News for Thursday, March 1, 2012


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Dougherty County Jail Report Feb. 23-March 1, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Feb. 23-March 1, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Iron chain song turns to platinum

Sometimes it takes a long time for a story to develop and what looks bleak at the time can turn out very differently.

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Violinist works magic at AMA concert

A gallery at the Albany Museum of Art was filled to capacity to hear violinist Gareth Johnson work his magic with that instrument on last Sunday evening.

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Youth awarded for 4-H district projects

ALBANY — Twelve Dougherty County 4-H’ers traveled to Rock Eagle recently to compete in the 4-H Southwest District Junior/Senior Project Achievement.

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Phillips in 'Idol' top 10

"American Idol" fans vote Leesburg's Phillip Phillips to a top 10 spot out of 25 contestants.

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Goss to hear case on high court

The Supreme Court of Georgia designates Dougherty Superior Court Judge Stephen Goss to serve Tuesday for one case.

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Newt Gingrich banking on Georgia for Super Tuesday

Political comeback candidate Newt Gingrich is looking to Georgia for a boost on a “make or break” Super Tuesday.

Virtual schools could mean virtual results

In a letter to the editor, Donnie Corbin of Albany says that virtual schools could mean virtual results.

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APD: Man wanted in home invasion

Albany Police Department officers ask for information on a man wanted for questioning in a Tuesday home invasion case.

Youth in Action receives HEROES grant

UnitedHealth HEROES is a program aimed at combating childhood obesity.

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MCLB-Albany celebrates 60 years

Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany was first commissioned as Marine Corps Depot of Supplies on March 1, 1952.

Police/Fire/EMS - March 2, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 42 incidents.

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Persons of interest - March 2, 2012

The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating the following persons of interest....

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Crime Stoppers - March 2, 2012

All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers has eight fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week.

State unemployment falls

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state's unemployment rate has declined for the sixth month in a row.

Squawk of the Day - March 2, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Santorum needs a lesson on the value of education

Candidates say nutty things, but usually they're accidental, unscripted remarks. No adviser or focus group ever suggested to Mitt Romney that he mention his wife's two Cadillacs or bet Rick Perry $10,000. While those comments revealed Romney's isolation from the realities of kitchen-table America, they were not part of his game plan.

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America should leave Afghanistan now

Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist troops against South Vietnamese and American forces and their allies is regarded as the turning point in that conflict. Though communist forces suffered heavy losses, which would normally define defeat, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite and others in the U.S. media, portrayed the operation as an allied loss, thus encouraging not only the anti-war movement, but North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops who believed all they had to do was hang on until America grew tired of the war and quit.

Lonnie Holloway

Lonnie A. Holloway, 92, formerly of Albany, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012

William Brooks, Sr.

William Fred (Bill) Brooks, Sr., 82, of Albany, GA, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vera Kirkland

Mrs. Vera Pauline Jones Kirkland passed away, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Gordon Sumner

Mr. Gordon M. Sumner, 79, of Norman Park formerly of Sumner, died Wednesday February 29, 2012

Mary Hadley

Mary Butler Hadley, 78, of Albany died on March 1, 2012

Willie Wright

Mr. Willie J. Wright, of Meigs, Ga passed on February 24, 2012

Tyrone Henry

Mr. Tyrone Henry, 46, died on February 22, 2012

Wiley Davis

Mr. Wiley Jerome Davis, 34, of Moultrie died on February 27, 2012

Harry McGirt

Mr. Harry McGirt, 71, of Poulan died Wednesday February 29, 2012

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Mardi Gras fest moves to March 10

Likelihood of severe weather is the catalyst for the decision, officials say.

The annual bicycle race and marathons Saturday and praise event Sunday are expected to go on as planned, officials say.

Freddy Fleming

Freddy Fleming of Conyers died on February 27, 2012

Joseph Barber

Joseph Barber of Jacksonville, FL died on February 23, 2012

Rushie Baker

Rushie B. Baker, 89, died February 20, 2012 at Joe-Anne Burgin Nursing Home

Evelyn Hayes

Ms. Evelyn C. Hayes, 62, of Albany died on March 1, 2012

Rutha Smith

Rutha B. Smith, 99, of Blakely died on February 28, 2012

Connie Smith

Connie Joy Lynn Sanders Smith, 35, of Blakely died on February 29, 2012

Johnny Williams

Bro. Johnny Williams, 53 of Dawson, GA died at his residence on Wed., Feb. 22, 2012

Alfred Green

Bro. Alfred Green, of Dawson, GA died on Mon., Feb. 27, 2012

Gladys G. Dukes

Mrs. Gladys G. Dukes (Ma Dear), 79, of Albany died Friday, February 24, 2012

Arthur Robinson, Jr.

