News for Wednesday, January 4, 2012


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Giants' pass rush plans to rock Falcons' world

The Giants’ defensive linemen have come alive just at the right time — and that’s bad news for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons heading into their NFC wild card showdown Sunday in the Big Apple.

Squawk of the Day - Jan. 5, 2012

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Alabama embarrasses Georgia Tech, 73-48, as SEC opener with UGA looms; FSU crushes Auburn; Temple stuns No. 3 Duke

Alabama crushes Georgia Tech late Tuesday night as its SEC opener against Georgia looms Saturday.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Darton women’s hoops set for home region duel today vs. East Georgia; GSW women stay hot, crush Coastal Georgia

The Lady Cavs come off their holiday break and jump right back into Region XVII play tonight.

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Welcome to the Big Show: LSU, ’Bama land in New Orleans

With the biggest game of the college football season just five days away, No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama arrive in New Orleans on Wednesday.

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Could LSU still finish No. 1, even if it loses to ’Bama?

National poll voters are already debating on crowning LSU the champ even if it loses to Alabama.

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Game faces on

Reinvigorated Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t even want to talk about his playoff record because he says what happened in the past doesn’t mean a thing heading into Sunday’s NFC wild card showdown with the New York Giants.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 5, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 23 incidents.

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AARC plans pair of autism workshops

ALBANY — The Albany Adovacy Resource Center is conducting a pair of workshops next week and next month for those whose lives are impacted by autism.

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Coaster caps off rollicking holiday

I just returned from a glorious trip to Orlando with the wife, 7-year-old hurricane boy, and 8-year-old princess girl.

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Carter’s latest book offers lessons in faith

Former President Jimmy Carter has penned 26 different books, including childhood memoirs, treatises on the Middle East and accounts of his presidency. But none is like his latest, which offers 366 devotionals, each with a biblical passage, a personal story and an original prayer.

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Hospital board updated on Phoebe North, Morningside

The process of working out a lease for Phoebe North is expected to take six to eight months, according to Phoebe’s CEO.

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RiverQuarium turtles ride the waves again

The Flint RiverQuarium will launch its popular turtle race this Saturday and make some lucky person very happy.

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It is never too late to right a wrong

Albany State University recently conferred honorary degrees on more than two dozen former students who were expelled from the college in 1961 for their participation in civil rights activities.

Campaign more than just a game

Former speaker of the U.S. House Newt Gingrich was no doubt smarting after what appeared to be a sure win in Iowa a month ago morphed into a distant fourth-place finish when the caucus votes were counted, but he did hit the nail squarely on the head with a comment he made Wednesday.

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We are women; we are undefeatable

For the past week, the front section of The New York Times’ Dec. 28 issue has been sitting on my kitchen counter in Ohio, growing increasingly crinkled from use and sprinkled with circles, arrows and the occasional exclamation point.

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2 resign, 2 fired in CRCT scandal

The Dougherty County School System School Board reassigns 13 teachers and three principals at a special called meeting.

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Giants’ DL Tuck begins pre-game trash talk by calling Falcons’ offensive line dirty

Justin Tuck says the Giants have heard the whispers around the NFL that the Atlanta Falcons' offensive line doesn't play by the rules, and he hopes the officials have their eyes peeled during their NFC wild card matchup Sunday.

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TUESDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 1 Westover girls rout Cairo, move to 11-0

After taking most of December off, the Lady Patriots return well-rested Tuesday night and rout region rival Cairo to remain unbeaten. (ADDS: items of Westover boys, Albany High boys, Randolph-Clay boys and girls, Monroe boys and girls, Deerfield boys and girls, Terrell Academy girls, Crisp Academy girls, Crisp County girls, Dougherty girls, Sherwood boys and girls and SGA boys and girls).

