News for Thursday, January 12, 2012

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Local coaches react to GHSA decision to split Class A

When the Georgia High School Association votes to approve a plan to have separate state playoffs for Class A private and public schools for 2012-2013, it impacts Southwest Georgia as much as any part of the state.

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Tebow verbalizes his faith

What if your surname became so common — due to your behavior — that it became a verb?

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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - Jan. 13, 2012

All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week.

Nothing hidden in the Info Age

We are better than this. It is incumbent on us to ensure that we back up our high ideals with our actions.

Obama’s missteps leave America in red

A recent editorial gave high praises and support to President Obama, and we were told how good of a job he has done.

Folks should take pride in appearance

I am glad Mr. Bryant feels the same. Very few men notice or care nowadays who wears what. I never wore blue jeans in Hungary. Only farmers did.

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Some more qualified than others

Sometimes people need to be fired and sometimes they shouldn’t be hired at all. That’s reality. The further, obvious reality is that several of those who do not deserve to have the jobs they seek are running for president of the United States.

Squawk of the Day - Jan. 13, 2012

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Husband allegedly causes accident

Stalking his wife, a man believes she is in a GMC Sonoma so he crashes his Silverado into the Sonoma, which hits a Ford, a police report says.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 13, 2012

APD respond to at least 17 incidents

Cuthbert man guilty of fraud

Eddie Leon Castleberry is sentence to two years in prison.

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Merry Acres Middle finishes second in academic bowl

MAMS bows to Valdosta Middle 105-80 in the championship round.

APD arrests suspect following a tip

Joshua Jones is caught in his connection with a shooting.

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APD: Man tied to burglaries gets caught

A man’s tattoos give him away, and he is jailed for burglaries.

Beahn had previous charge

Kraig Beahn is the CEO for L2Networks, a telecommunications company in Albany.

Cancer Coalition changes name

What was once the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition is now being called Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.

Why is it so hot and dry in January?

Many southwest Georgians are wondering what happened to the coat-and-jacket weather they used to have in winter.

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Malcolm X's daughter urges ASU students to embrace their history

Ilyasah Shabazz tells students to understand their rich and diverse heritage.

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Nearly 1,000 runners signed up for Snickers marathon

Event organizers say that they need more volunteers in order to pull off the March 3 marathon and bike race.

Family tracks man down; prosecutor acts on info

Angela Dunford's family uses social media to build case so chief assistant district attorney can prosecute man in deadly crash.

Matthew Christopher Johnson

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William A. Brooks

William A. Brooks, 86, Camilla, died January 11, 2012

Norman Mathis

Norman Mathis, 52, Camilla, died January 5, 2012

William E. Bailey

William E. Bailey, 70, West Columbia, S.C., died December 21, 2011

Larry Joe Dotson, Sr.

Larry Joe Dotson, Sr., 64, Columbus, died January 4, 2012

Lucien R. Bush, Sr.

Lucien R. Bush, 94, Camilla, died January 11, 2012

Patricia Carter-Spence

Patricia Carter-Spence, Sumter County, died January 10, 2012

Buren Irvin Whitaker

Buren Whitaker, 76, Colquitt, died January 11, 2012

Jerome Washington

Jerome Washington, 50, Blakely, died January 10, 2012

Fayte Williams

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

Willie D. Solomon

Willie D. Solomon, Sumter County, died January 7, 2012

Charlie F. Walker, Jr.

Charlie F. Walker, Jr., 70, Lithonia, died January 8, 2012

Marty Morris Leverett

Marty Morris Leverett, 50, Leesburg, died January 10, 2012

4-H horse club to meet for 2012

Extension office looks for Master Gardeners Thronateeska kicks off astronomy series

Annie Lee Williams

Annie Lee Williams, Albany, died December 30, 2011

Clifford Butler

Clifford Butler, 75, Albany, died January 9, 2012

Lorene Daniels

Lorene Daniels, 75, Albany, died January 6, 2012

Bobbie Lee Gaines

Bobbie Lee Gaines, 67, Sylvester, died January 7, 2012

Antonio Green

Antonio Green, 33, Albany, died January 3, 2012

Public meeting set on merging of Baker County FSA office

Members of the Georgia management team for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency have scheduled a meeting on Jan. 26 in Newton to get feedback from the public on the planned merger of the baker County FSA office.

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Burger stands the test of time

The New Year has really started off with a bang.

Georgia foreclosures down in 2011

Georgia saw a nearly 16 percent decline in foreclosures in 2011 from the previous year.