News for Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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Lee County A.D.: Give new hoops coaches time to build program

Rob Williams gives a vote of confidence to Lee County’s new boys and girls basketball coaches, despite the fact both teams are off to 2-5 starts. (EDITS: corrects Kirven Davis' overall career coaching record and seasons at Colquitt County)

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UGA trying to regroup from SEC loss before bowl

With the Bulldogs calling the SEC title game their "toughest loss ever," UGA's Mark Richt tries to refocus his team to play Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl and forget about a missed chance to play for the BCS title.

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He's baaacccck!

For the second time this season, powerhouse New England re-signs Albany native Deion Branch — the franchise’s 2005 Super Bowl MVP who rejoins the NFL’s AFC East champion Patriots just in time for yet another postseason run.

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Hawks hold off late charge to beat Magic

The Hawks struggle to find the basket Wednesday, but the Magic are even more terrible on offense in Atlanta's 86-80 victory.

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Falcons' Turner didn't expect such a reduced role

Falcons running back Michael Turner says Wednesday that he is shocked to be taking a back seat in Atlanta's running back to second-year back Jacquizz Rodgers.

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Perfect Seminole boys say long-awaited win vs. R-C would’ve made fallen coach ‘proud’

Seminole County coach Kevin Godwin said Tuesday’s overtime victory against Randolph-Clay would have brought a smile to the face of former girls coach Jessie McLeod, who recently passed away from cancer.

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New-look Westover boys team thriving on physical play

New faces bring new challenges for longtime Westover boys coach Dallis Smith, who is opting for a more physical style of play this season, especially down low.

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Alabama QB McCarron to return for senior year

Junior A.J. McCarron, Alabama's national champion quarterback, declares Wednesday that he has decided to return for his senior season and wait on the NFL.

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ADICA OKs loft conversion program

The Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority will supply low-interest loans for properties converted into loft apartments.

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Darton women drub Albany Tech in first meeting of season

The Lady Cavs hold Albany Tech to a season-low 40 points and bounce back from Saturday’s loss with a 62-40 win, which was powered by a high-intensity defensive attack.

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It’s been a great year for Bryan

Without a doubt, it’s been a great year for Lee County’s Luke Bryan.

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Peppermint Pops begins third decade with Boston flair

A perennial Albany holiday musical favorite will have two showings on Saturday.

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Dougherty Library Board deserves apology

In a letter to the editor, Charles Westbrook of Albany says that the Dougherty Library Board deserves an apology.

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GOP looking at back-to-the-future shift

Opinion Column

Sitting in the room at the Jack Kemp Leadership Award dinner last week, listening to Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, and Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican and of late the GOP vice presidential candidate, I sensed more than a generational shift in party leadership.

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Ovens for boys a half-baked idea

Features Column

In the never ending effort to pretend that everyone is exactly the same and to prove that no one can say anything about anybody without being either prejudiced, stereotyping, or profiling, I see where a petition has been made to Easy- Bake Oven to include boys on their boxes in advertising.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 13, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 28 incidents.

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Seven toss qualify to vie for Bulloch's senate seat

A special election will be held on Jan. 8 to replace the veteran state senator.

Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith, 56, Blakely, died December 9, 2012

S.W. Smith

S.W. Smith of Camilla, GA

W.B. Roberts

W.B. Roberts, 87, Ocilla, died December 11, 2012

Anne Hinton Sasser

Anne Hinton Sasser, 71, Loganville, GA, died December 9, 2012

Annie J. Mango

Annie J. Mango, 70, Camilla, died December 11, 2012

Martha L. Boone

Martha L. Boone, Warner Robins, died December 12, 2012

Doris Jean Louis

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

James H. Goodwin

James H. Goodwin, 83, Waycross, died December 8, 2012

Vicki Irvin Knight

Vicki Irvin Knight, 55, Savannah, GA, died December 11, 2012

Inez Rainey

Inez Rainey, Ashburn, died December 12, 2012

Clarence Spooner, Jr.

Clarence Spooner, Jr., of Camilla

Larry Terry

Larry Terry, 54, Dawson, died December 09, 2012

Bernice L. Flowers-Rivers

Bernice L. Flowers-Rivers, died December 8, 2012

Clevesler Mike

Clevesler Mike, 56, Arlington, died December 9, 2012

Wanda R. Mosley

Wanda R. Mosley, Americus, died December 12, 2012

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Judge appointed to decide Albany-Dougherty sales tax dispute

The City of Albany and the Dougherty County Commission are negotiating to split local sales tax dollars.

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Squawk of the Day - Dec. 13, 2012

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

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UPDATE with video: Wanted man in custody charged with shooting

Albany police are searching for a gunman in an East Albany shooting this morning.

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ROUNDUP: Omega police find drugs, stolen items at abandoned house

Police in a small southwest Georgia town discovered crack cocaine, marijuana and stolen items at an abandoned house, police officials say.

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TUESDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Buie's 28 points leads Calhoun past Early; Miller's Diamond drops 39 in win; DWS boys lose first game

Led by Brandi Buie's game-high 28 points, Calhoun County avenges its season-opening loss to Early County on Tuesday. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield-MDS; SGA-Ashford (Ala.) Academy; Miller County-Webster County; Colquitt County-Lee County; Albany-Worth County; Americus-Cairo; Mitchell County-Stewart County; Quitman County-Baker County; and Calhoun County-Early County)

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Seminole County boys stun Herald No. 3 Randolph-Clay in OT

The Seminole County boys stay undefeated with a thrilling overtime win against Herald No. 3 Randolph-Clay, which was previously unbeaten in Region 1-A play (ADDS: No. 3 R-C girls hold off Seminole)