News for Sunday, March 10, 2013


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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: U.S. rallies to beat Canada in World Baseball Classic, avoid embarrassing first-round exit; Braves smashed by Marlins

Team U.S.A. routs its neighbor Canada on Sunday afternoon, 9-4, in the World Baseball Classic to advance to the second round.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball splits with TCC; Lee’s J. Posey makes debut for UGA baseball in loss to Liberty

The Darton softball team splits a pair of games with Tallahassee Community College on Sunday, while former Lee County baseball star Jess Posey sees his first action pitching for UGA. (ADDS: note on FSU baseball off to 15-0 start)

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LOOKING AHEAD: Panthers coach happy with win in opener, sees room for improvement

Showing very little rust, the Panthers rolled into Lake Charles, La., on Saturday night and cruised to a double-digit win in their opener.

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Kenseth tames Vegas on 41st birthday

Matt Kenseth holds off Kasey Kahne to take the checkered flag Sunday at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas.

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See ya in Augusta

Tiger Woods has proven he can win again against small fields or big fields during his comeback, and after Sunday’s victory at the WGC-Cadillac, he’ll set his sights on doing the same at the year’s first major in Augusta next month.

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NFL NOTEBOOK: Gonzalez has demands if Falcons want him to return; UGA's Jones cleared to entire draft

If Atlanta will give Tony Gonzalez a pay bump and allow him to skip training camp, the star TE is likely to give the Falcons one more season. (ADDS: notebook items on Atlanta re-signing OL Reynolds; Dolphins planning to cut Bush; Broncos interested in Revis; Flacco defends Boldin's contract demands)

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Programs bring focus on help for mental illness

Letter to the editor

According to the National Institute for Mental Health (, over 90 percent of those who die by suicide have a mental health disorder, diagnosed or undiagnosed, or a substance addiction disorder, often both. Preventing suicide prior to a crisis involves more knowledge in the community about mental health, more education about the signs of mental health disorders and more understanding of effective treatment and recovery.

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Paul filibusters the old-fashioned way


While it has come under fire over the past few years, the filibuster in the U.S. Senate still may be one of the finest examples of freedom of speech in America. At least that's the case in the way it was used last week.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Feb. 27-March 7, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 27-March 7, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Yahoo's in the crossfire

Opinion Column

Excuse me while I roll my eyes over the latest "mommy war."

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Budget wars: A case for hope

Opinion Column

There are, believe it or not, grounds for hoping that the sequester, stupid as it is, might open the way to ending our nation's budget stalemate.

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Red Cross trying to connect with new volunteers

The Flint River Chapter of the American Red Cross is interested in recruiting volunteers in the areas of disaster and office support.

Angie Armstrong Suggs

Angie Armstrong Suggs died Friday.

Tommie Middlebrooks

Tommie Middlebrooks will be interred today.

Lonnie Kendrick

Lonnie Kendrick died Saturday.

Frank F. Hunt Jr.

Frank F. Hunt Jr. will be buried on Saturday.

Ottis Jerone Dixon

Ottis Jerone Dixon died Saturday.

L.C. Campbell

L.C. Campbell died Saturday.

William James Adair

William James Adair died Thursday.

Shelby Jean Withers

Shelby Jean Withers died Saturday.

Claude Surface

Claude Surface died Saturday.

Jean Seigler Pace

Jean Seigler Pace died Sunday.

Doretha J. Fields

Doretha J. Fields died Saturday.

Rebecca Davis Caldwell

Rebecca Davis Caldwell died Saturday.

Ralph R. Bruner

Ralph R. Bruner died Saturday.

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Lee County students scan space for undiscovered asteroids

Lee County High School may be the only school in Georgia participating in the International Asteroid Search Collaboration.

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The 'Big 10' for the week of March 1-8, 2013

These were the most-read stories at for the week of March 1 through March 8, 2013.

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Squawk of the Day - March 11, 2013

Pick up a copy of the Monday Albany Herald to see what folks are squawking about.