News for Monday, January 30, 2012

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PREP PEEK: Bainbridge boys, Pelham girls move up; Calhoun boys new No. 5

Westover’s history-making Lady Patriots stay at the top of the Fab 5 girls poll at 22-0, and Albany’s Indians remain the team to beat in the boys poll, but there is also plenty of movement this week as Pelham and Monroe’s girls and Bainbridge’s boys both move up, while Calhoun County’s boys — winners of eight in a row — make their debut at No. 5. (ADDS: New Herald Fab 5 boys, girls polls; By The Numbers; Quote of the Week; Games of the Week; and area schedule)

The Buzz Jan. 31 2012

Jackie Robinson essay contest continues through Feb. 28 CAIRO — Seventh-graders in Southwest Georgia are being invited to compete in an essay contest that pays tribute to Cairo native Jackie Robinson,

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Moping can keep you down

Moping doesn’t mobilize. This thought occurred to me recently when I temporarily succumbed to a moment of frustration over the demands on my time.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 31, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 50 incidents

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Adams, father of UGA President, dies

Hubert W. Adams of Stone Mountain, a former Albany resident and the father of University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams, died Sunday.

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Robert 'Bob' White to be buried today

Bob White was widely known for operating Bob White Rents on Broad Avenue, which he opened in 1957.

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Empty Bowls a sellout for Meals on Wheels

The first Empty Bowls event sells hand-made bowls and a variety of soup to benefit those in need.

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Work under way on school, road project

A new Lee County elementary school is expected to open in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year.

Former owner of downtown Albany landmark dies

Madeleine Lisenbee died Jan. 25 and was buried Saturday, according to her obituary.

Robbery, stabbing among weekend incidents

An aggravated assault and firing a gun within the city limits were included in the arrests the Albany Police Department made over the weekend.

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Dougherty's longtime clerk Engram to retire

Jawahn Ware will take over as clerk of the Dougherty County Commission after longtime Dougherty County Clerk Barbara Engram retires today.

Police investigate gasoline thefts

The Dougherty County Police Department is soliciting the public’s help in catching someone who has reportedly been stealing items from the Dougherty County Public Works building on Habersham Road.

APD continues to look for suspects

Jawaskie Luke and Leslie Thomas are among two suspects that continue to be on the run from the Albany Police Department, according to police officials.

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Two teens arrested on entering auto charges

Clifford Vansant and Austin Bentley were arrested early Monday for three counts each of entering auto in a Leesburg neighborhood.

Senate passes bill creating 'Sunset committee'

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ASU Dining Services to host Student Appreciation Day today

Aramark is seeking to inform students of the food services offered at ASU.

Agency review idea has merit

Right after death and taxes, the surest thing is that a government agency, once created, will go on for quite a while, regardless of whether it's needed.

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Are we headed to war through weakness?

One of the memorable slogans from the Reagan administration was "peace through strength." Reagan believed a strong defense was a safeguard against enemy attacks and the best hope of victory should America go to war.

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Class inequalities should be examined, not derided

When Ronald Reagan spoke those words, the American economy was still a colossus astride the globe -- its workers unchallenged by the Chinese, undaunted by the Japanese and South Koreans, barely aware of low-wage Mexicans. American factories still hummed with the hustle of well-paid workers assembling automobiles, stitching garments and making reams of silver halide film.

Squawk of the day - Jan. 31, 2012

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Nina Bond

Nina Faye Bond, 96, formerly of Pelham, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Robert White

Mr. Robert W. "Bob" White 95 of Albany died on January 27, 2012

Geraldine Johnson

Geraldine (Gerry) Ollie Westberry Johnson, 83, of Cotton, Georgia died in the early am of Sunday, January 29, 2012

William Meredith

William Jackson "Billy" Meredith, 62, of Camilla, died Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Man faces charge in Tifton homicide

David Barnes, 31, was murdered in Tifton on Jan. 7.

John Walton

Mr. John Walton, 48, of Cuthbert died on January 26, 2012

Geneva Wright

Geneva Wright, 104, of Pelham died on January 30, 2012

Ginger Watson

Mrs. Ginger Watson, 61, of Lee County died Monday Jan 30, 2012

John Lane

Mr. John Eric Lane, 51, of Albany died on January 30, 2012

Burnell Bryant

Burnell Lee Bryant, 93, of Fitzgerald, GA died Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lloyd Adams, Sr.

Lloyd Adams, Sr., 52, of Donalsonville died on January 25, 2012

Leonard Hines, Jr.

Mr. Leonard Calvine Hines, Jr., 69, of Albany died on January 29, 2012

Marietta family among Florida wreck victims (Update: 1:35 p.m.)

Several members of a Marietta family died in Sunday’s fiery multi-car pileup on I-75 in Florida.

Clara Yancey

Clara Williams Yancey, 88, of Fernandina Beach, FL, (formerly of Fitzgerald) died Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mamie Foster

Mamie Foster, 90, of Albany died on January 25, 2012

Raymond Brown

Raymond Brown, 71, of Albany died on January 29, 2012

Roy Freeman

Mr. Roy Lee Freeman of Baker County died January 28, 2012

Mayhue Tomberlin

Mayhue Tomberlin, 68, of Fitzgerald, died Saturday, January 28, 2012

Carter Center gets $40M to eradicate Guinea worm

The Carter Center on Monday announced it received $40 million in donations.