News for Saturday, March 2, 2013

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GEORGIA NOTEBOOK: Second-half surge sends Bulldogs past Vols

Georgia outscores Tennessee, 53-46, in the second half to win the SEC showdown and snap a six-game conference winning streak for the Vols. (ADDS: Note on UGA football)

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Just call 'em CHAMPS!: Crisp Academy pulls off three-peat, wins Class A title in rout

Herald Super 6er Madi Mitchell drops in 34 points to lead Crisp Academy to its third consecutive GISA Class A state title Saturday, and this one — a 59-34 romp past Citizens Christian — was never in doubt.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton sweeps Lake Michigan, extends winning streak to 7

The Cavs improve to 13-4 with a pair of blowout wins against Lake Michigan Community College, while the Albany State baseball team extends its losing streak to 11 games after getting swept by Edward Waters College.

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Mitchell leads Lady Cavs to first region championship in over a decade

Two years after walking away from the big-time coaching ranks to return home to Southwest Georgia and take over a struggling Darton program, Lea Henry delivers the school what she promised Saturday: a Region XVII title.

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Better weather, first-time winners highlight 7th Albany Marathon

Savannah's Taylor Stephens, 22, and 29-year-old Kenya native and Minnesota resident Edward Tabut are the winners of Saturday's 7th Albany Marathon.

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Kitchen Inspections - March 3, 2013

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty, Lee and Worth Counties Environmental Health Office.

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Squabbles over library roof funding misplaced anger

Opinion Column

There are some words that are always going to get a reaction. It’s like pushing a magic button: Say the word, get the response.

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Albany State cash mob makes a big difference

Editorial

Action truly does speak louder than words.

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Squawk of the day - March 3, 2013

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

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On the Job with Ufot Inyang

This week's On the Job features Ufot Inyang, who is the assistant superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for Dougherty County School System.

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Coleman: The music of politics and law

A Table With a View -- Tommy Coleman

Albany’s Tommy Coleman represents more governmental agencies than any other attorney in Georgia.

Births 3 March 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Feb. 17-25.

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It’s March and that means spring break!

Health & Fitness column

I know it is hard to believe that it is that time of the year again; we are getting ready to turn our clocks ahead (next weekend) and spring break is just around the corner. That leaves us with the question: What to do for spring break that will not only keep the kids busy, but give them something fun and healthy to do?

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Nominations open for EDC's 2013 industry awards

Honors for local industries will be presented April 10 during a Rise N' Shine breakfast.

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Sixth annual 'Smokin' in Hopeful' set March 16

An annual barbecue cookoff raises funds for Hopeful's volunteer fire department.

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Scott does a 180 on health care act

Opinion Column

Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) was one of those tea party stars whom voters believed had the courage of his convictions when he promised, as recently as last summer, to block The Affordable Care Act in his state. But last week, writes the Orlando Sentinel, “Scott made an abrupt about-face, embracing a three-year expansion of Medicaid coverage for about 1 million low-income Floridians that will be paid for by the health care law.”

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Cutliff Grove options examined

A local development organization has asked the city of Albany to restructure its debt on a low-income housing project.

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State promoting college tuition savings program

Path2College sets goal of adding 10,000 more Georgia kids to its 529 college tuition savings plan.

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Police/Fire/EMS - March 3, 2013

APD responds to at least nine calls.

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Man wanted by police

The Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is requesting the community’s help in locating Issac Edward Hicks, who is wanted for Aggravated Assault-Gun and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

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Weather puts chill on Mardi Gras festivities

A frigid afternoon and evening prompts a low turnout for the Mardi Gras Street Festival.

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Maze, Manhattans headline R&B/Soulfest 2

More than 5,000 music fans came to the first Soulfest during last year's Mardi Gras weekend in Albany.

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Runners, spectators enjoy race

More than 1,400 runners turn out for Saturday's marathon, many of them running in their first races.

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Bill to allow bigger surgery centers sparks battle

Georgia hospitals and doctors are bracing for a tough fight over legislation that would allow physician groups to build multi-service outpatient surgery centers across the state.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton baseball wins fifth straight; Lee County loses again, starts season 0-3

John Harman picks up the win and a host of Cavs swing big bats Friday in a 16-4 rout of Lake Michigan. (ADDS: roundup items on Lee County baseball; GSW softball)

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Lackluster Hawks see win streak snapped by lowly Suns

The Hawks show little will to win in Friday's game against the Suns, who hold a slim lead late, but Atlanta fails to score in the final 2:46, then stands around and does nothing in the final minute as Phoenix dribbles out a win.

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