News for Saturday, January 28, 2012


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Ex-ACRI Director Formwalt ‘comes out’

Lee Formwalt is a man of varied and large talents. He gained renown as a college professor, an activist, an author and as director of the local Albany Civil Rights Institute. Under his guidance, the museum’s attendance and relevance soared.

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Weaving Life

Theatre Albany celebrates Black History Month with the story of a farming family whose history becomes a work of art.

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Six foods the experts will not eat

Year after year, eating healthier and getting fit are among the top New Year’s Resolutions.

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On Stage with ... Valerie Williams

Taking the stage for the first time with Theatre Albany this week is Valerie Williams, interim director of business and industries and the economic development department at Albany Technical College.

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Looking Back Jan. 29 2012

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

Births Jan. 29 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Jan. 17-22.

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ASU’s Hill to be honored by University of Iowa

James L. Hill, professor of English and chair of the Department of English, Modern Languages and Mass Communication at Albany State University, was selected to be a member of the 2012 Class of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Fellows at the University of Iowa.

Supplier sent faulty parts to MCA

In all known cases, the parts sent to military installations by Roger Charles Day Jr. and his conspirators could not be used for their intended purpose.

Bridge builders to return to ASU

Albany State University will host the annual Southwest Georgia Model Bridge-building Competition on Feb. 25 in the HPER Gymnasium.

Camilla to host arts exposition

Camilla Chamber of Commerce will host its annual five-day Southern Rivers Fine Arts Exposition beginning Feb. 5.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Jan. 29, 2012

The APD responds to at least 29 incidents

Community Calendar - Jan. 29, 2012

Here are the area's coming events.

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On the Job with Rashelle Beasley

Danny Carter holds a Q-and-A with Rashelle Beasley, interim director of the Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Kitchen inspections for Jan. 29, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty, Lee and Worth counties.

Serviceman in focus - Shane Jackson

Shane Jackson, formerly of Leesburg, has been awarded the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.

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Red Tails included Albany pilots

A new blockbuster movie hits close to home for an Albany man whose brother was among those who inspired the film.

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Puppies a big hit at exposition

The United Kennel Club Winter Classic Coon Hunt's daytime show put smiles on faces but tears flowed too.

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Exchangite a hit with agricultural fairs group

Nominated by his Exchange Club of Albany colleagues, H. Joe "Skip" Nichols receives the Georgia Fairman of the Year award.

School lunches need overhaul

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a revamping of school meals that has been a long time coming -- a decade and a half, to be exact.

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Residence is foundation of Romney's problems

Mitt Romney was born and raised in Michigan and has ties to Utah. Yet he chose to make his career, both in business and politics, in Massachusetts. Nearly every political problem Romney has today, at least those involving his policy positions, stems from that one decision.

Charles Mitchell

Charles (Charlie) Mitchell, formerly of Albany, GA and presently of Monroe, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2012

O. Grey Rawls

Dr. O. Grey Rawls, Jr. MD passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012

Olivia McClain

Olivia C. McClain, 72, of Newton, died Friday, January 27, 2012

Mary McKnight

Mary Jo Poulsen McKnight, 47, of Lee County, GA, died January 25, 2012

Danny Ouzts

Mr. Danny Ouzts, 50, of Cairo, Georgia, died Friday, January 27, 2012

Mary Wallace

Mrs. Mary Wallace, 92, died January 27, 2012

Virgil Mixon

Virgil L. Mixon, 92, of Ocilla died Friday, January 27, 2012

Lucile Shedrick

Mrs. Lucile Key-Shedrick, 74, of Albany died on January 27, 2012

Robert White

Mr. Robert "Bob" White of Albany died Friday, January 27, 2012

Rachel Walton

Mrs. Rachel Clemons Walton of Sumter County died on January 25, 2012

Antonio Small

Mr. Antonio Small, 39, of Albany died on January 27, 2012

Freddie Temple

Mr. Freddie Temple of Ashburn, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, January 27, 2012

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Deerfield drops rival Sherwood --- again

For the second time this season, Deerfield's boys and girls basketball teams take down cross-town rival Sherwood, this time at home.

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Djokovic wins marathon match to set up Nadal final

One day after Nadal beat Roger Federer, Novak Djokovich holds on to knock off Andy Murray in five sets, setting up an Australian Open final between the world's top two players.

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SGA boys avenge loss to Fullington, secure No. 1 seed in GISA Region 3-AA

The Warriors seize control of first place in GISA Region 3-AA after opening up Friday’s game against Fullington on a 29-4 run — which all started with a highlight-reel alley-oop between cousins Alex and McKinley Chambless.

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Westover girls sneak by Cairo, move to 21-0

The Westover Express forges ahead Friday night as The Herald No. 1 and No. 2 state-ranked Lady Patriots handle region foe Cairo to push their perfect record to 21-0. (ADDS: Westover boys thumping Cairo, 60-42)

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: T-Ville boys hold down high-scoring Early, 58-34

The Herald No. 2 Early boys basketball team scored a paltry 34 points Friday night in a 24-point loss to Region 1-AA rival Thomasville, dropping the Bobcats into a tie for second place. (ADDS: items on Pelham boys and girls; Crisp Academy girls; Westwood boys and girls; Crisp County boys and girls; Dougherty boys and girls; Bainbridge boys and girls; Calhoun County boys and girls; Terrell Academy girls; and Terrell County boys and girls).

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Darton athletics recognized nationally Friday

Darton men's soccer coach Bart Sasnett was named the NJCAA Coach of the Year on Friday, while the Darton fall sports teams finished ranked No. 4 in the nation.

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Miracle in Motown for the Hawks

Down by six points to Detroit with less than 35 seconds to go Friday night, the Hawks hit two 3s to send the game to overtime, where they ran away from the Pistons for a stunning 107-101 win.

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Darton baseball opens season with road win

The Cavaliers’ first game without longtime coach Glenn Eames, who retired after last season, is a success Friday as Darton opens its 2012 campaign with a comeback win.

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Hicks call its quits

Dougherty football coach Jesse Hicks resigns Friday after two years and a 3-17 record as the coach of the Trojans.

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Herald No. 1 Indians survive test from 1-AA foe Cook

The Herald’s No. 1 Albany High Indians win a crucial Region 1-AA game on the road, easing away, 54-42, against a Cook team they beat in overtime in the first meeting.

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CAAM summit seeks to enable students

Officials with the Albany-based Center for the African-American Male hope to plant positive seeds in young students.