News for Sunday, March 4, 2012

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Rush Limbaugh the uniter, who knew?

Who'd have thought that Rush Limbaugh would become the great uniter in this divisive political season?

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Kudzu is easy to spell, hard to kill

'I don't care who you are, Fat Boy in a red flannel suit, get that sleigh and team of reindeer off my grass!"

Thumbs Up! - March 5, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Mary Beth Busbee, former First Lady of Georgia, dies

Mary Beth Talbot Busbee was born in Ruston, La., on Feb. 16, 1927, the sixth child of a country doctor.

Early voting draws 1,000

While more names will appear on the GOP presidential preference ballot, only four are actively campaigning.

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Leesburg's Blight Fight

Special tax funds could help the city of Leesburg make significant changes downtown.

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Pataula an example of school battle

Rumors and resistance from local school boards are a daily battle for the nascent Pataula Charter Academy.

Squawk of the Day - March 5, 2012

Squawk of the Day - March 5, 2012

Evelyn Hayes

Evelyn Hayes, 62, Albany, died March 1, 2012

Earnest Lee Barron

Earnest Lee Barron, 83, Tifton, died March 3, 2012

Cecil Albert Brown

Mr. Cecil Albert Brown, 79, Albany, died March 2, 2012

Agnes Grimes Smith

Agnes Grimes Smith, Albany, died March 3, 2012

Edward Jones

Edward Jones, 70, Albany, died March 3, 2012

Lottie Bell Powell

Lottie Bell Powell, 92, Albany, died March 3, 2012

Doyle Keith Hilton

Doyle Keith Hilton, 50, Bainbridge, died March 3, 2012

Mary Alice McGahee Radford

Mary Alice McGahee Radford, Camilla, died March 3, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. James Alva Culbreth

Kristianna Kilbourne and James Alva

Stephanie Emilin Pate & Rhett Marcus Roberts

Mr. and Mrs. William Callier Pate of Albany, GA are

Ashley Renee Bennett & Stephen Wayne Sadler, Jr.

Margie Bennett of Omega, GA is pleased to announce

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Don’t sleep on the Hawks: Atlanta upsets NBA top dog OKC

Following Saturday night’s huge win at home against NBA top dog Oklahoma City, the Hawks have now beaten the two best teams in the league this season, Miami and OKC, and did it Saturday without two of their best players, Al Horford and Joe Johnson, both of whom are still out injured.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Georgia Tech women advance to ACC finals; UGA, Tech men end regular season with wins

The No. 15-ranked Lady Yellow Jackets have stormed their way through the ACC Tournament and now will play in their championship game in 20 years today when they take on No. 6 Maryland in the finals.

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After barely making cut, Albany’s Broadaway fires 64 on Saturday to make run up Nationwide leaderboard

Albany native Josh Broadaway goes from slipping under the cut line Friday to in contention Saturday after shooting a 6-under Saturday to move to a tie for fifth place and just six shots off the lead heading into today's final round in Central America.

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Technically over

A bizarre ruling by the GHSA before Saturday’s Class AA Elite 8 game between Albany and Vidalia ever tips off sets an ominous tone for the Indians, who were assessed a technical for wearing the wrong uniforms and ultimately end up losing, 63-49, ending their record-setting season.

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Tigers pitch one-hitter, spoil Braves' spring opener

Atlanta and Detroit open their spring training schedules Saturday against one another in Florida.

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GHSA CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT, ELITE 8: Crisp boys lose in heartbreaker, 68-66, to Eagles Landing

Javoris Cooks' last-second 3-pointer comes up short Saturday night in Milledgeville as the Crisp County boys are knocked out of the Class AAA state playoffs for the second straight season by Eagles Landing, this time in the Elite 8 round.

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New Orleans case puts scrutiny on NFL bounty pay

The NFL concludes a three-year investigation late Friday into an illegal “Bounty” program being run by the New Orleans Saints, who apparently paid its players bonuses for years to try to injure opposing teams’ high profile players — and now the league is going to likely levy the largest fine in history for the franchise’s actions.

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GHSA CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT, ELITE 8: No. 1 WACO girls end Monroe’s season

Allisha Gray lights up Monroe for 32 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks Saturday to propel No. 1-ranked Washington County past Monroe, 58-46, in the GHSA Class AAA Elite 8.

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American Howe, Kenyan Mutuku win Albany Marathon

American Mackenzie Howe is the top women’s finisher Saturday in downtown Albany at the 6th annual Albany Marathon and Half Marathon, while Kenyan Pius Muasa Mutuku, 27, crosses the finish line first overall.

Police/Fire/EMS - March 4, 2012

Police respond to at least 56 incidents

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