News for Monday, April 22, 2013


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PREVIEW: Area GISA soccer teams begin march toward state title today

Five Southwest Georgia private-school soccer teams — Deerfield’s and Sherwood’s boys and girls and Terrell Academy’s girls — hit the field starting today for their first-round GISA state tournament games.

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Welcome to the club

Former local sports stars Chris Cameron, Julee Bailey, Archie Chatmon and Johnny Seabrooks become the Albany Sports HOF latest inductees Monday night.

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Auburn A.D. responds to scathing article about Tigers' football program

Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs blasts a recent scathing report Monday about the Tigers’ football program, calling it “clearly flawed” and angrily defending his beloved school.

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PREVIEW: MLB’s two best teams — Braves and Rocks — square off in DH today

The Braves and Rockies will play a doubleheader today starting at 3 p.m. today after Game 1 of their series was snowed out Monday.

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Former Herald POY Mitchell set for first pro tournament

Former Deerfield star and Herald Player of the Year T.J. Mitchell finishes the season as UGA’s top men’s golfer, earning him an automatic exemption to play as an amateur in his first pro tournament in Athens in May.

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Crime victims honored

Representatives of 17 law enforcement and victims’ rights agencies placed carnations in a wreath to honor various crime victims as a kickoff to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week at the Dougherty County Government Center Monday morning. Theme for the week is “New Challenges, New Solutions.”

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Dougherty considers cell tower audit

Dougherty County tax officials want a fair accounting of equipment utilized on cell towers in the county.

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The way forward on guns

Opinion Column

Victories often contain the seeds of future defeats. So it is — or at least should be — with the Senate’s morally reprehensible rejection of expanded background checks for gun buyers.

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Aviation Commission recommends tower funding

The Albany City Commission will decide whether to maintain and operate the local airport's air traffic control tower.

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Not everyone fits the same mold

Features Column

Growing up, there were times when I didn’t always like something my mom would cook for dinner.

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Bright of the day - April 23, 2013

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

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Squawk of the day - April 23, 2013

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

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'Equality for All' focus of Law Day banquet

Lawyers and judges from the Albany area meet to observe Law Day, which officially falls on May 1.

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Two arrested, one injured in brawl

Angel Wheeler and Quantivous Thomas were arrested following a stabbing that lead to a brawl at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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To me, that is just America

Opinion Column

I listened to a Frank Sinatra tune this week — “The House I Live In” — and enjoyed a renewed desire to fight on.

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The governor, the soul mate and ... The End

Opinion Column

As the reporter said to the novelist: Why bother to make stuff up?

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Fire, law enforcement studies spark county debate

The Dougherty County Commission will decide May 6 whether to fund fire and law enforcement option studies.

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Bishop encourages young researchers to 'pick up the mantle'

Rep. Sanford Bishop, speaking at Albany State's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, notes that research touches all facets of life.

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Gold Star Wives celebrate with mayor

The Albany chapter of Gold Star Wives recently celebrated Gold Star Wives Day in Albany as declared by Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

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School volunteer's arrest results in principal's suspension

South Georgia Regional Achievement Center Principal John I. Davis is suspended for failing to perform a background check on a school volunteer who has been arrested on child molestation charges.

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Albany shooting victim dies

Herbert Williams Jr. is now the fourth person to die as a result of a shooting in Albany this year.

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Casting call highlights Westville woes

Shooting for an upcoming film starring Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep will use historic Westville as a backdrop, but off-screen drama may make the movie Westville's closing credit.

Sam Bates

Sam Bates died, Monday April 22, 2013.

Dorothy Isler Rish

Dorothy Isler Rish, 86, died, Sunday afternoon, April 21, 2013.


Cecil J. Gore, 90 of Pelham, died, Saturday, April 20,2013.

Nancy Joan Lime

Nancy Joan Lime, 71, of Albany, died, Saturday, April 20, 2013.

Patricia Hancock Simpson

Patricia Hancock Simpson, 80, of Doerun, died, Saturday April 20, 2013.


O.C.(Jody)Kelley ,87, of Colquitt, GA died, April 20,2013.

Johnny Brown

Johnny Brown, 47, of Lynn Haven, died, Friday, April 19, 2013.

James Rustin Rogers

James Rustin Rogers, Sr. 87, of Albany, GA, died, April 20, 2013.

Elise Jones Feuer

Elise Jones Feuer, 100, of Atlanta, died, Sunday April 21, 2013.

Zollie Glenda Bozeman Brown

Zollie Glenda Bozeman Brown, 73, of Sylvester, died, Monday April 22, 2013.

Mary Reese Johnson

Mary Reese Johnson of Bronwood, died, on Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Gregory Eugene Wilkerson

Gregory Eugene Wilkerson, 51, died, April 21, 2013.

Rosetta Sims

Rosetta Sims, 54, died, April 16, 2013.

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Canadian/U.S. terror plot thwarted

Canadian security forces thwarted a plot to blow up a rail line between Canada and the United States and will announce arrests on Monday afternoon, police and intelligence agencies said.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 23, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 41 incidents.

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Boston bomber to be tried in civilian courts

The ethnic Chechen college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings will not be treated as an enemy combatant in the legal process, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

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Fletcher to make bid for City Commission

An Albany businesswoman plans to challenge the sitting Ward III Albany city commissioner for his seat.

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2013 South Georgia Murder totals

Click on the map icons to see the number of homicide cases opened this year in each city.

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Toughest cigarette ban in nation proposed

See what some government officials want to do make it harder for smokers.

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ROUNDUP: YDC officers arrested in white-collar crime probe

These are some of the top stories trending around the state.

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Witherspoon Apologizes For Drunken Spat With Police

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has apologized after being arrested for disorderly conduct in Atlanta, saying she had drunk too much and was "deeply embarrassed" by her behavior.

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Terrorist or criminal? Hospitalized Suspect In Boston Bombings Awaits Charges

The ethnic Chechen college student suspected with his deceased older brother in the Boston Marathon bombing faced federal charges as early as Monday as he lay hospitalized under armed guard, severely wounded and unable to speak.