News for Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Show him the money!

Multiple reports Thursday claim Lee County native and Giants star catcher Buster Posey --- the 2012 NL MVP -- is on the verge of signing a longterm contract with San Francisco that some estimate could be worth more than $100 million.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton State softball splits with Gordon State; ASU scholar-athletes honored; SCA soccer sweeps; Terrell Academy edges RS in baseball

Darton State splits a doubleheader against Gordon State on Thursday in its second-to-last series before spring break. (ADDS ASU scholar-athletes honored; Sherwood Christian soccer sweeps; Terrell Academy baseball beats Randolph Southern).

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Davis says Lester was ‘awful’ last week — but coach takes blame

Even though Panthers QB Cecil Lester came up big late, his struggles overall in Albany’s home opener were noticed by coach Lucious Davis.

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Hudson named opening day starter, leads Braves past Nationals

Veteran Tim Hudson gets the nod to kick off the Atlanta Braves’ season with his sixth career opening-day start, and then responds with his best outing of the spring in a 4-3 win against the Nationals.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs return from spring break, hit practice field

Georgia ditches the swimsuits and sunscreen for pads Thursday as the Bulldogs return from spring break and get back to practice. (ADDS: notebook items on Wisc.-Ala. opening season in 2015; NCAA holding off on recruiting rule changes)

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Deerfield declines to leave GISA for GHSA

Deerfield-Windsor's Board of Trustees votes to stay in the Georgia Independent School Association on Thursday night.

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Five chosen for Rural Black Women Hall

Late Dougherty County Coroner Jane Austin-Taylor is one of five women who will be honored at a weekend ceremony.

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Top chamber official resigns

An Albany chamber official accepts a position in a community where her son can continue to receive therapy for autism.

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The Buzz - March 22, 2013

The Dougherty County Extension Office traveled with several 4-H youths to Colquitt for the 2013 4-H Southwest District Cloverleaf Project Achievement.

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Bright of the day - March 22, 2013

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to read more Bright Side comments.

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Selling alcohol to minors no minor issue

Editorial

An operation by law enforcement officials this week determined that out of 18 Albany and Dougherty County stores checked, 11 of them — more than 60 percent — sold alcoholic beverages to underage buyers.

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Coin enthusiasts to gather in Albany

The sixth annual Albany Coin and Money Show is scheduled at the Knights of Columbus hall on Gillionville Road.

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Resist the Chardon killer’s taunts

Opinion Column

On Tuesday, a year after he murdered three Chardon High School students and injured three others, 18-year-old T.J. Lane walked into his sentencing hearing and made it virtually impossible for most of us to summon even a shred of sympathy for his condemned soul.

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Little empathy is left in our American youth

Opinion Column

The recent rape conviction of two teenagers, one of whom also distributed a photo and sent cruel text messages about their victim, has captured the “bystander effect” in graphic and nauseating detail.

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Squawk of the day - March 22, 2013

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

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Luncheon offers education on organ donation

More than 110,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list, officials from LifeLink say.

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Crimestoppers - March 22, 2013

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has one Most Wanted fugitive this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted list should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for March 22, 2013

APD responds to at least 26 incidents.

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Religion Bulletin - March 22, 2013

Former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday School this Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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North Korean Christians’ stories need to be heard

Features Column

Headlines continue to announce the paranoid, bellicose behavior of the isolated and impoverished nation of North Korea, truly one of the pariah nations in our world. This rogue nation, erratic and unpredictable, now apparently has nuclear weapons of at least a primitive nature with which they threaten to incinerate the United States.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: What can’t Wimbush do?

Arguably the biggest unsung hero during the Panthers’ last two title runs has been Derrick Wimbush, who does a little bit of everything — and does it all quite well.

Thomas A. Wakefield, Sr.

Thomas A. Wakefield, Sr., of Sumter County, GA died Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Arris Young

Arris Young, 86, of Hinsonton, GA died March 15, 2013.

Richard Samuel Smith

Richard Samuel Smith, 81, of Bainbridge, GA, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Addie Woodley

Addie Woodley, 74, of Pelham, GA died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Helen Louise Hall Carter

Helen Louise Hall Carter, 90, of Sylvester died Thursday March 21, 2013.

Desmond Treon James Williams

Desmond Williams, of Albany, Georgia died Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Jimmy L. Hill

Jimmy Lee Hill, 56, of Albany died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Margaret Estelle Brooks

Mrs. Margaret Estelle Brooks, 82, of Sylvester died Wednesday March 20, 2013.

Lizzie M. Daniels

Lizzie Mae Daniels, 69, of Albany died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Mark Jones

Mark Jones, 80, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Reginald Garrard

Reginald Garrard, 59, of Camilla, died Monday, March 18, 2013.

Ira L. Carlisle

Ira L. Carlisle, 84, of Leesburg, GA and died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

Ralph Caldwell

Ralph Caldwell, 62, of Fitzgerald, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

James Manning

James Manning, 58, of Meigs, GA died March 15, 2013.

Jerome F. Parker

Jerome F. Parker, died Monday, March 18, 2013.

Rosalyn Miller

Rosalyn Pollock Miller, 82, died March 20, 2013.

Rosetta Houston Bryant

Rosetta Houston Bryant, 100, of Richland, GA died, March 16, 2013.

Rickie Lamarr Banks

Rickie Lamarr Banks, 51, of Doerun, died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Patricia Kennedy

Patricia Kennedy, 57, of Albany died Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Louise Ring Davis

Louise Ring Davis of Albany and Plano, Texas, died on March 4, 2013.

Mr. Jimmie Lee Crumbley

Jimmie Lee Crumbley of Albany, Georgia died Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Charlie Will Lewis, Jr.

Charlie Lewis, Jr., of Albany, Georgia died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Earnest Johnson

Earnest Johnson, Jr., 84, entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

U.S. autism estimates climb to 1 in 50 school-age children

Boys four times more likely than girls to have diagnosis

Missing dogs, ritualistic killing confound Idaho officials

The missing canines range widely in size, breed and age.

Immune-system therapy shows promise in adults with leukemia

All five patients went into remission

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Consular and trade officials take tour of Thrush

Representatives of 23 countries are taking a three-day tour of Southwest Georgia this week.

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