News for Sunday, March 17, 2013


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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU men sweep Claflin, ASU softball team wins twice; GSW falls

The Albany State Rams come back and beat Claflin, 11-10, in 10 innings to complete a three-game sweep. (ADDS ASU softball team wins a pair in conference crossover tournament and GSW's baseball team falls to UNCP).

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NBA ROUNDUP: Hawks win third straight; Heat streak reaches 22

The Hawks pull away from the Nets to win their third straight game while the Miami Heat see their winning streak reach 22 games with a win against Toronto.

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Streelman wins first PGA event

Kevin Streelman wins his first PGA Tour title, capturing the $5.5 million Tampa Bay Championship and now is guaranteed a spot in next month's Masters.

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Kahne wins Bristol

Kasey Kahne wins on a wild day at Bristol, where a fight between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano — and their crews — breaks out afterward

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ACC champ Miami takes tourney title

The Hurricanes pull away from the Tar Heels in the final minutes Sunday to win their first Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in Greensboro, N.C., 87-77.

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Rebels stun Gators for SEC crown

Ole Miss storms out of halftime down 12 points and beats up the Gators the rest of the way to claim the school’s second Southeastern Conference title.

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Panthers comeback win defines team

The Panthers feel like they won more than a game Saturday when they found a way to win on a night when almost everything went wrong.

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Gates delivers game-winning kick to beat Lions after humorous moment in Panthers win

Panthers kicker Ryan Gates nails a 28-yard field goal with 1.9 seconds left late Saturday night to propel Albany past bitter rival Columbus, 40-37, and send the two-time champs to a 2-0 start. (UPDATED: New version of story, adds more details, quotes)

NCAA Tournament: South Region Breakdown

Kansas faces potential roadblocks in Georgetown, Michigan.

NCAA Tournament: East Region Breakdown

Second-seeded Miami offers a big test to No. 1 Hoosiers.

NCAA Tournament: West Region Breakdown

Gonzaga, Ohio State earn region's top two seeds.

NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Breakdown

Top three seeds — Louisville, Duke and Michigan State — have loads of tourney history

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Louisville earns No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney

Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also earn top seeds as path to Atlanta is set.

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Hargitay remains silent on rape no more

Opinion Column

Mariska Hargitay, better known as “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Detective Olivia Benson, is the human intersection of life and art.

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Thumbs Up! March 18, 2013


See who deserves a Thumbs Up!

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Conservatives and American power

Opinion Column

Do conservatives still believe in American greatness?

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Bright of the day - March 18, 2013

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

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 7-14, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 7-14, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Squawk of the day - March 18, 2013

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

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Taking it Back, Inc. provides youth direction

A non-profit in its second year tries to provide a positive direction for youth.

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Albany gangs have long history

The area's four major gangs have a long and complex heritage.

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Youth football players, cheerleaders trade pads and pom-poms for pencils

Pop Warner youth football participants are giving up half a day on Saturdays to prepare for CRCT tests.

Addie Woodley

Addie Woodley died Saturday.

David A. Vanderhoof

David A. Vanderhoof died Friday.

William Howard Pollock

William Howard Pollock died Saturday.

Roy Jackson

Roy Jackson died Saturday.

Erik Mitchell

Erik Mitchell died Saturday.

Stanley E. Harp Sr.

Stanley E. Harp Sr. died Saturday.

Jimmie Lee Crumbly

Jimmie Lee Crumbly died Saturday.

Mary Lee Hudson Brashears

Mary Lee Hudson Brashears died Thursday.

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'Big 10' for the week of March 8 -15, 2013

These are the 10 most-read stories from for the week of March 8 through March 15, 2013.

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COLLEGE HOOPS --- CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Miami, UNC to meet for ACC title; Ole Miss, UF to square off in SEC

The Hurricanes manhandle N.C. State, while the Tar Heels take care of Maryland, propelling each into the ACC Championship game today, while Florida beats Alabama and Ole Miss vanquishes Vandy to set up a rematch in the SEC Championship game today. (ADDS: conference tournament roundup items Big East Championship, Big 12 Championship, Conference USA Championship, MAC Championship, Mountain West Championship and Big Ten semifinals)

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball sweeps MGC; Cavs golf finishes 5th at Spring Fling; ASU baseball rolls

The Darton State College softball team downs Middle Georgia on Saturday to improve to 27-10 overall, while the news was not as good for the school's golf team, which implodes on the back nine during the final round of the Goose Pond Spring Fling. (ADDS: roundup items on ASU-Claflin baseball; and GSW softball)