News for Monday, March 11, 2013

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Police seeking assistance in identifying woman in stolen transaction card case

Albany police say a financial transaction card was stolen and used at an Albany convenience store on Feb. 19.

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Police, Fire and EMS Reports for March 12, 2013

Albany Citizens Police Academy starts March 19; police, fire and EMS reports.

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COLUMN: Six decades later, Morocco still a Georgia hoops legend

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith writes about Zippy Morocco, a former Georgia basketball player who was recently recognized for breaking the SEC scoring record 60 years ago.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: ASU softball stays unbeaten in conference play

The Lady Rams are now 4-0 and the only undefeated team in the East Division after sweeping Fort Valley on Monday. (ADDS: GSW golf, DWS tennis, DWS golf)

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To his rivals, Tiger looks like Tiger again

After winning his second tournament of the year Sunday at Doral, Tiger Woods looks like his old self and is making a charge at the No. 1 world ranking.

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School Board mulls Early College options

Albany Early College has been asked to move off Albany State University's campus after DCSS's $350,000 renovation of ASU's Andrews Hall.

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Vikings deal star receiver Harvin to Seahawks

Wide receivers Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin are traded, headlining a busy day in the NFL.

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Yankees GM: I’d ‘love to have Chipper’

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman flirts with the idea of bringing Chipper Jones out of retirement, but the ex-Braves third baseman quickly dispelled the rumors on Twitter.

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Darton divers dominate at nationals

Darton State College diving coach Drew Aultman is named the NJCAA Coach of the Year, and divers Crawford Berry and Sarah Hoop win three of the four national titles.

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Essential government tasks need reliable funding

Opinion column

Here's hoping that Stewart Parnell goes to prison. The former president of the now-bankrupt Peanut Corp. of America, Parnell ran a filthy Georgia processing plant contaminated with salmonella that injured more than 600 people in a 2008-2009 outbreak, killing nine. Last month, federal prosecutors charged Parnell and three others with criminal offenses, claiming the executives intentionally shipped out contaminated peanut products.

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Administration has spending flexibility

Opinion column

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Hubbard: MCLB, post office topics of D.C. trip

The Albany mayor urges civic club members to become cheerleaders for the community.

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Dougherty considers tax allocations

Four Dougherty County departments seek special tax funding for needs that they say are immediate.

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State DOE: DCSS must reimburse $167,000

The Dougherty County School System's appealed a portion of the Education Department's Title I reimbursement request has been denied.

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Phoebe distributes Visions grants

In all, $111,000 in grants are given to various community agencies Monday to help address the area's health care needs.

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APD weekend: Hijacking; teen found

Tamika Lewis, 16, was reported missing following a disagreement with her mother on March 1.

Raymond Lee Powell

Raymond Lee Powell of Arlington, GA, died March 11, 2013.

Ronnie Hodges

Ronnie Hodges, 59, of Dothan, Al. died Sunday , March 10, 2013 .

Nezzie Lee Prince

Nezzie Lee Prince 69 of Tifton, GA departed this life Sunday March 10, 2013.

Willie Mae King

Willie Mae King died Friday, March 8, 2013.

Larry William Tucker

Larry William Tucker, 74, of Pelham, died Monday, March 11, 2013.

William Hoyt Smithwick

William Hoyt Smithwick, 87 of Albany died March 10, 2013.

Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, 56, of Albany died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Joseph Walls

Joseph Walls, 63, of Albany died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Eddie Lee Allen

Eddie Lee Allen, 79, of Albany, GA died on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Doretha Johnson Fields

Doretha Johnson Fields, of Albany, Georgia died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Ashley Delano King

Ashley Delano King, 58, of Leesburg, GA, died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

WIlliam James Adair

WIlliam James Adair died March 7, 2013.

Claude E. Surface

Claude E. Surface, Sr., 92 of Albany died on March 9th, 2013.

Emma Alieen Reschner

Emma Alieen Reschner, 84, died Friday, March 8, 2013.

Joe Albert Cox, Sr.

Joe Albert Cox, Sr., 78 of Americus, GA died on Friday, March 08, 2013.

Mack Calvin Tennille

Mack Calvin Tennille, 84, of Albany, GA, died March 11, 2013.

Jean Seigler Pace

Jean Seigler Pace, 86 of Albany died March 10, 2013.

Elvin Henry, Jr.

Elvin Henry, Jr. , 46, died Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Carl Butts, Sr.

Carl Butts, Sr., 53, of Terrell County, died Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Shelby Jean Daniel Withers

Shelby Jean Daniel Withers, 76, of Lee County, GA, died March 9, 2013.

Frank Banks, Jr.

Frank Banks, Jr., 81 died Monday, March 11, 2013.

Ralph R. Bruner

Ralph R. Bruner, 79, of Albany, GA died March 9, 2013.

Soloman Evans

Soloman Evans, 80, of Albany died Saturday, March 9, 2013 .

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Squawk of the Day - March 12, 2013

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

Three earthquakes rattle Southern California desert

Earthquakes under 5.0 are fairly common in California.

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Mummies from different times, places shared key heart risk

The findings suggest heart disease not a modern problem

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Judge grants request for 'Big Daddy's' hearing

A controversial night club that was stripped of its liquor license by the Albany City Commission will continue to serve patrons until a March 27 hearing after a court order handed down in late February.

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Maine town to take symbolic vote on mandatory gun ownership

Residents of a Maine town are expected to vote on Monday on whether each household should be required to own a firearm, a decision that has thrust the tiny town of Byron into the heated national debate on gun control.