News for Monday, April 15, 2013


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APD issues lookout

he Albany Police Department has issued a lookout for a suspect in connection to a burglary.

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Assault on officer among weekend incidents

An Albany Police Department officer was struck in the knee by a suspect’s vehicle.

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!

In one of the most thrilling finishes in history at Augusta, Adam Scott beats Angel Cabrera with a birdie putt on the second playoff hole --- and in the pouring rain --- to deliver Australia, and Scott, a first Masters title.

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Caldwell-Pope’s departure deals Georgia a big blow

Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope announces Monday that he will forgo his final two seasons with the Bulldogs and enter this year’s NBA draft.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Cavs close in on 12th straight trip to nationals

Darton is in fourth heading into the final round of the District IV Championship, where the Cavs need to finish in the Top 8 to qualify for nationals. (ADDS: Lee County soccer)

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Africans win Boston Marathon hours before tragic bombings

Hours before explosions rock the Boston Marathon finish line, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo win the world’s oldest marathon.

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Flipping the script

One year after losing the regular season series — and the NL East title — to Washington, the Braves sweep the Nationals over the weekend to improve their MLB-best start to 11-1.

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Former Seminole star Rambo trying to stand out in deep safety class for NFL draft

Seminole County native Bacarri Rambo is a top prospect in this month’s NFL draft, but a deep safety class could drop him to the third round.

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Even best advice can’t be forced

Features Column

Have you ever found yourself in a struggle with someone because they seem to push back every time you tried to tell them something about themselves or tell them what they needed to do?

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UNREVIEWED: Local runners safe in Boston

Local runners were reportedly unharmed in the explosion.

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County OKs zoning requests

Vice chair and District 5 Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines conducts Monday's commission meeting.

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Morine encourages her students to 'think, learn, try, and do.'

Robert Cross Middle School instructor is one of eight 2014 DCSS Teacher of the Year finalists.

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DCSS Transportation committee hears restructuring proposal

DCSSPD Chief Troy Conley is seeking six new police vehicles to replace his department's aging fleet.

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Zatambra Jones always wanted to be a teacher

Sylvester Road Elementary's Teacher of Year candidate was a forest cartographer for 15 years before entering the classroom.

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Hateful politics displayed over Thatcher’s death

The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has prompted reactions from Britain’s far left that takes bad taste to new extremes. During its Top 40 music countdown Sunday night, BBC Radio 1 was “forced” to play a seven-second clip of “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” from the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz,” because Thatcher haters had bought enough copies during a feverish online campaign to bump it to the top of the pop charts. It ultimately reached the number two spot, 5,000 sales short of the top position.

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We all need someone to love

Opinion Column

It was a hard snow, the kind that stings your face on its way to burying everything in sight.

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Terror strikes at America again


One moment in time passes and, just like that, we’re reminded again how unsafe the world can be, even here in the United States.

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Squawk of the Day - April 16, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - April 16, 2013

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

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Parties moving toward administrative hearings

An administrative hearing concerning the contested acquisition of the former Palmyra Medical Center is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Aug. 5.

Darie Lybarger

Darie Lybarger,died Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Siddie Elizabeth Kirksey Dillard

Siddie Elizabeth Kirksey Dillard, 87, of Dawson died Friday, April 12, 2013.

Naymon Long

Naymon Long of Pelham, GA, died April 14, 2013.

Donna M. Sapp

Donna M. Sapp, 57, of Worth County, GA, died April 11, 2013.

Mildred D. Ceasar

Mildred D. Ceasar died on April 13, 2013.

Charles E. Harrell

Charles E. Harrell, 70, of Albany, GA died Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Harold Eugene Beard

Harold Eugene Beard, 76, of Tifton, died Friday, April 12, 2013.

Carl Raymond Faircloth

Carl Raymond Faircloth, 82, of Bainbridge, GA, died Friday, April 12, 2013.

Rebecca Thompson Jones

Rebecca Thompson Jones, 93, died April 13, 2013.

David R. Bullington

David R. Bullington, 77, of Albany died April 13, 2013.

Bob Underwood

Bob Underwood, 94, formerly of Colquitt County, Georgia died Friday, April 12,2013.

Gage O'Toole

Gage O'Toole, 15, of Ashburn, died April 15, 2013.

Veda Clements Williams

Veda Clements Williams, 74, of Irwin County, Georgia, died April 13, 2013.

Wendell Marlin SR.

Wendell Marlin, Sr. of 103 Christina Drive, Sylvester, Georgia, died on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Anna Louise McCormack

Anna Louise McCormack, Albany, GA, died Monday, April 15, 2013.

Alice Mae Bridges Baker

Alice Mae Bridges Baker, 76, formerly of Moultrie GA, died on Thursday, April II, 2013.

Essie B. Moore

Essie B. Moore of Dawson GA., died, April 14, 2013.

Charlie M. Green

Charlie M. Green, 82, of Bainbridge, GA, died on April 12, 2013.

L. M. Bridges

L. M. Bridges, 91 of Shellman formerly of Albany died Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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Triumph turns to terror in Boston

Locals running in the race are reportedly OK.

The hotel that serves as the headquarters for the Boston Marathon was locked down on Monday after a security incident near the finish line. Two blasts were heard by reporters in the media center.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 16, 2013

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 68 incidents Saturday, Sunday and into the early hours of Monday.

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McCormack, pioneer of local arts and business, dies

Anna Louise McCormack was an advocate of business and the arts in Albany.

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ROUNDUP: Missing boy's body pulled from pool

These are headlines from around the state.

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Dougherty murder conviction upheld

John Dodson Jr. was convicted in 2008 of murdering his neighbor, 82-year-old Willie Wright Sr.

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Florida police officer fired over targets with likeness to Trayvon Martin

A Florida police officer fired over his use of shooting targets with an image resembling slain teenager Trayvon Martin is defending himself on YouTube, saying the target was intended as a "no shoot" training aid for an instructional session.

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House Republicans aim to weaken gun bill, focus on mental health

As the Senate prepares to debate a gun-control bill for the first time in two decades on Monday, Republicans in the House of Representatives are devising ways to delay and weaken gun legislation they see as limiting Americans' right to bear arms, congressional sources say.