News for Saturday, April 20, 2013


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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: GSW’s historic softball season ends with loss to No. 2 Armstrong

The GSW softball team is eliminated in the opening round of the PBC tournament after the Lady Hurricane's best regular season in the NCAA-era. (ADDS: ASU softball, Darton softball, Darton baseball, GSW golf)

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HERALD BASKETBALL COACHES OF THE YEAR: Seminole’s Godwin, Westwood’s Smith the toast of Southwest Georgia

Seminole County's Kevin Godwin is named The Herald Boys Basketball Coach of the Year and Westwood's Jenni Smith is named The Herald's Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.

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HERALD ALL-AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL: Dougherty’s Shelton emerges as star, top player in SW Georgia

Ra'Keta Shelton, a junior who led Dougherty all year and emergered as a star, is named The Herald's Willie Boston Player of the Year in Girls Basketball. (ADDS: All-Area girls basketball team)

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Pirates shut down Braves again

The Pirates beat the Braves for the second day in a row on Saturday as Pittsburgh uses a three-run sixth inning and James McDonald's strong start to beat Atlanta, 3-1.

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Leading the way

Jabari McGhee brought down gyms with high-flying, legendary dunks during his four years in a Monroe uniform and was an easy choice for this year's Willie Boston Boys Basketball Player of the Year award. (ADDS: All-Area boys basketball team)

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Hawks open playoffs on road vs. Pacers

The sixth-seeded Hawks split four games with Indiana in the regular season and will try to knock off the No. 3 seed Pacers in the opening round of the playoffs.

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HERALD WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: Trojans’ Grove wraps up wrestling career in style

Lee County senior Colton Grove is named The Herald’s Player of the Year in wrestling after finishing his career with 126 wins and 65 pins. (ADDS: All-Area wrestling team)

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Kitchen inspections for April 21, 2013

Here are the results of receent kitchen inspections for Dougherty and Lee counties.

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ALBANY SPORTS HALL OF FAME --- ARCHIE CHATMON: Legendary Albany High basketball coach to enter Hall of Fame

Archie Chatmon has become a legend at Albany High and is being inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame during Monday’s 27th annual induction ceremony.

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Crime victims deserve to be remembered


When a crime occurs, there is a victim. Every time.

Earnest Reese Sr.

Earnest Reese Sr. died Saturday.

William Felton Pate Sr.

William Felton Pate Sr. died Saturday.

Willard Elizabeth Newsome

Willard Elizabeth Newsome died Saturday.

Randy Hardison

Randy Hardison died Saturday.

Cecil J. Gore

Cecil J. Gore died Saturday.

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Prep for disaster

ALBANY — When the power’s out, an electric-powered can opener isn’t going to do you any good.

Births - April 21, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 8-13.

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I’m not crazy, he’s a sharp-dressed man

Feature column

"Guess what I saw today?” I ask no one in particular, simply voice out loud to the only two other people in the room at the time, my husband and my 15-year-old daughter. She sits curled on one end of the sofa, he on the other.

Emergency Supplies Checklist

The first 72 hours after a major emergency or disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working.

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Change your way of thinking and change your world

Health & Fitness column

Over the years I’ve encountered many different people. Having lived in military towns like Norfolk, Va., and in large cities like Chicago, I have met individuals from all ethnicities, economic, and religious backgrounds.

ARC offering 'Two tickets to Paradise' in fundraiser

Proceeds will go to benefit the ARC's preschool program.

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Crime victim's rights week kicks off Monday

A series of observances, tributes and remembrances are scheduled.

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On the Job with Lonnie Ballard

Businessman Lonnie Ballard recently participated in a question-and-answer session with The Herald’s J.D. Sumner.

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Flint River under assault of governor

Opinion Column

Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign promise made to Albany voters — voters whose futures, it must be noted, are directly tied to the Flint and the region’s acquifer system — rings very hollow today in light of his assault on the state’s, and particularly middle and south Georgia’s, river systems.

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Squawk of the day - April 21, 2013

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

Earnest Ware

Earnest Ware died Saturday.

James Rustin Rogers Sr.

James Rustin Rogers Sr. died Saturday.

Louise Paulk

Louise Paulk died Saturday.

Billy Martin

Billy Martin died Tuesday.

Nancy Joan Lime

Nancy Joan Lime died Saturday.

Louise Grant

Louise Grant died Friday.

Raymond A. Brown

Raymond A. Brown died Friday.

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Cleanup at WG&L site 'better than expected'

The state Environmental Protection Division has ordered the city of Albany to clean up a hazardous waste site on Front Street.

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Albany officials: Bethel housing project worth the investment

Albany officials have voted to allocate $500,000 in HUD-generated HOME funds to renovate a local 98-unit apartment complex.

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The One Day Project plants downtown butterfly garden

A local coalition seeks to beautify the area by attracting Monarch butterflies.

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Bright of the Day - April 21, 2013

Pick up a copy of the Sunday Albany Herald to see the Bright Side of what's going on.

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Insecticide research focuses on efficiency

Researchers look to balance environmental concerns with productivity.