News for Thursday, April 4, 2013


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Panthers set for the long road

The Albany Panthers say the won’t take lowly Knoxville for granted Saturday night when they begin the first of three road games

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Auburn players, UF coach, Police Chief claim report on violations is false

Auburn players, current Florida coach Will Muschamp and Auburn Police Chief Tommy Dawson claim the report accusing Auburn of multiple violations — as well as the quotes in the report — are not true.

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The time is now

The Hurricanes are seven games out of the final playoff spot, but their play the last two weeks has given them some hope.

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Phillies cool off Braves

Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee cools off Atlanta’s bats stopping the Braves, 2-0 on Thursday to avoid a sweep.

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Variance for community living facility denied

A ruling by the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission ends an effort to locate a personal care home in a North Albany neighborhood.

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Administration leaves open use of drones in U.S.

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that the administration leaves open use of drones in U.S..

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Marriage equality in Georgia matters to me

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Lee Raines of Atlanta says that marriage equality in Georgia matters to him.

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Pending reunion reminder of the good old days

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, David D. Moncrief of Albany says that pending reunion is a reminder of the good old days.

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Mindset change needed for cleaner roadways

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Bill Bates of Albany says that mindset change is needed for cleaner roadways.

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Cheer up! We can be a sadder community

Opinion Column

Townspeople, listen to me. In a recent survey by the University of Vermont, we were chosen the Second Saddest City in the U.S. This is unacceptable. I believe if we all pull together as a team we can be No. 1.

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U.S. film critic Ebert dead at 70

Pulitzer-Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert died on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times said, two days after he said his cancer of 10 years ago had returned.

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Isakson: Port in Savannah No. 1 issue

Senator talks about the importance of deepening the port of Savannah, budgets, North Korea and sequestration.

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 5, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 26 incidents.

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Most Wanted - April 5, 2013

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has one Most Wanted fugitive this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Squawk of the day - April 5, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - April 5, 2013

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

Malcolm Fussell

Malcolm Fussell, 83, of Lee County died Thursday April 4, 2013.

Gladys L. Faircloth

Gladys L. Faircloth, 96, of Bainbridge, GA, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Patricia Durham

Patricia Durham, 49, of Weston, GA died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Ida Mae Reels

Ida Mae Reels, 94, of Bainbridge, GA, died Friday, March 29, 2013.

Marty Greene

Marty Greene, 46, of Pelham, Ga., died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

Vickie M. Anthony

Vickie M. Anthony died March 28, 2013.

Lenore Frances Plisch

Lenore Frances Plisch, 82, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

Di'Quan Demontez Isom

Di'Quan Demontez Isom, 19, of 30 Fry Place, Camilla, Ga., died Friday, March 29, 2013.

Rosie Mae Engram

Rosie Mae Engram, 78, of Morgan, GA, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Hazel Mae Holloman

Hazel Mae Holloman of 2242 Cassidy Road, Thomasville, Georgia, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.

Henry Lue Brown

Henry Lue Brown, 90, of Dawson, GA died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 .

Donna Elaine Warren Sanders

Donna Elaine Warren Sanders, 52, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Emory C. Durham

Emory C. Durham, 86, of 5808 Second Kolomoki Rd., Bluffton, Ga. 39824, died Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Calvin Coolidge Reynolds

Calvin Coolidge Reynolds, 84, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of Fitzgerald, died on April 2, 2013.

Wilma W. Bowen

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William John Doyle

William John Doyle, 50 of Albany, GA died Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Mack West, Jr.

Mack West, Jr. of Columbus, GA died Monday, April 1, 2013.

Zytavius Z. Prise

Zytavius Z. Prise, 21, died Saturday, March 30, 2013.

Eula Mae Willis

Eula Mae Willis died 2013

Charles E. Holaday

Charles E. Holaday, 97 of Leesburg, died April 1, 2013.

Emily W. Barnes

Emily W. Barnes, 93, of West Melbourne, Florida, died Tuesday, April 27 2013.

Michael Lamar Jackson

Michael Lamar Jackson, 39, of Camilla, died Friday, March 29, 2013,

Bernice B. Curry

Bernice B. Curry died 2013

James Hayward Idlette

James Hayward Idlette of Sumter County, GA died Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

Jimmy L. Carter

Jimmy L. Carter, 77, from Fitzgerald, died Wednesday. April 3, 2013.

Morris Henry

Morris Henry, 70, of 608 Dogwood St., Pelham, Ga., died Thursday, April 4, 2013.

Verdell Richardson

Verdell Richardson, 82 of Cuthbert, GA died on Tuesday, April 02, 2013.

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Police and Fire Reports - April 5, 2013

Police and Fire Reports - April 5, 20

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Religion Bulletin - April 5, 2013

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Woman charged with defrauding business

An Albany woman is charged with 10 theft-related crimes against her former employer.

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City manager doubles reward for info on Albany murders

Two men were shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on March 17.

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Mother of slain infant avoids defense subpoena

Sherry West is the mother of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, who was shot and killed during a reported robbery attempt.

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School kids taken for medical evaluation following bus wreck

The driver of the car was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Two white supremacists sought in probe of Colorado prison chief's slaying

Authorities have blamed the killing of prisons chief Tom Clements on white supremacist and former convict Evan Spencer Ebel.

$100,000 bond set for woman accused in disabled son's death

After extensive investigation by medical examiners in Georgia and Tennessee, Mercer was indicted last month on a felony murder charge of murder by medical neglect.