News for Friday, August 17, 2012


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Heart of a champion

The Worth County football team doesn’t have a lot of size this year, but the Rams more than make up for it with heart and determination.

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Crisp County ace Tyler set for national stage

Crisp County ace Robert Tyler takes the mound today in the prestigious Under Armour All-Star Game in Wrigley Field, which will be shown live on the MLB Network at 1:30 p.m.

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Unwanted electronic equipment can ‘Go Green’

The Go Green Event next month also includes an anonymous dropoff for outdated and unwanted medications.

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Dougherty panel gets a jump on FY 2014 bugeting

Board members are asked to explore every line item of the county’s budget.

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Lee considering MCLB students

MCLB-Albany currently has 112 school-aged children living on base.

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Bogus bomb threats called at state theaters

A bomb threat starting in Columbus against Carmike theaters spreads to Albany before noon Friday.

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Chehaw to celebrate 75th anniversary

The landmark Albany attraction makes it 75 years and celebrates today.

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Last of APD’s segregation era ‘Big Six’ dies

Eltris Smith was one of six officers who broke the APD color barrier in 1964.

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Religion bulletin for August 18, 2012

Former President Carter will teach Sunday tomorrow at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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Chamber Business Expo slated for Sept. 20

This will be the first time the Expo has been held in two years.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for August 18, 2012

No arrests in Thursday shooting on Poplar Street.

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Romney’s present, Ryan’s future

Vice presidential picks are always judged by their effect on the coming election. They rarely have any.

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Squawk of the Day - August 18, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

Nash McCorvey

Nash McCorvey, 81, Worth County, died August 16, 2012

Darius C. Gidson

Darius Gidson, 39, Cuthbert, died August 11, 2012

Andrew L. Young

Andrew L. Young, Sr., 53, Albany, died August 14, 2012

Betty Jordan

Betty Jordan, 74, Ashburn, died August 16, 2012

Terence Scott Brown

Terence Scott Brown, 38, Albany, died August 15, 2012

Sue S. Dixon

Sue S. Dixon, 59, Americus, died August 16, 2012

Mr. Darrel Ray Goodwin

Darrel Ray Goodwin, 71, Tifton, died August 16, 2012

Emily Conner

Emily Conner, 88, Quitman, died August 16, 2012

Robert Stephen Harrell

Robert Stephen Harrell, 53, Leesburg, died August 17, 2012

Martha C. Trawick

Martha C. Trawick, 69, Tifton, died August 17, 2012

Gloria Ann Morris

Gloria Ann Morris, 64, Albany, died August 17, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: A 4 ton workout

See what a Czech sculptor has contributed to the Olympic Games. You'll never work out the same again.

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Looking Back Aug. 19 2012

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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Man grins following $1 million mistake

See why no one is really upset that a mistake landed a Massachusetts man $1 million.

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T-SPLOST aftermath: South Georgians to lead transportation policy development

Two former lawmakers from South Georgia have been elected to head the state's transportation council.

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Luke Bryan announces 'Farm Tour' concert dates

Leesburg native Luke Bryan will traverse the southeast on his 'Farm Tour' throughout October, according to his website.

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Obama campaign makes tax offer to Romney team

Barack Obama's re-election campaign kept up pressure against Republican rival Mitt Romney on two fronts Friday, launching a new ad defending the president's record on Medicare while challenging Romney to release at least five years of tax returns.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Often injured Manuel tries to come back from ankle injury at FSU; Georgia gets ready for Fan Day on Saturday

Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, who has a history of being injured, is trying to come back from an ankle injury he suffered Wednesday. (ADDS: Item on Georgia preparing for Fan Day on Saturday).

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Falcons' first-team shines, but Atlanta loses to Bengals in second preseason game

The Bengals prevail, 24-19, on Thursday night at the Georgia Dome, but Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense put together several impressive drives in the first half of play before giving way to the backups in Atlanta’s second preseason game.

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Chipper, Braves pound Padres again

Kris Medlen continues to be a pleasant surprise as a fill-in starter for the Braves as he pitches a shutout Thursday -- his first career complete game -- and Chipper Jones hits two homers to lead the Braves to a 6-0 win against the Padres.

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Lee Co. rising baseball star Bush earns national honor

Lee County sophomore baseball player Nick Bush goes through a series of national tryouts and is closing in on a spot with the USA Under-16 team.

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Time to get tough

After falling just short of the playoffs last season, Pelham got to work in the offseason and emerged with a huge chip on its shoulder.

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THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County volleyball opens with wins; Randolph Southern softball rolls; Seminole smashes Mitchell

The Lee County volleyball team, under second-year coach Tondra Davis, opens the 2012 season with a pair of victories Thursday.

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KICKOFF 2012: Calhoun County excited about youth movement

The 15 freshmen on Calhoun County’s roster were nearly unbeatable in middle school, and now they are looking to bring that same success to the varsity level.