News for Tuesday, August 7, 2012


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FSU’s Fisher: Albany’s Greene may replace Reid

One of the players who may be called on to replace star punt returner Greg Reid, who was kicked off the team last week, may be Albany native and ex-Westover star Rashad Greene.

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LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Albany Post 30 Jr. claims state title

American Legion Albany Post 30 brings the state championship back to Southwest Georgia after going undefeated in Loganville over the weekend. (ADDS: Lee County Dixie League, Sherwood softball)

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: Raisman ends Olympics with U.S.A’s first-ever gold in floor

Aly Raisman was all but robbed of a medal in the all-around finals last week, so she made sure it didn’t happen again Tuesday when she earned bronze in the beam and the U.S.A.’s first gold in the floor exercise.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 11 ROUNDUP: Can’t-miss Lolo Jones fails to medal in 100M hurdles, upstaged by teammates who win silver, bronze; U.S. beach volleyball teams to meet for gold

Four years ago in Beijing, LoLo Jones had a lead and a lock on the win in the 100M hurdles, but then she fell, finished 7th and promised gold in London — but Tuesday, she didn’t even medal, finishing fourth.

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Polarizing wideout TO back in NFL, signs one-year deal with Seahawks

Late Monday just before midnight, the Seahawks announced they were signing 38-year-old one-time NFL star receiver Terrell Owens to a one-year contract.

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Bringing memories of Germany home to USA

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final installment of recent Lee County High School graduate Malinda “Lindy” Massey’s summer trip to Germany. A Lee County teen’s summer adventure in Germany leaves her with memories she’ll keep forever.

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Former Hawks star drowns in Aruba

Former Atlanta Hawks All-Star Dan Roundfield drowns while swimming in rough water in Aruba with his wife, who he saved before dying.

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Californian imparts wisdom from Deep South

There is a friend of mine — one of the heroes I have known and loved — who is fascinating in the life lessons he shares and the accumulation of wisdom that seems to come so easily to him.

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Expectations sky high for Falcons WRs Jones, White this season

Roddy White and Julio Jones will be the centerpieces of Atlanta’s passing attack this season one year after proving to be one of the most successful tandems in the NFL.

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Leesburg OKs funding for cameras

The Leesburg City Council puts aside budget worries to approve $20,000 for a police department request.

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LTFPC recommends denial of WG&L request

The Albany Water, Gas & Light Commission is seeking $750k to start cleanup of a manufactured gas site.

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Price: Late challenge for seat unfair

The Democratic at-large School Board candidate will await a decision on Lorenzo Heard’s candidacy.

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One arrested, one wanted in Albany BBQ burglary

An burglary suspect is in jail and police want help finding his partner, officials say.

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Police/Fire/EMS - August 8, 2012

Police respond to at least 35 incidents

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Police, kids do the 'wobble'

Smiles meet smiles at the National Night Out sponsored by the Albany Police Department Tuesday evening.

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Cancer Coalition accepting grant applications

More than $158,000 has been awarded since the Cancer Care Grants were created six years ago, officials with the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia say.

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Strive2Thrive wins big at ACCE convention

Strive2Thrive was established in late 2009 as a means to help battle poverty in the Albany area.

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Nothing’s simple with Dougherty School Board

No one likes to have his or her hypocrisy pointed out — we tend to want to revel in it — but given the current — make that latest — mess surrounding the Dougherty County School Board, I thought it worth mentioning the ironic reasoning of a vocal few in this community.

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America must heal from within

For a second time in as many weeks, America has seen an horrific shooting of innocent people.

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The first lady blues strike again

Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: “The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does.”

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Squawk of the day - August 8, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Kenneth Martin Householder

Kenneth Martin Householder, 51, Albany, died August 6, 2012

Moses Walton, Sr.

