News for Saturday, August 25, 2012


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LLWS: Tennessee team staves off wild comeback, advances to title game vs. Japan

California was down by 15 runs before coming back to tie it, but Tennessee stormed onto the Little League World Series championship game today against Japan after scoring nine runs in the seventh inning to win, 24-16.

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Hamlin wins NASCAR Sprint Cup stop at Bristol late Saturday

Denny Hamlin's win late Saturday night at Bristol puts him the driver's seat to beat the top seed headed into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship.

Augustus, Brunson lead Lynx past Dream 84-74

ATLANTA -- Seimone Augustus kept the Minnesota Lynx rolling.Angel McCoughtry kept the Atlanta Dream wondering.. Augustus scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 21 and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.. The victory at Phillips Arena was Minnesota's

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Community serves The Dray Line

The Monroe High School Class of 1986 serves The Dray Line Saturday.

Births 26 Aug. 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from

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Weight loss plateaus can be frustrating

Fat loss plateaus and lack of progress can be very frustrating. What makes it the most frustrating is when you feel like you’re consistently putting in effort in the gym and reducing calories, but you are not losing. The first response is often to blame the lack of fat loss on something other than not being in a caloric deficit.

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Albany Tech’s Parker back in the saddle

A Table With a View

After undergoing treatment for lymphoma, Albany Technical College’s president is back at work and ready to play golf.

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What the spin on goat smart?

Features columnist

She said it with such conviction, such authority, without an ounce of question, that I couldn't help but think it was true.

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Looking Back Aug 29 2012

Features column

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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No quick fix on defamatory web content

You discovered an anonymous blog or website posting which defames your company. You want it removed from the website, but the website refuses to delete the posting and you do not know the poster’s identity

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DOT crews plan work on SR 3 Monday

Georgia DOT crews plan to start work clipping shoulders on U.S. 19/ S.R. 3 in Dougherty County Monday daily between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. through Thursday, weather permitting.

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On the Job with Scott Brooks

Jim West holds a Q&A with Scott Brooks, director of sales and marketing for The Albany Herald.

Kitchen inspections for August 26, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.

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Squawk of the day - August 26, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Group stages minimum wage protest

A group of disabled citizens wants a law establishing a minimum wage for everyone, including them.

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Police/Fire/EMS - August 26, 2012

Albany police responds to at least 52 incidents.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Aug. 16-23, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Aug. 16-23, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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10 things to know this week (Aug. 26-Sept. 1)

Here are 10 things to keep a lookout for this week in the area.

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Psychologist: Managed stress improves health

A Troy University psychologist suggest ways to improve health by lowering stress.

Eddie Lee McNeil

Eddie Lee McNeil died Friday.

Willie B Laster

Willie B. Laster died Thursday.

Ronald David Josey

Ronald David Josey died Thursday.

Jeffry Earl Brunson

Jeffry Earl Brunson died Saturday.

Margaret Inez Wolfe

Margaret Inez Wolfe died Saturday.

Prymus Robinson, Jr.

Prymus Robinson, Jr. died Saturday.

Julian Ryan Reever

Julian Ryan Reever died Saturday.

Aileen W. Histed

Aileen W. Histed died Saturday.

Bill B. Cox

Bill B. Cox died Saturday.

Linda Gilmer Cook

Linda Gilmer Cook died Saturday.

Marion E. Childers

Marion E. Childers died Friday.

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Chehaw: 75 years young and getting better

Created as a part of the Depression-era New Deal, "state park number nine" is hardly feeling its age.

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Neil Armstrong dead at the age of 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in July of 1969, has died at the age of 82 from complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

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Power Team seeks to motivate students

A team of muscle men visits schools across the nation, seeking to point students in the right direction.

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EDC plan focuses on three R's of economic development

Community leaders provide input that will be used by the Albany-Dougherty EDC to create a strategic plan.

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Congress needs antidote for fiscal poison pill

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Marietta, says August is "a good month" for him because of the way he spends his "vacation" from the U.S. Senate -- visiting with the folks back home and listening to what they have to say.

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Akin's martyrdom as sickening as his words

So, this is what we've come to in America. We've got people who would be our leaders, people asking for our money and our votes, who don't have a clue about the basic principles of human anatomy.

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T-SPLOST failures create new issue

One of the carrots that legislators dangled to voters in the regional decisions on special-purpose local-option sales taxes for transportation projects was what amounts to preferred customer status in applying for projects under the state-operated Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.

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Braves' slide continues with second straight loss to Giants late Friday

Angel Pagan and Buster Posey, back from a short stint on injury list, lead the Giants past Braves, 5-3.

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Reports: BoSox set to trade three huge stars to Dodgers (UPDATED)

Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto are all reportedly headed from Boston to L.A. (UPDATED: 12:38 a.m. with new details, quotes, reaction)

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Falcons roll Dolphins, get first preseason W

The Falcons played their starters for the entire first half but didn't start pouring it on the Dolphins until the second half, when Atlanta outscored Miami, 14-0, to run away for the 23-6 victory.

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Lance Armstrong loses Tour de France titles, banned from cycling (UPDATED)

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announces it has stripped Lance Armstrong of his record seven Tour de France titles and that he's banned for life from cycling. (UPDATED: Friday at midnight with new details, quotes)

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP --- WEEK 1: Deerfield smashes SGA, 34-13, to open season; Southland stuns Tattnall, 23-22, in OT

Deerfield goes ahead, 34-0, at halftime on SGA on Friday night and never looks back en route to a rout in its 2012 season opener. (ADDS: recaps on Southland-Tattnall; Brantley-Baconton; East Gasden-Bainbridge; Randolph Southern-Nathanael Greene; Life Christian-Colonial)

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Worth survives at home in season opener

The Rams’ starting RB is taken to the hospital after halftime, but freshman Zytavious Anderson comes up big and leads the Rams to a win.

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Sherwood blanked in 2012 opener

Sherwood’s offense continues to struggle as the Eagles are shutout in a scrimmage last Friday, then lose 28-0 in its opener.

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Moving on up

Two-time defending state champ Westwood — the two-time defending GISA Class A state champ — announces its arrival to Class AA on Friday by routing two-time defending champ Piedmont in Camilla, 40-21.

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Former Sherwood head football coach Knapp writes first book, to sign today at Albany Mall

Ted “Rock” Knapp, who coached the Sherwood football program for two years, writes his very first book and is in town today to sign copies of it at the Albany Mall.

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Terrell Academy trips up Tiftarea in Class AA debut

Playing its first game in Class AA, the Eagles upend a bigger Class AAA Tiftarea squad Friday night, 28-14.