News for Sunday, January 29, 2012


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Life saved leaves a long legacy

In a letter to the editor, Duane "Banjo" Davis says a life saved leaves a long legacy.

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Easy in The Big Easy

The Hawks jump out to a 27-11 lead after the first quarter and cruise to a 94-72 win against the lowly New Orleans Hornets on Sunday, winning their fourth out of their last five games.

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Arthur Berry honored

Lynn Kennedy, left, shares a dance with local artist and educator Arthur Berry Friday night during the Albany Museum of Art’s reception in Berry’s honor recognizing a lifetime of work. A newly published book called “Arthur Berry: A Lifetime of Painting” which includes 50 color reproductions highlighting his career is available by calling the museum at (229) 439-8400. See if you were SPOTTED at

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Actors salute their own at SAG awards

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Rock holds off McIlroy, Tiger at Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods’ ball striking left him Sunday and he couldn’t keep up with Englishman Robert Rock, who stayed poised in the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship to hold off Woods and Rory McIlroy to win his second tournament title.

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Patriots arrive in Indy to kick off Super Bowl week

The Patriots step off the plane on Sunday and into a state where they are hated by Colts fans, but New England coach Bill Belichick and his players are all smiles as they give their first of several press conferences preceding Sunday’s Super Bowl against the New York Giants.

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Djokovic wins Aussie Open in longest final

In an Australian Open men’s final match that lasts a record 5 hours and 53 minutes, Novak Djokovic comes back after getting broken in the fifth set by Rafael Nadal to win his fifth Grand Slam and third in a row.

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GSW men, women swept

The Georgia Southwestern men’s and women’s basketball teams lose at home Sunday to Peach Belt Conference foe UNC Pembroke.

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Darton drops first game of young season

Darton freshman pitcher Ryan Lemonds gives up three runs in the first inning in an 8-1 loss to Central Alabama on Sunday, but Cavs coach Scot Hemmings is coming home from Panama City with a 2-1 record and plenty of confidence in his team.

Fathers challenge jail sentences for child support

Five fathers are behind a legal challenge targeting the practice of imprisoning parents who cannot make their child support payments.

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APD reviving cold murder cases

The Albany Police Department takes on cases deemed cold to pump for new information and solve them.

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Alice Coachman subject of new children's book

Former Olympic athlete Alice Coachman is featured in a new historic children's book.

Elizabeth McNeely

Mrs. Elizabeth Kearse McNeely passed away on Saturday January 28, 2012

Sadie Redden

Deaconess Sadie Mae Hayward Redden went home to be with the Lord on January 27th

Patricia Wilkin

Mrs. Patricia Wilkin of Colquitt died Friday, January 27, 2012

Ray Freeman

Mr. Ray Lee Freeman, 62, of Newton died on January 28, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Christopher Tuggle

Krista Marie Brodbeck and Brandon Christopher Tuggle

Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Hitt McCorkle

Elizabeth McDonald and Joshua Alan Hitt McCorkle

Robert White

Mr. Robert Ward White 95 of Albany died on January 27, 2012

Harold Harris

Mr. Harold Thomas Harris, 63, of Albany died on January 29, 2012

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AUSSIE OPEN NOTEBOOK: Georgia teen wins girls title Down Under; Bryan Bros. fall short of record-setting 12th doubles title

The state of American men’s and women’s professional tennis may be in shambles right now with no U.S. player making it past the Round of 16 this year at the Aussie Open, but don’t tell that to Stockbridge, Ga., teen Taylor Townsend, 15, who not only won the junior title Saturday Down Under, she may have single-handedly given hope to the future of the sport in the United States.

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Still got it

In his 10th year in the league, Albany native Deion Branch is just a week away from playing in his third career Super Bowl — all with New England — and considering the high level he’s still playing at, this may very well not be his last.

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Azarenka wins Aussie Open, first major

Victoria Azarenka not only routs Maria Sharapova in the Aussie open women's final Saturday for her first majors title, but in doing so becomes the No. 1-ranked player in the world.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton baseball picks up win No. 2; ASU men, Darton women's hoops both win Saturday

The Darton baseball team is off to a 2-0 start to the 2012 season after Saturday's 3-1 win against Gulf Coast.

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Tiger shoots 66 to share lead in Abu Dhabi

Tiger Woods is on the verge of his second victory since his fall from grace two years ago as he is now tied for the lead at the Abu Dhabi Championship after three rounds.

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Pregnancy can leave you 'defeeted'

She was having a hard time.

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Ex-Ga. Tech men’s coach Cremins falls ill, leaves College of Charleston team for remainder of season

Former Georgia Tech men’s hoops coach Bobby Cremins, who spent 19 years in Atlanta, will miss the rest of the season with College of Charleston due to an undisclosed illness.

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Injured GSW star Brown may still return to help struggling Hurricanes

GSW’s men’s basketball team is mired in a slump right now, including a tough home loss Saturday to Francis Marion, and things won’t get any easier with leading scorer Phillip Brown going down last week with a torn MCL, although Brown told The Herald on Saturday he is optimistic he will return this year — his final season wearing the blue and gold.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

Providence Canyon to host Geology Day

Providence Canyon State Park will host its Geology Day on Feb. 11.

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Terrell boys whip Westover for the fifth time in a row

Herald Super 6er Dekoven Ware has another big night against Westover as Terrell County beats the Patriots, 66-55, for its fifth straight win against the Class AAA power in the last three years.

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OUTDOOR COLUMN: Spring turkeys not my cup of tea

Herald outdoor columnist Bob Kornegay would rather be fishing even though spring-like weather has made turkey hunting ideal.

Chamber ensemble to perform at Darton

Darton College’s Arts at Darton Recital Series will present Ensemble Chaconne at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 in the Darton Theatre.

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SATURDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Albany boys down rival Dougherty, 53-38

The Herald No. 1 Indians beat city rival Dougherty for the second time this season Saturday. (ADDS: items on Albany girls; Dougherty girls; Lee County boys and girls; Bainbridge boys and girls; Randolph-Clay boys and girls; Early County boys; and Seminole County boys and girls)

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Herald Outdoors Writer Bob Kornegay talks this week to renowned wildlife biologist Bruce Todd, who breaks down the three most common waterfowl found in North America that can readily be observed by birdwatchers in the South.

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Westover girls top Terrell, roll record to 22-0

The Herald No. 1 Westover girls stay perfect and move to 22-0 with a 36-21 win against Terrell County on Saturday night in a game Herald Super 6ers DyTiesha Dunson and Ieshia Young both sit out to catch some rest before the stretch run.

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Young shines again for Clemson

In what looked like a lost season early on for Clemson, which struggled mightily at the beginning of the year, has completely turned around as of late — thanks in large part to senior point guard and former Deerfield star Andre Young.