News for Tuesday, December 4, 2012


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Yellow Jackets down struggling Bulldogs in rivalry matchup on hardwood

Georgia may have beaten rival Georgia Tech handily in football, but the Yellow Jackets repaid the favor in men’s hoops Tuesday night.

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MONROE VS. ALBANY: McGhee plays hero for top-ranked Tornadoes in overtime thriller; Price keeps Herald No. 1 girls unbeaten

The Monroe boys need a last-second shot — and overtime — against rival Albany to stay undefeated, while Key Key Price steps up big when leading scorer Jomekia Morine gets injured Tuesday as The Herald No. 1 Lady Tornadoes survive a scare at home from city rival Albany High to move to a perfect 6-0.

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How about that?

Just seven years removed from being nothing more than a high school coach in Arkansas, Gus Malzahn parlays all his college-level success into the head coaching job at Auburn, which hires him to replace Gene Chizik on Tuesday. (UPDATED: 10:30 p.m. additional details, quotes, reaction from 10 p.m. news conference in Auburn).

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WESTOVER VS. AMERICUS-SUMTER: Americus girls hand Westover first region loss; Pats rout Panthers by 30

Led by Kahler Fletcher and Kayla Bowens, the Lady Panthers come into Albany on Tuesday and drop the Lady Patriots, 43-39, on Tuesday night in Albany.

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SHERWOOD VS. DEERFIELD: Deerfield girls sneak by rival Sherwood, 42-31; Knights stomp Eagles in opener

Deerfield’s girls stop Sherwood on Tuesday in the first meeting of the season between the two rivals, while the Knights hammer the Eagles in their 2012-13 opener.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Tech adds Alabama A&M to 2013 schedule; La. Tech (9-3) — owner of the nation’s highest-scoring offense — not going bowling

Georgia Tech adds little ol' Alabama A&m to its schedule Tuesday, meaning the Yellow Jackets now must win seven games next season to qualify for a bowl since they have two lower-division FCS schools on the schedule.

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TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bainbridge boys open season with easy win

Bainbridge beat up a bigger classification Colquitt County team Tuesday to begin its 2012-13 season with a victory. (ADDS: roundup items on Terrell Academy-Fullington Academy girls; SGA-Grace Christian boys; Randolph-Clay-Baker County boys and girls)

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Police: Chiefs LB Belcher found asleep in automobile outside another girlfriend’s house hours before murder-suicide

Even more new details emerge Tuesday in the tragic murder-suicide involving Chiefs' LB Jovan Belcher over the weekend.

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COLUMN: Time for college players to demand justice

National AP Columnist Paul Newberry is tired of major colleges making millions of dollars off its football players --- and he says it's time for the unpaid student-athletes to fight back.

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Falcons on winning NFC South title: Yawn ...

Atlanta isn’t as happy as one might expect with clinching the NFC South title in early December — and that’s because it’s just one part of a bigger goal: a Super Bowl title.

Wiregrass Christmas set for Saturday

Candy-pulling and caroling are on the agenda at the Victorian-era holiday observance at the ABAC museum.

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Taylor named state's country music artist of year

Southwest Georgia artists Cole Taylor, Highway 55 and Luke Bryan are honored at a statewaide ceremony.

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Remember to give thanks each day

With another Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and the Christmas season upon us, I want to take time to give thanks and reflect on this past year.

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Rite Aid buys Doc Heilinbel’s Pharmacy

Doc Heilinbel’s Pharmacy, a maninstay at 2409 Dawson Road, has been purchased by Rite Aid.

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Diaries give glimpse into the Civil War

This is the first of a three-part series. It is not running three consecutive weeks but over a five-week period.

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‘Guadalupe’ feast set for Saturday

“Our Lady of Guadalupe” is a traditional celebration for Mexican Catholics.

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Officials hail county jail’s automated phone system

Sheriff’s Department officials say a new phone system at the Dougherty County Jail provides efficient service and saves money.

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Sale City to hold first Christmas parade

Sale City will hold its first Christmas parade Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

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Leesburg approves resurfacing of Starksville Street

Work on a Leesburg street is expected to be completed during the first half of 2013 using state and local funding.

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APD officers capture suspected burglars on Dawson Road

After a brief foot chase, officers placed suspects in custody after 10 a.m. Tuesday on the 2000 block of Dawson Road, according to an Albany Police Department report.

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Republicans focusing on welfare of the wealthy

In a letter to the editor, Surendra N. Pandey of Albany says that Republicans are focusing on welfare of the wealthy.

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Loss of pet chicken a disheartening event

In a letter to the editor, Nadine M. Mathis of Albany says that loss of pet chicken is a disheartening event.

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Reconciling power and responsibility

There are some stories that, with their telling, elicit within us a desire to share similar stories of our own.

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Dougherty County School System is at a crossroads

There is a proverb, purported to have originated in China, that says: “Out of chaos comes opportunity.” If we put stock in such adages, then the Dougherty County School System has much opportunity before it.

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APD investigation ends with captain's resignation

An Albany Police Department and Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit captain resigns following an in-house investigation.

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Phoebe responds to Leapfrog score

A recent report by an industry group lists Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital among the 25 worst hospitals in the United States.

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Flint Riverkeeper to hold holiday dinner

Members of an organization that protects the Flint River will celebrate its 2012 accomplishments.

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Squawk of the day - Dec. 5, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Suspect caught for armed robbery

Karonn L. Skinner, 37, of 405 Palmer Drive in Midway, Fla., was arrested in Tallahassee Thursday on armed robbery charges stemming from a Nov. 20 robbery of a Family Dollar store in Camilla, a Camilla Police Department email stated.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Dec. 5, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 43 incidents.

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Monroe boys, girls debut on top of first Fab 5 Polls

The Herald’s first Fab 5 Polls for prep basketball are out, and it’s all Monroe as the Tornadoes and Lady Tornadoes start the year on top. (ADDS: Boys, girls polls)

Ella Yarbrough

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

Corinelius Crumb

Corinelius Crumb, Edison, died December 3, 2012

Susie Lee Allen

Susie Lee Allen, Shellman, GA died December 3, 2012

Gloria McCoy Wesson

Gloria McCoy Wesson, 80, Sylvester, died December 4, 2012

Todd Dixon

Todd Dixon, Marlboro, MD passed November 20, 2012

Cecil Jane Ricks Walker

Cecil Jane Ricks Walker, 85, Sumner, died December 3, 2012

Thomas Gene Ragsdale

Thomas Gene Ragsdale, 75, Albany, died December 3, 2012

Margareettee Burtz Alexander

Margareettee Burtz Alexander, 78, Sylvester died December 4, 2012\\

Frederick Leo Bateman, Jr.

Frederick Leo Bateman, Jr., 55, Tallahassee, FL, died December 3, 2012

James Alton Daniels

James Alton Daniels, 91, Albany, died December 2, 2012

Marvin Ray Sullivan

Marvin Ray Sullivan, 66, Fitzgerald, died December 3, 2012

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Slow growth foreseen for Albany MSA in 2013

Experts say economic recovery in Southwest Georgia will be hampered by a number of factors.

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Fort Hood shooting judge removed for showing bias

A military judge has been thrown off the Fort Hood deadly shooting case after an appeals court found that his treatment of the suspect, including an order to have the man forcibly shaved, indicated a lack of impartiality.

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Albany State awarded $10k grant for music and arts programs

Albany State University has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.