night, locking up the regular-season 1-AA title. (ADDS: roundup items on Seminole County girls, boys; Pelham girls, boys; Lee County girls; and Crisp County girls).

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Clutch kids: DWS girls capture 3-AAA title in dramatic fashion

Deerfield’s girls storm back with an inspiring 26-25 comeback win against Westfield to capture the GISA Region 3-AAA title on Candace Cosby’s free throw with 0.3 seconds left in the game.

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UGA upsets No. 20 MSU

Georgia's biggest recruit in years, freshman Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, scores 20 points, including a huge 3-pointer late to sink No. 20 Mississippi State, 70-68, in overtime Saturday on the road.

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Ward willing to restructure deal with Steelers

The Steelers say they aren't going to retain the franchise's all-time leading receiver, but Hines Ward is now offering to restructure his contract to stay in Pittsburgh.

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Lee advances five wrestlers to state tournament

Five wrestlers out of the 12 Lee County took to the sectional meet this weekend advance to next week's state tournament, while Dougherty's and Albany's wrestlers all fall short of taking that next step.

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