News for Tuesday, April 30, 2013


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TUESDAY'S COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: DWS tennis falls short at state tourney; Darton loses crucial series opener vs. GPC

The DWS tennis teams reach the semifinals of the state tournament, but fall short of their ultimate goal Tuesday. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield golf; and Randolph Southern, Deerfield and Darton baseball)

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NFL ROUNDUP: Jags lose top wideout Blackmon to drug suspension, reaffirm zero interest in Tebow

Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon violates the NFL's substance abuse policy and is suspended four games, while Tim Tebow, who was released by the Jets, gets an offer from an arena team.

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Katie Clutch

Westover’s Katie Brown scores on a header during the final minutes of the second overtime Tuesday during the opening round of the GHSA Class AAAA state soccer playoffs, clinching the Lady Patriots’ first state postseason victory in seven years.

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Lee County girls lose first-round heartbreaker

Lee County’s emotional season ends in a 5-2 loss to state power Northgate in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs on Tuesday.

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PREVIEW: Series even at 2-2, Atlanta heads back to Indiana

After falling behind, 2-0, the Hawks’refuse-to-lose attitude has them all even with Game 5 looming tonight back in Indianapolis.

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MLB ROUNDUP: Heyward targeting late May to return to Braves

Jason Heyward plans to be cautious and take his time coming back from emergency appendectomy surgery last week and is looking to return no later than the end of this month. (ADDS: Posey a bright spot for Giants, Nats' Strasburg injured)

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Braves glad to be home after 10-game road trip; McCann crushing rehab assignment

A dismal road trip that saw the Braves lose 7 of 10 games ended Monday when Atlanta returned to Turner Field and got back on track with a win against the Nationals.

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Radium Springs paints a pretty picture

Rebecca and Roy Reynolds enjoy the sights of Radium Springs Gardens Tuesday. The couple were out driving and decided to stop at the park after noticing how beautiful it looked.

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NAACP plans yard sale Saturday

The Albany/Dougherty branch of the NAACP will conduct a yard sale Saturday to raise funds for the organization.

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Sumter Players present ‘Alice’

The Sumter Players will present “The Phantom Toolbooth “ — the classic better known as “Alice in Wonderland” — at the Rylander Theatre, 310 W. Lamar St., on May 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and May 11 and 12 at 2:30 p.m.

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‘Jungle Book’ comes to life at SCA

Sherwood Elementary students will perform “Jungle Book Kids” at the school’s secondary campus, 1418 Old Pretoria Road, on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

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LCHS to perform Shakespeare

Lee County High School will perform its third annual Bard-in-the-’Burg event with the “Twelfth Night” to celebrate William Shakespeare. The play is one of the most popular romantic comedies by Shakespeare.

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Meeting set on disaster preparations

A town hall meeting is set for 10 a.m. Saturday to discuss disaster preparedness, particularly with the start of hurricane season on June 1.

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Sinatra & Friends to benefit Albany Symphony

Tickets to Sinatra and Friends at Doublegate Country Club are $100 each.

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Heaven’s blessed, but I’m distressed

Features Columnist

It seems too many loved ones recently have said good-bye to this vale of grief and sorrow and said hello to sweet eternity.

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If you see something, say something

Features Columnist

May is an incredibly busy time of year. One out of 10 weddings occurs in May, with an average guest list of 178 people.

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Darton, ASU set to get graduation marches started

Weekend college commencement ceremonies mark the beginning of a month filled with graduation ceremonies.

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Squawk of the day - May 1, 2013

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

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Loopholes put many on fast track to citizenship

Opinion Column

Members of the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight stress that under their new immigration plan, currently illegal immigrants will have to wait more than a decade before achieving citizenship. Newly legalized immigrants will be given a provisional status and “will have to stay in that status until at least 10 years elapse and (border security) triggers are met,” Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio told Fox News on April 14. After that, Rubio said, they’ll have to wait longer for a green card and, ultimately, citizenship.

