News for Saturday, December 8, 2012


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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Tankersley hits buzzer beater to lift GSW past Tusculum

Georgia Southwestern's Michael Tankersley hits a layup as time expires to give the Hurricanes a thrilling one-point win on Saturday. (ADDS: Albany Tech men lose; GSW baseball camp set)

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Hawks use 3rd-quarter rally to beat Memphis, 93-83

The Hawks score 20 unanswered points in the third quarter to pull away from Memphis on Saturday and win, 93-83

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Albany boys beat Colquitt County, while girls fall to 0-4

Dezmond Newberry scored 12 of his team-high 14 points in the second half to lead the Albany boys basketball team to a 62-48 win.

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Cowboy's Brent charged after teammate dies in auto accident

Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after a one-vehicle accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown, a member of the team’s practice squad.

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Rangers deal All-Star infielder Young to Phillies

Rangers infielder Michael Young, a seven-time All-Star, is traded to the Phillies on Saturday, ending a 12-year stay in Texas, where he set the team’s career record for hits with 2,230.

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VSU defeats Minnesota State, 35-19, in Division II semifinals

Valdosta State is headed to the Division II national championship after beating Minnesota State-Mankato in Saturday's semifinal, 35-19.

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Navy tops Army, 17-13, to win 11th straight in series

Navy beats Army for the 11th straight time and wins the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which was up for grabs in the regular-season finale after both teams beat Air Force earlier in the year.

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PREVIEW: Falcons looking for season sweep vs. Newton, Panthers

The Falcons 30-28 victory against the Panthers on Sept. 30 was a key moment in the season for both teams, who renew their rivalry again today.

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Westover beats Terrell County for first time in 3 years

Westover’s T.J. Cromer and Kell Miller combine for 46 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Patriots to a 73-53 victory against the Greenwave on Saturday. (ADDS: Westover girls win, 52-21)

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Georgia Southern rallies past Old Dominion in FCS quarterfinals

With a thrilling win against Old Dominion, Georgia Southern advances to the FCS national semifinals and moves a step closer to its first national title since 2000.

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Heisman history

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel makes history Saturday by beating out Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o to become the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.

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Albany museum to offer UGA prints for sale

The Albany Museum of Art is selling prints by noted artists Lamar Dodd and Robert Childress.

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A legacy of kindness

“Rachel’s Challenge” was organized following the death of 17-year-old Rachel Scott at Columbine High School in 1999.

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ASU awards 369 degrees

University System of Georgia Executive Vice Chancellor Houston Davis urges graduates to continue to stretch and continue learning.

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Chehaw brings nature to kids

A nature camp for children with special needs at Chehaw makes for a fun Saturday.

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Detour planned for Broad Avenue at Front Street

Roadwork starting Wednesday near the river will cause some downtown Albany traffic to detour, officials say.

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Health care webinar offered

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce offers a webinar on the basics of federal health care reform for businesses.

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Restoring confidence in America

Opinion column

Help us, we’re falling and we can’t get up again. Once upon a time — in 1988 and 1998 to be exact — the United States was the best country for a baby to be born and raised in, at least according to The Economist magazine.

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I.D. theft discussed at town hall meeting

Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines' public meeting covers ways to watch out for identity theft and other financial crimes.

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Congress, White House continue toward fiscal cliff


Well, here we are a quarter of the way through December and the negotiations between Democrats and Republicans are going swimmingly — if the goal is to take a flying leap off the fiscal cliff.

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Fletcher's feasible five-step financial fix

Opinion column

Correspondence: "You think you know so much, but you're always talking about something that you think is wrong. I never see you offer any solutions." Response: "I don't think anyone would listen too closely to my ideas, but since you asked ..."

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Police/Fire/EMS report for December 9, 2012

Armed bandits hit The Winery Friday.

Illya Kenosha Williams

Illya Kenosha Williams died Friday.

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Darton to award degrees, certificates at commencement

Former State Rep. Bob Hanner will be the keynote speaker as some 383 Darton State College students graduate.

Charlott L. Moore

Charlott L. Moore died Friday.

Larry Mashburn

Larry Mashburn died Friday.

Janet Colver Woods

Janet Colver Woods died Saturday.

Robyn Denise Statham

Robyn Denise Statham died Saturday.

Duey Senn

Dewey Senn died Thursday.

Lillie Belle McLemore

Lillie Belle McLemore died Wednesday.

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‘Tis the season of butts, boobs

Features column

I didn’t have to hear the commercial or see the ad to know it was back. A total stranger let me know. ‘Tis the season.

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Table decorations you can put together in less than 30 minutes for under $20.

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Think activity when shopping for gifts

Health & Fitness column

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I love Christmas. My tree has been decorated; presents are wrapped; Christmas music plays throughout the house. I am in the Christmas spirit this year. Some years I wait until the last minute to buy gifts, but this year I’m ahead of the game.

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'Price' is right

Monroe star Key Key Price helps The Herald’s top-ranked Lady Tornadoes knock off No. 2 Crisp County on Friday night in the season’s first 1 vs. 2 Fab 5 showdown.

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Baker’s Sister Act leads Lady Bears in win vs. Webster

Sisters Brittany Ware and Cierra Hawkins combine for 43 points Friday night in a Baker County win against Webster County. (ADDS: roundup items on Seminole-Stewart girls, boys; Terrell Academy-Tiftarea girls; Randolph Southern-SGA boys, girls; DWS-Stratford boys, girls; Westwood-Crisp Academy boys; Miller County-Quitman boys; and Dougherty-Cairo boys, girls)