News for Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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NBA ROUNDUP: Hawks clinch playoff spot; Bulls end Heat streak

The Atlanta Hawks have a big fourth quarter on the road to beat the Raptors, 107-88, to clinch a playoff spot for the sixth year in a row. (ADDS the Bulls upset the Heat to end Miami's 27-game winning streak).

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton baseball ascends to No. 12 in Top 25 poll, ties program’s highest ranking ever; ASU baseball, softball falls on the road

The Darton baseball team is rolling like never before right now, and the NJCAA pollsters continue to take notice as the Cavs move to No. 12 in the nation. (ADDS ASU baseball and softball teams lose on the road).

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How 'Sweet' it is

No. 13 seed La Salle will cap tonight’s opening games of the Sweet 16 when it squares off against No. 9 seed Wichita State, while the action today begins with Marquette-Miami, Arizona-Ohio State and Syracuse-Indiana. (ADDS: capsules breaking down each of today's games)

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Former Red Devils star Ellington closes college career on top

Dexter Ellington, a former Herald Super 6er from Randolph-Clay, had a seesaw final season as a senior at Texas Southern that ended with a regular-season conference title.

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Energy gleaned from thin air may come in the future

Editorial

What if you could create energy out of thin air and cut down on the carbon buildup in the atmosphere at the same time?

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Squawk of the day - March 28, 2013

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

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Bright of the day - March 28, 2013

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

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Police/Fire/EMS - March 28, 2013

Albany police respond to at least 21 incidents.

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What is the answer to our current tax reform dilemma?

Opinion Column

The proposition that entitlement curbs are the key to maintaining national solvency is widely accepted, though not by many congressional Democrats. President Obama, however, has endorsed it on various occasions. And he could make it happen.

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Rodman’s diplomacy has Sheen to it

Features Column

It has taken me several weeks to digest the news that Dennis Rodman recently visited the most closed-off nation in the world — North Korea.

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DCSS BOE votes to close two schools, repurpose another

Board approves closing Sylvester Road Elementary and Dougherty Middle in addition to repurposing Magnolia Elementary.

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Serial arsonist prompts evacuation of Albany Heights

Fire officials say they have a number of suspects they’re interviewing but no charges have been filed.

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'Tigger Run' to be held in memory of Edison teen

Nathan James Toal was killed in March 2012 in a vehicle accident at the age of 15.

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Battle to make WG&L a city department grows heated

Albany City Commissioners engage in heated exchanges during several controversial matters at their business meeting.

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School Board approves tribunals and E-rate payment plan to WG&L

Mosely warns BOE to brace for a flurry of CRCT, Free and Reduced Meals, and non-renewal disciplinary appeal hearings.

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Coca-Cola cutting 750 U.S. jobs

Coca-Cola Co said on Thursday it will lay off 750 people in the United States as the world's largest soft drinks maker streamlines its business three years after a big acquisition.

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Sumter County fire chief indicted in South Carolina

John Ekaitis was the chief of the Hardeeville, S.C. Fire Department from 2003 to 2007.

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Baptist group plans pre-Easter services

Communion services are planned tonight at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Nettie Hill Walker

Nettie Hill Walker, 77, of Ashburn, GA died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Edward Janion MacNichol

Edward Janion MacNichol, 67, of Fairhope, AL., died Sunday, March 25, 2013.

Gerald D. Smith

Gerald D. Smith, 82, of Leesburg, GA, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Irene Kegler

Irene Kegler, died March 25, 2013.

Toni Lynne Edwards

Toni Lynne Edwards, 55 of Doerun, GA died Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Fernandous Wright

Fernandous Wright, 53, died Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bettye Ruth Noble

Bettye Ruth Noble, 68, of 2610 McCoy Ln. died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Travis Day

Travis Day, 61, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Tammy Sue Zuniga

Tammy Sue Zuniga, 44, of Albany, GA died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Eddie B. Miller

Eddie B. Miller, 77, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Henry Lue Brown

Henry Lue Brown of Dawson, GA died Wednesday March 27, 2013.

Lynn B. Johnson, Jr.

Lynn B. Johnson, Jr. , 82, of Albany, GA died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 .

Elizabeth Wilkerson Berg Barry

Elizabeth Wilkerson Berg Barry, 66, of Albany died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Jodie McNeil Gooch

Jodie McNeil Gooch, 54, of Albany, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

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Southern officially makes jump into the Sun Belt

It's official, Georgia Southern is moving into the FBS.

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Tifton tenor uses a choir flash mob to promote Easter concert

Tifton native and Albany State University Alumnus Travis Pratt recently took a page out of the guerilla marketing playbook, hosting a choir flash mob in the Tifton Walmart and capturing it all on YouTube.

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