News for Saturday, November 13, 2010


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FSU kicker Hopkins goes from goat to hero in win vs. Clemson

Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a 41-yard field goal at home last week as the Seminoles lost to North Carolina, but Hopkins redeems himself Saturday against Clemson when he boots a 55-yarder as the final seconds tick off for the 16-13 win.

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LookingBack Nov. 14

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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ArVon 'reminisces about the future' on 'Crash Landing!'

An Albany hip-hop artist with a major-label lineage serves notice that his music stands on its own.

Barber, Gamblers follow own path

Road warrior Evan Barber, who recently released his and his band The Dead Gamblers' debut album, played 235 shows in 2009.

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In the zone, how

A penny for your thoughts."The look on my 13-year-old's face left no doubt I had startled her out of deep contemplation. She was sitting in the corner of the sofa, her legs tucked under her, eyes straight ahead, perfectly still.

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Bobby Dodd downer

Georgia Tech, sans QB Joshua Nesbitt, puts on a less-than-stellar showing Saturday in front of nearly 50,000 fans at Bobby Dodd Stadium during a 35-10 loss to Miami -- which was also missing its starting QB.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting -- and not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Scott-Wesley closes out prep career, looks ahead to UGA

Mitchell County speedster Justin Scott-Wesley reflects on the Eagles' great season that ended earlier than expected Friday in the first round of the state playoffs against Savannah Christian, as well as his upcoming college career in Athens.

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Albany's Willcox enjoying success in Ironman races

Albany's Jason Willcox is headed to Hawaii for the most prestigious Ironman event in the world after his second-place finish in Florida last weekend.

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SATURDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL: Wildcats win, close in on state crown

Westwood moves to 11-0 on the season with a 52-13 romp against Curtis Baptist on Saturday night during the first round of the GISA Class A state playoffs, and is now two victories away from a state title.

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LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: GSW, ASU basketball teams drop 2010-11 openers; Albany Tech squads still perfect

The Rams and Lady Rams lose their season openers late Friday night at the FIT Tip-Off Challenge in Florida, then fall again Saturday. (EDITS: Includes Darton women's basketball game.)

Celebration planned for '61 Freedom Riders

Two civil rights activists who were arrested in Albany are returning for a local celebration.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Favorite TV characters draw varied responses

Albany residents name their all-time favorite television characters.- Barry Levine, copy editor

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Skill -- for a price

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay pokes fun at high-tech duck hunting.

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Honoring heroes

The rousing sounds of the United States Marine Corps Band highlight ceremonies honoring veterans Saturday.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with Ken Rodd Jr.

Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Ken Rodd Jr., president and owner of Rodd Electronics.

Second edition of tea party book released

A Georgia official promotes political activism through a book that was first published in 1994.

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Humes of Ashburn graduates

Tyler J. Humes of Ashburn has graduated from Great Lakes Recruiting Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Police/FireEMS Nov. 14, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for Nov. 14, 2010

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How the West was won

The Auburn Tigers come away from Saturday's game against Georgia with a 49-31 win and their first SEC West title since 2004. (ADDS: Georgia-Auburn notebook).