Mr. Authur Robinson, Jr., 63, of Albany died Monday, February 27, 2012

Lena Solomon

Mrs. Lena L. Solomon, 81, of Albany died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sadie P. Barnes

Mrs. Sadie P. Barnes, 73, of Albany died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Winifred Mitchell

Mrs. Winfred Rodriguez Mitchell, 77, of Omega, GA departed this life February 22, 2012

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Bridge group seeks delay on Broad Avenue Bridge demolition until July

Neil Clark, the architect behind Columbus' renovation of the 14th Street Bridge, spoke to a group of bridge supporters Thursday.

The city of Albany is expecting bids on work to replace the closed Broad Street Bridge to go out in the next two months.

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Conservative blogger Breitbart dead at 43

Breitbart thrust Albany native Shirley Sherrod into the national spotlight with comments on his blog last year

Conservative media publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, a firebrand who was embraced by anti-tax, conservative tea partiers and reviled by liberals for his Internet investigations that brought down politicians and chastised mainstream journalism, died Thursday at age 43.

Joshua Hayes

Joshua Demario Hayes, 22, of Albany died on February 21, 2012

Joann Little

Joann Vivian Brown Little, 52, of Columbus died on February 27, 2012

Alice Burks

Mrs. Alice M. Burks, 76, of Pinehurst died March 1, 2012

James Adkinson, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. James Adkinson, Jr., 57, of Unadilla will be held Saturday

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Steelers release ex-UGA star, WR vet Hines Ward

Former UGA great Hines Ward is officially released Wednesday by the Pittsburgh Steelers after an unproductive season.

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GHSA CLASS AA, AAAA STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Bobcats, Bearcats fall in Sweet 16

Both the Early County and Bainbridge boys lose in the Sweet 16 round of the GHSa state tournament Wednesday, ending their run at a state title.

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Storming to Savannah

The party that is the amazing Albany High School boys basketball season is moving onto Savannah, where the Indians will take on Vidalia in the Elite 8 on Saturday after Wednesday’s Sweet 16 win against Bleckley County at home to advance this deep for the first time in seven years.

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GHSA CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Mitchell County's boys, girls advance to Elite 8

The Mitchell County girls stayed hot with a 69-59 win Wednesday against Claxton to advance to the Elite 8 with a five-game winning streak — and all kinds of momentum --- while Mitchell County's boys overcome a slippery floor and a tough Claxton team to advance to the Elite 8 for the firs time since 2003.

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Warriors upset Hawks at home

David Lee scored with 30 seconds left to lift the Warriors past the Hawks, who were held to a season-low 33.7 percent shooting as they missed 61 of their 92 shots from the field.

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GHSA CLASS AAA STATE TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Crisp boys advance to Elite 8; Lady Cougars fall; Westover boys out

The Crisp County boys basketball team's season continues after beating Westside, Augusta in the Sweet 16 round of the GHSA Class AAA State Tournament on Wednesday, but the same is not true for the Crisp County girls or the Westover boys, who both fall.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Dougherty's Bryant plays hero for MSU; Ga. Tech loses

Two-time Albany Herald Player of the Year and ex-Dougherty stat Brian Bryant sinks a floater in OT to lift Mississippi State past South Carolina on Wednesday, 69-67.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: GSW golf finishes 8th in second spring tourney; ASU men's hoops win conference tourney opener; Darton cross country honored by region

The Hurricanes’ golf team, which was ranked No. 1 in the nation by coming into this week’s New Orleans Mardi Gras Invitational, falls short of a win in its second spring tournament and ends up a disappointing eighth place.

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Harlem Globetrotters ready to entertain Albany

Led by hype-man “Big Easy” Lofton and recent edition Jacob “Hops” Tucker — the 2011 College Slam Dunk Champ at just 5-foot-10 — the Harlem Globetrotters blow into town tonight for what promises to be a tremendous one-night show.

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Herald Guest Columnist Furman Bisher takes a look back at how the PGA Tour got off the ground in advance of the year's first major in April, the Masters at Augusta.