News for Friday, March 2, 2012

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Seeds of futility planted deep

There was a chill in the air as I walked down the hallway, my head hung low in guilt and shame. I slowly turned the deadbolt. The door creaked open and a rush of cold air washed over me as I stepped barefoot onto the brick. I wasn’t ready for this. Not again. Not so soon.

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Officials participate in Read Across America Day

Read Across America Day, held annually in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, is an opportunity for people to read to children in the classroom.

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Albany Marathon draws crowd

The Albany Marathon is 26.2 miles of hard-earned south Georgia turf that attracts runners locally, nationally and internationally.

Naked man fatally shot by police

The circumstances of the shooting in Pelham have not been disclosed.

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Family Protection Unit honored

The Family Protection Unit

Tornado warning has been lifted

The National Weather Service's tornado warning for parts of Dougherty, Baker and Calhoun counties has expired.

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On the Job with ... Jim Hall

Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a questions-and-answer session with entrepreneur Jim Hall of Albany.

Kitchen inspections for March 4, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections for Dougherty and Worth counties.

It's time to leave Afghanistan

One thing has gotten crystal clear this week. It is past time for the United States to pull our people out of Afghanistan.

Religion Bulletin for March 3, 2012

Former President Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school tomorrow.

Police/Fire/EMS report for March 3, 2012

APD responds to at least 34 incidents.

Squawk of the Day - March 4, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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Sherwood hosting Legacy Run

The Legacy Run was established last year to raise funds for the Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center, a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Squawk of the Day - March 3, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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Santorum's errors give Romney edge

It's been a wild ride, but the storyline of the Republican race remains remarkably simple and constant: It's Mitt Romney and the perishable pretenders.

Martha Jordan

Mrs. Martha Jean Jordan, 77, died Thursday, March 1, 2012

Harry McGirt

Mr. Harry B. McGirt, 71, of Poulan died Wednesday February 29, 2012

Albert Mullens

Mr. Albert Tieche Mullens, 90, of Albany died Friday March 2, 2012

Earnestine Reed

Earnestine Lynn Reed, 98, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Robert Merchant

Robert J. Merchant, 86, of Albany, GA, died Thursday, March 1, 2012

Marie Rouse

Marie E. Rouse, 76 of Dawson, GA died March 1, 2012

Thelma Baker

Mrs. Thelma H. Baker, 72, of Leary died on March 1, 2012

Mae Jones

Mrs. Mae Retha Jones, 99, of Bainbridge died on February 29, 2012

Ethel Price

Mrs. Ethel M. Price, 69, of Attapulgus died on March 1, 2012

Elizabeth Brock

Elizabeth Hudson Brock, 84, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012

William Payne, Sr.

Mr. William Guerard Payne, Sr. 90, of Albany died March 1, 2012

Ozzie Roberts

Ms. Ozzie Bell Roberts, 82, of Colquitt died on February 27, 2012

Jack Boyd

Mr. Jack Boyd of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Thursday, March 1, 2012

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 1 Kentucky rips Georgia by 30; FSU rallies vs. UVA for another stunning comeback win

Just a few days after upsetting SEC power Florida, Georgia falls flat Thursday in a 30-point blowout loss to No. 1-ranked Kentucky.

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Albany Motor Speedway to honor fallen driver Walls before kicking off 1st race

Local race fans will fill the seats at Albany Motor Speedway on Saturday night to not only kick off the 2012 racing season, but also pay tribute to Albany native and long-time driver at the local track Keith Walls, who died in January.

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Mitchell County's Elite

The Elite 8 round of the GHSA Class A State Tournament kicks off today in Milledgeville as three out of four varsity basketball teams from Mitchell County — Pelham’s girls and Mitchell County High School’s boys and girls — continue their quest to bring a championship back to Southwest Georgia.

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LOCAL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK/ROUNDUP: Darton softball sweeps Wallace Dothan, moves to 20-1

The Darton College softball team, which avenged its only loss of the season Tuesday in a doubleheader sweep of Enterprise (Ala.), routs Wallace Dothan on Thursday to move to 20-1 on the season. (ADDS: items on GSW golf team earning first-place votes in most recent D-II Top 25 poll; GSW's Mobley earning PBC All-Conference honors; GSW softball, baseball postponing/rescheduling games due to rain)

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Old man Chipper still feeling young

As Braves star and elder statesman Chipper Jones nears 40 years old, he reasserts his claim at spring training that he’s still nowhere close to being ready to retire.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Seasons end in conference tourneys for ASU, GSW hoops

The seasons are over for the Albany State men and women, as well as the GSW women, after all three fall in their respective conference tournaments Thursday.

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Mitchell head football coach Pinkins leaving program for Valdosta

Former Mitchell County football star Dondrial Pinkins, who returned a few years ago to take over the head coaching job at his alma mater, tells The Herald on Thursday afternoon he is leaving the school for a job as the receivers coach and assistant boys basketball coach at Valdosta High.