News for Thursday, March 28, 2013


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No arrests in downtown arson case

While investigations and interviews of “persons of interest” continue, no charges have been made.

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Ole Miss coach to speak at Sherwood on Easter Day

Hugh Freeze was the high school coach of NFL star Michael Oher, the athlete featuring in the movie “The Blind Side.”

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Tarry in other places first at Easter time

Religion column

Before we rush to Easter — and with good cause the Christian world anticipates that glorious day with its splendor, pomp and elation — let us tarry in other places with Jesus.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT -- SWEET 16: Buckeyes storm back, hold off Wildcats

For the second straight game, Ohio State wins on a buzzer-beater to advance, this time sinking Arizona on Thursday with a 3-pointer.

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NCAA TOURNAMENT -- SWEET 16: Marquette rocks No. 2 Miami, reaches Elite 8

The ACC champion Hurricanes, one of the favorites to win it all, are shocked Thursday night by the Golden Eagles in the Sweet 16.

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Albany doctors help Habitat for Humanity

Doctors make donations to Habitat and Strive2Thrive.

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NFL NOTEBOOK: Falcons land Giants' star DE Umenyiora

After cutting longtime vet John Abraham, the Falcons sought a younger, better replacement — and they found it: Osi Umenyiora.

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Albany's Most Wanted - March 29, 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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Education Notebook: Miss ASU 2013-14 crowned

Miss ASU selected; Merry Acres students show off projects; Dougherty County schools accredited.

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Business owner challenges community

Restaurant owner B.J. Fletcher augments a drive-by shooting reward.

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Coalition slams Flint River bill

Georgia Water Coalition says new water bill threatens rivers, property rights and taxpayers.

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Donated toys to go to pediatric patients

Roughly 500 toys are donated by a Florida-based organization for the pediatric patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Albany High students, authorities conduct disaster drill at school

The school's emergency response team conducts simulated tear gas attack.

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Neurosurgery equipment moves to Phoebe Putney

The Stryker surgical navigation system was introduced at the former Palmyra Medical Center in October 2010.

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Murder case among indictments

The Dougherty County Grand Jury indictments include a child exploitation case.

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Obamacare prompting doctors to opt for retirement

Opinion column

Last week, politicians who helped craft the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated in self-congratulatory style the third anniversary of that monstrosity which will soon extinguish health care as we've known it.

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Churches should weigh in on same-sex marriage

Opinion column

You can't win the fight if you don't put on the gloves. A punch-drunk, old heavyweight boxer knows that's a truism, but not the churches of America.

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U.S. immigration policy shortchanges the nation

Opinion column

As the debate over immigration reform reaches a climax, a troubling idea seems to be gaining traction. It is that annual limits on new visas should be severely restricted, and that America must choose between two groups of newcomers: high-tech workers with advanced degrees or family members of existing residents.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for March 29, 2013

APD responds to at least 29 incidents.

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North Korea leader orders rocket units on standby to hit U.S. bases

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un orders the country's rocket units to be on standby to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific in an emergency meeting on Friday after the United States flew Stealth bombers in a show of force to Pyongyang.

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Bright Side of the Day - March 29, 2013

Pick up a copy of the Friday Albany Herald to find out what's on the Bright Side.

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Squawk of the Day - March 29, 2013

Pick up a copy of Friday's Albany Herald to find out what people are squawking about.

Fernandous Wright

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

Houston Page

Houston Page, 86, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Daniel Brown Moore

Daniel Brown Moore, 40, of 3292 Tallahassee, FL. died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Geneva Wynn

Geneva Wynn of Cordele, Georgia, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Donna Elaine Warren Sanders

Donna Elaine Warren Sanders, 52, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Howard Williams

Howard Williams, 63, of Nashville, GA died March 24, 2013.

Katie Holt Fowler

Katie Holt Fowler, 82, of Tifton, GA departed this life March 21, 2013.

John Abraham McDonald

John Abraham McDonald, of Albany, Georgia died Saturday, March 23, 2013.

David P. Daniels

David P. Daniels, 86, of Sylvester, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Tammy Sue Zuniga

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

Eddie B. Miller

Eddie B. Miller, 77 of 1508 Bellflower Road died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Joan Marie Read Kowalski

Joan Marie Read Kowalski, 87, of Pelham, died, Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Rosa L. Griffin

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

Lynn Buck Johnson, Jr.

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

James Edward Rembert

James Edward Rembert, 71 of, Shellman, GA died Sat., March 23, 2013

Evangelia Holley

Evangelia Holley, 49, of Tifton, GA departed this life March 26, 2013.

Charlie Wisen Baker

Charlie Wisen Baker, Jr., 82, of Albany, died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Jean Claire Griffin

Jean Claire Griffin, 87, of Albany, GA died Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Everlene T. Edwards

Everlene Thomas Edwards, 67, of Albany died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Ms. Jimmie Lou Phillips Cummings

Jimmie Lou Cummings, of Albany, Georgia died Friday, March 22, 2013.

Lizzie M. Daniels

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

Pearline G. Williams

Pearline G. Williams, 69 of Dawson, GA died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Eric DeBruce

Eric DeBruce, 42, of Moultrie, GA died March 20, 2013.

Johnnie Will Maxie

Johnnie Will Maxie, 77, of Albany died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Robert L. Williams

Robert Lee Williams, 59, of Albany died Friday, March 22, 2013

R. J. Shelton

R. J. Shelton, 63, of Albany died Monday, March 25, 2013.

Foy Pearl Hammack

Foy Pearl Hammack, 85, of Leesburg, GA, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Willie C. McGowan, Sr.

Willie C. McGowan, Sr., 48, of Albany, GA died Thursday, March 18, 2013.

Wynfred Morgan James

Wynfred Morgan James of Atlanta, GA, formerly of Sumter County, GA, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Helen Izora Seymour Floyd

Helen Izora Seymour Floyd, 93, of Colquitt, GA died Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Marilyn Jean Corbin

Marilyn Jean Corbin, 71, of Leesburg, GA, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

Mr. Timothy Hawkins, Sr.

Timothy Hawkins Sr., of Newton, Georgia died Monday, March 25, 2013.

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Newtown school gunman fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes

News clippings, weapons and ammunition littered Adam Lanza's bedroom

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George Zimmerman's brother says Twitter rant a 'mistake'

Zimmerman drew a connection to Trayvon Martin and the suspects in Brunswick accused of killing an infant.

Georgia girl killed in backyard mauling by dogs

The child would've turned 2 in June.

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Albany, Southwest Georgia unemployment drops for February

The metro Albany unemployment rate was 9.2 percent last month, lower than the 9.9 percent rate from February 2012.