News for Friday, December 28, 2012

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Religion Bulletin - Dec. 29, 2012

These are religious announcements for events in and near Metro Albany.

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SGT men stay red-hot, win wild opener of ATC Classic; Darton women cruise

The 13-1 South Georgia Tech men’s basketball team wins its fifth in a row Friday the opening game of the Albany Tech Holiday Classic at the Civic Center, winning a thriller against Alabama Southern, 104-100. (ADDS: items on Darton women; Albany Tech women, men in late games Friday)

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Crisp girls prevail in double OT

Crisp Academy finishes 2-0 in its home Christmas tournament thanks to a double overtime win Friday against Mount de Sales. (ADDS: items on Deerfield boys; Terrell Academy girls, boys; Randolph Southern girls, boys; and Westwood girls, boys)

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UPDATE: Eight injured in three-car wreck

Albany police say a medical condition disoriented a driver, causing a three-car wreck Friday evening.

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City assault suspect arrested in Eastman

An arrest was made this week in connection to an assault that took place in northwest Albany on June 23.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for Dec. 29, 2012

APD responds to at least 38 incidents.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 --- #4: Three area high school coaches achieve career milestones

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the seventh of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition. Look for No. 3 in Sunday’s edition of The Herald.

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Tony Terrific

Falcons tight end and ageless wonder Tony Gonzalez said before the season this would probably be his last, but as Atlanta’s leading receiver at age 36, he may just want to rethink his future with one of the NFL’s rising franchises.

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Staying away: Nebraska fans not eager to buy tickets for bowl against Georgia

The general feeling in Nebraska is that Georgia is going to crush the Cornhuskers in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday, so many longtime Big Red fans are just staying home.

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Potential scandal rocks Louisville football program

A former Louisville player sues the school and coach Charlie Strong, alleging he was asked to cover up a locker room beating given to him by two of his own teammates.

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Nadal (stomach virus) pulls out of Aussie Open, delays comeback

Rafael Nadal says he won't play again until some time in February after pulling out of the season's first major Friday with what he's calling a stomach virus.

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Festival of Lights sets attendance records

Chehaw's holiday light show attracts largest crowds in its history.

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Hallmark store closing

Mall officials say they're always looking for new tenants to move in.

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Price, Youngblood take oaths of office

The newest members of the Dougherty County Board of Education say they understand the challenges they will face.

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Rural America picks bad time to nap

Opinion column

Results were posted earlier this month on the latest survey of our region of the country. I wish I had two versions of the report to offer ("first, the good news, and then the bad"). But I have only one and it's not a pretty picture.

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Health coverage mandates infringe on religious rights

Opinion column

Frank O'Brien, a St. Louis distributor, is one of more than 42 plaintiffs suing the federal Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate that forces employers to provide health insurance that includes access to contraception and abortion services. This controversial Obamacare regulation threatens the religious liberty of not only Catholics but also evangelicals and others with objections of conscience to any of these policies.

Wylie Lee Moore

Wylie Lee Moore, 86, Friday, December 28, 2012

Frank Wayne Arnold

Frank Wayne Arnold, died December 26, 2012

Arthur Lee Boyett

Arthur Lee Boyett, 83, Morris, died December 28, 2012

Wilburn Ivy

Wilburn Ivy, 83, of Albany, GA died Friday, December 28, 2012

Jimmie M. Nash

Jimmie M. Nash, 88, Colquitt, died December 26, 2012

Cotele H. Prance

Cotele H. Prance, 84, Brinson, died December 26, 2012

Nellie Ruth Ellis Mann

Nellie Ruth Ellis Mann, 94, Ocilla, died December 27, 2012

Estell Gordon

Estell Gordon, 89, Attapolgus, GA died December 28, 2012

Fannie Jackson Hill

Fannie Jackson Hill, Sumter County, died December 23, 2012

Mildred Henderson Mims

Mildred Henderson Mims, 92, Albany, died December 27, 2012

Curtis Lynn Clark

Curtis Lynn Clark, 87, of Albany died Friday, December 28, 2012

Danny McKenzie

Danny McKenzie, AKA Carl Tweety, 54, of Sylvester

Don Register

Walter Donald Register, 74, Waterloo, died December 27, 2012

Florence Carolyn Sheffield

Florence Carolyn Sheffield, 82, Coleman, died December 27, 2012

Pearl E. Lewis

Pearl Early Lewis, 96, Albany, died December 27, 2012

Annie Rose May

Annie Rose May, Sumter County, died December 28, 2012

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Ala. man charged with shooting at firefighters

A Hoover man has been charged with attempted murder after shooting at firefighters during a medical call Thursday morning.

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Health of George H.W. Bush 'improving'

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in intensive care at a Houston hospital, but he's improving.

Squawk of the Day 29 Dec 2012

To view more Squawks, pick up a copy to today's Albany Herald.

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DCSS board members to be sworn in today

Three Dougherty County School Board members, including the two newest faces on the board, will take their oaths of office today at the Dougherty County Courthouse.

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THURSDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 1 Monroe girls edge No. 2 Pelham in OT; DWS boys lose second game

The Herald No. 2 Lady Hornets suffer their first loss of the season Thursday, and it comes in the first 1 vs. 2 Fab 5 matchup of the season against top-ranked Monroe.