News for Tuesday, March 20, 2012


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Streak snapped

Darton’s nine-game winning streak ends in a 12-inning battle against West Georgia Tech, which hands the Cavs their first Region XVII loss Tuesday at Cavalier Field.

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COLUMN: Furman gave us one final test

Herald Sports Editor Danny Aller marvels at the career of Georgia sportswriting legend and former AJC sports editor Furman Bisher, who --- in a twist of irony --- passed away late Sunday night just before deadline for newspapers across the country, frantically sending copy desks into a tailspin to get news of his death in their Monday editions.

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King James Bible not an old relic

Perhaps you’ve heard. It’s been the source of newspaper, magazine and television stories as they all pay tribute to the anniversary of the King James Bible.

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‘Young Frankenstein’ comes to TLCCC stage

The stage adaptation of a Mel Brooks film classic will scare up fans at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

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Hopeful plans to be Smokin' Saturday

The annual event is conducted to raise funds for the community’s volunteer fire department.

Shooting sends man to prison for seven years

Haikeem Harris, now 20, was sentenced to seven years in prison for shooting another teenager in the back three years ago, a Dougherty County court official said.

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Edwards gets last CRCT files

The DA's office received a package from state investigators Monday that should give prosecutors all 49 case files

Dougherty officials honored during 'listening session'

Superintendent Joshua Murfree solicits input on a modified school calendar proposal during the meeting.

Price to run for Dougherty School Board

The Willson Hospice House medical director plans to run for the at-large School Board seat now held by Anita Williams-Brown

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Duffy: Petition moot after action

Lee County officials say they will make a decision to rescind a controversial ordinance by April 10.

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Legendary coach adds historian to resume

Former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley will speak at Thursday's Steak-N-Burger benefit dinner and sign copies of his new book at Albany Mall.

Doctor's office site for 'foolish' observations

The other day, I had a scheduled appointment with a foot doctor (podiatrist). There were several ladies in the waiting room with me. Well, being the only man among them, and not being much of a gossiper, I was a very good listener.

People too busy to see divine solutions

In my view, the man that recently killed the 16 people overseas should not be punished. His commander over him is responsible.

Championship Westover team source of pride

Too often, high school success is measured with scoreboards and stop watches. Far too seldom it is measured in non-sports arenas.

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It's time for Hillard to say what's in his heart

I like Claire Fox Hillard. I really do. I've had opportunities to interview the man who'd served as conductor of the Albany Symphony Orchestra for 24 years before being unceremoniously fired in December, only to be reinstated last week, and I've had several casual chats with him. There's no more affable guy around.

Senate OKs charter school bill

The proposed constitutional amendment will now be determined by voters in November.

Squawk of the day - March 21, 2012

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Police/Fire/EMS - March 21, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 59 incidents.

House swiftly approves tax code changes

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New assistant city manager named

The assistant city manager for the city of Riverdale, Ga., has been named as the new assistant city manager for the city of Albany.

DCPD seizes 20 pit bulls

Dougherty County police say three of the dogs seized Tuesday morning were severely injured.

Bobby Ammons, Sr.

Bobby R. Ammons, Sr., age 78, died Thursday, March 15th, 2012

William Payne, Sr.

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

Carol Hawk

Mrs. Carol Joyce Hawk, age 73, of Jasper, Georgia and formerly of Albany, Georgia, died Monday, March 19, 2012

Dorothy Lovett

Mrs. Dorothy M. Lovett, 80 of Doerun, GA died March 19, 2012

Cordelia Eddy

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sallie Bradley

Mrs. Bradley died Tuesday

Eddie Rivers

Eddie Lee Rivers, 61, of Albany died on March 15, 2012

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Radiator shop costing city $200,000 more

Former mayor says commission knew there were environmental issues but that "cleanup was vital" to redevelopment efforts.

A former Albany mayor says the City Commission knew there were issues with the property, but that “cleanup was vital.”

Malissa Stokes

Malissa D. Stokes, 91, of Albany died on March 19, 2012

Seconia Douglas

Ms. Seconia Douglas, 34, of Thomasville died on March 18, 2012

Jewel Holder

Mrs. Jewel Holder of Cuthbert died on March 20, 2012

Chaning Jackson

Mrs. Chaning Jackson, 93, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Shellman, died on March 18, 2012

Elisabeth Deal

Mrs. Elisabeth H. Deal, 77, of Sylvester died Monday March 19, 2012

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Heat concerns prompt new prep football rules

The Georgia High School Association decided Monday to establish the new guidelines for schools statewide.

Lois Corbitt

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Henry Salter, Jr.

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Williet Jackson

Mrs. Williet Garrett Jackson, 80, of Cuthbert died on March 14, 2012

James Sorrell

Mr. James Sorrell of Albany died March 19, 2012

Ella Whitehead

Ella Whitehead, 85, of Camilla, died Monday, March 19, 2012

46 killed in Iraq attacks ahead of Arab summit

Two of the attacks Tuesday hit right outside the Green Zone where the Arab summit will be held.

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Beltran, Cardinals beat Braves in spring training action

Carlos Beltran, who was given a $26 million, two-year contract from the Cardinals after Albert Pujols bolted to the Angels, hits a leadoff home run in the sixth inning of Monday’s spring training game against Braves rookie Julio Teheran, who has allowed nine homers in 13 spring training starts.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Hatcher leads Lee County past Tift County

Lee County freshman pitcher Matt Hatcher entered Monday's game in relief and led the Trojans to a 2-1 win at Tift County. (ADDS: Items on Baconton-Charter baseball, Monroe baseball, Worth County baseball, Deerfield tennis, Southland tennis, Westover tennis, Americus-Sumter tennis, Sherwood soccer and DWS soccer)

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: UGA, Ga. Tech set to do battle on diamond; GSW golf continues to struggle

Bulldogs starter David Sosebee will face Georgia Tech’s Zane Evans in the first of three matchups this season between the state rivals.

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Braves’ trainer talks about his wife’s death

Kathy Porter, the late wife of long-time Braves trainer Jeff Porter, died in an auto accident on New Year’s Eve, and Jeff speaks publicly for the first time about the incident.

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FURMAN BISHER COLUMN: Who fooled Tommy John’s surgeon?

This is Furman Bisher’s final column in his long, illustrious career that touched eight decades. It was written last week. Bisher died Sunday night at the age of 93.