News for Tuesday, April 2, 2013


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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Braves send Maholm out next

Paul Maholm faces off against Roy Halladay today in Game 2 of the Braves’ first series of the 2013 season against the rival Phillies.

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UGA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA picks up 4-star DT recruit, prepares for G-Day

Dontavius Russell, a junior from Carrollton, says early that the Bulldogs are his top choice.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Video shows Rutgers coach verbally, physically abusing players

Video has emerged of Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice kicking his players, using homophobic slurs and hurling basketball at his players' heads. (ADDS: Note on Pac-12 officiating scandal)

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County baseball closes out unique road trip with ‘W’

The Trojans wrap up a North Georgia road trip Tuesday then take in the UGA-Kennesaw State game featuring three ex-Lee County stars.

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Inaugural Mercer football team nearing end of first spring practice

The Bears are wrapping up their first spring practice in preparation for the school's inaugural spring game April 13.

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At last — the ‘Cursed Locker’ at Turner Field is no more

A cursed locker in the Braves' clubhouse has been turned into a cubicle with a small desktop and a computer after a number of players' careers went south after they took over the locker.

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Thanks again

The Braves honor Chipper Jones before Monday night’s season opener, thanking the veteran for all his years of service to Atlanta.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ABAC ends Darton’s home unbeaten streak; GSW golf finishes 5th in Miami

The Cavs’ bats go silent after the first inning as No. 12 nationally ranked Darton losses for just the second time since Feb. 9 and the first time at home this season.

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Hazards in the clubhouse

On Stage With ... Kevin Armstrong

Theatre Albany opens its two-weekend run of “The Fox on the Fairway” on Friday.

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Spring’s time for bikes — and safety

Sheriff's column

As sheriff, I am deeply concerned with the safety of all citizens. One area of specific concern is the safety of those citizens who ride bicycles on the public roadways in Dougherty County.

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Living a dream is the true reward

The Dixie Diva

It has long been my belief that the dreams tucked into our hearts are the compass we’re given to find our direction in life. Children know at an early age what they’re called to do.

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College education is worth the effort


With a college education comes some regret. That doesn’t stem from going to college, however, but from failing to take full advantage of what a college education offers.

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Band's stolen trailer found

More than $20,000 worth of band equipment inside the trailer is still missing.

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Crash injures two - VIDEO ADDED

Dougherty EMS workers move one of the people involved in an crash at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Pine Avenue to an ambulance Tuesday morning. Two people were taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital after the crash that involved a white Chevy 1500 Pickup truck and a black Toyota Highlander. The driver of the truck was not injured.

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Darton faculty member named Outstanding Technical Teacher

Physical teacher Kerri Newton is honored by the American Technical Association.

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DCSS finance panel gets Title I update

The committee also decides to meet twice monthly as the district begins putting together its FY 2014 budget.

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City asked to finance airport tower

Albany officials would have to spend around a half-million dollars to fund the air traffic control tower at the local airport.

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Squawk of the Day - April 3, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - April 3, 2013

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

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Dozens targeted in multi-agency drug bust

At least 13 people are arrested Tuesday morning.

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Guitar deity Clapton offers believers a birthday treat

Opinion Column

And so it was, on a cold and blustery night not well-suited for man nor beast, that some 12,000 of the South’s faithful were shown a modern-day musical truth: There are indeed still gods who walk among us.

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Why do liberals fear success for others in their party?

Opinion Column

There are many successful liberals, so why do so many of them wish to subsidize failure for the poor, instead of showing them how to succeed?

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Scholarships to be offered to prospective SWGA medical students

Officials say a one-time scholarship will be available for third-year students who start at the MCG Southwest Georgia campus in July.

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Group to host annual Confederate ceremony

The former national chaplain of the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization will speak at an annual Albany event.

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Study funded for Leesburg train depot renovation

A Norcross firm will conduct an environmental and historical study before the site can be renovated by the city.

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Prince Automotive buys Tri-State Peterbilt in Albany

Prince Automotive has acquired Beck Motor Co., who has been doing business as Tri-State Peterbilt. Prince officials say the business will be called Peterbilt of Albany, 1707 S. Slappey Blvd., and Peterbilt of Tifton, 1612 U.S. Highway 82 West, Tifton.

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Residents required to own guns

A small Georgia town has passed a law requiring the head of each household to own a gun as a way to keep crime down.

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First five Atlanta cheating scandal defendants surrender

The first five of the 35 educators indicted in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal turned themselves in to authorities Tuesday morning.

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New Fire truck rolls into Albany with a steep price tag

Albany Fire Chief James Carswell unveiled the department's newest aerial truck Tuesday to the city commission.

Marty Greene

Marty Greene, 46, of Pelham, GA, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

Matthew Payne Taylor

Matthew Payne Taylor, 3, of Albany, GA., died Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Charles Alvin Rush

Charles Alvin Rush, 63, of Gulf Port, MS, formerly of Albany, GA, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Terry Allen

Terry Allen, 48 of Albany died Saturday March 30, 2013.

Marguerite Webb Corr

Marguerite Webb Corr died, March 31, 2013.

Vivian Porter White

Vivian Porter White, 94, of Fitzgerald, formerly of Carrollton, GA, died March 31, 2013.

Mike Duke Royals

Mike Duke Royals, 60, of Ocilla, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

William A. Alexander

William A. Alexander, 72, of Fitzgerald, died April 1, 2013.

Donna Jean Clardy Steen

Donna Jean Clardy Steen, 62, of Albany died, Monday, April 1, 2013.

Mack West, Jr.

Mack West, Jr. of Columbus, GA died Monday, April 1, 2013.

Barbara Jean Hatcher Pollock

Barbara Jean Hatcher Pollock, 67, of Lester Community, died Monday, April 01, 2013.

Mable Eunice Edwards Collins

Mable Eunice Edwards Collins, 94, of Cumming, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Philip A. Vautrain

Phillip A. Vautrain, 88, of Chicopee, Massachusetts, died Monday, April 1, 2013.

Fondren Lundy Benton

Fondren Lundy Benton died April 01, 2013.

Mauwayne B. Lauderdale

Mauwayne B. Lauderdale, 92, of Albany died Monday April 1, 2013 .

Samuel D. Cagle

Samuel D. Cagle, 64, of Sylvester died Monday April 1, 2013.

Juanita D. Miller

Juanita D. Miller, 85, of Fitzgerald, died Monday, April 1, 2013.

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Crime blotter with Map: April 3, 2013

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 23 incidents Monday.

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Westside Grocery robbed

Police are searching for two men they believe robbed an Albany curb store late Monday night.

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UGA women fall short of first Final Four since 1999

After leading for most of the game, the Georgia Lady Bulldogs lose in overtime, 65-62, to California in the Elite 8, knocking the Lady Bulldogs out of the NCAA Tournament one win shy of their first Final Four since 1999.

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Not a bad start

The Braves belt three home runs in Monday’s season opener against the Philadelphia Phillies to win.

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Hawks overcome foul trouble, beat Cavs

Al Horford racked up two fouls in the first three minutes, setting a tone of Monday's game for the Hawks, who overcame the fouls to win, 102-94.