News for Saturday, December 22, 2012


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Randolph-Clay teams fall in Carrollton Tournament

Randolph-Clay's girls lose to GAC, 52-49, in the finals and the Randolph-Clay boys fall in the consolation final against Oxford (Ala.) in the Carrollton Christmas Tournament on Saturday.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: I have a ‘motorvating’ pastime

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay writes about being motivated while duck hunting.

Births 23 Dec 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Nov. 27-17.

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Looking Back - Dec. 23, 2012

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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Author’s ‘Doug-isms’ big part of ‘$ell’

Randomly turn to any page in Doug Robinson’s new book “$ell Is NOT a Four Letter Word” — say Page123, on which Robinson makes a point about how “Words Really Have Meaning” with a humorous story about orders passed down from a colonel to his executive officer, who passes it on to the company commander, who passes it on to a lieutenant, who passes it on to a sergeant, whose orders to troops are about as far away from the orginal order as possible — and there’s a lesson to be learned.

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Local author's book sells sales

Leesburg sales trainer-turned-author Doug Robinson turns 40 years in sales into a unique book on the subject.

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Fat loss success comes from the right steps

Welcome to the time of year when just about everyone starts trying to lose weight. Make this year the last time you say, “This will be the year.” Following are five simple guidelines to assure you of fat loss success.

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World goes on, as do my secrets

Features column

If you are reading this, then the world did not end as so many had expected it to on Friday.

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Rising star shines again at Miss Chloe Ann’s

Miss Chloe Ann Tennille’s Grocery store is on the outskirts of Patmos on the road to Colquitt (Phillipsburg Road). She is one of the sweetest, most beautiful, southern ladies you will ever meet. If you’ve never stopped to have a bottled Coca-Cola with salted peanuts in it, then I highly recommend it.

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RiverQuarium officials fighting for survival

Efforts to save a downtown Albany attraction have included cuts in expenses and extended fundraising efforts.

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Massacre prompts security reviews

Local school systems say they’re looking to “tighten up” security despite limited resources.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 23, 2012

Dougherty County police respond to at least 10 incidents.

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Education Notebook - Dec. 23, 2012

Contrise Williams of Albany has been selected for membership by Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society in the local chapter at University of Central Missouri.

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Putney history tells of early pecan industry

A history buff in a small area community writes about its early days.

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Gun control won't prevent tragedy

It's not tougher gun control, stupid.

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Resolve to be a better Squawker in 2013

Opinion column

Since we made it through doomsday — stupid Mayans! — it’s now officially time to start looking ahead to a new year.

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Christmastime does us good

What is it about this time of year? Unless you're in a long line for a got-to-have-it purchase in a store where the temperature has been set by the home office in a state where it must be freezing cold at high noon, you've probably noticed a few more smiles from folks you've met.

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On the Job with Lara Gill

Herald writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Lara Gill, director of American Red Cross, Flint River Chapter.

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ATC’s Davis named Employee of the Year

A local technical college’s compliance officer has been responsible for securing more than $5 million in grants.

Monica Lynette Trull

Monica Lynette Trull died Friday.

Hattie B. Williams

Hattie B. Williams died Friday.

Charlie Pace

Charlie Pace died Saturday.

William G. Hardin

William G. Hardin died Saturday.

Robert Carl Schwuchow

Robert Carl Schwuchow died Friday.

Darron Darrel Beatty

Darron Darrel Beatty died Thursday.

Coral Lou Varney Phillips

Coral Lou Varney Phillips died Friday.

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Unattended cooking causes fire

Albany firefighters respond to a fire Saturday afternoon.

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Georgia still suffering from high flu numbers

Health officials say more people have been sick with the influenza virus earlier this season.

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They meet again

Eight days after Herald No. 1-ranked Monroe and No. 2 Westover’s boys hoops teams played an epic battle on Monroe’s home floor — with the Tornadoes winning Round 1, 70-63 — the two city rivals will meet again tonight in the championship game of the U Save It Pharmacy Boys Basketball Tournament after both won their semifinal games Friday, only this time the showdown will take place on the big stage at the Albany Civic Center. (INCLUDES: both teams' game stories from Friday)

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Holiday returns to help 76ers beat the Hawks, 99-80

The Hawks fall, 99-80, to a revamped 76ers team and Jrue Holiday, who returns after missing four games with a sprained foot.