News for Thursday, February 9, 2012


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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - Feb. 10, 2011

Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - Feb. 10, 2011

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Romney’s gloom unappealing to voters

What do Rick Santorum and Clint Eastwood have in common? Sorry Rick, you haven’t made it yet as an Eastwood-style make-my-day cultural icon. But in different ways, Santorum and Eastwood have demonstrated the limits of both an entirely negative slant on politics and a pessimistic take on America’s future.

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Jobless rate doesn’t tell whole story

The Obama administration is touting the latest unemployment numbers released last week by the U.S. Department of Labor as proof its policies are working. But a closer look at the actual number of able-bodied people who are willing to work, but are not, reveals a different picture.

Georgia gets out of NCLB constraints

A decade ago when the Bush administration launched the No Child Left Behind law that drew strong bipartisan support from Congress, it carried with it lofty goals ... but it didn’t improve the delivery of education in the United States nearly enough to meet the goal of universal math and reading competence with two years still left until the deadline.

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ASU professors set to visit western Africa

The three educators are seeking to help the continent create a sustainable economy.

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Pit bull breed debated

Many disagree about the definition of a pit bull, as well as their natural temperament.

Georgia gets NCLB waiver

The move should give Georgia and nine other states some flexibility and relief from rigid requirements.

Wanted man caught by Albany police

Raymond Aham Young was arrested Thursday morning in connection with burglarizing a residence and assaulting the female resident.

Convenience store robber wanted by APD

A gunman robs K&S Food Mart in Albany of an undisclosed amount of cash.

Albany charter school unaffected by Atlanta vote

Efforts to establish a College and Career Academy in Dougherty County are connected with a failed legislative issue in the Legislature.

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State welcomes Blackberry Smoke

One of the Southeast’s hardest-working touring bands will make its first stop in Albany this weekend.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Feb. 10, 2012

APD responds to at least 20 incidents.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 10, 2012

Squawk of the Day - Feb. 10, 2012

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Looking Back Feb. 12, 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

Larry Brooks

Mr. Larry Donnell Brooks, 60, of Albany, died Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bernell Kirkland

Bernell Elizabeth Yeomans Kirkland, 87, of Leesburg, GA died Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wilson Barber

Wilson Crews Barber, 68, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Lee Co., GA, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Joyce Pickard

Joyce Lee Jones Pickard, 63, of Dawson passed away at her home on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Louise Etheredge

Louise Singletary Etheredge, 98, of Newton, died Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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Teacher creates sticky situation

It started in middle school. It was a teacher’s fault actually, a responsible adult, who first introduced me to it. Out of the blue.

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Faith, politics not completely separable

The National Prayer Breakfast was held this month for 3,500 guests with President Barack Obama speaking.

Louis Jackson

Louis Oliver Jackson, 76, formerly of Cuthbert died February 2, 2012

Benjamin Blaylock

Mr. Benjamin Brunard Blaylock, 56, died on February 1, 2012

Mary Brown

Mary L. Brown of Apopka, FL died on February 5, 2012

McArthur Rouse, Sr.

Mr. McArthur Rouse, Sr., 77, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Albany, died on February 1, 2012

Hattie Williams

Hattie Mae Williams, 103, of Albany died on February 8, 2012

Eddie Heard

Eddie R. Heard, 64, died February 7, 2012

Jennie Dennard

Jennie Mae Dennard, 65, died February 1, 2012

Former APD officer out on bail

A former Albany Police Department officer has been granted a new trial on a child molestation conviction in 2010.

Wallace Roberts

Mr. Wallace Roberts, 78, died on February 9, 2012

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Foreclosure-abuse settlement includes Georgia (updated:3:40 p.m.)

Georgia's share of the foreclossure abuse settlement would be more than $814.7 million.

Frank Brinson

Mr. Frank Brinson, 74, of Tifton died February 7, 2012

John Ellis, Sr.

Mr. John Edward Ellis, Sr., 71, died on February 4, 2012

Robert Starling

Robert Claude Starling, 83, died February 6, 2012

Diane Jewell

Diane Harper Jewell, 53, of the Holt community in Irwin County died Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Elaine Sutton

Elaine Sutton, 88, of Blakely died on February 6, 2012

Ouida McDaniels

Ouida McDaniels, 89, of Blakely died on February 4, 2012

Mattie Morris

Mrs. Mattie Marie Brown-Morris of Albany died on February 6, 2012

Gary George

Mr. Gary Lee George of Lee County died on February 4, 2012

Kijion Woods

Kijion Rylan Woods, Infant of Tifton,Ga passed January 8, 2012

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Georgia one of 10 states to get NCLB waiver

President Barack Obama on Thursday will free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Duke stuns UNC on Rivers' 3 at buzzer; BC shocks FSU; UGA routs Arkansas

Freshman Austin Rivers drains a 3-pointer with one second left to bring Duke back from down by as many as 10 points with two minutes to play and beat hated rival North Carolina late Wednesday night.

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Deerfield swim teams finish strong at state under new coaching staff

The Deerfield boys and girls swim teams haven’t missed a beat since the departure this past offseason of head coach Lorraine Withers, who took the program to new heights during her tenure, then turned things over to Morgan Garcia and Lisa Bartlett, who have combined to help keep the Knights and Lady Knights one of the forces to be reckoned with in the GISA.

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Banks is open

The Lady Rams sweep the Lady Hurricanes Wednesday for the second time since ASU began its softball program in 2002 thanks to a three-run homer from Kandis Banks and a pair of shutdown pitching performances by Chelsea Hicks and Shay Marks.

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Ex-Albany hoops player Graves making most of chance at Middle Georgia Tech

Former Turner Job Corps hoops star and Life Christian grad Keith Graves went from unknown and overlooked to one of the leaders at Middle Georgia Tech, both on and off the court.

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Georgia Tech braces for NCAA decision on infractions

Georgia Tech administrators are unsure how extreme or minor the NCAA will view the multiple recruiting infractions the college sports governing body claims were committed by the school.

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Braves starting pitcher Hanson: Shoulder feels good, ready to go

Entering spring training, Braves starter Tommy Hanson says his shoulder feels better than ever after tearing his rotator cuff last season.

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Hawks hold off Pacers, 97-87, in key East battle

Atlanta’s three-game home losing streak is history after Wednesday’s huge win against rising East powerhouse Indiana.

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ASU baseball blisters VSU, 7-3, for first win of season

Less than a week after getting outscored, 36-2, in three losses to Nova Southeastern to open the season, the Albany State baseball team bounces back with a huge road win against rival Valdosta State on Wednesday.

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UGA golf star Macpherson leaves program, returns to Australia

Australia native Bryden Macpherson leaves the Georgia men's golf program Wednesday in hopes of turning pro later this year.