Moses Walton, Sr., 86, Dawson, died August 7, 2012

Carson H. King

Carson H. King, 77, Albany, died August 6, 2012

Hattie Francis King

Hattie Francis King, Ashburn, died August 1, 2012

Williams N. Williams

William N. Williams, 64, Albany, died August 6, 2012

Fronie Murphy

Fronie Murphy, 91, Decatur County, died August 6, 2012

Jimmie Lee Williams, Sr.

Jimmie Lee Williams, Sr., 71, Weston, died August 4, 2012

Flouda Johnson

Flouda Johnson, 92, Tifton, died August 6, 2012

Geneva Paulk Barfield

Geneva Paulk Barfield, 79, Painesville, OH, died August 4, 2012

Willie Callaway

Willie Callaway, 70, Bainbridge, died August 7, 2012

Fred H. Ward, Jr.

Fred H. Ward, Jr., 81, Albany, died August 6, 2012

James E. Wimberly

James E. Wimberly, died August 5, 2012

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River Point Golf Club up for sale

River Point was named as the Readers’ Choice best golf course last year.

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Another Greater Second Mt. Olive Church member enters BOE fray

The Albany Herald has learned that Terrance Wilson, the Jordan's Crossing leasing director for Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church, is attempting to qualify to run as an independent in the School Board District 3 race against Democrat Velvet Riggins.

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Encourage young to keep moving

It is a new beginning. Keep going until you cross the finish line.

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City, WG&L issues continue

The center of the debate is the cleanup of a Manufactured Gas Plant.

The possible $5 million cleanup of a former manufactured gas plant reinforces the need for WG&L's general manager to report to the Albany city manager, a city commissioner says.

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Albany may conduct new study on transit center site

Albany city commissioners appear to be headed toward a new site selection study for a downtown transit center.

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California refinery fire may affect West Coast production

A fire at one of the nation's largest refineries was brought under control late Monday night.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 10 ROUNDUP: U.S.A.'s Suhr stuns world-record holder, wins gold in pole vault; American men's hoops team blows out Argentina

Jenn Suhr captures the gold medal in the women's pole vault late Monday, besting world-record holder and two-time defending champ Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia, while the U.S. men's basketball team turns a one-point game at halftime against Argentina into a blowout. (ADDS: highlights of other Day 10 action, including Gabby Douglas on uneven bars and U.S. boxing, judo and shooting)

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Lee County loses first game in Dixie League World Series; SGA softball off to 5-2 start after latest win

The Lee County Dixie League baseball team must win today against Team Mississippi to keep its World Series hopes in Florida after losing its first game Monday.

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FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA practices in full pads for first time, eyes freshman Theus as starter on OL; Falcons, Titans scrimmage in advance of preseason openers

The Bulldogs don pull pads for the first time during preseason practice Monday and will hold their first two-a-day drills today.

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Braves flatten Phillies, win seventh straight vs. NL East rivals

The Braves have played second fiddle to the Phillies in recent years, but Monday Atlanta scored its seventh straight win vs. its division rivals.

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History halted

Albany’s Angelo Taylor, who was seeking to become the most decorated hurdler in Olympic Games history Monday, falls short of his record third gold medal when he finishes fifth in the men’s 400-meter hurdle finals in London.

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RAMS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: ASU signs former D-I QB from FAU, officially opens practice with sand dune run

Albany State head coach Mike White has hinted in recent weeks to a new QB coming in to compete for the starting job, and Monday that became official when the Rams signed 6-foot-7, 210-pound D-I transfer David Kooi from Florida Atlantic.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS: Morgan's header in 122nd minute of stoppage time lifts U.S. women's soccer past Canada, into gold medal game

In one of the most thrilling soccer games in the history of the Olympics on Monday, the U.S. women storm back to tie the game in regulation against Canada, 3-3, on a penalty kick by Abby Wambach, then with 30 seconds left in stoppage time of the second overtime period, Alex Morgan nails a header to avoid penalty kicks and send the Americans back to the gold medal game.