News for Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Romney destined for the White House

Mitt Romney wanted to become the Republican nominee and run for the presidency in 2008 but the signs just weren't right, it was too soon and he was ahead of his time -- his destiny.

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No excuse for inappropriate language

In the wake of "Slutgate," the operative argument seems to have devolved into a barnyard taunt: "My pig isn't as bad as your pig."

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Can Europe's left rebound?

A crisis of capitalism is supposed to create an opening for the political left.

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Sherwood's WINGS Program introduces students to business

The school gives students one month and $25 each to start and run their own businesses.

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Council planning a Derby event

A nonprofit organization that serves senior citizens throughout Southwest Georgia is organizing a unique fundraiser.

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Pelham Country Jamboree celebrating 17th anniversary

The Pelham Country Jamboree, which hosts performances every Saturday, was established in March 1995.

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Albany woman reaches milestone birthday

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop presents a special Congressional Record to Helen Cordell in honor of her 100th birthday.

Squawk of the Day - March 19, 2012

Squawk of the Day - March 19, 2012

Charles Elbert Finley

Charles Elbert Finley, 80, Sasser March 17, 2012

Robert Earl Bass

Robert Earl Bass, 63, Pelham March 17, 2012

Jessie Mae Hurley

Jessie Mae Hurley, 74, Tifton March 14, 2012

Floyd Troy Andrews

Floyd Troy Andrews, 74, Sylvester March 18, 2012

Charlie Mae Floyd

Charlie Mae Floyd, Ashburn March 17, 2012

Wayne J. Bozeman

Wayne J. Bozeman, 61, Sumner March 18, 2012

Carl August Hamburger

Carl August Hamburger, 89, Albany March 17, 2012

Herman Buggs Sr.

Herman Buggs Sr, 68, Donalsonville March 15, 2012

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NCAA TOURNAMENT -- ROUNDUP: No. 1 seed UK rolls; SEC champ Vandy out

Top-ranked Kentucky looks to have completely shaken off its SEC title game loss as it rolls to its second easy win in the NCAA Tournament, this time Saturday evening against Iowa State, 87-71, in the second round, while the team that beat the Wildcats for the conference championship, Vanderbilt, is upended by Wisconsin, 60-57.

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Braves beat Mets, Blue Jays in split squad games

The Braves seem to be breaking out of their spring slump as they win two games Saturday, beating the Mets, 3-2, and the Blue Jays, 5-3, in split-squad action.

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SATURDAY'S LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Meridian blows past Darton golf in final round of Goose Pond Spring Fling; ASU softball finishes 3rd in conference Cross Over

The Darton golf team, which led the first two rounds of the Goose Pond Spring Fling, sees that lead evaporate Saturday in the final round as it falls to Meridan. (ADDS: items on ASU softball; Darton baseball; Deerfield baseball and soccer)

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Falcons re-sign star DE Abraham

The Falcons agree to a three-year deal with pass rusher John Abraham, who had a team-high 9 1/2 sacks last season and has 58 1/2 sacks in six seasons in Atlanta.

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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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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Of cut poles and bent pins

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay writes about an encounters he has with an old man who has never been fishing before.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Turkey season set to kick off

Get out your rifles, bows and outdoor gear because Georgia’s turkey season is expected to be above average this year.

Ga. Tech hopes to make run this year

The Yellow Jackets are making their sixth straight NCAA appearance but have never won more than one game in the tournament.