News for Sunday, March 11, 2012


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Squawk of the day - March 12, 2012

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APD: Cold case needs community help

The Albany Police Department asks that anyone with information on the 2008 Unterio Murray murder step up for justice.

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Rowe takes over as EMS director

The new director of the Dougherty County EMS has been with the organization for nearly 30 years.

Girl Scouts celebrating 100 years

A series of local events is being held to commemorate the centennial of the Girl Scouts organization.

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Penn State students build houses in south Georgia

A group of students from Penn State prefers to spend its collective spring break down South, helping people.

NAMI schedules monthly meeting

Elizabeth McQueen, the clinical director of the Albany Area Community Service Board, will be the featured speaker Tuesday during the March NAMI Night.

James Hanna

James B. (Jim) Hanna, 59, of Albany, GA, died Friday, March 9, 2012

Marie Hynote

Helen Marie Hynote, 64, of Camilla died Saturday, March 10, 2012

Montez Johnson

Mrs. Montez Youngblood Johnson, 88, of Albany, passed away, Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ann Duke

Ann N. Duke, 94, of Port St. Joe, FL formerly of Albany, GA died Saturday, March 10, 2012

Brianne Joy Baggett & Justin Colby Heape

Brian and Lisa Baggett of Poulan, GA are pleased to announce

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albert (Cam) Meriwether

Leslie Danielle Fink and Charles Albert (Cam) Meriwether

A.J. Taylor

Mr. A.J. Taylor, 67, of Sylvester died Saturday March 10, 2012

Yvonne McClenny

Yvonne Hamm McClenny, 84, of Columbia, AL died on March 10, 2012

Alvin Dollar

Alvin Jerome Dollar, 91, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012

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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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OUTDOOR COLUMN: Hooked on fishing

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay recalls memories when lures turned into an occupational hazard.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: FSU to play for first ACC title with win against Duke

Florida State blows a 10-point lead and then holds on, thanks in part to a late jumper by Luke Loucks, to advance to today’s ACC Championship against North Carolina for just the season time in the program’s history, while Kentucky and Vanderbilt will play for the SEC title and Michigan State and Ohio State will face off for the Big Ten championship.

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De-FYE-ing the odds

Lee County’s Nicole Fye, a 13-year-old swimming prodigy who has been pushed lately by 12-year-old Maggie Davis, tries to make a big splash this weekend in North Carolina, where she has an outside chance to qualify for the Olympic Trials.

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Darton baseball sweeps, stays perfect in region

Darton’s baseball team sweeps a doubleheader, 3-0 and 7-1, from South Georgia on Saturday as the bottom of the Cavs’ deep pitching rotation holds South Georgia to just one run all day.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton, ASU softball sweep

The Darton softball team, which is ranked No. 18 in the nation, routs Wallace Dothan, while the Albany State softball team stays undefeated in the conference (ADDS: Items on Deerfield baseball, Sherwood soccer and Deerfield soccer).

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Watson goes after his first world title

Georgia's Bubba Watson holds off the field with a 5-under 67 on Saturday and takes a three-shot lead into today's final round of the Cadillac Championship with a chance to win the first world title of his career.

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Westover’s Ousley, Lee’s Kennedy shine at Larry Clark Invitational

Westover's Dontrevious Ousley sets a meet record in the discus, and Lee County's Jacob Kennedy wins the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.