News for Monday, December 3, 2012

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Texas A&M’s Manziel, UGA’s Jones headline All-SEC team

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is a unanimous choice for the Associated Press Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year, and Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones edges South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney for the defensive player of the year award. (ADDS: Complete All-SEC team)

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Manziel, Te’o and Klein named Heisman finalists

This year’s Heisman Trophy finalists are Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Kansas State’s Collin Klein.

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Double threat

Falcons running backs Michael Turner and Jacquizz Rodgers are both doing damage out of the backfield lately for Atlanta.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Crisp Academy girls beat TAE again

Crisp Academy is led by Madi Mitchell (25 points) in Monday's 47-37 victory against Terrell Academy, while the Randolph Southern boys, girls split with Byne Christian.

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Trio of Darton soccer stars named NJCAA

After leading the Cavs to third place in the national tournament, Darton sophomores Troy Tucker, Soren Yuhaschek and Jowayne Laidley are named All-Americans. (ADDS: Notes on darton wretling and swimming)

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Growth is part of life’s journey

Watching my nephew grow remains the highlight of my life. Yep, he is still learning and still growing. In what seems like an overnight process, I have watched him grow and grow right out of diapers, clothes and shoes on into bigger and bigger sizes in each. He is 6 years old now.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Royal was the ultimate salt-of-the-earth football coach

Loran Smith remembers legendary Texas coach Darrell Royal.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 4, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 10 incidents.

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Legislators meet with local officials

Money is the primary topic as local leaders discuss issues of concern with the area’s state legislative delegation.

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Commissioner to take seat on Library Board

A decision by the Dougherty County Commission will necessitate the removal of one current Library Board member.

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Albany police investigate robberies

Authorities are still searching for the person responsible for a Homerun Foods robbery over the weekend.

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Less worry and more hope comes to diner

Less than a month before the presidential election, a little diner just a short drive from my house made front-page news in The New York Times.

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Who is on first with Republicans?

Finding a spokesman for the Republican Party right now is reminiscent of the “Who’s on First?” routine made famous by Abbott and Costello.

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Police investigating death on North Avenue

Authorities are investigating what led to a death on North Avenue Monday afternoon.

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Man arrested in aggravated assault

One man was arrested in connection with an aggravated assault this weekend after reportedly threatening a woman with two knives, reports from the Albany Police Department show.

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'Georgia Gives Day' features nonprofits

Patterned after the work of other states, a Georgia initiative hopes to heighten awareness of nonprofit agencies.

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Naturalist Fowler: Keep nature link

Famed naturalist and Chehaw designer Jim Fowler speaks at a local service club.

Harry Paul Skandamis

Harry Paul Skandamis, 89, died December 1, 2012

Christine Sutton Hurst

Christine Sutton Hurst, 84, Sylvester, died November 30, 2012

David Harold Lowell

David Harold Lowell, 65, Albany, died December 2, 2012

Michael Lamar Dollar

Michael Lamar Dollar, 58, Brunswick, died December 1, 2012

Vera Burnsed Searle

Vera Burnsed Searle, 90, died December 2, 2012

Hazel Geraldine Willis

Hazel Geraldine Willis, 81, Albany, died November 30, 2012

Maude Battle

Maude Battle of Edison, died December 1, 2012

Ella Yarbrough

Ella Yarbrough, 85, Albany, died December 2, 2012

Eudean Gleaton Hudgins

Eudean Gleaton Hudgins, 82, Leary, died December 2, 2012

Vivian Lynn Patstone

Vivian Lynn Patstone, 92, Blairsville, died November 18, 2012

Lillian Bryan

Lillian Bryan, Colquitt, died November 30, 2012

Hazel Godfrey Eubanks

Hazel Godfrey Eubanks, 89, Albany, died December 3, 2012

Mary H. Turner

Mary Harrison Turner, 75, Albany, died December 2, 2012

Willie Calvin Folds

Willie Calvin Folds, 77, Cuthbert, died December 2, 2012

Lucille Turner Bowman

Lucille Turner Bowman, 67, Albany, died December 1, 2012

Ennis Peace

Ennis Pat Peace, 89, Baker County, died December 2, 2012

Linward W. Kennedy

Linward W. Kennedy, 74, Crawfordville, FL died November 30, 2012

Hilda Gail Hartley

Hilda Gail Hartley, 56, Leesburg, died November 26, 2012

John C. Campbell

John C. Campbell, 71, Attapulgus, GA died December 1, 2012

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State wants federal intervention in school funds

Officials with the state Department of Education tell the Dougherty County School System to get used to being audited.

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Doc Heilinbels bought by Rite-Aid

Doc Heilinbels Pharmacy, Fountain and Gifts at 2409 Dawson Road,has been purchased by pharmacy giant, Rite Aid, according to Chris Cleveland, Heilinbels owner.

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Squawk of the day - Dec. 4, 2012

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

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Camilla man claims lottery jackpot

Jack Delk is the second person in Southwest Georgia in a week to win a huge Georgia Lottery jackpot.

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Ga. school evacuated, 31 people taken to hospitals

Dangerously high carbon monoxide levels in an Atlanta elementary school prompted the evacuation of 500 students, 29 of whom were taken to area hospitals Monday, authorities said.

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Prince William and Kate expecting

Palace says Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge expecting a baby.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Close call

Thanks to some amazing helmet-cam footage, watch as this biker nearly gets pummeled at 80 mph by a mattress.

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BLOG: Homeless man wants 'piece of the pie' after good deed.

The homeless man who became the recipient of a $100 pair of boots thanks to the generosity of a New York City police officer wants a "piece of the pie" after he says the photo of the officer's act of kindness went viral without his permission.

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2 dead in bus crash into overpass at Miami airport

At Miami International Airport, two large signs warn drivers of large vehicles not to pass beneath the 8-foot-6 inch concrete overpass. Authorities say two passengers are dead and others have been critically injured after a too-tall charter bus smashed into the overpass, crumpling metal.

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Thieves break into band bus during Christmas parade

Police are investigating the theft of cell phones, cash and other items from members of a high school marching band while they performed at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade in Atlanta.

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