News for Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Vote favors WG&L as a city department

City Commission allocates money for AME Bethel housing project.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: GSW golf finishes third in Bobcat Invitational

The Hurricanes shoot a 1-over 289 in Tuesday's final round of the Bobcat Invitational to finish third overall. (ADDS: ASU softball, Albany High-Monroe baseball, Westover-Americus soccer, Terrell Academy baseball, Sherwood soccer, Deerfield soccer, Lee County soccer)

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Panthers' Daniels earns PIFL Player of the Week honors

Damian "Nighthawk" Daniels adds to his decorated arena career when he parlays his latest two interceptions into the PIFL's Player of the Week honor.

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Unstoppable

Darton has now won 19 of 20 games this season — and is 14-0 at home — after beating neighboring rival Andrew College on Tuesday, 9-3.

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State to lower speed limit on U.S. 82 in Lee

Motorists will be limited to 55 miles per hour in the Hickory Grove area if they want to obey the law.

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Tradition’s something to parade around

The Dixie Diva column

If Tink had any hesitation about coming into a traditional Southern family, there was only one: our happy, colorful Easter parade.

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Webster truly a Dawg for all seasons

Features column

A conversation with Fred Webster is a reminder that we all fall in one of two categories: you are either growing old or someday you will be. If you’re in the latter grouping, the former will come sooner than you think.

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Squawk of the Day - March 27, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - March 27, 2013

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

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Police/Fire/EMS - March 27, 2013

APD responds to at least 22 incidents.

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WG&L hosts gas pipeline safety seminar

First responders and utility personnel review safety measures and regulations that pertain to natural gas.

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Lee BOE approves Phase I of Middle School East modifications

Board allocates $642,856 for exterior work on Lee County Middle School East.

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Vidalias to debut on 'Tax Day'

Georgia's signature sweet onion will start shipping on April 15.

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Nine metro students named Governor's Honors finalists

Four students each from Westover and Lee County High and one from Deerfield will visit Valdosta State University this summer.

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Dougherty board poised to decide school closings

Editorial

Unless something unexpected comes up, the Dougherty County Board of Education will decide today whether to close two schools and revamp a third in reaction to dwindling student population and tighter spending.

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Let’s raise a glass to the dream chasers

Opinion Column

I’ve been thinking about the words of that rock and roll philosopher John Fogerty lately, who wisely forewarned us, “Someday never comes.”

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Is the border secure? This administration has no idea

Opinion Column

If Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform, it will depend on the Obama administration to enforce the law. How might that work?

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BOE to decide on school closures, tribunal options

A packed agenda could result in a long day for the Dougherty County School Board.

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City on lesbian and gay rights: 'We follow state's lead'

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on two major gay rights issue this summer.

Daniel B. Moore

Daniel brown Moore, 40, of Tallahassee died March 23, 2013

Nikata Griffin

Nikata Nicole Almond Griffin, 33, Vienna died March 25, 2013

Tammy C. Adamauage

Tammy C. Adamauage, 52, Lee County, died March 23, 2013

Susan E. McConnell

Susan Elaine McConnell, 55, Albany, died March 23, 2013

Gwenyth Coalwell

Gwenyth Margaret Clapp Coalwell , 93, Ben Hill County died March 24, 2013

Dale R. Brown

Dale Rich Brown, 70, Bainbridge, died March 25, 2013

Jasper Nether

Jasper Nether, Sylvester, died March 24, 2013

R J Shelton

R J Shelton, 63, Albany, died March 25, 2013

Willie M. Patrick

Willie Mack Patrick, of Fitzgerald, GA died March 25, 2013

Rosa L. Griffin

Rosa Lee Griffin, 90, Albany, died March 25, 2013

Lillian E. McCrory

Lillian Elizabeth McCrory, 93, Albany, died March 24, 2013

Evangelia Holley

Evangelia Holley, 49, of Tifton died March 26, 2013

Larry Hall

Larry Hall, 65, Albany, died March 25, 2013

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U.S. high court limits police use of drug-sniffing dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the ability of police to use a trained dog to sniff around the outside of a home for illegal drugs that might be inside.

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REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Are people in Tifton cheating on surveys?

Tift County Board of Education officials are extending the deadline for returning surveys meant to help board members weigh whether a school uniform policy should be developed after reports of cheating have surfaced.

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China calls for restraint after N. Korea threats to U.S.

China said on Tuesday it hopes all sides on the Korean peninsula can exercise restraint, after North Korea ordered its strategic rocket and long-range artillery units to be combat ready to target U.S. military bases on Guam, Hawaii and mainland America.

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Alabama officials probe fallen airport sign that killed boy

Heather Bresette of Overland Park, Kansas, and several of her children were pinned under a flight display sign weighing 300 to 400 pounds.

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Italy court orders Knox retrial for Kercher murder

Italy's top court on Tuesday ordered a retrial of American Amanda Knox and a former boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, re-opening a case that prompted harsh criticism of the Italian justice system.

Singer Dionne Warwick files for bankruptcy

She listed total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million.

New Jersey residents' toenail clippings to be tested for carcinogen

Some 30,000 people live in Garfield, N.J.

U.S. justices take up gay marriage for the first time

Justices will hear also hear arguments for the federal Defense of Marriage Act tomorrow.

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Lady Bulldogs hold on, advance to Sweet 16

After blowing a 14-point lead, the Lady Bulldogs come back in the final minute against Iowa State to advance to the Sweet 16.

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