News for Monday, March 25, 2013

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LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Deerfield baseball edges Terrell Academy

The Knights move to 6-4 overall with the 7-5 win against Terrell Academy. (ADDS: DWS tennis, Lee County baseball, GSW golf)

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Louisville’s Smith key for No. 1 overall seed Cardinals

Louisville junior guard Russ Smith has scored 50 points in the Cardinals’ first two games of the NCAA Tournament and is a big reason Louisville is considered the team to beat in this week’s Sweet 16 games. (ADDS: Minnesota fires Smith; Georgia Southern to join Sun Belt Conference; George Mason to join A-10)

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Pacers deny Hawks playoff-clinching win

The Hawks could have locked up a playoff spot with a win against the Pacers, but Atlanta falls behind early and can’t catch up in Indianapolis.

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Herald POY Shamblin among new Darton golf signings

Seminole County senior and reigning Herald Player of the Year Tyler Shamblin is one of three golfers to commit to play for Darton State College in the fall.

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On top of the world

Tiger Woods gets his eighth career win at Bay Hill and rises to No. 1 in the world for the first time since October 2010.

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County ad valorem tax collections up

The state of Georgia has been slow in returning funds for forestry land reimbursements to its 159 counties.

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Squawk of the Day - March 26, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - March 26, 2013

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

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Bishop visits Lee County Middle School

The congressman answered questions about term limits and the best part of his job in advance of the school's Stock Market Challenge

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Phoebe considering staff, privileges

Four physicians are looking to join the medical staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, a credentialing report shows.

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Police/Fire/EMS - March 26, 2013

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 29 incidents Saturday and Sunday, available reports show.

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Temporary tattoos can have lasting effects

Editorial

As the weather warms, thoughts turn to vacationing, particularly at the beach. For some, getting a temporary tattoo has become a part of the experience.

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APD investigates Citi Trends burglary

At least one arrest has been made in connection to a burglary in East Albany from early Monday morning.

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AFD: Smoking cause of fatal fire

The body of a 66-year-old woman was found in bed after the Albany Fire Department battled a blaze at her home, AFD officials say.

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Dispute rises over local legislation

The Albany/Dougherty County state legislative delegation may start appointing members of the local Elections Board.

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Resisting change can hinder your progress

Features Column

I write often about change and transition and the usefulness of embracing these as opportunities for personal growth. Very often we have an oppositional relationship to change and transition where we are kicking and screaming, pushing back and resisting.

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Julian Castro in it for the long run

Opinion Column

Julian Castro is a politician in not too much of a hurry. This does not mean he lacks ambition.

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Vehicle overturns at Clark Avenue and Cordele Road

Two ambulances are at the scene at Clark Avenue and Cordele Road, where a vehicle is overturned.

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Grammy winning 'Casting Crowns' coming to Civic Center Thursday

Casting Crowns, one of Christian music's most prolific bands, will take to the stage Thursday night as a part of its Acoustics Sessions Live Spring Concert tour.

Jennie Frances Beal

Jennie Frances Beal, 83, of Fitzgerald, GA, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Ann S. Bailey

Ann S. Bailey, 75, of Albany, GA, died March 23, 2013.

Canoy Estelle Roberson

Canoy Estelle Roberson, 56 of Leesburg, GA died March 22, 2013.

Howard Williams

Howard Williams 63 of Nashville, GA departed this life Sunday March 24, 2013.

Louis Jay Stack

Louis Jay Stack, 98, of Albany, GA., died Friday March 22, 2013.

Ollie M. Henderson

Ollie M. Henderson, 88, of 1886 E. South Blvd, Blakely, GA died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Thomas A. Wakefield, Sr.

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

Elizabeth Wilkerson Berg Barry

Elizabeth Wilkerson Berg Barry, Albany, GA, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Donald Ray Miles

Donald Ray Miles, age 73, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Robert S. Griffith

Robert S. Griffith (MGST, USMC Ret.), 88, of Leesburg, GA, died March 22, 2013.

Mary Virgil McDaniel Anderson

Mary Virgil McDaniel Anderson, 86, of Warner Robins, died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Iva Dayle Craft

Iva Dayle Craft, 86, of Albany, died Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Lillian Elizabeth McCrory

Lillian Elizabeth McCrory, 93, of Albany, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Pauline P. McCook

Pauline P. McCook, 70 of Sale City died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

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Sandusky maintains innocence in prison interview

Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky said he was unsure if former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno suspected he abused underage boys, and he maintained his innocence in interview excerpts aired on NBC's "Today" show on Monday.

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Supreme Courts rejects license argument from illegal immigrant

After a Gwinnett County traffic stop, an illegal immigrant argues that the safe harbor provision in the driver's license statue is discriminatory, but the Supreme Court rejects the argument.

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U.S. victims of mass shootings seek control over donations

Survivors of mass U.S. shootings have united to provide victims of future tragedies greater control over donations made after such events and to prevent nonprofit groups from holding onto money intended for families of the dead and wounded.

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Albany Herald structural, personnel changes announced

SCNI's top executive says restructuring breaks down walls between the company's seven newspapers.

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High court reverses Albany gang conviction

Prosecutors vow to retry Jones for his role in the August 2009 shooting at Carver Pool.

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