News for Monday, March 19, 2012


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Celtics run off 13 straight points in 4th to hold off Hawks, 79-76

Joe Johnson scores 25 points against the Celtics, but it isn’t enough to save the Hawks, who nearly came back after trailing by 15 points with 4:28 remaining in the game before losing, 79-76.

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Mile High deal

Tebowmania swept through Denver last season, but after Peyton Manning tells his agent on Monday to work out a deal with the Broncos, there will be a new name buzzing around the Mile High City — and this one has four MVP titles and a Super Bowl trophy.

Education chief fans racial tension flames

Here we go again. Obama's secretary of education, Arny Duncan, commented on his department's recently released report concerning "equity and educational opportunities" with a focus on disparity in punishment for black male youths over all other school students.

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We are women stand proud

In continuous dedication to all the beautiful girls, young ladies, and young women in our communities ...

Cleveland best model for D.C. politicians

Grover Cleveland was a reform president who restored honesty and efficiency to the federal government.

Cheshire to officially kick off Lee sheriff bid

A former Lee Sheriff's Office first lieutenant is challenging his former boss for the office.

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Bisher a legend who'll be missed

Furman Bisher had the career others have dreamed of.

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Princeton professor to speak at Albany State

Imani Perry's presentation is part of ASU's International Studies Lecture Series

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Famed Clower beer joint soon to disappear

Not long ago, they closed the Garland Inn. If you are a man or woman of the South and don't know about the Garland Inn, maybe you never heard of Jerry Clower.

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It's time for the main health care event

Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three days of oral arguments in the healthcare lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, otherwise known as "Obamacare."

Police/Fire/EMS for March 20, 2012

APD responds to at least 95 incidents.

Mediacom changes installation schedules

The cable TV, telephone and Internet provider has expanded its installation schedule and is offering a 90-day satisfaction guarantee.

APD looking into south Albany robbery

Shatavon Hayes reported that some cash had been forcibly taken from him Sunday, police say.

Man busted for marijuana outside dental office

The drugs found on Martavius Mims was worth roughly $10 in value, according to police reports.

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State Court judge candidate opens campaign

Victoria Darrisaw, currently a Dougherty County magistrate, is running for the state judge seat of retiring Judge John Salter.

Squawk of the Day - March 20, 2012

Squawk of the Day - March 20, 2012

Georgia's top court rules against woman in incest case

Holly Cox, whose husband was a former Camilla city manager, says she thought she would only have to serve 10 years after pleading guilty to molestation and incest charges in 1998.

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Westover Literary Team wins Class AAA state championship

Westover’s State literary team earns top marks at its state championships, a first for the school.

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Contingency considered for terminal project changes

More than 23,000 people have flown out of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport this year, officials say.

Legacy Run Toddler Trot

Children and their parents raced 50 yards to the finish line at Sherwood Baptist Church's second annual Legacy Run on March 17. Proceeds from the run benefitted the Alpha Pregnany Center. Running events included a 5K race, a one-mile run/walk and a 50-yard toddler trot.

Lois Moon

Lois Claire Moon, 82, of Camilla, died Sunday, March 18, 2012

Frances Reeves

Frances Campbell Reeves, 91, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012

Freddie Dumas

Mr. Freddie Dumas of Pelham, Ga. passed on March 18, 2012

Harry Johnson

Mr. Harry Johnson, of Pelham, Ga. passed on March 18, 2012

Betty Spell

Betty L. Spell, 70, of Pelham died on March 19, 2012

Henry Salter, Jr.

Henry Salter, Jr., died on March 15, 2012

Ammie Stapleton

Ammie Stapleton died on March 18, 2012

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City/County unveil new technology in meeting area

Local government officials have installed two, 60-inch monitors to help commissioners and the public see various presentations better, officials say.

The Dougherty County Commission was the first to try out some technology upgrades in the commission's meeting chambers Monday as the board took advantage of two large 60-inch monitors to review proposed zoning map changes.

Eddie Taylor

Mr. Eddie Joe Taylor of Leary died on March 19, 2012

Betty Lewis

Mrs. Betty Jackson Lewis of McDonough died on March 18, 2012

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Harry Daniels

Mr. Harry E. Daniels, 99, died on March 17, 2012

Roderick Holmes

Mr. Roderick Donell Holmes, 45, of Orlando, FL died on March 19, 2012

Gary George

Mr. Gary Lee George of Lee County died on February 4, 2012

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton baseball wins ninth game in a row; GSW softball swept

The Cavs are alone at the top of Region XVII at 8-0 thanks to a clean sweep of East Georgia, which got shut out by Darton, 9-0, on Sunday in the final game of the series.

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He will be missed: Georgia sportswriting legend Bisher dies at 93

The dean of Georgia sportswriters and proud addition to The Herald’s guest columnists, Furman Bisher, dies of a heart attack at the age of 93 late Sunday night.

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Not-so-cool-hand Luke: Loucks' late errors cost FSU vs. Cincy, shot at Sweet 16

Luke Loucks' bad pass is stolen for an easy bucket late in a tie game and then a traveling violation by the Florida State star point guard on the next series seals the Seminoles' fate in a loss late Sunday night against Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 32.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT: No. 4 Georgia women fall victim to biggest first-round stunner Sunday in loss to No. 13 Marist

No. 4 seed Georgia suffers the biggest upset of Day 1 of the tourney when No. 13 Marist pulls off the 76-70 shocker in Tallahassee.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT --- ROUNDUP: Florida ends Norfolk State's Cinderella run; No. 1s UNC, Michigan State, Kansas all advance

No. 1 seed North Carolina clips Creighton, while fellow top seeds Michigan State survives a close one against St. Louis and Kansas rallies to beat Purdue as all three teams dance on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament.

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Hawks go to Cleveland, rout Cavs for second straight win

Atlanta has now won two in a row after recently coming off a dreadful road trip.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT: Ga. Tech women roll in opener vs. Sacred Heart

The No. 4-seeded Georgia Tech women have little trouble with Sacred Heart in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday thanks to a monster game from freshman Sydney Wallace.

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Big Bad Brad wins NASCAR’s stop in Bristol

Brad Keselowski holds off Matt Kenseth in a furious race to the finish Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn.

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Braves play to 2-2 tie with Orioles

The Braves’ brief spring training win streak comes to an end Sunday when they tie with Baltimore, despite a solid day from Mike Minor.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Donald wins 4-way playoff at PGA Transitions, reclaims No. 1

Luke Donald rallies from the middle of the pack on the final day of the PGA Tour Transitions Championship on Sunday to slip into a four-way, sudden death playoff, where he fires a beauty of an approach and holes the birdie to not only win, but reclaim the world No. 1 ranking from Rory McIlroy. (ADDS: items on LPGA Tour and Champions Tour)