News for Tuesday, December 11, 2012


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Davis leads Westover boys to comeback win against Crisp County

C.J. Davis scores 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final seven minutes to lead The Herald No. 2 Westover Patriots to a 71-62 comeback victory against Crisp County. (ADDS: Herald No. 2 Crisp County's girls' 63-54 win against Westover.)

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Darton, Albany Tech women renew rivalry tonight at ASU

The Lady Cavs and Lady Titans are both coming off Region XVII losses and looking for their stars — Darton’s Michelle Mitchell and Tech’s Lashay Lettingham — to get them back on the winning track.

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Roger that

In a stunning reversal Tuesday, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue does not side with current NFL commish Roger Goodell’s punishments for the Saints’ bounty scandal and instead overturns the suspensions of the four players.

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Georgia star LB Jones named AP All-American; Alabama tops list for four

Georgia’s lone AP All-American this season is star linebacker Jarvis Jones, who led all of FBS in forced fumbles this year with seven.

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Officer assault trial postponed

After turning 34 in jail Monday, Rolando Dupree Frazier also had his trial on aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a felon and gang charges postponed until January due to scheduling conflicts, said a Dougherty County Superior Court official.

Christmas party creates mystery

An Albany civic club will be solving a mystery, celebrating Christmas and helping local non-profits, all at the same time.

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Life lessons the best education

Features column

In those days — the ones of my cherished youth — my cousin, Ronnie, a year older than I, worked for my daddy.

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December can be productive month

December Gardener of the Month

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Obama ups bid as GOP looks for way out of crisis

Opinion Column

It's possible to have a strong hand and still overplay it. As Republicans see things, that's what President Obama is doing in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

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Judge to be appointed in Langley and Lee case

Richard Langley of Langley and Lee filed a petition for a temporary restraining order and injunction on Monday against his co-workers.

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City can't reach agreement on hotel tax funds

A proposed 1 percent hotel/motel tax increase would bring an additional $200,000 into the city each year.

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Albany Tech recognizes more than 100 during Honors Day ceremony

Albany Technical College names 22 Presidential Scholars.

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Nominees sought for peanut commission board

District meetings are set next week in Tifton, Oglethorpe and Cochran to receive nominations.

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Library board loses two assets


At 83 and with a half-century of experience with libraries, Guy Craft, as chair of the Dougherty County Library System, was a fount of knowledge. On Tuesday, that fountain dried up with a short, to-the-point resignation letter submitted to the chairman of the Dougherty County Commission. Enough, finally, was enough.

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Sitting alone with the wisdom of the ages

Opinion Column

As I sat in my car at a red city traffic signal in the gray light of approaching dawn, my mind on nothing in particular, my wandering eye focused on a figure sitting alone at an outdoor table.

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Darton gives students degrees

Keynote speaker Bob Hanner urges graduates to tap into their unknown potential.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 12, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 57 incidents.

Anna M. Stubbs

Anna Mae Stubbs, 54, Albany, died December 9, 2012

Willie L. Coleman

Willie L. Coleman, 50, Albany, died December 9, 2012

Juanita Hines

Juanita Hines, 81, Albany, died December 10, 2012

Bill Givens

Bill Givens, died December 6, 2012

Robyn Denise Statham

Robyn Denise Statham of Albany, died December 8, 2012

June Hunter Council

June Hunter Council, died December 7, 2012

Clarence Spooner

Clarence Spooner, Camilla, died December 9, 2012

S. W. Smith

S.W. Smith of Camilla, died December 10, 2012

Rosa A. Conley

Rosa A. Conley, 61, Brison, GA died December 10, 2012

Kimberly Jones

Kimberly Jones, 27, Cuthbert, died December 10, 2012

J. Edward Cox, III

J. Edward Cox, III, Ft. Gaines, died December 10, 2012

Gerald Williams

Gerald Williams, 61, Albany, died December 11, 2012

Kay Shanklin Moreland

Kay Shanklin Moreland, 61, Sylvester, died December 10, 2012

Cecil Bowen

Cecil Bowen, 69, Ft. Gaines, died December 10, 2012

William Edward Butts, Jr.

William Edward Butts, Jr., 65, Leesburg, died December 11, 2012

Doris Gordon Louis

Doris Gordon Louis, Sumter County, died December 11, 2012

Ronald Cole

Ronald Cole, 76, Pelham, died December 10, 2012

Betty J. Covin

Betty Jean Covin, 71, Albany, died December 6, 2012

Peggy King Trim

Peggy King Trim, 44, died December 5, 2012

Bettye W. Lewis

Bettye Wright Lewis, 60, died December 10, 2012

Romelle Craft Timmons

Romelle Craft Timmons, 97, Leary, died December 10, 2012

Sheldon Johnson

Sheldon Johnson, 19, Albany, died December 10, 2012

Tiana L. Pope

Tiana Lazette Pope, 27, died December 5, 2012

William L. Willis

William L. Willis, 79, Sylvester, died December 10, 2012

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Craft steps down from Library Board

The now former chairman of the Dougherty County Library Board says he no longer plans to deal with the stress of the position.

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Driver turns self in after crash

Justin Korona, 23, was cited by a Georgia State Patrol trooper Tuesday after he rolled a 2003 Toyota Tacoma on Whispering Pines Road at 8:30 p.m. Monday. Korona ran from the crash and turned himself in Tuesday morning, a trooper said.

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 12, 2012

To see more Squawks pick up a copy of today's Herald.

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RiverQuarium gets $150,000 from city

Officials at an Albany attraction have three months to prove they can generate funding from outside sources.

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MONDAY'S PREP/COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Terrell Academy boys, girls sweep Randolph Southern; Darton women see win streak snapped

Led by a career-high 34 points by Marilauren Farr, Terrell Academy's girls win a 152-point shootout with Randolph Southern on Monday night.

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NFL NOTEBOOK: Tagliabue to rule on bounty-gate today; RG3 has ACL sprain, not tear

The final ruling on the Saints' bounty scandal will come today after long deliberations by former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

NHL LOCKOUT: Games canceled through December

With the NHL lockout no where close to end, the league officially cancels half the season Monday.