News for Sunday, August 26, 2012

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Chehaw’s African Veldt explored

More than 40 acres at Chehaw Park have been dedicated as a free-roaming sanctuary for exotic animals.

Carolyn Marr

Carolyn Marr, of Donalsonville, died Sunday.

Roslyn Barber Hayes

Roslyn Barber Hayes, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Saturday.

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Grant renewed for Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church

FLAAG programs at an Albany church provide after-school services to Turner Elementary School students.

Linda Sue White Bryan

Linda Sue White Bryan, 71, of Blakely died Friday.

Doug Tucker, Jr.

Doug Tucker Jr., 53 , of Albany, died Saturday.

William Marshall Raughton, Sr.

William Marshall Raughton, Sr., 79, of Albany.

Loretta Nix Posey

Loretta Nix Posey, 78, of Albany, died Sunday.

William Fred Lynch

William Fred Lynch, 97, of Albany died Sunday.

Dontazvius S. Luke

Dontazvius S. Luke, 24, of Albany died Sunday.

W. M. Davis

The Rev. W.M. Davis, 84, of Albany died Sunday.

Billy B. Cox

Billy B. Cox, 79, died Saturday.

Linda Gilmer Cook

Linda Gilmer Cook, 58, of Leesburg, died Saturday.

Marion E. Childers

Marion E. Childers, 78, of Sylvester, died Friday.

Ossie Brown Bradford

Ms. Ossie Brown Bradford, 72, of Dawson died Sunday.

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Darton men open soccer season with two wins in Texas

The Darton men's soccer team begins the season with a pair of 2-1 victories against ranked teams San Jacinto and Tyler.

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‘It’s our time now’

Lee County’s senior class, which includes many starters from two years ago when Lee turned the program around, feels like it’s their turn to take the Trojans back to the playoffs.

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Manning throws first two TDs as Bronco in preseason loss

Peyton Manning tosses two touchdowns — both to Eric Decker — and connects on 10-of-12 passes in Sunday’s preseason game.

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Watney rallies to win FedEx Cup opener

Nick Watney, who trailed Sergio Garcia by two entering Sunday’s final round, closes with a 2-under 69 to win at The Barclays in the first playoff event for the FedEx Cup. (ADDS: 15-year-old wins LPGA Tour event)

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Long Grand Slam season wraps up at U.S. Open

Serena Williams and Roger Federer are coming off Wimbledon titles and are two of the favorites at the U.S. Open, which begins today.

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LLWS: Japan takes beats Tenn. 12-2, to win championship

Tennessee, which scored an eye-popping 24 runs in its victory against California in the U.S. title game, was no match for Japan in Sunday's championship game of the Little League World Series.

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Squawk of the Day - August 27, 2012

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Shootings: One dead, five injured

Early Sunday morning shots ring out at three Albany locations leaving one dead and five wounded.

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KICKOFF 2012: Seminole loses stars, keeps expectations high

The Indians don’t have any doubts they can repeat as Region 1-A champs, despite losing such stars as Herald Player of the Year Chris Brown.

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Colquitt County loses 2012 season opener in Georgia Dome on last-second FG

North Gwinnett tops Colquitt County on Saturday in the Corky Kell Classic in Atlanta, 16-14.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Clemens looks strong in comeback debut; Red Sox-to-Dodgers blockbuster deal done

Roger Clemens may have been pitching against independent league players Saturday, but he allowed just one hit in 3 1/3 innings of work at the age of 50 as he attempts a comeback after beating his recent federal charges levied by the government.

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In God he trusts

New Dougherty head football coach Corey Joyner knows the task of turning around a once-proud program that has fallen on hard times won’t be easy, but between his faith in his players, his faith in himself and — most of all — his faith in God, he truly believes it is a challenge that can be overcome.

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KICKOFF 2012: Pirates plan to follow lead of Grant

With Marvin Grant — one of the most electric running backs in the area — leading the way, the Pirates are thinking more than just playoffs.

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Minor, Heyward play hero for Braves in must-win game vs. Giants; Sheets goes on DL

After losing the first two games in the series, the Braves pound Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Saturday, 7-3, in San Francisco.

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Jackets’ defense gets defensive about criticism

Georgia Tech’s much-maligned defense is ready to prove its doubters wrong this season by tightening up all phases of its attack.

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UGA's Murray: Wait ‘till you see no-huddle attack, Part 2

Georgia QB Aaron Murray and rest of the Bulldogs’ offense is ready to run and gun again this season in the no-huddle offense.