News for Monday, November 1, 2010


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South Georgia teen to star in 'The Tempest'COLQUITT -- Victoria Henley, a 17-year-old actress from Colquitt, will star in the role of Miranda in a series of performances of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" this month in Monticello and Tallahassee, Fla.

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Take ordeals a day at a time

Take it one day at a time.We hear this sometimes when we are going through a tough ordeal. It reminds us that looking too far ahead may bring about unnecessary worry and stress and that often the key to our sanity is to take things in stride-"one day at a time."

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OPEN THREAD: What do you think?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Each week, The Herald's sports staff will pose a topical question about the high school football season, and this thread will be open all week for your thoughts and comments.

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ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Giants, Posey win World Series

Leesburg's Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants beat the Rangers, 3-1, to win the World Series in five games as Edgar Renteria hits a three-run homer in the seventh and Tim Lincecum beats Texas ace Cliff Lee for the second time in the Series to give San Francisco its first title, and the first for the Giants franchise since Willie Mays and the New York Giants beat Cleveland in 1954.

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ASU's Jennings, Fitts win weekly SIAC awards

Stanley Jennings wins the SIAC Newcomer of the Week award, and Bobby Fitts was named the SIAC's Offensive Lineman of the Week.

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NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Lee County's Posey homers, helps lift Giants to 4-0 win over Texas in Game 4 of World Series

Leesburg's Buster Posey experiences a moment he -- or his fans back home in Southwest Georgia -- will ever forget late Sunday night when he hits a monster home run to center field to help lift the Giants past the Rangers, 4-0, in Game 4 of the World Series and give San Francisco a 3-1 series lead.

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GSW cross-country runners win All-Academic awards

Georgia Southwestern cross-country runners Mollie McGowan and Becky Atkins win All-Academic honors.

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Colts beat Texans 30-17, take AFC South lead

Peyton Manning and the Colts offense gets back on track in a win against Houston.

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Darton men's golf team tied for tournament lead

Darton's men's golf team is tioed for the lead in the District 4 preview tournament.

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Lady Titans set for giant leap

The Albany Tech women's basketball program is in only its second year of existence, but the Lady Titans feel ready to make a some major steps this season.

Two bodies discovered in Albany

One death investigation has been ruled death by natural causes while another has been ruled a suicide, authorities say.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Albany woman stresses importance of voting

Anna Catherine Ivey has been taken by her mother to the polls since she was four days old.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Counselor jailed after hitting woman with golf cart

Police say they are still looking for a male passenger that was in a golf cart when it struck a pedestrian Saturday night.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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MCA appoints Potts as first sergeant major

Sgt. Maj. Conrad Potts brings to his new post nearly 30 years of experience as a Marine.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Hawks extend Horford's contract

The Atlanta Hawks extend center Al Horford's contract, signing him to a five-year deal.

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Ga. Tech still confident about ACC title

The Yellow Jackets and coach Paul Johnson haven't given up hope on a conference title this season.

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Georgia tries to rebound

Georgia will try to bounce back from an overtime loss to Florida against cupcake Idaho State this week in a non-SEC game.

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HERALD PREP FOOTBALL PACKAGE: Mitchell stays No. 1 in Fab Five, Herald Heisman Watch, Schedule, Quote of the Week, Dynamite Drop in

The weekly Herald High School football package, complete with the Fab Five ratings, Herald Heisman Watch, schedule, Quote of the Week and Dymanite Drop-in.

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VIDEO ADDED: Body found at Georgia Power dam ruled suicide

A dead body was found today near the riverwalk at the Georgia Power dam.- Staff Reports

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Candidates Fly in for last-minute stumping

Roy Barnes highlights final candidate fly through the state as election day approaches.- Terry Lewis, staff writer