News for Sunday, March 3, 2013

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Thompson braves gusty winds at Honda Classic to get first PGA Tour win

Michael Thompson shoots a 1-under par 69 and finished the Honda Classic at 9-under to become the first American to win the tournament since 2007 and get his first PGA Tour win in the process.

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Darton golf set to host first tournament at Doublegate

The Cavs are looking for their first tournament win in nearly a year, and today’s Doublegate Collegiate Invitational gives Darton a good chance to snap its skid.

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Flipping the script

A week after finishing 33rd at the Daytona 500, Carl Edwards turns things around and snaps a 70-race losing streak with a win Sunday in Phoenix.

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Bynum to give public lecture, performance

Leroy Bynum will perform “The Lovely Miller-maid” by composer Franz Schubert.

Bobby Russell Smith

Bobby Russell Smith died Saturday.

Annette Rentz Nix Clark

Annette Rentz Nix Clark died Tuesday.

Estelle Sparrow

Estelle Sparrow died Sunday.

Alicia McLean-Jackson

Alicia McLean-Jackson died Friday.

Vedia Carolyn Etheredge

Vedia Carolyn Etheredge died Saturday.

Isaiah Battle

Isaiah Battle died Sunday.

Geneva Anderson

Geneva Anderson died Sunday.

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Program scheduled for parents of autistic children

The training program is scheduled for March 12-14.

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Westover students shadow ASU police

Two students, who are considering careers in criminal justice, get an inside look of how things work.

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Seniors need own alphabet soup for texting

Features Column

What are your favorite sports movies of all time? Check out our list.

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State democrats hold town hall meeting on education

Four state senators and a representative conduct public meeting at Alice Coachman Elementary Saturday.

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Squawk of the day - March 4, 2013

For more squawks, pick up a copy of The Albany Herald.

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Experts raise awareness on peripheral arterial disease

Eight million people suffer from peripheral arterial disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 4, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 21-28, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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The White House shows contempt for dissent

Opinion Column

To the world beyond the Beltway, it might not mean much that Bob Woodward of the famed Watergate duo went public with his recent White House run-in.

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Catholics facing crisis of governance

Opinion Column

What do the Roman Catholic Church and the American political system have in common? Both are divided into factions that neither trust nor understand each other, and both confront a crisis of governance.

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Obama needs to start governing

Opinion Column

President Obama keeps traveling the country to promote the highlights of his legislative agenda — tighter controls on weapons, clearer pathways for illegal immigrants, higher taxes on the wealthy. And Republicans keep getting more frustrated.

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Top 12 best sports movies

What are your favorite sports movies of all time? Check out our list.

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'Big 10' for Feb. 22 through March 1

These are the most-read stories at albanyherald.com for the week of Feb. 22 of March 1. Click on the headlines to see the original story.

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'The Glass Menagerie' scheduled for ABAC

ABAC's Baldwin Players will be featured in a Tennessee Williams drama.

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History is theirs!

They call ‘em the “Westwood Wonders” for a reason, and Saturday they did the amazing once again when the tiny private school from Camilla upset mighty Arlington Christian for the Class AA state title — the school’s first.

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LATE SATURDAY: Deerfield upset in AAA championship, 19-game win streak snapped (UPDATED)

Deerfield, the No. 1-ranked GISA Class AAA team in the state on a 19-game winning streak, comes off an emotional semifinal win Friday night and can't recover in time Saturday as the Knights fall behind early to Loganville Christian and never catch up as DWS ends its season one win shy of the championship.

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