News for Sunday, February 5, 2012

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An essential limp could help Romney

When a friend was writing a novel, he was concerned that his protagonist was too perfect.

How Romney won, and lost

Mitt Romney can argue that winning ugly is still winning, especially in a contest he could not afford to lose. But Romney's decisive victory in Florida came at a price.

Thumbs Up! - Feb. 6, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Blaze kills two in Lee County

A mobile home ravaged by flames kills two people and a drunken driver smashes into a police cruiser that responded to the fire.

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Officials: Area around former Lee County landfill safe

Ongoing testing around a closed Lee County solid waste landfill shows no signs of drinking water contamination.

IRS warns of new schemes

In Florida, local and federal authorities uncovered a $130 million tax fraud scheme, officials say.

Janice Hicks

Janice Hicks, 59, Camilla, died February 4, 2012

Walter Milton Huff

Walter Milton Huff, 84, Albany, died February 2, 2012

Jacquelyn Donaldson

Jacquelyn Donaldson, 43, Whigham, GA, died February 4, 2012

Dwight Tucker

Dwight Tucker, 68, Fitzgerald, died February 3, 2012

Susan Diane Hagen

Susan Diane Hagen, 61, Albany, died February 3, 2012

Hilda Castillo Harvard

Hilda Castillo Harvard, 54, Thomasville, died February 3, 2012

Mildred L.Bouie Mills

Bouie Mills, 82, Utica, NY, died January 29, 2012

Grace D. Altman

Grace Dixon Altman, 88, Waycross, died February 4, 2012

Mary Louise Blalock

Mary Louise Blalock, 90, Glen St. Mary, FL, diedFebruary 3, 2012

Julia Mae Protho

Julia Mae Protho, 70, Preston, died February 2, 2012

Herbert Hall

Herbert Hall of Doerun, died January 4, 2012

John E. Ellis

John E. Ellis, 71, Moultrie, died February 4, 2012

Vera Mauldin Hill

Vera Mauldin Hill, 91, Ashburn, died February 4, 2012

Gwin Nicholas Crawford, Sr.

Gwin Nicholas Crawford, Sr., 59, Leesburg, died February 5, 2012

Mildred Donaldson

Mildred Donaldson, 58, Camilla, died February 1, 2012

Larry D. Brooks

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Arnold Morgan

Arnold Morgan, 68, Albany, died February 4, 2012

Laurie Elizabeth Whorton & Clinton Wright Walters

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arrington Whorton of Marietta, GA are pleased to announce

Deanna Ruth Parker & Warren Henderson

Rev. and Mrs. Malcolm Parker of Newton, GA are pleased to announce the

Samantha Elizabeth Griffin & Windham Robert Towson

Ms. Kay griffin of Albany, GA is pleased to announce the engagement of her

Katie Joe Green & James Frank Dixon, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Green of Bainbridge, GA announce

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU hoops split with Tuskegee

The Rams knock off Tuskegee, the No. 1 team in the conference, behind 15 points from Justin Wilcox. (ADDS: Items on ASU women basketball, Darton women's basketball, Darton softball, GSW baseball and GSW women's basketball).

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Hawks lose at home to 76ers, 98-87

The Hawks fall at home for just the third time this year, in large part because of the 76ers’ bench, which scored 54 points and had four players in double figures to defeat Atlanta, 98-87.

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Journey to the top

Deion Branch, who has run an incredible, inspiring route from Albany and Monroe High to NFL stardom, is back in the Super Bowl, where he won an MVP award seven years ago, and his heart is always in Albany, where those who know him best cherish his long ride and what he means to the Good Life City.

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In command in the clutch

Albany’s Tim Pierce and Larry Sanford combine to score 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the Indians dominate Early County down the stretch in Saturday night’s matchup in the Civic Center between The Herald’s top-ranked teams, which AHS won, 66-51. (ADDS: Items on Albany girls beating Early County, and Monroe's girls beating Terrell County).

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Herald No. 3 Monroe hangs on to beat Terrell County, 55-51

Terrell County led by six points in the closing minutes of the third quarter, but the Tornadoes play well down the stretch to improve to 17-5.

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Prep basketball roundup: Randolph-Clay downs Calhoun County in big Region 1B-A game

Randolph-Clay sweeps Calhoun County in two crucial boys and girls Region 1-B-A games. (ADDS items on Bainbridge-Cairo, Pelham-Mitchell County and Baker-Miller County).

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