News for Saturday, April 6, 2013


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Hawks fall to Spurs, 99-97

Tim Duncan leads the Spurs past the Hawks, 99-97, on Saturday night to move San Antonio a half-game ahead of the Oklahoma City in the race for the top-seed in the Western Conference.

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GIANTS NOTEBOOK: San Fran presents Posey with MVP trophy, denies rift between he and Lincecum

Ever since Buster Posey arrived in the Bay Area and became the face of the Giants, rumors have swirled he and Tom Lincecum are at odds.

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UGA G-Day: Black Team rallies, shines in annual G-Day game; Camilla's Scott-Wesley wins 'Hustle' award

Georgia's Black Team upsets the Red Team, 23-17, with a late 16-point rally in the Bulldogs' annual G-Day spring game on Saturday. (ADDS: note on Mitchell County's Justin Scott-Wesley winsning the team's Coffee County Hustle, stats from G-Day game).

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Braves smack two homers in bottom of 9th to beat Cubs

Cubs closer Carlos Marmol gives up homers to brothers B.J. and Justin Upton in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Braves come back to win, 6-5.

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Taylor-made leadership

Albany's city manager still relies on values he learned as part of a close-knit family and during a 27-year career in the Marine Corps.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Rams stay red-hot in conference, sweep Tigers

The Rams get a game-winning single from Juan Waters to win the second game of a doubleheader in walk-off fashion and will go for the three-game sweep of Morehouse today. (ADDS: roundup items on Darton baseball splitting with ABAC; GSW baseball getting swept by Columbus State)

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Kitchen inspections for April 7, 2013

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections

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PREVIEW: Darton takes first step toward nationals today

The Cavs are ranked No. 8 in the country and expect to cruise through this week’s Region XVII tournament for their 12th championship in a row, then head to nationals.

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Serena crushes sister Venus in rare meeting

Serena Williams has distanced herself from sister Venus over the years in the tennis ranks, and Saturday in their first meeting in some time, Serena rolls again.

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Woman arrested for reckless driving

Demetria Harris was arrested Saturday without incident.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Check out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Check out nature’s original fish finder

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay takes a closer look at the beloved blue heron.

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Biker chase ends with crash

A Dawson motorcyclist tries to outrun a deputy but instead crashes his bike in Albany.

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Walk to raise awareness of hearing health

The $20 entry fee includes a free T-shirt for all participants.

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Grapevine set for Theatre Albany fundraiser

The theater’s major annual fundraiser will feature music by the Grapevine Band.

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Firefighters push prevention

The Albany Fire Department has a successful history of fire prevention and officials want to make it even better.

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Sherwood to break ground on expansion

A total of $3.41 million has been raised for the Vision 2020 campaign at Sherwood Baptist Church.

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Roadblock, dog uncover meth lab in car’s trunk

A drug-sniffing dog led police to the hidden meth lab.

Fred White

Fred White died Thursday.

Sandra Willis Smith

Sandra Willis Smith died Saturday.

Robert John Maturi

Robert John Maturi died Friday.

Mary M. Jordan

Mary M. Jordan died Thursday.

Sam Shattles

Sam Shattles died Thursday.

Rachel O’Dillon

Rachel O’Dillon died Friday.

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Top yard for April named

The Daffodil Club each month spotlights the yard of an Albany residence for its attractiveness.

Births 7 April 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 24-28.

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G&S Experience have region's most unique sound

An eclectic local musical group wants to expand its influence through its first album, which is planned for this summer.

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In rearranging, never toss in the towel

Features column

I have learned many things in my lifetime, quite a few lessons that repeat themselves over and over again. One, however, never gets old. After 22 years of marriage, I still get a thrill out of seeing the look on my hubby’s face when I pick up a hammer.

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Container gardening shows creativity

The April Gardener

Just because you don’t have much space available, it doesn’t mean you have to forego homegrown veggies.

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On the Job with Haryl Dabney

While Haryl Dabney's profession may technically involve working at L2Networks, you might as well add professional juggler to his list of skills.

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Looking Back - April 7, 2013

History Column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

Luther Timothy Lewis

Luther Timothy Lewis died Saturday.

Charles Enoch Kirksey

Charles Enoch Kirksey died Friday.

Charles E. Holaday

Charles E. Holaday died Monday.

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'42' brings focus to Jackie Robinson's birthplace

The Hall-of-Famer was born in Cairo in deep Southwest Georgia

The Hollywood retelling of baseball legend and civil rights icon Jackie Robinson's story is coming to theaters on Friday.

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Bright of the Day - April 7, 2013

Pick up a copy of the Sunday Albany Herald to see what's happening on the Bright Side.

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Squawk of the Day - April 7, 2013

Pick up a copy of Sunday's Albany Herald to see what everybody's squawking about!

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Obama wants issue, not a solution

Opinion column

Is a bipartisan immigration deal at hand? It's close. Last week, the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce worked out a guest-worker compromise that allows in foreign workers on a sliding scale of 20,000 to 200,000, depending on the strength of the economy.

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Looking for a deal on commission seating

Opinion column

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Congress may be going back to work


Don't look now, but the do-nothing Congress may be actually starting to govern again.

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Chase from Terrell County ends with crash in Albany

A Dawson motorcyclist tries to outrun a sheriff's deputy, but instead crashes his bike in Albany.