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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton to host NJCAA National Championship tourney for men’s soccer; GSW releases men’s hoops schedule

The Darton College men’s soccer program will host the NJCAA nationals for the first time in November. (ADDS: GSW releases its men's basketball schdule and Andrew College's sophomore softball star Jennifer Donalson earns NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Award)

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Second woman player to ever make final table falls just short in 10th as WSOP Main Event reaches ‘Octo-Nine’

France’s Gaelle Bauman is eliminated in 10th place at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event late Monday, setting the stage for a race by the final nine players for the top prize of nearly $9 million in October.

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SEC newbies Texas A&M, Missouri confident they can compete for title in very first season

Texas A&M and Missouri are introduced as the newest members of the SEC during the conference’s annual Media Days on Tuesday.

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Knicks let Lin walk

Jeremy Lin is taking "Linsanity" to Houston after New York declined to re-sign the NBA breakout star by the deadline Tuesday night.

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Albany State picked to finish 2nd in East at conference's annual Kick-Off Luncheon

After years of being picked by the conference’s coaches to finish first, Albany State gets a rude awakening Tuesday at the annual kickoff luncheon in Atlanta when it’s tapped as the runner-up in the East Division to Morehouse.

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Helping others is the best legacy to give

Daddy and Mama both spent a lot of time seeing after the needs of others. They comforted, called and cooked for those who were, in some way, suffering.

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Albany High LB Young getting lots of D-I interest after strong summer showing

Albany High’s Juwon Young, who is only a rising junior, is having a breakout summer and getting praise from several prominent D-I coaches.

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Posey returns to Ga. as All-Star, leader of 1st-place Giants

In his second trip back to his home state since being drafted by in 2008, Leesburg’s Buster Posey talked to The Herald on Tuesday before the Giants faced the Braves about his amazing 2012 season that has included catching a perfect game, being the top NL All-Star vote-getter and the leader of first-place San Francisco.

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ELECTION 2012: Lee County Commission District 5 - Greg Frich

Constitution and Bible key of Frich campaign

A retired Marine is trying to unseat one of the incumbent members of the Lee County Commission.

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ELECTION 2012: Lee County Commission District 5 - Bill Williams

Williams offers Lee County fiscal responsibility

A Lee County CPA has made finances the major issue of his County Commission re-election campaign.

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Commissioners call for new safety policies

Three teens were arrested following a series of fights that disrupted a July 4 celebration in Albany.

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Residents frown on tax increase

Albany City Commissioners will vote on whether to increase property taxes July 24.

Retired DCPD captain honored

Albany Crime Stoppers honored retired Dougherty County Police Department Capt. Jimmy Sexton at its monthly meeting Tuesday with a plaque.

Boys with shotgun ends in tragedy

A 10-year-old Smithville boy died from a .410 shotgun wound to the leg after he was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation report.

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Lawsuit looms after crash

The families involved in a crash with an Albany Police Department vehicle June 30 retain lawyers.

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Health officials urge West Nile prevention

Health officials say no deaths related to West Nile virus have been reported so far this year in the United States.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 18, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 39 incidents.

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91-year-old woman's residence burglarized

Patrol and unmarked cars boxed in three juveniles on the 600 block of South Shadowlawn Drive at Lincoln Avenue as officers put them in handcuffs after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

State switches to single-drug execution method

Georgia announced Tuesday that it is switching immediately to single-drug executions from a three-drug combination, following the lead of several other states even as a death row case loomed.

Squawk of the Day - July 18, 2012

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Warren has knowledge, heart for State Court

In a letter to the editor, Dr. Earnest Brown Jr. of Albany says that Chris Warren has knowledge and heart for State Court.

Schools, T-SPLOST losses of local control

In a letter to the editor, Leigh Anne Bjerregarrd of Leesburg says that schools and T-SPLOST are losses of local government control.

Actions of Christians can confuse athiests

In a letter to the editor, Tony Wright of Albany says that the actions of Christians can confuse athiests.

Darrisaw would be fair, professional on bench

In a letter to the editor, Charles M. Mendenhall, M.D., says that Darrisaw would be fair and professional on bench.

So, who is this elusive 'somebody' Obama mentioned?

President Obama struck a raw nerve Friday when he made statements during a campaign swing through Pennsylvania that, in the eyes of many, denigrated entrepreneurship to little more than blind luck and the good works of every other person -- especially the government -- rather than the business person's own drive, sweat and initiative.

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T-SPLOST or not, Georgians will pay

None of us among this country's unwashed truly understands the complexities of government, its layered structure and intentionally confusing language cleverly designed to keep "outsiders" like us in the dark.

Cynthia Biller

Cynthia Hipps Biller, 34, of Lebanon, Tennessee, died Friday, July 13, 2012

Bradley Temples

Bradley (Brad) Keith Temples, 31, of Albany, GA died Sunday, July 15, 2012

Patrick Bish

Patrick Stephen Bish, 32, of Leesburg, GA died Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Helen Donahoue

Mrs. Helen Virginia Donahoue, 92, of Albany, passed away July 16, 2012

Glenn Scruggs, Jr.

Glenn Allen Scruggs, Jr., 71, of Phoenix, AL died on July 14, 2012

John Peavy

Mr. John H. Peavy of Worth County, Georgia, departed his life on Monday, July 17, 2012

Rickie Jenkins

Master Rickie Jenkins of Smithville died on July 16, 2012

Mary Oakley

Mary Elizabeth Mills Oakley, 86, of Blakely died on July 16, 2012

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When planning’s not enough, improvise

Change is the only constant in life. This true, albeit paradoxical assertion reminds us that sometimes things will not go according to plan. We can all think of a thing or 20 that have not gone as intended.

Shirley Bender

Shirley Ann Glass Bender, 74, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012

17 people hurt in Tuscaloosa, Ala., bar shooting

A gunman opened fire at a bar in the hometown of the University of Alabama.

Charles Evans, Jr.

Mr. Charles Evans, Jr., 87, of Tifton departed this life Monday July 16, 2012

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NBA NOTEBOOK: Knicks must decide today whether to bring back Linsanity; Hawks acquire Bulls sharpshooter Korver, waive Farmar

Jeremy Lin, the Knicks’ breakout star who took the NBA by storm this past season, is on his way to Houston if New York doesn’t match an offer from the Rockets by today at 11:59 p.m. (ADDS: items on Hawks' moves; Wade's ex-wife needing new attorney after 12th one quits in midst of custody battle; Heat-Clippers playing two games in China)

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Herald sports staff wins 17 GSWA awards

The Albany Herald sports department brings home 17 Georgia Sports Writers Association Awards — including six for first place — following Sunday’s annual banquet in Lawrenceville.

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OLYMPIC HOOPS ROUNDUP: U.S. men’s hoops team rallies for shaky, 80-69 exhibition victory against Brazil; American women roll

In its second Olympic tune-up game, the U.S. men get off to a shaky start, but thanks to reigning MVP LeBron James' 30 points, the Americans emerge with the win Monday night against a scrappy Brazil squad.

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COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER OLYMPICS -- 9 days: Olympic officials shrug off series of embarrassing setbacks in preparation

With the Summer Olympics just nine days away from starting, officials Tuesday said they were dealing with nothing more than minor setbacks, despite the fact they’re short on security and some venues are water-logged.