News for Sunday, March 31, 2013


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Vivian Deloris Taylor

Vivian Deloris Taylor died Sunday.

Thomas Averette Spivey Sr.

Thomas Averette Spivey Sr. died Saturday.

Icyvene Edward Addison

Icyvene Edward Addison died Sunday.

Claude Surface Jr.

Claude Surface Jr. died Sunday.

Marguerite W. Corr

Marguerite W. Corr died Sunday.

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Opening Day brings renewal for baseball fans


So, maybe the 2013 Major League Baseball season did open Easter night. Despite MLB’s desire to get in an early prime-time start, for the true baseball aficionados, the season starts today, regardless of whether that’s official.

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DCSS's Mosely sees a light at the end of the tunnel for troubled system

The Dougherty school district still faces multiple challenges from both within and without the system.

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DWS, SCA pleased with passage of HB 283

The bill increases the annual scholarship donation cap by nearly $7 million, which aid the state's private schools.

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Obama admits that settlements are irrelevant to peace

Opinion Column

So what was the point of Obama’s Jerusalem speech encouraging young Israelis to make peace, a speech the media drooled over? It was mere rhetoric, a sideshow meant to soften the impact on the Arab side of the really important event of Obama’s trip: the major recalibration of his position on the peace process.

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Squawk of the day - April 1, 2013

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Herald.

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Bright of the day - April 1, 2013

For more brights, pick up a copy of today's Herald!

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Hope springs with spring

Opinion Column

Winter wore out its welcome early this year. It wasn't hard; it was inconsistent, alternating days that seemed almost warm with cold snaps. It rarely redeemed itself with large, wet, fluffy flakes that coated everything in a snowy wonderland.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - March 21-28, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail March 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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Childhood fascination becomes vocation for entomologist

The invasive kudzu stink bug has gotten the attention of insect scientist Michael Toews.

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Smallcakes franchise coming to Albany

The cupcakery has more than 80 different flavors available.

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Turpentine still, quilt show highlight Folklife Festival

The event is April 6 in Tifton at the former Georgia Agrirama site.

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BIG 10: March 22- 29, 2013

These are the most-read stories on for the week of March 22 through March 29, 2013.

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Lady Bulldogs shock No. 1 Stanford, advance to Elite 8

The Georgia women's basketball team prevents Stanford from advancing to its sixth straight Final Four with Saturday's 61-59 win.