News for Tuesday, April 16, 2013


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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton baseball wins, stays tied for first in region

The Cavs stay tied for first in the Region XVII standings with Georgia Perimeter with Tuesday's 4-2 victory against Gordon College. (ADDS: Darton softball, DWS soccer, DWS baseball, Worth-Albany baseball)

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Scott finally ends Aussie’s Masters curse

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on just how special Adam Scott's Masters was to the game of golf --- and the nation of Australia.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Atlanta feeling good about Pena pick-up

The Braves offseason acquisition of Ramiro Pena has turned golden for red-hot Atlanta. (ADDS: Notes on Paul Janish, Paul Maholm and Chris Johnson)

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Clean sweep

Deerfield-Windsor’s boys and girls tennis sweep the team titles at the GISA Region 3-AAA meet at Darton State College on Tuesday.

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Ex-Deerfield star Young named MVP of Dutch pro league

In his rookie season playing professional basketball overseas, former Deerfield star Andre Young has emerged as a legitimate superstar.

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Darton 4th at districts, punches ticket to nationals

The Cavs finish an unimpressive fourth place in the District IV golf tournament Tuesday in South Carolina but still are able to qualify for their 12th straight trip to nationals.

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Paper, fire, coffee ... a perfect morning

Features column

We are about to leave the chill of winter’s hangover — not with regrets, but with anticipation of spring’s sunshine and balmy temperatures, which will offer more opportunity for outdoor recreation.

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Third row has precious memories

The Dixie Diva column

To be just downright honest, I never expected to miss him this much. And, if the deeper truth be told, perhaps it isn’t just the loss of a singular man, though great and admirable he was.

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DCSS Finance Committee moves two items to the full board

Panel also casts eye toward FY2013-14 budget with update from district finance chief.

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DOT work may have caused February flooding

Work on a railroad crossing in downtown Albany may have led to blockage of nearby storm sewer lines.

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Bright of the day - April 17, 2013

For more brights, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Squawk of the day - April 17, 2013

For more squawks, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Herald.

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Eve Schroeder: a hamster who escaped the wheel

Stuck in a job she hated, DCSS Teacher of the Year candidate used the wrong factors to find a career she loves.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 17, 2013

The Albany Police Department responded to at least nine incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday.

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If nothing else, ‘Racist’ generates dialogue

Opinion column

For country music fans, talk these days is not so much about the latest hits by superstars like Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan, or even when everyone’s going to catch on to the fact that Taylor Swift doesn’t really sing country music.

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‘Why?’ is the question on everyone’s mind

Opinion column

There’s a one-word question, made to no one in particular, on the lips of a whole lot of Americans right now. Why?

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Americans again arise to meet needs


When times are at their worst, many Americans are at their best. That proved true again Monday in the aftermath of the deadly explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, twin blasts that killed three, seriously injured a dozen and a half others and sent by some estimates 150 people for medical treatment.

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Library Board narrows director candidates to six

Mike Dugan, who served as director of the Dougherty Library System for 18 years, is the system's current interim director.

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Boston attempts to move forward

Family, friends and a rattled city mourn the deaths of those lost in Monday's bombings as they begin the process of moving forward.

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For Suber, 'pay it forward' has special meaning

Faced with dyslexia, TOY candidate remembers the help she received from caring teachers.

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South Albany teen shot in leg

A 17-year-old Albany resident was shot in the leg as he walked on Cedar Avenue.

Darie Lybarger

Darie Lybarger, 61, of Albany, GA, died Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Lention Lammons, JR.

Lention Lammons, JR., 33, died April 15, 2013.

James Reynolds Mashburn, Sr 83

James Reynolds Mashburn, Sr. , 83, of Doerun died April 15, 2013.

Ray Luther Jarrett

Ray Luther Jarrett, 68, of Lilburn, GA died Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Clarence M. Harrison

Clarence M. Harrison, 84, died April 16, 2013.

Charles Eugene Harrell

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

Nathaniel Andre Harris

Nathaniel Andre Harris, 49, died April 12, 2013.

Phyllis D. Ricks

Phyllis D. Ricks, died April 11, 2013.

Anna Louise McCormack

Anna Louise McCormack, 91, of Albany, died April 15, 2013.

Patricia Ann Perry

Patricia Ann Perry, 59, died, Thursday, April 11, 2013 .

Frankie Knighton

Frankie Knighton, 55, of Albany died Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Walter J. Collins

Walter J. Collins, 84, of Mystic, Georgia died Monday, April 15, 2013.

No charges filed against man whose image was taken with stolen phone

An unknown Albany male posts his photo on Facebook after stealing a cell phone.

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City OKs funding for pedestrian bridge

A proposed SPLOST-funded project would offer Albany Technical College students safer passage across a busy road.

A proposed SPLOST-funded project would offer ATC students safer passage across a busy road.

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Senators unveil 'path to citizenship' bill for illegal immigrants

A group of Democratic and Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday unveiled long-awaited landmark legislation to remove the threat of deportation for millions of illegal immigrants and give them an opportunity to eventually become U.S. citizens.

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U.S. soldier sentenced to prison in Alaska espionage case

A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 19 years in prison for attempted espionage and related charges after he admitted to trying to pass on classified information to someone he believed was a Russian agent, federal officials said.

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ROUNDUP: Columbus police say teen shot parents because they made him do chores instead of looking up Bible verse for friend who wanted to be 'saved'

The teenager accused of opening fire on his parents Friday evening was angry that they insisted he do his chores instead of looking up a Bible verse for a female friend who had told him she wanted to be "saved," a detective testified Monday in Muscogee Juvenile Court.

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10 a.m. UPDATE: Investigators Hunt For Clues In Marathon Bombing

Two bombs packed with ball bearings tore through crowds near the finish of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and triggering a massive hunt for those behind an attack the White House said would be treated as "an act of terror".