News for Saturday, August 18, 2012


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SATURDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Albany’s Crews leading SJGT field of several local golfers

Former Herald Player of the Year Josh Crews shoots a 2-under 70 to take the lead after the opening round of the Doublegate Junior Classic. (ADDS: Crisp County's Robert Tyler pitching in Wrigley Field; DWS girls, Southland boys win XC meet).

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Ramirez’s two HRs, Sheets’ bad night sinks Braves

Ben Sheets, who had been lights out since returning to the majors with the Braves, gives up four HRs against the Dodgers in a 6-2 loss

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Trojans to honor memory of Leesburg native, fallen Marine Sutton this season

In honor of former Lee County football player Steven Sutton, the U.S. Lance Cpl. Marine who died in action earlier this year, the Trojans will wear a patch on their uniforms this season.

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Bainbridge Legion post in jeopardy

Multiple issues with American Legion Post 502 have resulted in the post’s suspension.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for August 19, 2012

APD responds to at least 56 incidents.

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Kitchen inspections for August 19, 2012

Here are thee results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty County.

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Just wash away those thoughts, dear

My husband thinks I’m trying to kill him. Oh, this subtle paranoia has been going on for years — 21 years this Friday, in fact. Every blue moon I will hear the six familiar words, “Are you trying to kill me?” coupled with some scenario of how he thinks I am surely plotting his demise.

Births Aug. 19 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Aug. 4-12.

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Coroner-elect answers questions about funerals

An increasing number of individuals now preplan their own funerals. Planning ahead allows the consumer to compare prices on services, and designate his or her personal preferences regarding disposition of the body and the type of funeral service desired.

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Breathe easier with a healthier heart

Over the years, many people have asked me what the best form of exercise is. My standard answer is, “Whatever you feel you will most likely do is the best exercise for you.”

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I am thankful for my neighborly mom

My mother is 98-years-old and has a clear mind but limited mobility. We have round-the-clock-care for her in the northwest corner of Johnson County in a community known as Buckeye.

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On the Job with Richard Hambric

Herald staff writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Richard Hambric, owner of Hambric Steel and Fabrication.

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Liberty House event a hit with children

Parents and children have a great time at Tift Park and collect some school supplies Saturday, compliments Liberty House.

Mary Ella Shriver

Mary Ella Shriver died Saturday.

Peggy Gibbs Griffin

Peggy Griffin, 77, of Ben Hill died Friday.

Howard Darley

Howard Darley, 88, of Bainbridge died Friday.

Andrew L. Young Sr.

Andrew L. Young Sr., 53, of Albany, dies Tuesday.

Jimmie Claude Ware Sr.

Jimmie Claude Ware Sr., 69, was buried Saturday.

Joseph Jackson

Joseph Jackson, 44, of Albany died Friday.

Gerald C. Dean

Gerald C. Dean, 80, of Leary, died Saturday.

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Squawk of the Day - August 19, 2012

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KICKOFF 2012: SGA loses season opener to Ashford (Ala.) on last-second FG

SGA, which began its season earlier than any team in Georgia on Friday, loses a heartbreaker in the final seconds when Ashford Academy boots a 34-yard FG to upend the Warriors, 27-25, on the road.

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Francisco's two-out single, Chipper's HR helps Braves beat Dodgers in extras, 4-3

Juan Francisco hits a two-out single in the bottom of the 11th inning late Friday night to lift Atlanta to a 4-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking the Braves' fourth straight win.

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Dream return from Olympic break, sink Sky

Angel McCoughtry, fresh off a gold medal with Team U.S.A. in London, leads the Atlanta Dream with 25 points Friday night in their first game back after a long Olympic break.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Ex-Bainbridge star Gaines turning heads at Arkansas

Former Bearcat standout Rohan Gaines is in the running to be a starter at DB for the Razorbacks this season. (ADDS: items on UGA's practice Friday; banned LSU DB Mathieu checking into drug rehab; book on Paterno has new revelations)

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Chipper’s farewell tour going even better than expected

Braves veteran star Chipper Jones reiterates Friday that while he’s still having fun this season — and most importantly, still producing — it will definitely be his last.