News for Friday, February 3, 2012


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Albany's Daddy Daughter Dance a hit

The 14th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance at the Albany Civic Center benefited Girls Inc. of Albany, Girls Scouts of Southwest Georgia and The Flint River Habitat for Humanity.

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‘Most Wanted’ suspect arrested

Justin Jamall King walked into the Superior Court of Dougherty County building Friday and was arrested.

‘Night to Remember’ embraces survivors

Haven of Hope announces its first “Night to Remember” to celebrate the survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

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Kids make MLK collage for Civil Rights Museum

About 300 elementary school children write about MLK with the messages used to make a collage.

Georgia House passes midyear budget

Georgia would spend about $18.6 billion in state money this year under a midyear budget House members passed Friday.

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Dougherty County Jail Report Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Feds slash city’s funding; programs likely to be cut

City officials say that both the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME fund were cut by more than 27 percent.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Feb. 4, 2012

APD responds to at least 22 incidents.

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Family takes 'leap of faith' with downtown business

Our Daily Bread will have its grand opening February 10, officials say.

'Bizarre Moments in Medicine' focus of event

An event later this month will allow physicians to share with their colleagues the "freaky moments" of medicine.

Iran sneaking ahead on nukes

The regime in charge of Iran would have the world believe that concerns about its nuclear weapons program are greatly exaggerated, mostly by Israel and the United States.

Squawk of the Day - Feb. 5, 2012

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Judge: Obama should be on the ballot in Georgia in November

A judge weighing a legal argument from a "birther" group, ruled Friday that President Barack Obama is a natural-born citizen of the U.S. and should be on the ballot in Georgia.

Squawk of the Day - Feb. 4, 2012

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Syria: It's not just about freedom

Imperial regimes can crack when they are driven out of their major foreign outposts. The fall of the Berlin Wall did not just signal the liberation of Eastern Europe from Moscow. It prefigured the collapse of the Soviet Union itself just two years later.

Bertha Cheney

Bertha Blackmon Cheney, 97, of Dawson passed away on February 1, 2012

David Burroughs

David Bruce Burroughs, 57, of Baconton, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Delorise Cochran

Mrs. Diane Simpson Cochran, 55, passed away Thursday evening

Chiquita Thomas

Mrs. Thomas, 83, died January 31,2012 in Bainbridge, Georgia

Judy Gleaton

Mrs. Judy Allen Gleaton died Wednesday February 1, 2012

Sara Rief

Sara Jane Bartlett Rief age 76 of Albany, Ga. passed away Thursday February 2, 2012

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Oglethorpe Bridge wreck snarls traffic

Officials from the Albany Fire Department work the scene of an accident on Oglethorpe Boulevard bridge Friday afternoon.

Helen Katsekis

Mrs. Helen Katsekis of of Tampa, FL formerly of Albany died Thursday Feb 2, 2012

Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Elizabeth Smith of Blakely died on February 2, 2012

Robert Davis

Vet. Robert J. Davis of Atlanta died on January 24, 2012

James Bell

Mr. James Thomas Bell, age 90, of Iron City, GA who passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012

Belinda Thomas

Ms. Belinda J. Thomas of Sumter County died on February 3, 2012

Benjamin Blaylock

Benjamin Brunard Blaylock, 56, of Albany died on February 1, 2012

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Looking Back Feb. 5 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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Beauty’s there if you’ll look

He who seeks beauty will find it. Funny how the words struck me recently as I sat on our couch and watched a documentary — not something I can admit I’ve said a lot, mind you.

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A Classic Valentine

The Albany Symphony Orchestra’s concert Saturday evening will include Italian cuisine and romantic music.

Walter Huff

Mr. Walter Milton Huff, 84, of Clayton, CA died on February 2, 2012

Janie Hilton

Janie Dyous Hilton died on January 25, 2012

Antonio Small

Mr. Antonio Small, 29, of Albany died on January 27, 2012

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2012 SEASON PREVIEW: Loaded Rams ready for another run

Nearly all of the starters for Albany State’s baseball team are returning this season, which starts today on the road in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., against Nova Southeastern University.

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Westover baseball’s Lane takes big bat, arm to Albany State

Nick Lane becomes the second Westover product in three years to sign a scholarship with Albany State's baseball program.

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Deerfield star goalie Williams felt ‘at home’ at BSC

Already the school's career shutout leader, Deerfield star goalie Katie Williams becomes third-year coach Aly Joslin's first signee during his tenure as Williams inks a scholarship with Birmingham Southern College in Alabama on Thursday at the school.

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Monroe track star Land taking talents to Clemson

Monroe’s 10-time state champion track & field star Mimi Land slips on a Clemson hat during her signing ceremony Thursday, choosing the Lady Tigers’ rising program over that of already established powerhouse Florida.

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Chipper’s health big question mark heading into 18th season

Chipper Jones remains upbeat about his 18th MLB season, but with two knee surgeries under his belt in the last two years, Braves fans are taking a wait-and-see approach.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU, Albany Tech men, women all swept Thursday

Stillman comes into Albany and sweeps the Rams and Lady Rams, while Albany Tech's men's and women's hoops teams fall on the road to East Georgia --- a team they beat earlier this week in a sweep at home.

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Famed boxing trainer Dundee, 90, dies

Arguably the world’s most revered and famous boxing trainer, Angelo Dundee, dies from a heart attack late Wednesday night after a career that saw him train the likes of Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard and Sonny Liston.

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SUPER BOWL XLVI: 'Everybody' loves Deion

Josh Weinfuss, The Albany Herald’s Super Bowl correspondent this week in Indianapolis, catches up with former Monroe star Deion Branch’s teammates during Media Day to find out what exactly the 10-year veteran means to this year’s New England team — and the verdict is unanimous: He’s as beloved as he is respected.

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SUPER BOWL XLVI NOTEBOOK: Gronkowski finally practices; 'Never Miss a Super Bowl' club still going strong

Rob Gronkowski practices Thursday for the first time since injuring his ankle during the AFC Championship game and says he expects to play Sunday night in the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.

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Lefty plans to sue Internet provider after claims his wife had an affair, and he fathered illegitimate child

Phil Mickelson may be on the verge of a groundbreaking lawsuit against an Internet service provider that allowed defamatory comments to be posted about he and his wife.

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NBA ROUNDUP: Hawks waxed at home; NBA All-Star starters named

The Hawks have been pretty great at home this season, but Thursday they were awful, falling by 19 to the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.

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Georgia gets its guy, after all

Lowndes LB Josh Harvey-Clemons faxes in his paperwork to UGA early Thursday morning, dispelling rumors he may switch his commitment.