News for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Four selected as newest inductees into Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame class

Ralph Jones, Fred Barber, Pam Martin-Wells and the late Alfred Gant will be enshrined into the 2nd annual class of the Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame in March.

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Lee County defensive coordinator Scott leaves for head coaching job at Kennesaw Mountain

After one season as defensive coordinator at Lee County, Andy Scott is leaving the Trojans to take the head coaching job at Kennesaw Mountain.

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‘Express yourself’ on that special day

Well, they held the big event again Sunday night. I’m talking, of course, about Madonna’s halftime show. I mean, did anyone really care about the Super Bowl?

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Man wanted APD UPDATE: CAUGHT

Police arrested Raymond Aham Young, 30, wanted by the Albany Police Department for charges of aggravated assault, burglary and harassing phone calls. Young is accused of burglarizing a residence on the 800 block of Cameo Lane and assaulting the female resident on Saturday. His last known address is 1619 Davis Mill Road, Warwick.

Deputy PAO taking LOGCOM position

Colie Young, the deputy public affairs officer for Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, is accepting a position with the tenant command of the installation.

Police/Fire/EMS - Feb. 9, 2012

Police respond to at least 32 incidents

Republicans would undo Obama's work

This year, 2012, we as a nation of love of America need to think positive. Should we elect a Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?

Three writers stand up for what's right

Thank God for Mr. James, Walt and Roy, not only for their articles, but the fact that they care.

Charter schools issue not over

After an effort to get around a Georgia Supreme Court ruling on state-approved charter schools failed by 10 votes Wednesday, the sponsor of the legislation says the issue isn't over, not by a long shot.

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Alabama immigration law out of bounds

It appears that Alabama officials are slowly but surely realizing that the tough anti-illegal immigration law they passed in 2010 is out of bounds.

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Charter school resolution fails

A controversial charter school amendment proposal fails on a vote of 110-62.

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Georgia Quail Hunt returns

The 24th annual Georgia Quail Hunt returned to Albany on Wednesday with development officials hoping it will lead to new jobs in the state.

Woman arrested for assault with boiling water

A woman is in jail and a man is in a burn center after a violent domestic argument on South Street Tuesday, police say.

Raymond Aham Young, 30, is wanted by the Albany Police Department for charges of aggravated assault, burglary and harassing phone calls.

Raymond Aham Young, 30, is wanted by the Albany Police Department for charges of aggravated assault, burglary and harassing phone calls.

SCHC connects 1,200 patients to medications in 2011

Spring Creek Health Cooperative works with doctors in the area to make sure their patients can have access to the medications they need, officials say.

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Gingrich warns of Iran problems

Newt Gingrich kept a stiff upper lip Wednesday after his poor showing in GOP presidential caucuses the night before, but issued dire warnings about Iran's potential nuclear capabilities.

Four St. Teresa's students win regional award

The team competed in the Georgia Regional Future City Competition.

Southern co-op set for conference

Farmers cooperative group gathers for two-day conference at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Troy University to celebrate 125th year

Troy University's Albany campus plans a celebration for Feb. 24

Three DCSS high schools recognized by state

Westover, Albany and Monroe high schools are cited for Advanced Placement Honors strides.

Colie Young, the deputy public affairs officer for Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, is accepting a position with the tenant command of the installation.

Colie Young, the deputy public affairs officer for Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, is accepting a position with the tenant command of the installation.

Squawk of the day - Feb. 9, 2012

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Monroe’s three-time, state-title-winning girls track & field team receives rings during ceremony

The Lady Tornadoes head into the 2012 prep track & field season looking for their fourth straight GHSA Class AAA crown, but Tuesday was a chance to celebrate No. 3.

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Taylor: I’m bringing gold back to Albany

Albany native and former Georgia Tech star Angelo Taylor — who was back in town Tuesday to present the Lady Tornadoes their state-title rings for winning the Class AAA crown for the third straight time last season — knows he is on the edge of history as he trains for the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he hopes to become the first man to win three Olympic gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles. (EDITS: corrects that Taylor is not a Monroe grad)

Belinda Joyce Thomas

Belinda Joyce Thomas, Sumter County, died February 3, 2012

J. C. Cooper

J. C. Cooper, 60, Bartow, FL, died February 7, 2012

Lee L. Love

Lee L. Love, 65, Blakely, died February 5, 2012

Jean Paul Levasseur

Jean Paul Levasseur, 64, Fitzgerald, died February 6, 2012

Perry A. Ring

Perry A. Ring, 84, Fitzgerald, died February 6, 2012

Wilson Crews Barber

Wilson Crews Barber, 68, Huntsville, AL, died February 7, 2012

Jacquelyn Donaldson

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

Gladys Gardner

Gladys Gardner, Albany, died February 7, 2012

Teen pregnancy rate hits 40-year low

A new study finds the U.S. teen pregnancy rate hits a 40-year low.

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Complaints: Sandusky leering at children from home while on house arrest

According to complaints, former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been caught watching children in a nearby schoolyard from the back porch of his home as he awaits trial -- on house arrest -- for child sexual abuse charges, stemming from his time with the Nittany Lions.

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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: DWS boys coach Gruhl on verge of career win No. 1,000

Deerfield-Windsor coach Gordy Gruhl is two wins away from his 1,000th career victory, which could come Saturday against rival Sherwood in the GISA Region 3-AAA title game. (ADDS: items on GISA Region 3-A, 3-AA tournaments; Americus-Dougherty girls, Seminole-Miller boys, girls; and Baker County-Mitchell County girls).

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Calhoun boys lock up No. 1 seed in 1B-A

The Herald No. 5 Cougars rally to beat the Greenwave on Tuesday night in Dawson to secure the top spot in the sub-region.

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