News for Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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Andrew Peterson sings of youth and innocence

Christian singer to entertain at First Baptist Church this weekend.

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Miss Loretta gives new meaning to the word optimist

Several years ago, I befriended a woman in Cincinnati, Ohio, but then you know that, don’t you? I’ve told you all about Miss Loretta.

Batter up! Cake ‘war’ declared in Americus

The play “The Red Velvet Cake War” has inspired a real bake-off in connection with the Sumter Players’ opening night.

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Criminals know: Don’t mess with CSI Herald

Just call us CSI: Albany Herald ... where we don’t just write about crooks, we catch ’em.

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White: Rams have work to do before Sept. 1 opener

ASU coach Mike White has had several days to study film from Saturday’s scrimmage, which he said exposed some weaknesses on the team.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Randolph Southern's Ragan throws 2nd no-no

After finishing as runner-up for Herald Player of the Year a season ago, Randolph Southern ace Madison Ragan has picked up right where she left off this season as she throws her second no-hitter in just seven games Tuesday. (ADDS: Sherwood softball, SGA softball, Leesburg volleyball)

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Eaddy, 19, becomes youngest in Albany to bowl perfect game

According to records from the United States Bowling Congress’ local chapter, Travis Eaddy is the youngest and first youth since 1995 to bowl a perfect game in Albany, which he did July 31 at the All-American Fun Park.

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Gang Task meeting open to public

Anyone who wants to hear about efforts to eradicate gangs in Albany and Dougherty County is invited to the August meeting of the Gang Task Force at noon Thursday in the Government Center’s Room 120 at 222 Pine Ave.

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Sippin’ for Seals those disabilities

Easter Seals Southern Georgia will host its annual Sippin’ for the Seals at the Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.

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APD searching for man involved in gunfight

Police are searching for a gunman who fired at a relative of the owner of an Albany convenience store.

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City weighs cost to value of blight fight

The Albany City Commission votes to tentatively give Code Enforcement an additional $150,000 in demolition funds.

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Shots fired; no one injured

Shots were fired on Harding Street but no injuries are reported.

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Squawk of the day - August 22, 2012

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Two arrested after brief chase

Two have been arrested for drug possession.

Police/Fire/EMS - August 22, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 24 incidents.

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Two in hospital after Slappey crash

Amy Collier, 20, drove her 2000 Ford Expedition north on Slappey Boulevard into a 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup as she made a left turn onto Whispering Pines, according to an Albany Police Department report.

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As they say, all roads lead to Rome

The period of the American Revolution coincided with publication of Edward Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" (1776), and ever since we've been vigilant for signs that the U.S. was following in Rome's footsteps.

Joe Nathan Ponder

Joe Nathan Ponder, 69, Albany, died August 16, 2012

Idus Lamar Goocher

Idus Lamar Goocher, 84, Donalsonville, died August 20, 2012

William Michael Kessler

William Michael Kessler, 53, Clermont, FL, died August 18, 2012

R. D. Boyd, Sr.

R. D. Boyd Sr., 85 Albany died August 15, 2012

Sammy H. Gray, Jr.

Sammy H. Gray, Jr., 50, Bainbridge, died August 18, 2012

Jorvis LaToye Williams

Jorvis LaToye Williams, Sumter County, died August 20, 2012

Takelia Michelle Adkinson

Takelia Michelle Adkinson, 34, died August 17, 2012

Frank O. Jackson

Frank O. Jackson, 48, Leesburg, died August 20, 2012

Arthur Frank Foster

Arthur Frank Foster, 63, died Augsut 21, 2012

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Tribunal recommends Northside Principal's contract be renewed

The former principal of Northside Elementary School was accused of CRCT cheating and grade-changing.

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Taylor sells city's 5-year plan

Albany's city manager tells City Commissioners they face some hard decisions in the coming years.

City Manager James Taylor warned Albany City Commissioners Tuesday that they'd have to "eliminate some sacred cows" if they're serious about returning fiscal responsibility to city government.

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Phillips' 'Home' falls to 5th spot on ITunes charts

Phillip Phillips' debut single 'Home' fell from the top spot on ITunes music charts to number 5, Apple announced Tuesday.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Doggie gymnastics

Tito, a Boston Terrier, shows just how excited some dogs can get over a ball.

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Zoo Atlanta mourns death of 50-year-old gorilla

Atlanta’s zoo is mourning the death of a male lowland gorilla.

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FTC files brief with U.S. Supreme Court

The Federal Trade Commission is asking the Supreme Court to reverse a ruling concerning the purchase of Palmyra Medical Center.

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UGA ranked fifth in top party schools

The 2013 edition of "The Best 377 Colleges" goes on sale today.

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Two injured in crash on Newton Road

Two people were taken to a local hospital and a Dougherty County Road briefly closed after a car crash Tuesday morning.

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Morning Minute: A roundup of the morning's top regional headlines from the AP

These are your top regional stories of the morning from around the Southeast.

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KICKOFF 2012: Even with program still fairly new, Blazers see more players buying in

One season after going 0-9 in just its second year of varsity play, Baconton has a new head coach but the same philosophy to keep building.

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Uggla's bobble costs Braves in 13th vs. Nats

The Braves lose in brutal fashion late Monday night, 5-4, to the Nationals, pushing Washington's NL East lead to six games.

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Garcia ends drought, wins rain-delayed PGA Wyndham

After four long years of frustration without a win, Sergio Garcia breaks the losing curse and wins the rain-delayed PGA Tour Wyndham Championship on Monday.

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Feelin' chippy

After a ton of turnover — including a new head coach — not many outside of the Mitchell County football team are giving the Eagles much of a chance this season, leaving one heck of a chip on their shoulders entering the season.

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Vinent siblings make history at Albany Motor Speedway over the weekend

In what’s believed to be the first time in Albany Motor Speedway history, a brother-sister duo take the checkered flags on the same night.