News for Monday, August 27, 2012


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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Deerfield routs Highland Christian

The Deerfield softball team improves to 2-4 Monday with a 16-4 victory against Highland Christian. (ADDS: SGA softball)

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Deep Georgia Tech looks to return to top of ACC

The Yellow Jackets, who are coming off a 2011 season when they lost four of their last six, are deep this season — so deep that coach Paul Johnson has had trouble naming starters.

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UGA’s Malcome will likely start at RB in Saturday’s opener vs. Buffalo

Georgia’s backfield was supposed to excel this season under star RB Isaiah Crowell, but his expulsion from the team for felony weapon charges opened the door for sophomore Ken Malcome.

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On the way back

Dougherty has a new coach and a new attitude as the once-proud program starts over on the road back to greatness.

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ASU names Williams as permanent A.D.

Albany State University officially names Richard H. Williams as athletic director, removing the interim tag that he’s worn for over two years.

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Wendy’s manager charged in reckless conduct case

A restaurant manager is charged with affray and reckless conduct in connection with a confrontation involving a customer.

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House hopes to serve two terms in Congress

Columbus educator and businessman John House vies for Georgia 2nd District Congressional seat.

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MCLB housing Isaac evacuees

Up to 4,800 Marine and sailor evacuees are being housed temporarily at MCLB-Albany while Tropical Storm Isaac remains a threat to the Gulf Coast.

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Police/Fire/EMS - August 28, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 65 incidents.

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America could use another Neil Armstrong

Every so often, there are events so monumental that where you were when you learned of it is indelibly fused in your mind.

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Romney's chance is coming soon

This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage Aux Folles."

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Akin reflects GOP's growing hostility

Even as Mitt Romney worked to clean up the mess left by Todd Akin, GOP activists made sure that his ludicrous comments about rape would continue to hound the Republican presidential ticket. Last week, those activists endorsed extreme language on abortion -- indicating no exceptions for rape, incest or the mother's life -- in the Republican Party's platform.

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Squawk of the Day - August 28, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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County gets update on fight against West Nile virus

Dougherty County officials say they have covered thousands of miles of road in their efforts to control mosquitoes.

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U.S: 78 pct. of Gulf oil production shut by storm

The U.S. government says 78 percent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been halted in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.

Diane Marie Demuth

Diane Marie Demuth, 58, Leesburg, died August 27, 2012

William Marshall Raughton, Sr.

William Marshall Raughton, Sr., 79, Albany, died August 26, 2012

Herman Howard

Herman Howard, 63, Albany, died August 23, 2012

Loretta Nix Posey

Loretta Nix Posey, 78, Albany. died August 26, 2012

Richard Belk

Richard Belk, 93, Albany, died August 27, 2012

Shirley Ann Bell

Shirley Ann Bell, 62, Dawson, died August 26, 2012

Doug Tucker Jr.

Doug Tucker Jr., 53, Albany, died August 25, 2012

William Fred Lynch

William Fred Lynch, 97, Albany, died August 26, 2012

Billy B. Cox

Billy B. Cox, 79, died August 25, 2012

Aileen W. Histed

Aileen W. Histed, 98, Albany, died August 25, 2012

Calvin Wright

Calvin Wright, 84, Albany, died August 25, 2012

Otha Butler

Otha Butler, 92, Baconton, died August 24, 2012

Eugene Godfrey

Eugene Godfrey, 67, Albany, died August 24, 2012

W. C. Dozier, Sr.

W.C. Dozier, 89, Smithville, died August 19, 2012

Albert Grace

Albert Grace, 57, Albany, died August 26, 2012

Fred Tildun Spires, Sr.

Fred Tildun Spires, Sr., 70, Fitzgerald, died August 25, 2012

Margaret Inez Wolfe

Margaret Inez Wolfe, 83 Bonifay, FL, died August 18, 2012

Dorothy Keaton

Dorothy Keaton, 81, St. Petersburg, FL, died August 26, 2012

Robert Bush, Sr.

Robert Bush, Sr., Arlington, died August 25, 2012

Orena Floyd Lynch

Orena Floyd Lynch, 86, Marietta, died August 26, 2012

Joe E. Shaw

Joe E. Shaw, 83, Pelham, died August 26, 2012

Raymond Whelchel Odom

Raymond Whelchel Odom, 74, Warwick, died August 27, 2012

Robert G. Maybie

Robert G. Maybie, 69, Fitzgerald, died August 25, 2012

Elizabeth Sharpe Zorn

Elizabeth Sharpe Zorn, 97, Ashburn, died August 25, 2012

Judith Atkinson

Judith Atkinson, 44, Albany, died August 21, 2012

Ozzie Dell Jackson

Ozzie Dell Jackson, 90, Fort Gaines, died August 21, 2012

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SEC Football Network clearences

Click to see who will be airing SEC games this week.

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Video: Is John Taylor the biggest football player ever?

John "HOUSE" Taylor is perhaps the biggest football player on the gridiron. At 6'11, 500 pounds, he's a human wrecking ball, according to this media report from Pennsylvania.

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Tribunal recommends discipline for teacher

The former Sylvester Road Elementary teacher was accused of prompting students during 2009 CRCT test.

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VIDEO of the Day: Kayakers get closer than they expected to mother nature

Filming wildlife in a beautiful California coastal village, these kayakers get up close and personal with one of the planet's largest sea creatures.

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More than 4,800 evacuees from Isaac to arrive at MCLB Albany today

Marines and sailors from Naval Air Station Pensacola are headed to Albany to escape Tropical Storm Isaac, officials say.

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Baltimore student shot on first day of school

Police say a suspect is in custody after the shooting of a student on the first day of classes at a high school near Baltimore.

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Hayes questions school option

Officials at Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany say they want to offer parents on the base a number of school options.

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Former Republican governor expected to speak at Democratic convention

See which former Red-State governor is expected to speak on behalf of President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

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Storm update: Isaac aims at north Gulf Coast after raking Florida

Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the northern Gulf Coast early Monday and promised to give the Republican National Convention a good drenching after lashing the Florida Keys with wind and rain but apparently causing little damage.

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Phipps’ recognition was a deserved honor

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to concur with your recent editorial declaring that the placement of a portrait of Georgia Court of Appeals presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps in the Dougherty County Judicial Building is a well-deserved honor for one of our state’s most distinguished jurists.

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Governments should opt out of Region 10

We the people, Georgia voters, defeated the T-SPLOST referendum by 61.2 percent in nine of 12 regional structures.

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Hudson leads Braves to 7-1 win vs. Giants

Atlanta’s Tim Hudson pitches seven strong innings (5 hits, 1 ER) to lead the Braves past the Giants, 7-1, in Sunday night’s finale of the four-game series.

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Republicans stalling Obama recovery plans

I think Paul Ryan will be Romney’s backbone this November election.

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Stepfather’s life was a life well lived

I had hoped he would wait until I got here, but he was in a rush to go.

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Thumbs Up! - August 27, 2012

Ribbon cuttings are grand events on college and university campuses. Georgia Southwestern State University held such an event last week to open Phase One of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Services Complex, known as Carter One.