News for Saturday, January 21, 2012


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Roll down the windows and let’s go ride

It was something we just did, sometimes early in the afternoon or late in the day before the sun went down. Most likely it was Sunday, sometimes Saturday but most always Sunday after lunch was done and Shirley Temple was over on television.

Births Jan. 22

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Dec. 29 - Jan. 16.

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Believing in benefits keeps program on track

After recently finishing my first workout after celebrating another birthday, I reflected on how my goals have changed in the past 38 years that I have been working out.

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Looking Back Jan. 22

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

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Gingrich storms to South Carolina victory

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset victory in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and suddenly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Officials: Motocross facility an RV park

Albany and Dougherty County officials charge that raw sewage is being dumped at the site.

Education Notebook - Jan. 22, 2012

Education Notebook - Jan. 22, 2012

We should live not by sight, but by faith

A group of conservative evangelical leaders met in Texas last weekend and endorsed a Roman Catholic for president.

GOP candidates sharpen barbs

By now, it's likely that Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina primary in a contest that is narrowing to a two-man battle.

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Osteopathic physicians on the rise

D.O.s have been around for more than a century and today they specialize in everything from dermatology to psychiatry.

Mysterious tradition ends

One of the more enduring and mysterious traditions in America has been the "Poe Toaster."

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A mother's love and grief are never-ending

She hates that she cries, calls herself a "sissy" as she brushes away the tears, but the anguish that has taken up permanent residence in Dolores Presley's soul surfaces anew as she shares the last note her son wrote to her.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 22, 2012

Police respond to at least 52 incidents

Expert: Albany faring better than state in recovery

Unlike Georgia as a whole, Albany was able to create jobs in 2011.

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Model railroads bring young, old together

The lure of riding the the rails in miniature brings all ages to the Flint River Model Railroad Club's Train Show.

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Author writes of simple days in Pelham

A retired Thomasville coach and educator tells about his life "back when" in south Georgia.

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Gun show a hit every three months in Albany

The Gunrunner Shows produced Albany Gun & Knife Show Sale at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds continues today.

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Business leaders assume key roles

Several area business have taken important state positions.

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On the Job with Bobby McKinney

Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a Q&A with Bobby McKinney, interim CEO of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

Kitchen inspections for January 22, 2012

Listed are the recent kitchen inspections done by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Office.

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VIDEO: Severe weather sweeps through South Georgia

Video of Saturday afternoon storms in Albany.

Jewell Eady Slappey

Jewell Eady Slappey, 95, Sumner, died January 21, 2012

Melvin H. Anderson

Melvin H. Anderson, 52, Albany, died January 20, 2012

Sally H. Bowers

Sally H. Bowers, 84, Pensacola, FL, died January 20, 201

Charles Lindberg Markland

Charles Lindberg Markland, 83, died January 21, 2012

Jerry Rhodes

Jerry Rhodes, 68, Norman Park, died January 21, 2012

David Paul Bogert Sr.

David Paul Bogert Sr., 60, Gypsum CO, died January 17, 2012

Hollis Floyd

Hollis Floyd, Americus, died January 20, 2012

Charles Lewis Watson

Charles Lewis Watson, 75, Leesburg, died January 20, 2012

Bonita Cross Henry

Bonita Cross Henry, 53, Donalsonville, died January 19, 2012

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Cougars get best of Greenwave in region shootout

Vincent Powell and Marquez Williams have big nights as the Calhoun boys bury Terrell County on Friday, 80-67, in a crucial 1-A showdown.

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Dougherty boys, girls cruise by Cairo in sweep

The Trojans’ defense locks down Cairo and gets a big second half from Darrell Anthony for the win, while The Herald No. 2 Lady Trojans crush the Syrupmaids by 20 during Friday night’s Region 1-AAA showdowns in Albany.

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Opportunity lost

The Albany High girls don’t capitalize on an opportunity to claim first place in Region 1-AA with a five-point loss at home Friday, falling two games behind region-leading Brooks County.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Turnovers, missed free throws doom Herald No. 3 Pelham girls

Pelham's 15-game win streak is snapped by Colquitt, who forced 17 turnovers and held Pelham to its lowest point total all season thanks to nine missed free throws. (ADDS: items on Monroe boys, Monroe girls, Americus-Sumter boys, Americus-Sumter girls, Westwood girls, Westwood girls, Miller County boys, Miller County girls, Seminole County boys, Seminole County girls, Deerfield boys, Deerfield girls, SGA boys, SGA girls, Randolph-Clay boys, Randolph-Clay girls, Sherwood boys, Sherwood girls, Early County boys and Westover girls.

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Hawks blow halftime lead, lose to 76ers by 14 --- and first place in East

Just like they have all season, the Hawks come out sluggish after halftime and watch an eight-point lead evaporate against the Philadelphia 76ers, who run away from Atlanta, 90-76, on Friday night.