News for Friday, January 13, 2012

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 14, 2012

Police respond to at least 35 incidents

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Westover wins Academic Decathlon

Westover High School prevails to win the Albany Academic Decathlon.

Squawk of the Day - Jan. 14, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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Shows offer variety for music fans

Jimmy Buffett, Eric Church, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the annual Wanee Festival shows are on tap.

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Imani Winds will perform

A grant to Albany State University’s Lyceum Committee brings the renowned Imani Woods to the Municipal Auditorium.

42 arrested in drug operation

The Pataula Judicial Circuit Regional Drug Task Force arrests 42 in seven counties and two cities Thursday.

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Dougherty County Jail Report Jan. 5-12, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 5-12, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Ron Paul bigger winner in New Hampshire

And it matters not whether you find amusement in libertarians practicing dynastic succession. What Paul has already wrought is a signal achievement, the biggest story yet of this presidential campaign.

Baker County FSA Office may face consolidation

A public meeting is scheduled in Baker County for comments on a proposed consolidation of the Farm Service Agency there.

Exchange Club starting plans for coon hunt

The coon hunt is scheduled for Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

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Man sought for robbery

APD officers ask for community help in identifying man wanted for stealing cash from a customer at a convenience store Dec. 2.

Baker Grand Jury caps school probe

The Grand Jury ends its six-month investigation by recommending sweeping changes to the Baker County School Board.

Ben Streeter

Ben Streeter, 65, Waycross, died January 8, 2012

William Emmett Mitchell, III

William Emmett Mitchell, III, 76, Jonesboro, died January 9, 2012

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams, 79, Byromville, GA, died January 12, 2012

Donnie Lester

Donnie Lester, 49, Snellville, died January 9, 2012

Jerome Washington

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

Mamie Rose Ford Royal

Mamie Rose Ford Royal, 79, Cordele, died January 12, 2012

Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson, 92, Edison, died January 12, 2012

David Barnes

David Barnes, Jr., 31, Tifton, died January 7, 2012

Larry Bass

Larry Bass, 68, Richland, died January 11, 2012

Juanita Marshall

Juanita Marshall, 63, Sylvester, died January 12, 2012

Elton Ray Dydell

Elton Ray Dydell, 56, died January 11, 2012

Ruby G. Ezell

Ruby G. Ezell, 92, Bainbridge, died January 11, 2012

Rickman C. Anglin

Rickman C. Anglin, 78, Albany,died January 12, 2012

Mary Cliff Gergen

Mary Cliff Gergen, 89, Albany, died January 12, 2012

Juanita Gibbs Ivey

uanita Gibbs Ivey, 94, Richland, died January 12, 2012

Muriel Redd Everett

Muriel Redd Everett, 73, Moultrie, died January 12, 2012

James A. Dodson

James A. Dodson, Sumter County, died January 8, 2012

Georgia ranks 7th in nation on new education report

Georgia ranks 7th in the nation for overall education quality, according to an Education Week report released Thursday.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU men’s hoops crushes Benedict, top team in conference, 65-51; Lady Rams fall in double overtime

The Rams knock off Benedict --- the conference's top team --- Thursday night on the road, while the women lose a heartbreaker in double overtime. (ADDS: items on Darton women losing to Georgia Perimeter; Andrew falling to East Georgia; and Albany Tech men and women splitting with Central Georgia Tech; also, Darton's Mitchell named Region XVII Player of the Week; Darton wrestling team's next match; and ASU's conference tourney heading to Atlanta).

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Cuthbert set to dedicate gym, honor a legend tonight

Tonight in Randolph County, Red Devil Nation is ready to give back to a man who gave them so much when Joe Williams, the legendary boys basketball coach who died last year, will have Randolph-Clay’s sparkling new gym — the construction for which was just finished last month — named in his honor tonight between the boys and girls teams take the floor to face Calhoun County.

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Hawks lose Horford for 3-4 months with shoulder injury, then go out and blast Bobcats

Atlanta announces before Thursday's game against Charlotte -- an 111-81 rout -- that All-Star center Al Horford has a torn muscle in his shoulder and likely won't return for any of the Hawks' regular season.

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Former Vols QB Shuler enjoys annual return to Albany for Celebrity Quail Hunt

With his new career as a U.S. Congressman in North Carolina full-speed ahead these days, former Tennessee and NFL quarterback Heath Shuler still finds time for the annual Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail Hunt in Southwest Georgia, where he’s also a part landowner of Wynfield Plantation.

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Westover ace Daniel takes D-I talent to Gordon in hopes of being drafted into majors next year

Westover left-handed pitcher Robert Daniel, who has led the state in all classifications in strikeouts the past two years, signs his letter-of-intent to attend Gordon College in Barnesville on Thursday at the school with the hopes that after one year he can sign on with a major league franchise.

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Dueling at Darton

Darton is the setting for the biggest night of basketball games so far this season as two big showdowns take place between Albany High’s boys and girls and Thomasville, coupled with the classic city rivalry games between Westover’s boys and girls — both ranked No. 1 in The Herald — and Monroe.