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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Pitcher Santana making the most of his opportunity

Braves pitcher stays hot

Ervin Santana struck out a career-high-tying 11 through six innings of one-run ball before leaving with a 2-1 lead Monday against the Phillies.

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Report: Lockette called 911

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, an Albany native, called 911 twice after a woman refused to leave his apartment where she was hanging out with Lockette and 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on April 2.

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LORAN SMITH: Bubba worthy of second green jacket

Bubba Watson’s Masters victory was sentimental

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Bubba Watson’s second Masters championship.

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Cavs win district title, punch ticket to nationals

Darton State College shoots a 305 in Tuesday’s final round

Darton comes from behind in Tuesday’s final round of the District IV tournament to win the title and secure a 13th straight trip to nationals.

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Three SW Georgia schools ask GHSA to reconsider classification

Representatives made case this week

Dougherty County School Board Attorney Tommy Coleman and representatives from Albany, Dougherty and Worth County High Schools asked the GHSA to reconsider its classification for the three schools for the 2014-16 school seasons.

THOMAS: Sebelius is the definition of a scapegoat

President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius, budget director Sylvia Burwell, might turn out to be better at fixing websites, but she doesn’t have the power to fix Obamacare. No one does because it is based on a weak foundation and the notion that government can do anything.

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Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission releases 'Made in Albany' video

Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission's second video highlights manufacturing

The Albany-Dougherty EDC promotional video focusing on Albany industry and manufacturers is released during the week that the EDC observes Industry Celebration week.

Autopsy reveals cause of death of Ultimate Warrior

The 54-year-old wrestler, James Hellwig, collapsed on April 8 outside a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Boston marks anniversary of bombing at 2013 marathon

Authorities detonate a suspicious device this morning

Three people were killed and 264 injured in the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon. This year's race will be conducted Monday.

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Guardian US and Washington Post win top Pulitzer prize

The newspapers win for public service for reporting on the NSA secret surveillance scandal

Reuters wins in international reporting for its coverage of the violent persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar who in efforts to flee often fall into the hands of brutal human-trafficking networks.

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Boston marks anniversary of marathon bombing with somber ceremonies | Photos

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note Tuesday, with Mayor Martin Walsh and Cardinal Sean O’Malley visiting wreaths left at the spots where the two bombs went off.

Florida woman survives bear mauling

Terri Frana, 44, of Lake Mary, received stitches and staples in the back of her head to close a wound, and had visible gashes on her forehead, back and around her mouth.

Wanda Brown

Wanda Brown, 56, of Bridgeboro died Tuesday April 15, 2014 at her residence.

Terry Bozeman

Terry Bozeman, 59, of Leesburg died Monday April 14, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Eldora Cosby

Eldora Cosby, 99, of Albany, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Palmyra Nursing Home.

Robert F. (Bob) Watson

Robert F. (Bob) Watson, 73, of Albany, GA, died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Columbus Speciality Hospital, Columbus, GA.

Google tells users emails are scanned for ads

Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analyzed by software to create targeted ads.

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Squawk of the Day - April 15, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

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Bright of the Day - April 14, 2014

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

U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop to take part in pipeline listening session

Metting called to address safety, other concerns surrounding controversial natural gas pipeline

U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop will get feedback at a listening session concerning a natural gas pipeline expected to go through Dougherty County.

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