News for Saturday, April 27, 2013


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From red-hot to ice-cold: Braves lose for sixth time in 8 games

After beginning the season as the hottest team in baseball, the Braves have suddenly gone cold, losing for the sixth time in eight games Saturday, this time to Detroit.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Here's a local roundup of how the fish are biting in area lakes.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Knocking on Heaven’s door

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about a miracle from Mother Nature on a sun-lit day at the lake.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Tick, Tick, Tick, Tick ...

As the temperatures warm up, the risk increases around Southwest Georgia for everyone’s least favorite parasite — the disgusting, blood-sucking tick — begins threatening.

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Area track stars shine at sectionals, qualify for state

A host of Southwest Georgia track & field stars shine in Statesboro on Saturday at the GHSA sectional meet, which was the final step to qualify for the upcoming state meets.

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Darton protects national No. 9 ranking, splits with No. 1 Middle Ga.

Darton’s Nate Ferrell caps off a wild game against Middle Georgia with a walk-off single to snap the Cavs’ three-game losing streak.

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Redskins pick Rambo in 6th round

Seminole County’s Bacarri Rambo is selected in the sixth round by the Washington Redskins on Day 3 of the NFL Draft on Saturday, just one day after his former teammate at Georgia, Early County’s Shawn Williams, is picked by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Not so fast

Needing a win to have any hope of winning the series, Atlanta routs Indiana at home Saturday night to cut the Pacers' lead to just 2-1.

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Education Notebook - April 28, 2013

Beth Barronton Richards of St. Augustine, Fla., formerly of Albany, recently graduated from Ashford University magna cum laude with a degree in early childhood development.

Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson died Wednesday.

Carolyn Ogletree Tanner

Carolyn Ogletree Tanner died Friday.

Marion A. Shepard

Marion A. Shepard died Thursday.

Martha Ann Hart

Martha Ann Hart died Tuesday, April 23.

Deborah Sue Bullington Gilliam

Deborah Sue Bullington Gilliam died Friday.

Betty Jean Ellenberg Cooper

Betty Jean Ellenberg Cooper died Friday.

William A. Bell, Jr.

William A. Bell Jr. died Friday.

Infant Wright baby

Infant Wright baby died Friday.

Zemira Bioliver Walker

Zemira Bioliver Walker died April 16.

Joseph Henry Solomon Jr.

Joseph Henry Solomon Jr. died Wednesday.

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NFL DRAFT: QB run comes in fourth round

USC QB Matt Barkley is taken as the first pick in the fourth round and a host of quarterbacks followed him off the board in the final day of the NFL Draft, while Michigan RB Denard Robinson is drafted by the Jaguars.

Ulysses Mott

Ulysses Mott died Saturday.

Kelvin Jones

Kelvin Jones died Monday, April 22.

Vernon R. Ivey

Vernon R. Ivey died Saturday.

Ninerva Gordon

Ninerva Gordon died Friday.

Bennie L. Gilyard Jr.

Bennie L. Gilyard Jr. died Wednesday.

Annie Ruth Davis

Annie Ruth Davis died Friday.

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Workshop provides guidance on starting food business

The session is planned May 15-16 at the University of Georgia's Tifton campus.

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Cancer Coalition, SOWEGA-AHEC to sponsor webinar

A faculty member from Emory University is expected to be the speaker at a webinar regarding decision-making during the early stages of prostate cancer.

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'Rhythm, Rides & Ribs' set for May 11

The Albany Fire Department is hosting an event at Sam's Club to raise funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

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ADICA to build canoe/kayak launches on Flint

Downtown developers have come up with a way to include the Flint River in their plans.

Rebecca Bernell Dabbs

Rebecca Bernell Dabbs died Saturday.

Sammie Chambliss Jr.

Sammie Chambliss Jr. died Wednesday.

Viola Carter

Viola Carter died Thursday.

Births - April 28, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 13-21.

Calvin Alexius

Calvin Alexius died Friday.

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The hot dog, oh what a treat

You won’t find any health food advocates suggesting that you eat more hot dogs. In fact the advice you will get from those who know best is to stay away from them.

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Get results fast with an HIIT workout

Features Columnist

Would you like to find the most efficient way to get in the best shape of your life? Look no further than High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

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Wrap that antique to go, please

Feature Columnist

The move wasn’t far, just a few miles down the road to a two-story house framed in pretty greenery and with a little back patio all laid out in brick. It would be great, I thought.

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Wanee perfects the festival formula

An annual three-day north Florida music festival has enjoyed a successful nine-year (and counting) run.

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Politics of race alive and well in Southwest Georgia

Opinion Column

Like clockwork, the comments started, no more than a few minutes after businesswoman B.J. Fletcher announced plans to run against incumbent Christopher Pike for a seat on the Albany City Commission.

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On the Job with Suzanne Perrine

Suzanne Perrine talk about her role managing the army of volunteers who help keep Phoebe functioning.

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School system cracking down on policies


One thing that Dougherty County School System Interim Superintendent Butch Mosely is doing is he is sending a message to system administrators and employees: Policies are in place for a reason, and they should be followed.

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Sometimes you just ought to lay low

Opinion Column

Even after a quarter-century of marriage, it appears, you can still have the occasional bout with an epiphany.

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First Color in the Grove a big success

The first Color in the Grove 5K run and music festival attracts more than 1,000 runners.

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Texas tragedy stirs interest in plant safety

The April 17 explosion of a small-town fertilizer plant in Texas took nearby residents -- and emergency responders -- completely by surprise.

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Albany High ’58 reunion approaching

The Albany High School class of 1958 will celebrate its 55th reunion on May 4-5. Reunion organizers are seeking information on several classmates.

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Dawson writers set for book signing

A book signing is planned from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Main Street Theater and Cultural Arts Center in Dawson for local authors Kay Strickland Heath and Ty Wheeler.

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Rotary collects $500 for Boston families

Dougherty County Rotary Club members recently collected $500 for the Boston Rotary Club to assist the families affected by the Boston bombings.

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City sewer repairs will reduce traffic

Albany officials have announced that traffic will be reduced to one lane at the intersection of Pine Avenue/Dawson Road and Slappey Boulevard westbound and at Slappey Boulevard between Baker Street and Pine Avenue/Dawson Road between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. starting Monday.

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Peanut fields are Beasley's office

The Tifton peanut agronomist has devoted 28 years to helping Georgia's peanut producers.

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Riverfront eyeing N'orleans feel with expansion

Thousands in renovations are going into the popular downtown eatery.