News for Saturday, April 26, 2014


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Business Portfolio - April 27, 2014

News about business leaders in metro Albany.

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Two Deerfield-Windsor School students win Grand Dames state essay contest

Two DWS students win the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America Essay Contest

Two Albany students have earned an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., thanks to winning the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America Essay Contest.

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PERRY BUCHANAN: Maintaining your weight loss success

HEALTH AND FITNESS: Weight maintenance os an elusive proposition for most dieters

In losing weight, the idea is to lose fat, not lean muscle. Once the weight’s off, there are some tips on how to keep it from coming back.

Albany Area Births - April 27, 2014

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 5-21, 2014.

Albany Area Community Calendar - May 4-12, 2014

The following is a list of meetings happening in the area this week.

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Dennis Roland seeks re-election to handle unfinished Lee County business

Dennis Roland is seeking a new term on the Lee County Commission

Lee County Commissioner Dennis Roland says the needs of the more rural northern segment of the county are different from those of the more heavily populated southern part.

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Spring clean like a pro ... or your mom

It's the time of year to shake the winter off

It’s time to spring clean … again. Fortunately, helpful hints make this task more manageable.

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BARRY LEVINE: Mixed gender groups record huge hits

THE OLD ROCKER: Just the right combination was chart-busting gold

The most unusual combination of early rock ‘n’ roll groups was mix-genders of three or more members.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Albany officials growing weary of Commissioner Tommie Postell's antics

OPINION: Albany elected officials confrontational manner disrupts commission meetings

Ward VI Albany City Commissioner Tommie Postell is growing increasingly confrontational during commission meetings.

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Senate candidate Karen Handel promotes her 4-point plan

Karen Handel says she would work to repeal Obamacare, cut spending, implement a Fair Tax and cut red tape

Karen Handel is one of several candidate vying for the GOP senatorial nomination in the May 20 primary elections.

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Crowd turns out for 2014 Dougherty-Lee County Relay for Life (Video and photo gallery)

The annual all-night fundraiser benefits the American Cancer Society

Hundreds came out to the Exchange Club Fairgrounds Friday night to pay tribute, give support to and honor the memory of their loved ones who have been afflicted by cancer.

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Albany Spinners exercise fight against cancer

RIDEforHope donations benefit the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia

e 3rd annual RIDEforHOPE at Tony’s Gym raises funds to help fight against the region’s high cancer rate.

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Squawk of the Day - April 27, 2014

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone's squawking about.

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JOE GANDELMAN: Putin has retro world view

OPINION: Russian president seems be turning the clock back 75 years

We’re watching a de facto Putin destabilization and invasion — implemented with few serious consequences.

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Bright of the Day - April 27, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to read about the Bright Side of life.

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Georgia National Guard to honor 'soldier's soldier' Billy Manning (Photo Gallery)

Billy Manning of Lee County was the Georgia National Guard's first command sergeant major

The Georgia National Guard on Monday will rename the Albany National Guard Armory the Command Sgt. Maj. Billy G. Manning Readiness Center.

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Color the Grove 5K set for May 3

The Color the Grove 5K run is co-hosted by Flint RiverQuarium and Darton State College

The Darton Boosters and Flint RiverQuarium will be teaming up for their second Color the Grove Run to raise money for the two organizations.

In the Military - April 27, 2014

Two Southwest Georgians complete Navy basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.

In the Military is a periodic column on military personnel from Southwest Georgia.

Albany Area Community Calendar - April 27 - May 5

The following is a list of meetings happening in the area this week.

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MANDY FLYNN: Maybe these boots weren't made for walking after all

FEATURES COLUMN: The three little words that are hardest to say to a spouse are, 'I was wrong'

Sometimes when it comes to stubbornness, you just have to grit your teeth and toe the line.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back, April 27, 2014

HISTORY: See what was the Albany headlines in May 1901.

The new century was marked by a cornerstone at Albany’s new Methodist Episcopal Church on the northwest corner of Jackson and Flint.

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They Said It ... April 27, 2014

QUOTES: Words worth repeating

They Said It…is a compilation of quotes by notable folks.

KRAUTHAMMER: Finally getting it right on affirmative action

Two-thirds of the court has just said to the nation: For those of you who wish to continue to judge by race, we’ll keep making Jesuitical distinctions to keep the discrimination from getting too obvious or outrageous.

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Albany State's softball, baseball teams end seasons

Lady Rams fall to Tuskegee in softball; baseball falls to Stillman

The Albany State softball team ends its season with a 23-26 record, while the ASU baseball team ends its season at 29-17.

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Deerfield-Windsor girls surge to GISA Class AAA state title

DWS boys finish as Class AAA state runner-up, Westwood boys finish as Class AA runner-up

The Lady Knights finish first in the 4x400-meter relay to put the finishing touches on a state track & field championship.

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Salas' walk-off homer gives Darton split with Georgia Perimeter

Darton, Georgia Perimeter split four-game series

Darton State College second baseman Luis Salas connected on one of Georgia Perimeter’s Dustin Beggs’ sliders on the second pitch of the seventh inning and sent it soaring over the left-field wall for a walk-off home run, giving the Cavs a 2-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.

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Darton softball, first-year coach Neel win region title

Darton State beats ABAC in Region XVII championship game

Just four months after Eric Neel took over the Darton softball program, the Lady Cavs celebrate a Region XVII championship Saturday with a 7-5 victory against ABAC.

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BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Westover's Mike Green

Westover's Mike Green named The Herald's Willie Boston Boys Player of the Year

The Westover boys basketball team emerged as Southwest Georgia’s best team this season, and senior Mike Green emerged as the Patriots’ leader — which is why Green is The Herald’s Willie Boston Boys Player of the Year. (ADDS: Boys All-Area basketball team)

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GIRLS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Randolph-Clay's Brandi Buie

Randolph-Clay’s Brandi Buie named The Herald’s Willie Boston Girls Player of the Year

Randolph-Clay senior Brandi Buie, who guided the Lady Red Devils to a state championship, is named The Herald’s Willie Boston Girls Player of the Year. (ADDS: Girls All-Area basketball team)

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Westover's Smith, Randolph-Clay's Acree named Southwest Georgia's top coaches

Dallis Smith, Jennifer Acree named Coaches of the Year

Westover boys basketball coach Dallis Smith and Randolph-Clay girls basketball coach Jennifer Acree are named The Herald’s 2013-14 Coaches of the Year.

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Braves wait out review, beat Reds

Left fielder Justin Upton hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Braves held on to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 at Turner Field.

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Chris Addison

Chris Addison, 85, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Felton Walls

Felton Walls, 57, of Albany died, Saturday, April 26, 2014, at his residence.

Norma Chishom Sellers

Norma Chishom Sellers died, Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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Robert Wade Soilberry

Mr. Robert Wade Soilberry departed this life Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital