News for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Indiana snaps Hawks’ winning streak, 96-84

Atlanta had won three games in a row before it went to Indianapolis, where the Pacers crushed the Hawks behind Danny Granger’s 24 points.

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UGA’s Rambo to stick around for senior year; Dawgs’ Charles leaves for NFL

Former Seminole County star Bacarri Rambo says he will stay at Georgia for his final season, while Orson Charles — Georgia’s 6-foot-3, 241-pound tight end who had 94 receptions for 1,370 yards and 10 touchdowns as a Bulldog — has decided to give up his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

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Falcons ready for a fresh start

Falcons owner Arthur Blank is frustrated with his team and its habit of collapsing in the playoffs, but he believes new offensive and defensive coordinators will go a long way in changing the direction of the franchise.

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Albany State releases 2012 baseball schedule

The Golden Rams are ready to follow up last season when they finished runner up in the conference.

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DC swimming set for first home meet of the season

Darton will host Daytona State and Savannah College of Art and Design on Saturday, and Darton coach Molly Gilbert has high expectations for her men’s and women’s teams.

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Time to run a 'Tebow' media option play

Even fair-minded liberals, of which there must be a few, should acknowledge that the Saturday-Sunday "blitz" of the Republican presidential candidates by ABC and NBC correspondents looked like a play designed by the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 12, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 44 incidents

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Oh, the stories candidates tell

The Gipper. The Boy From Hope. The Reformed Drinker. The Commander of PT-109. Running for president is often about telling stories that convey a candidate's character, values and experience.

SOWEGA-AHEC receives $24,000 grant

The HealthTecDL program, the Healthcare Georgia Foundation's distance learning program, has been an ongoing project for several years.

TV reports of Lee landfill called 'inaccurate'

Lee County officials said local TV stations' reports of possible contamination of drinking water were in error.

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ASU King Day program to feature author Al-Shabazz

Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasha, will give the address Albany State University’s MLK Day Convocation.

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Lee deer processor denies claims

The owner and manager of Hardwoods Deer Processing were cited by Code Enforcement for operating without a business license.

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Coast Guard chief visits Albany Tech

Sandra Stosz, superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, says the academy would like to explore an engineering ‘relationship’ with ATC.

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Scoreboard upgrade sought

The new scoreboard but be largely video-based for use with all sports, especially track, officials say.

A new scoreboard at Hugh Mills Stadium will be largely video-based for use with all sports, especially track, officials say.

Joseph Manry, Jr.

J.T. Manry, Jr., 87, died peacefully at his residence Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10, 2012

Charles Bowman

On Tuesday, January 10, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Lee Bowman (Ret.) passed away at the age of 93

James Wiley

James Wiley, 67, of Albany died Thursday, January 5, 2012

Essie Hillman

Essie Mae Hillman, 63, of Albany died Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Alleged thief fights back, Tasered for aggression

Police chase an alleged thief from East Albany into West Albany where a Taser touch brings him down.

Quilla Miller

Quilla Mae Martin Miller, 87, of Albany died on January 11, 2012

Arthur Creter

Mr. Arthur Creter, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Fayte Williams

Fayte Williams, 60, of Albany, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012

John Johnson

Mr. John Johnson, 81 of Albany, GA died on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

John Slappey

Mr. John Lamar Slappey, 62, of Sumner died Wednesday January 11, 2012

Marty Leverett

Marty Morris Leverett, 50, of Leesburg, GA died Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hi-King White

Infant Hi-King Bernard White of Albany died January 8, 2012

Lucille Philpot

Mrs. Lucille Dixon Philpot of Albany died January 10, 2012

Willie Guderian

Willie Mae Guderian, 79, of Richland died on January 9, 2012

Richard Peterson

Mr. Richard Peterson, 91, of Leslie died on January 10, 2012

Vanessa Welborn

Ms. Vanessa Welborn of Sumter County died on January 8, 2012

Patricia Carter

Mrs. Patricia Carter of Americus died on January 10, 2012

Daniel Parkman

Mr. Daniel Parkman, 65 of Cuthbert, GA died on Tues., Jan. 10, 2011

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Romney takes New Hampshire-race moves south

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won a convincing victory in the New Hampshire primary, the second straight triumph for Romney.

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Big changes coming to the BCS?

The commissioners of all the major college football conferences meet Tuesday as more than 50 ideas are tabled about changes that need to be made to the Bowl Championship Series starting in 2014.

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: SGA boys avenge last year’s playoff loss to Brookwood with buzzer-beater win

McKinley Chambless hits a bank shot just inside the 3-point line as time expires Tuesday to lift the Warriors past Brookwood, 35-33, and keep them unbeaten in region play. (ADDS: items on SGA girls, Pelham boys and girls, Terrell Academy girls, Early County boys and girls, Calhoun County boys and girls, Mitchell County girls, Randolph-Clay boys and girls, Seminole County boys, Baker County boys and girls and girls and Albany High boys and girls).

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Monroe boys topple Cairo; Lady Tornadoes upset

Coming off a loss to Albany over the weekend, Herald No. 3 Monroe bounces back with a solid win against Region 1-AAA rival Cairo, while the Lady Tornadoes lose a late lead and fall to the Lady Syrupmakers.

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Deerfield dominates

Sherwood has turned its boys basketball program into a force to be reckoned with in recent years, but each season they run into cross-town rival Deerfield, which is always a force year-in and year-out, and the Knights showed why Tuesday with a 48-31 rout of the Eagles on their home floor.

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Herald No. 1s Westover take care of Crisp

In two of the most anticipated Region 1-AAA games of the season, The Herald No. 1 Westover boys and girls go to Cordele and come away with narrow wins against two extremely tough Crisp County teams.

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Cold-shooting Georgia falls at Florida, 70-48

After getting smacked around by Alabama over the weekend over the weekend in its SEC opener, Georgia gets crushed by rival Florida on Tuesday, 70-48, to remain winless in conference play.

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Darton drubs Albany Tech in Game 1 of rivalry series

Albany Tech has no answer for Darton’s defensive intensity during Tuesday’s showdown between the two region and city rivals, which the Lady Cavs dominated thanks to 24 Albany Tech turnovers and 25 points from freshman Michelle Mitchell.

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Four pollsters vote Oklahoma State No. 1, while one gives LSU nod in final AP Top 25

Erik Gee, of KNML-AM in Albuquerque, N.M., is the lone media member to give LSU a first-place vote, and Gee said it wasn't a "publicity stunt."

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Hard to beat same team twice

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith looks back on some of the other cases in college football history where teams failed to win a rematch after winning the first meeting after Alabama demolished LSU, 21-0, in Monday's BCS National Championship game.

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Mayweather calls Pacquiao a ‘punk’ on Twitter, challenges him to May 5 fight in Las Vegas

It appears a May 5 mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is in the works as Mayweather finally steps up and says he's ready to fight boxing's pound-for-pound king.

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Falcons worried about re-signing big names headed for free agency

The Falcons are about to take it on the chin in free agency as a handful of the team's playmakers are likely headed elsewhere.

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