News for Saturday, March 16, 2013


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Darton baseball stretches win streak to 15

The Cavs are nearing school history after winning Nos. 14 and 15 in a row Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of East Georgia.

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Battle Color ceremony canceled

The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment scheduled for Tuesday aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany has been canceled due to budget cuts, according to MCLB-Albany officials.

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Looking Back - March 17, 2013

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

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Rogers expands holdings with new Mike's Country Store

A new grocery/all-purpose store in Putney has brought 24 new jobs into Dougherty County.

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Deerfield considers move to GHSA

Deerfield-Windsor faces a big decision this week when the private school votes on whether to stay or leave the Georgia Independent School Association.

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Jump in and get wet to stay physically fit

If you had asked me five years ago if I’d ever start teaching water aerobics, I would have said no. My workout routine had always been on land and included high school and college softball and basketball.

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Where’s that coupon for brake pads ...

The car in front of me slammed on brakes and I, just as quickly, slammed on brakes and instinctively flung my right arm out and across the passenger’s seat. This time there was no one sitting there whose life I was saving from being thrown into the dashboard, just my pocketbook.

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'Band Fight,' comedy, country, movies planned at State

The new and improved State Theatre downtown has scheduled an interesting mix of events for the next few days.

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Hospitality’s Southern roots run deep

The debut album by Southern Hospitality offers the compelling sounds of sacred Southern ground.

Births 17 Mar 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Mar. 4-10.

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Concert continues fine ASO season

February 23rd was the date the Albany Symphony Orchestra chose to celebrate Black History Month. This year, the orchestra remained at home at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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Bright of the day - March 17, 2013

Check out today's bright of the day!

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Breeding key to future of peanuts

Agriculture researchers are working to produce more food on the same amount of acreage to feed a growing world population.

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Squawk of the day - March 17, 2013

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

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Time right to explore early college options

Opinion Column

The time is right to explore the best long term options for the relocation of Albany Early College from the campus of Albany State University.

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Sorority to honor Sandy Hook shooting victims

Teachers' group putting words into action to honor Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victims.

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On the Job with Chris Hardy

In this week's On the Job, Chris Hardy talks about his personal and professional life; his dream of escaping to Hawaii and his addiction to golf.

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Real men can admit to having a man-crush

Opinion Column

I don’t quite remember how they did it, but somehow in the middle of an intelligent discussion about current entertainers I found myself saying words I’d never intended to say out loud: I have something of a man-crush on Justin Timberlake.

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Markets enjoying the year so far


Remember how the sequester was going to destroy the recovery and tank the stock market because of fear and uncertainty?

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UNREVIEWED: Sorority to honor Sandy Hook shooting victims

Alpha Delta Kappa sisters are planning "random acts of kindness" in tribute to the 26 people killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre.

Marion Mosley Johnson

Marion Mosley Johnson died Wednesday,

Melissa Bateman

Melissa Bateman died Monday.

Arris Young

Arris Young died Friday.

Fernando Solis

Fernando Solis died Saturday.

Opal Dukes Morey

Opal Dukes Morey died Thursday.

Betty Lewis Montgomery

Betty Lewis Montgomery died Friday.

Max Eaton

Max Eaton died Saturday.

Mary Lee Hudson Brashears

Mary Lee Hudson Brashears died Thursday.

Hawks rout Suns, win second straight

Josh Smith leads the way for Atlanta, which wins its second straight game after beating Phoenix on Friday night at home, 107-94.

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Puerto Rico eliminates U.S. from World Baseball Classic

The United States is out of the World Baseball Classic after falling to Puerto Rico in a do-or-die game Friday in Miami, 4-3.

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ACC/SEC TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: UNC drubs FSU, ends Seminoles' NCAA tourney hopes

Reigning ACC champ Florida State, which needed to win the conference tournament to get into the NCAA Tournament this year, is bounced Friday night by North Carolina. (ADDS: ACC/SEC roundup

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton baseball extends win streak to 13

Darton rallies from a 6-1 hole early in the game against East Georgia on Friday to extend the program's win streak to 13 straight games. (ADDS: roundup items on Darton golf; Deerfield-Sherwood baseball; Lee County baseball; Randolph Southern baseball; Monroe-Cairo baseball; Sherwood girls soccer; and Worth County-Monroe baseball)