News for Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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MASTERS: Masters could play out as Tiger vs. Rory showdown

The world’s top two golfers — Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, respectively — are primed for a Sunday showdown at the Masters that has been brewing for years.

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Posey’s bat busts loose, just misses cycle in Giants’ rout of Rockies

Lee County native and reigning NL MVP Buster Posey hits a single, double and triple Wednesday during a 10-0 Giants rout of the Rockies, just missing the elusive cycle by a home run.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton baseball sweeps, now 31-8; ASU baseball routed by VSU

The Darton baseball team rolls the Thomas JV, while the Rams are routed by the rival Blazers, 25-8. (ADDS: roundup items on ASU-GSW softball; Lee County-Crisp County girls soccer; and Worth-Monroe baseball)

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Hawks listen to Drew, rip Philadelphia, 124-101

Hawks coach Larry Drew challenges his team, and they respond with a 124-101 blowout against Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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Worth’s Reddell takes talents up the road

Worth County pitcher and infielder Eli Reddell signs a scholarship with Andrew College on Wednesday.

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MASTERS COLUMN: Some things about the Masters I hope never change

Herald Guest Columnist, who will join Herald writer John Millikan at The Masters this week, looks back on some of the more memorable moments in Masters history, while hoping the things that helped create those moments never change.

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Braves bash Marlins, 8-0

The Braves' big bats just keep producing as they pound the Marlins, 8-0, on Wednesday on a night when Evan Gattis and Juan Francisco both hit home runs to help complete the three-game sweep in Miami.

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MASTERS: Masters widens field, stays away from growing putter controversy

More players will make the cut at this year’s Masters, while organizers stay mum Wednesday on the developing putter controversy.

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Bubba's backyard

This year’s Masters may be Tiger Woods’ to lose, but don’t be surprised one bit if 2012 champ and former UGA star Bubba Watson is right there in the final group Sunday after proving he can tame Augusta.

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Panthers still scratching heads over Knoxville debacle

With a huge game looming Saturday night at co-first place Alabama, Albany spent this week at practice trying to right the many wrongs of last week’s stunning loss to previously winless Knoxville.

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Deerfield-Windsor announces student scholarship winners

Students currently attending or planning to attend a local college prep school are awarded scholarships.

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Gunman dead, officer wounded in Georgia hostage situation

A gunman who held four Georgia firefighters hostage on Wednesday in a suburban Atlanta home died and an officer was wounded after an exchange of gunfire as authorities moved in to free the captives, police said.

Grand Jury returns indictments

The Dougherty County Grand Jury issued a number of indictments Wednesday.

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Women at the Masters, change is coming

Features Column

By the time you read this article, one of the great events in America will have begun its annual destruction of egos of the greatest golfers in the world.

Squawk of the day - April 11, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - April 11, 2013

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

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Power outage impacts Sandy Bottom area

Faulty underground cables were listed as the cause of a late-night power loss in downtown Albany.

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Will immigration reform kill Rubio’s presidential hopes?

Opinion Column

Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 11, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 28 incidents.

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Megan's House receives van

A respite home for children with developmental disabilities receives a handicapped-accessible van.

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ADICA delays bid on Albany Theatre improvements

The first phase of work on a historic downtown structure would stabilize and renovate its downstairs.

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City wants more information on CVB, Chamber relationship

The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau spends $86,000 to supplement the salaries of three chamber employees.

Edward Brown, Jr.

Edward Brown, Jr. of Camilla, died Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Raymond Kevin Banks

Raymond Kevin Banks passed away October 28, 2012.

Virginia Ann Turner

Virginia Ann Turner, 80, of Albany, GA died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Murry Williams

Murry Williams died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Wendell Marlin

Wendell Marlin of Sylvester, Georgia, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Essie Mae Cunningham Deese

Essie Mae Cunningham Deese, age 91 of Colquitt, GA died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Willie James Mitchell

Willie James Mitchell, 82, died April 3, 2013

Mary Singletary

Mary Singletary, of Newton, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Benny Hands

Benny Lee Hands of Jacksonville, FL died on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Kelvin J. Tolbert

Kelvin J. Tolbert, 41, of 999 C. Williams Rd, died April 8, 2013.

Ellison R. Rabun

Ellison R. Rabun, died Monday, April 9th

George McCain

George McCain, 620 16th Avenue, Albany, Georgia died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

Margaret Bradley

Margaret Bradley, 73, of 2751 Five Bridges Rd., Blakely, GA 39823, died Friday, April 5, 2013.

James Clark, Sr.

James Clark, Sr. of 231 Shealy Street, Ashburn, Georgia, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thad Houston Beard

Thad Houston Beard, 88, of Sycamore, died Tuesday April 9, 2013.

Mary Smith Starr

Mary Smith Starr of Albany, Georgia, died April 9, 2013.

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Phoebe to be impacted by sequester

Phoebe is expected to lose close to $2 million annually through 2017 as a result of Medicare cuts, officials say.

An Albany hospital is expected to lose close to $2 million annually through 2017 as a result of Medicare cuts.

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ROUNDUP: Serial rapist given eight life terms

These are some of the top headlines from around the state.

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Key U.S. senators announce deal on background checks for gun buyers

A Democratic and a Republican senator said on Wednesday they had struck a deal to expand background checks for gun buyers, boosting prospects for passage in the U.S. Senate of at least some of President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals.

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U.S. Postal Service Will Keep Saturday Delivery

The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service will keep delivering first-class mail on Saturday because Congress has left it no choice but to continue, the service's board of governors said on Wednesday.

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Miller, Mars and P&G winners in EDC's annual Industry Celebration breakfast

An annual Economic Development Commission-sponsored breakfast honors local industries.

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MASTERS: Will curse live on? Potter Jr. wins annual Par-3 contest

Rising PGA star Ted Potter Jr. may have just sealed his fate to NOT win in his first attempt at the Masters after he wins the cursed Par-3 contest Wednesday in Augusta.

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