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Albany Almanac - April 23, 2014

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Darton State College Nursing Program gains additional accreditation

Darton State College’s RN to BSN Completion program was recently granted another accreditation.

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Mary Egler to challenge Rep. Ed Rynders in House District 152

Veteran Georgia House member faces first opponent in 10 years

Georgia House 152 race pits Rep. Ed Rynders against Mary Egler

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Varvaro lighting up radar gun

Varvaro lighting up radar gun

Braves relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro had a 9.82 ERA in 10 spring training outings, but the right-hander has a 2.08 ERA so far this season and has been one of Atlanta’s most reliable arms out of the bullpen.

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Lady Cavs sweep Andrew, finish season undefeated at home

Darton is a perfect 18-0 at home

No. 15 Darton, which smashed five home runs in Tuesday’s 12-0 and 8-0 victories against Andrew College, finished the season a perfect 18-0 at home and will enter Thursday’s Region XVII tournament on a 16-game winning streak

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GISA STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Deerfield, Sherwood teams advance to quarterfinals

The boys and girls soccer teams from both Deerfield and Sherwood advance to the Elite 8

For the second straight year, the Deerfield boys and girls soccer teams swept through the opening round of the playoffs Tuesday with a pair of dominating wins, while Sherwood’s soccer teams also move on with two shutout victories.

Lifestyle Briefs - April 23, 2014

“Old Time Farm Day” will be May 3 at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.

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Team Chehaw BMX hosting training clinic today

Team Chehaw BMX will host a training clinic this afternoon.

U.S. Supreme Court divided on rationale for rejecting challenge to Michigan law against racial preferences at universities

The high court rules 6-2 that a law against using racial preferences for university admissions is constitutional

The court made it clear it was not deciding the larger and divisive question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful.

Barbara Stewart Jones

Barbara Stewart Jones, 62, of 562 Lemon Street, NE, Dawson Georgia, died on Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 at her residence.

Gregg Soper

Gregg Soper, 57, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014.

Fannie Hunter Cooper Prosser

Fannie Hunter Cooper Prosser, 91, of Albany, GA died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Palmyra Nursing Home.

Carol Hay Hollomon

Carol Hay Hollomon, 65, Albany, GA, died Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Martha (Benny) Tanner Benson

Martha (Benny) Tanner Benson, 84, of Sylvester died Monday April 21, 2014 at Sylvester Health Care.

Tyler Andrew Smith

Tyler Andrew Smith, 21, of Lee Co., Ga., died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Hugh Gardner, Jr.

Hugh Gardner, Jr., of Camilla, Ga.passed on Monday, April 21, in Camilla, Ga.

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Special tax renovation funding sought for Dougherty County facilities

County approves funding for jail security system upgrade

Dougherty County leaders are asked to consider funding allocations for facilities renovations.

Classes conducted for Worth cattle producers

More classes are planned later this year

By surveying livestock producers, Larry Varnadoe found a need for livestock educational meetings and also an interest in reviving the Worth County Livestock Association. Varnadoe has been successful in fulfilling both requests for Worth County, home to more than 14,000 brood cows.

Radium Springs Middle Magnet School to present spring musical ‘Aladdin Jr.’

Production features students from throughout school’s Fine Arts program

Radium Springs Middle Magnet School will present its spring musical “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.” Wednesday and Thursday.

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Blastov rocks CD Xchange on Record Store Day

Local rock band Blastov played intimate show at Albany’s Power Up/CD Xchange for National Record Store Day

Local musicians celebrated National Record Store Day with an intimate performance at local Albany business the Power Up/CD Xchange

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