Carolyn Story

Carolyn H. Story, 93, of Huntsville, AL passed away Monday

William Eubanks

Will Eubanks, 32, of Jacksonville, Fl., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011

Minnie Knight

Minnie Elizabeth "Liz" Jones Knight, 87, of Savannah, went home to be with her Lord on January 2, 2012

Kate Owens

Ms. Katherine Pendleton Lenhardt Owens, 83, of Albany, GA, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012

Julie Watson

Julie Ann Billings McClung Watson, 39, of Leesburg, GA., died Tuesday January 3, 2012

Robert Hartley, Sr.

Robert (Bob) W. Hartley, Sr., 84, of Leesburg, GA, died Tuesday January 3, 2012

Wilma Loyd

Mrs. Wilma J. Loyd, 71, of Oakfield died Tuesday January 3, 2012

Lori Adams

Mrs. Lori Hibble Adams, 27, of Ashburn died Tuesday January 3, 2012

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson, 53, of Leesburg, GA, finished his journey on earth December 28, 2011

John Mansfield, Jr.

Mr. John Mansfield, Jr., 70, of Newark City, New Jersey, formerly of Meigs, Ga passed in Newark City

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ADICA to weigh property purchase proposal

If brought to fruition, a proposal from a developer could lead to hundreds of thousands and possibly millions over the long-term, officials say.

A developer’s proposal could bring hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of dollars to the city of Albany.

Asperline Johnson

Mrs. Asperline Johnson of Pelham, Ga. passed on January 3, 2012

Stacey Johnson

Ms. Stacey Lynn Johnson, 42, Camilla, Ga, passed on January 1, 2012

Ollie Walker

Ollie Bell Walker, 98, of Leary died Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Willie D. Williams

Willie D. Williams, 91, of Albany died Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Antonio Green

Mr. Antonio Green, 33, of Albany died January 3, 2012

Janie Pate

Mrs. Pate died Tuesday at her residence in Sycamore

John Young, Jr.

John Ezra "Johnny" Young, Jr., 62, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Larry Roberts

Mr. Larry Roberts, 54 of Albany, GA died on Thursday, December 29, 2011

John Griffin

John E. "Dutch" Griffin, 86, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died Monday, January 2, 2012

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Albany house damaged by fire

A residence on Cherry Avenue has been damaged by fire this morning. There are no reported injuries.

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Jamison closing Albany mattress plant, 43 people to be laid off

Mattress manufacturer will consolidate operations.

A mattress manufacturer that has had a presence in Albany since 1961 plans to consolidate local operations with a plant in Tennessee.

Two south Georgia cases set for high court arguments

The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday concerning a pair of cases that originated in Southwest Georgia.

Ozzie Simpson

Mrs. Ozzie Simpson of Americus died on January 3, 2012

Romney takes Iowa primary

Narrow Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney is looking toward the next-up New Hampshire primary.

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Michigan beats Va. Tech in Sugar Bowl, 23-20

Brendan Gibbons drills a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift Michigan to a 23-20 victory against Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

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ASU men, women’s hoops teams lock up pair of conference wins vs. Lane

Badly in need of some wins, the Albany State men’s and women’s basketball teams get just that Tuesday when they sweep Lane at HPER in their return from holiday break.

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Great to be Young

Four years after leaving Deerfield as its all-time leading scorer for a bright career at Clemson, former Knights star Andre Young has his No. 11 retired during a long-awaited ceremony at the school.

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Deng's layup with 3.7 left leads Bulls past Hawks

The Hawks led nearly the entire game, but they couldn't beat their second East top dog in two days, losing, 76-74.

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State-ranked Thomasville can't stop Herald No. 5 Early County boys

The Bobcats are making a case as the best team in Southwest Georgia as they improve to 10-1 overall after Tuesday’s convincing home win against state-ranked Thomasville, 67-61.

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Lions' pick of ex-UGA star Stafford has taken franchise to new heights

Matt Stafford's arm and infectious confidence has taken the Detroit Lions from recent NFL laughingstock to the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

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GSW men’s, women’s hoops teams both get great news on Tuesday

Georgia Southwestern women's basketball team earns votes in the NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll this week for the first time ever, while men's star Phillips Brown is named the Peach Belt Conference's Player of the Week for the fourth time in three years.