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City manager could benefit Leesburg


The Leesburg City Council is considering hiring a full-time city manager to handle the day-to-day operations of the city government.

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One killed in two-car accident

A two-car accident at the Dougherty/Baker county line claims the life of one.

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Bright of the day - May 1, 2013

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

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Campaign primer for early local candidates

Opinion Column

It is, perhaps, a sign of the political times that two Albany City Commission candidates — B.J. Fletcher in Ward III and Bobby Coleman In Ward II — announced a full four months ahead of Aug. 26-30 qualifying for the city's municipal elections their intention to run for office.

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MCG Southwest Campus honors Class of 2013

Dr. Phillip Allen of Albany is recognized by the Medical College of Georgia Southwest Campus at a dinner.

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DCSS suspends Westover teacher for seven days without pay

Bryan Haas is cited for lack of classroom control and failure to comply with school administration.

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Police/Fire/EMS - May 1, 2013 with map

Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.

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Altercation leads to gun, counterfeit money seizure

An Albany man is facing jail time after police manage to seize guns and nearly $2,000 in counterfeit bills.

Lois Estelle Quinn Phillips

Lois Estelle Quinn Phillips, 93, of Ocilla died April 29. 2013.

Dianna Haire Porter

Dianna Haire Porter, 63, of Albany, GA died on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Ellen Sumner Melton Sellers

Ellen Sumner Melton Sellers, 75, of Sumner died Tuesday April 30, 2013.

Christine W. Edwards

Christine W. Edwards, died, April 30, 2013.

Bertha L. Choice

Betha L. Choice, 81, died, April 29, 2013.

Warren Leon Johnson

Warren Leon Johnson, 77, of Douglasville, GA, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Patricia Ann Stansell

Patricia Ann Stansell, age 67, of Hampton, GA died, April 28, 2013.

Virginia Ruth Laramore

Virginia Ruth Laramore, 90, of Moultrie and formerly of Albany, died, Monday, April 29, 2013.

Jessie Mae McLendon Broxton

Jessie Mae McLendon Broxton, age 92, of Phenix City, AL and formerly of Donalsonville, GA died, Monday, April 29, 2013.

Ethel Nix

Ethel Nix, 72, of Albany died, Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Alma Estelle Chestnutt Chapman

Alma Estelle Chestnutt Chapman, 92, of Sylvester died Tuesday April 30, 2013.

Hazel Elizabeth Hardy

Hazel Elizabeth Hardy, 92, of Albany, died, Monday, April 29, 2013.

Mae Lucille Ogle Humber

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

Carlene Hammock

Carlene Hammock, 84, of Albany, GA, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at her residence.

Helen Frances Williams

Helen Frances Williams, 76, of Ocilla, Georgia, died, Monday, April 29, 2013.

Carroll Lee Bass

Carroll Lee Bass, 81, of Lee County, GA, died April 30, 2013.

Mary H. Guyett

Mary H. Guyett, 90, of Sylvester, GA, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Minerva R. Gordon

Minerra R. Gordon, 86, of Albany, died April 26, 2013.

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Gasoline could drop to $3.20-$3.40/gal this summer

U.S. gasoline prices could drop to the range of $3.20 to $3.40 a gallon by mid-summer following a three-year low for the month in April, the American Automobile Association (AAA) said on Tuesday.

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Obama signals he won't rush to act against Syria over chemical arms

President Barack Obama cautioned against a rush to judgment on whether Syria used chemical weapons against its own people on Tuesday in a sign he is going to take a deliberate approach to a problem that could lead to U.S. military action.

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FDA looking at caffeine impact on kids after new Wrigley gum

Wrigley's new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to look into the potential impact added caffeine may have on children and adolescents.

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Jury To Weigh Fate Of U.S. Abortion Doctor In Murder Trial

The murder case against a Philadelphia doctor accused of killing four infants and a patient during late-term abortions was expected to go to a jury on Tuesday.

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STATE ROUNDUP: Woman killed by street sweeper in Macon

These are the headlines trending around the state at this hour.