News for Monday, January 23, 2012


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Regret can only hold you back

If you have lived for a good number of years, you might have, at one time or another, thought, “if I knew then what I know now, I would not have taken some of the paths I did.”

City commission meeting rescheduled

The Albany Herald received notice from City Clerk Sonja Tolbert Friday that the Albany City Commission’s night meeting this week has been moved from tonight to Wednesday.

Two burglary arrests made

The Albany Police Department Property Unit announced Monday the arrest of two burglary suspects.

Anti-immigration GOP will lose Latino voters

Which of a long list of shortcomings doomed Rick Perry's campaign for the presidency?

Pelham noted for preservation work

A small Southwest Georgia city gets recognized for its efforts in historic preservation.

APD probing assaults

Albany police investigate two early morning incidents on Sunday in which knifes were used against several victims.

Man shot during armed robbery (UPDATE from APD detectives)

A man was shot in the hand Monday during the course of an armed robbery at a north Albany convenience store.

Police, Fire, EMS report for Jan. 24

Authorities probe possible arson

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Democrats seek repeal of immigration crackdown

State lawmakers will take another look at an immigration law that has been targeted as a detriment to Georgia's agriculture industry.

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Session focuses on identity theft

A program will allow area law enforcement officials to learn how to more effectively investigate identity theft cases.

Squawk of the day - Jan. 24, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

County Commission talks upbeat economic report

Elimination of the sales tax on energy for manufacturers is gaining momentum among lawmakers, officials say.

The Dougherty County Commission ended its regular meeting Monday on an upbeat note, talking about a recent report from state economic experts who said that Albany was doing a better job than the state as a whole creating jobs.

Stephen Reynolds

Steven J. "Steve" Reynolds, 52, of Camilla, died Sunday, January 22, 2012

Donald Luckey

Mr. Donald (Don) "Luckey" Barfield Luckey, 70, died January 22, 2012

Martha McGraw

Mrs. Martha Venters McGraw, of Albany died Monday

Onieta Rich

Ms. Rich passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jane Daniels

Jane Chancey Daniels, 83, passed away peacefully with her sons by her side at Willson Hospice House on Sunday Jan. 22, 2012

George Allen

George Conner Allen, 84, of Leary, GA, died Sunday January 22, 2012

Ira Nichols

Mr. Ira J. Nichols, 71, of Poulan died Sunday January 22, 2012

Larry Davis

Larry Michael Davis, 55, of Albany died Saturday, January 21, 2012

Arthur Holcombe, III

Mr. Arthur "Sonny" Webb Holcombe, III, 63, of Toccoa, formerly of Dawson, passed away January 7, 2012

Anthony Gray

Mr. Anthony Gray, 56 of Bronwood, GA died on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bernice Hayes

Mrs. Bernice Hayes, 79, died on January 22, 2012

William Hicks

Mr. William "Bill" Hicks, 65, died on January 22, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed for GPS tracking

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects.

Raymond Redmon

Mr. Raymond Redmon, 74, of Albany died on January 22, 2012

James Taylor

James W. Taylor, 81, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012

Newbery, Caldecott winners announced

The Newbery and Caldecott prizes, the most prestigious in children's literature, were announced Monday by the American Library Association.

Doris Palmer

Doris Taylor Palmer, 83, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Lost court documents recovered

A third-party company, IronData, was able to recover the documents, Evonne Mull says.

UPDATE: Hundreds of thousands of digital court documents thought to have been lost when the Clerk of Court's database and its backup mysteriously failed, have now been recovered, Dougherty County Clerk Evonne Mull says.

Willie Collins

Mr. Willie Frank Collins of Sylvester, GA, departed this life on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Alabama searchers going house-to-house (updated 8:50 a.m.)

Searchers in the Birmingham area were going from house-to-house early Monday in an effort to rescue people trapped in their homes.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Florida State stuns Duke at the buzzer

Florida State's Michael Snaer hits a 3-pointer as time expire to beat No. 4 Duke, 76-73, Saturday, snapping Duke's 45-game home winning streak (ADDS: Items on No. 1 Syracuse falling to Notre Dame, Georgia losing to Ole Miss).

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Greene-r Pastures

Rashad Greene never wanted to leave home — but he knew that a bigger, brighter world of football awaited him outside of Albany. And after taking his talents to national powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas and eventually Florida State, three years later, he’s now right where he hoped — and everyone back home in Southwest Georgia expected him -— to be: one of the fastest rising stars in the nation.

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Super rematch

The Giants’ 20-17 overtime victory against the 49ers in the NFC championship game sets up a Super Bowl rematch with New England, which New York won four years ago.