News for Sunday, March 24, 2013


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It's been a long time comin'

Citizens gather to honor the late civil rights leader Johnnie Johnson.

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One dead in morning house fire

At least one person has been killed in a house fire in the Rawson Circle area, fire officials confirm.

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Headed for the road

The Albany Panthers make some changes in their win against Alabama to take momentum into a long stretch away from Albany

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NCAA ROUNDUP: La Salle stays alive; Ohio State beats Iowa State with late 3-pointer, Florida rolls

La Salle keeps its magical season alive with a 74-72 win against Mississippi (ADDS Ohio State edging Iowa State, Florida Gulf Coast upsetting San Diego State, Indiana beating Temple, Florida taking care of Minnesota and Kansas coming back to beat North Carolina).

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Last lap collision sets up Busch’s win at Fontana

Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin bump cars and Kyle Busch races past them to win at Fontana.

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Squawk of the day - March 25, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - March 25, 2013

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

Jasper Nether

Jasper Nether died Sunday.

Pauline P. McCook

Pauline P. McCook died Sunday.

Mack C. Granger Jr.

Mack C. Granger Jr. died Sunday.

James E. Dunlop

James E. Dunlop died Saturday.

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Big 10: March 15-22, 2013

These are the most read stories at for the week of March 15 through March 22, 2013.

Iva Dayle Craft

Iva Dayle Craft died Saturday.

Myrtle Lee Wilson

Myrtle Lee Wilson died Wednesday.

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Dissecting Hillary Clinton shows positive traits

Opinion Column

No matter what Barack Obama does, he cannot escape the shadow of his former political opponent.

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Law enforcers learn to handle mentally ill

According to statistics, it costs seven times more to treat mentally ill prisoners than the cost for private care.

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Can Obama save the two-state solution?

Opinion Column

The administration has set expectations for President Obama's trip to Israel so low you'd think he was making another visit to Ohio. Yet this is a very consequential journey because it comes at a moment when hopes for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are fading away.

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Thumbs Up! March 25, 2013


See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Lee officials submit budget wishes

More than $2 million in new spending is being sought by Lee County department heads and elected officials.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 14-21, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 14-21. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Robert Lee Williams

Robert Lee Williams died Friday.

Louis Jay Stack

Louis Jay Stack died Friday.

Canoy Estelle Roberson

Canoy Estelle Roberson died Friday.

James Edward Rembert

James Edward Rembert died Saturday.

John Abraham McDonald

John Abraham McDonald died Saturday.

Robert S. Griffin

Robert S. Griffin died Friday.

Tony L. Edwards

Tony L. Edwards died Saturday.

Everlene T. Edwards

Everlene T. Edwards died Friday.

Jimmie Cumming

Jimmie Cumming died Friday.

Anne Bailey

Anne Bailey died Friday.

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Country's currency must support itself

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Dan Kersey of Albany says that a country's currency must support itself.

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Mental health treatments medieval

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that mental health treatments are medieval.

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War leaves tragedy in wake

In a letter to the editor, Leon E. Modeste of Albany says that war leaves tragedy in wake.

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Panthers hammer Hammers in battle of unbeatens

In a battle of PIFL unbeatens Saturday night at the Albany Civic Center, the Panthers leave no doubt who’s No. 1 in the league when they hammer the Hammers to move to 3-0. (UPDATED: 1 a.m. with additional details, quotes)