News for Monday, April 29, 2013

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Braves beat Nats to snap losing streak

After getting swept by the Tigers over the weekend, Atlanta bounces back with a 3-2 win against NL East rival Washington and Nationals ace Stephen Strassburg, who hasn't won in his last five starts.

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Hawks hold off Pacers to even series at 2-2

The Hawks score just 12 points in the third quarter to let the Pacers back into Monday’s playoff game but they hold onto their lead down the stretch to tie the first-round series at 2-2.

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We play for Madison

Lee County’s girls soccer team dedicates its emotional season to Madison Stokes, a friend and teammate who died in an auto accident at the beginning of the school year.

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AREA PREP ROUNDUP: DWS secures second place in Region 3-AAA

The Knights rack up 16 hits and cruise to a 9-3 win against Southland.

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Be more active in your health care

Features Column

Recently I took my vehicle in for a routine service check. In the last couple of weeks, I had noticed a squealing kind of noise coming from the front end of my vehicle.

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APD investigates three Sunday shootings

Shootings were reported on Flintlock Drive, Avalon Avenue and Marie Road in Albany on Sunday.

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Bright of the day - April 30, 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 30, 2013

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

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 30, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 55 incidents.

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The Bush I knew is a kind man with a gentle heart

Opinion Column

In a reprieve from the horror of the most recent terrorist attack, the nation’s attentions turned to the man who declared the war on terrorism, George W. Bush.

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Studying the economic whodunit

Opinion Column

The policy mystery of our time is why politicians in the United States and across much of the democratic world are so obsessed with deficits when their primary mission ought to be bringing down high and debilitating rates of unemployment.

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'Two Tickets to Paradise' offered

Albany ARC's Mexi-Cali Party Thursday evening includes dinner, a silent auction, music and a raffle drawing.

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Suspect surrenders to police

An Albany man is charged with leading drug agents on a chase through downtown Albany.

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Breaking a sports barrier, Collins comes out as gay

Former Hawks center and NBA free agent Jason Collins becomes the first professional male athlete in the U.S. to reveal his homosexuality.

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Westover’s Williams signs with East Georgia State

Shantaria Williams, the daughter of Dontonio Wingfield, who was a legend at Westover High before going on to play in the NBA, signs with East Georgia State.

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Woman dies in Sunday fire

At least two fatal fires have been reported in Sumter County since late December.

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Brewery celebrates Diversity Week

Each April, MillerCoors celebrates Diversity and Inclusion Awareness Week to build awareness, acceptance and pride in our cultural, lifestyle and ethnic differences.

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Albany police issue lookout

An Albany man is wanted for questioning in reference to a burglary that occurred on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Angela McCard Fiveash

Angela McCard Fiveash, 73, of Ashburn, died April 28, 2013.

Joseph Henry Solomon

Joseph Henry Solomon, Jr., 69, of Albany, GA, died Thursday, April 24, 2013.

Christina Marie McCIain Frazier

Christina Marie McClain Frazie, died, April 23, 2013.

Deborah Sue Bullington Gilliam

Deborah Sue Bullington Gilliam , of Valdosta formerly of Albany, GA died, Friday, April 26, 2013.

Vernon Royce Ivey

Vernon Royce Ivey, died, April 27, 2013.

Mac Murray Mitchell

Mac Murray Mitchell of Albany, GA., died April 28, 2013.

Mae Lucille Ogle Humber

Mae Lucille Ogle Humber, 92 of Albany died April 28, 2013.

Rebecca Bernell Dabbs

Rebecca Bernell Dabbs, 93, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Marijane Lane Scarborough

Marijane Lane Scarborough, 73, of Iron City, GA, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Lou Ella Bates

Lou Ella Bates, 87, of Albany, GA, died Sunday, April 28, 2013.

Carolyn Ogletree Tanner

Carolyn Ogletree Tanner, 85 passed away on April 26, 2013.

Serenity Harrison Bell

Serenity Harrison Bell, died, April 26, 2013.

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Aldean calls it quits with wife of 12 years

Country music singer Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife and high-school sweetheart Jessica Ussery, seven months after photographers caught the singer kissing a former "American Idol" contestant at a Los Angeles bar.

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Bookbag prompts evacuation of Darton building

A black bookbag found in a men's restroom disrupts final exams at Darton State College for roughly an hour.

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Sunday caps deadly weekend in Southwest Georgia

Three people have been killed in weekend shootings in Southwest Georgia

Colquitt County’s coroner says he has lost count of the number of murders in his county this year.

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Jets release Tebow, ending strange 1-year relationship

Tebow arrived at the team facility Monday for voluntary workouts and was informed in a meeting with general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan that he would officially be waived.

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Millions in CIA "ghost money" paid to Afghan president's office

Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for more than a decade, according to the New York Times, citing current and former advisers to the Afghan leader.

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Mississippi Man To Appear In Federal Court In Ricin Letters Case

A Mississippi martial arts instructor is expected to appear in a federal court on Monday to face charges in connection with the mailing of letters containing the deadly poison ricin to President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials.

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