News for Monday, April 1, 2013


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Rockdale's Ware says he ‘went into shock’ after injury but is 'feeling fine' now

Kevin Ware, a 2011 graduate of Rockdale High School, captured the country's attention with his gruesome injury in Sunday's Elite 8 game, but the Louisville guard was in good spirits Monday.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Rams sweep conference foe Claflin

The Lady Rams stay in first place in the East Division of the conference after sweeping Claflin. (ADDS: GSW golf, Lee County baseball)

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MLB SEASON OPENERS: Posey, Giants fall to Dodgers, 4-0

Clayton Kershaw tosses a four-hit shutout, keeps reigning NL MVP Buster Posey hitless and belts his first career home run to lead the Dodgers past rival San Francisco in Monday’s season opener. (ADDS: MLB roundup)

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Joe Bishop honored with service award

Pataula Judicial Circuit Chief Judge presented with Justice Robert Benham Award for Community Service.

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FDA steps up cantaloupe inspections

Growers association officials say the steps being taken by the agency are the strongest they have seen.

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ATC horticulture instructor gives Kiwanis tips

George Paul says the biggest mistake many people make is not getting their soil tested before planting.

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DA, police have suspects in drive-by killings

William Davis and Desmond Williams were killed in a drive-by shooting March 17.

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American history full of surprising connections

Opinion Column

In olden times, when people wrote on paper and employed postage stamps, letters created unlikely connections.

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Marriage culture in need of rebuilding

Opinion Column

‘We love you.” The words warmed the chill during the first of two days of Supreme Court oral arguments on the future of marriage law in the United States. The scene outside the Court building, where most of the media was camped out, reminded me of the story of the Tower of Babel in the Bible. Only here, everyone was using the same word, but couldn’t quite agree on what it meant.

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Bright of the day - April 2, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more Bright Side comments.

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Squawk of the Day - April 2, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more Squawks.

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District Attorney: Serious threats uncommon for local prosecutors

The Kaufman County, Texas, district attorney and his wife were discovered with fatal gunshot wounds at their home near Forney, Texas, on Saturday.

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Saber rattling gets too noisy


The White House says it hasn’t seen any military buildup of positions indicating that North Korea is on the cusp of making good on its threats to attack South Korea and the United States.

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Teacher surrenders to Crisp County Sheriff's Office

Gerome Morgan, 35, has been accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a student at Crisp County High School.

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Downtown Starbucks now open

Downtown’s latest coffee shop has opened in a small wing of the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Kaufmann Tire to break ground next month

Kaufmann Tire will be breaking ground on its Albany store next month, city planning officials say.

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Parties sought for hit and run, card fraud

Lawrence Dewayne Thomas is wanted for entering auto and financial transaction card fraud, Albany police officials say.

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Authorities investigating Dougherty child death

Officials say a 3-year-old boy was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Charles Court Saturday evening.

Rosie Engram

Rosie Engram, 77, of Cuthbert, GA died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Diquan Demontez Isom

Diquan Demontez Isom, 19, of Camilla, GA died Friday, March 29, 2013.

Jess Willard Jacobs Jr.

Jess Willard Jacobs Jr., 76, of 330 Laurel Branch Trail, died Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Bernice Curry

Bernice Curry, 87, of Moultrie, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Zinni Carol Poncier Pangborn

Zinni Carol Poncier Pangborn, 65, passed away, April 1, 2013.

Jerry West

Jerry West, 54, of McDonough, Georgia, died Friday, March 29, 2013.

Charles Raymond Pridgeon, Sr.

Charles Pridgeon of Arlington died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Claude E. Surface Jr.

Mr. Claude E. Surface Jr., 69 of Albany died March 31, 2013.

Geneva Wynn Love

Geneva Wynn Love of 505 E. 7th Avenue, Cordele, Georgia.

Lucinda W. Gibson

Lucinda W. Gibson, 86, of 418 Johnson Rd., Albany, GA died Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Marguerite Webb Corr

Marguerite Webb Corr, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Thomas Averette Spivey, Sr.

Thomas Averette Spivey, Sr., 73, of Cuthbert, GA died March 30, 2013.

Charles Alvin Rush

Charles Alvin Rush, of Albany, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Jack Dempsey Messer

Jack Dempsey Messer, 88, of 2245 Wilkie-Mosley Rd died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Hazel Mae Holloman

Hazel Mae Holloman of Thomasville, Georgia, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Jimmy Lee Hightower, Sr.

Jimmy Lee Hightower, Sr., age 83, of 102 Woodland Acres, died Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Dorothy May Simmons

Dorothy May Simmons died March 29, 2013.

Charles E. Holaday

Charles E. Holaday, died Monday April 1, 2013.

Frances McCormick

Frances McCormick, 96, of Fitzgerald, died Saturday, March 30, 2013.

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White supremacist group suspected in killing of Texas prosecutor

The white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood may be behind the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, which occurred months after an assistant prosecutor was shot dead in the same county, a Texas lawmaker said on Monday.

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No major N. Korea troop mobilizations seen

The United States takes seriously North Korea's war threats but has not seen any sort of large-scale mobilization of troops or positioning of forces by Pyongyang, the White House said on Monday.

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Crime Blotter with Map: March 31, 2013

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 35 incidents on Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday, available reports show.

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Senate group resolves key issues on immigration reform

With business and labor now in agreement, a bipartisan group of senators has resolved all major issues in a pending deal to overhaul the immigration system and aims to unveil it after Congress reconvenes in the second week of April, key lawmakers said on Sunday.

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Final Four bound

MIchigan advances to the Final Four for the first time since 1993 after beating Florida, 79-59.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT -- ELITE 8: Louisville Overcomes Ware's Injury To Beat Duke

Louisville's Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome injury in the first half of Sunday's game when his leg snapped in two, but the Cardinals regrouped to overcome Duke and advance to the Final Four.

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Astros debut in AL, beat Rangers in MLB season opener

The Houston Astros not only win Sunday's MLB season opener in their first game as an AL team, but they get their franchise's 4,000th victory in the process.