News for Thursday, November 1, 2012

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PREVIEW: Miller, Seminole face off in huge rivalry game with title on the line

Seminole and Miller meet tonight in the annual “Backyard Brawl/Family Feud” game that's one of the best rivalries in Georgia — and this time first place in the region is on the line.

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In just 2nd year of football, Life Christian Academy reaches postseason

Life Christian Academy went winless last year in its first season of 8-man football, but a year later the Warriors are in the playoffs, which begin tonight, with plans of winning it all.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany Tech men, women open 2012-13 season with pair of wins

Albany Tech men's and women's teams get a pair of wins to open the 2012-13 season Thursday night with a sweep of four-year school Brewton-Parker's JV squads.

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Blake Shelton entertainer of the year

Blake Shelton's third win of the night at the Country Music Association Awards was the big one.

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MLB NOTEBOOK: Braves bring back speedy outfielder Jordan Schafer

Jordan Schafer began his baseball career with the Braves and is now headed back to Atlanta after being claimed off waivers from the Houston Astros. (ADDS: Marlins hire Mike Redmond as new manager)

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PREVIEW: New-look Atlanta out to show this isn't same ol' underachieving Hawks

Talent has never been the problem in Atlanta --- desire has --- which is why the revamped Hawks are out to prove those days are through. (ADDS: Story on Atlanta's starting lineup, complete 2012-13 schedule)

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Rams ready to face top wideout in conference

Fort Valley wideout Christopher Slaughter has given defenses fits all season, but the Rams think they are ready to contain the conference’s leading receiver Saturday.

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Falcons' Weatherspoon to miss game against Dallas

Falcons outside linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, who is second on the team in tackles and sacks, will miss Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with a right ankle injury.

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A sticky situation

The Tornadoes meet the Syrupmakers tonight at Hugh Mills Stadium with a chance to win the Region 1-AAAA championship, but to pull off the feat Monroe will have to win the game by at least 10 points — not to mention beat a Cairo program that has won 38 of its last 39 region games.

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PREVIEW: Henry begins second year with Darton

The Darton women’s basketball team only has three returners from last season, but one of them is star Michelle Mitchell, who might be the best junior college player in the state.

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Egler vying for Lee County Commission District 2 seat

Mary Egler admits she faces an uphill battle trying to defeat a Republican candidate in conservative Lee County.

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Singletary vying for Lee County Commission District 2 seat

Luke Singletary hopes to follow in Betty Johnson’s footsteps in being an advocate for county employees.

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John House best choice for U.S. House

Letter to the editor

The American public has been begging for new leadership for the past decade. They are hungry for leaders who will make decisions about what is best for America.

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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - Nov. 2, 2012

Antonio Latrial Pride is this week's Most Wanted fugitive by Albany Area Crime Stoppers.

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Summit focuses on positives in schools

Information from the Georgia Department of Education shows that the state leads the country when looking at year-to-year growth on all the most recent national test scores.

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Young talks Voting 101 at ASU

Former UN ambassador reminds students that every vote counts.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 2, 2012

APD responded for at least 43 incidents.

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WEEK 9 Player of the Week poll: Voting closed

Worth County freshman RB Zytavious Anderson wins The Herald's Player of the Week honor this week with 49 percent of the vote.

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Five, including child, injured in two-vehicle crash

A two-vehicle crash injures five and results in citations for both drivers Thursday; police report other driving dangers.

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Early voting ends today

More than 13,000 people have already cast ballots in Dougherty County.

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Festival and trail ride to benefit GraceWay

GraceWay's major fund raiser for the year is set as an outdoor adventure at a Lee County farm.

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Area schools make list

Lee County High and North Mitchell Elementary make the list.

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Westover High honors state literary champs

Principal William Chunn presents team and coaches with state championship rings.

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Barge wants Georgia to invest in teachers

State school superintendent says there is no more critical hire than a school's principal.

Williams Sellars

Williams Sellars, 39, Albany, died October 30, 2012

Curtis Bailey

Curtis Bailey, 84, died October 29, 2012

Ernest Dewaine Phillips

Ernest Dewaine Phillips, 91, Albany, died October 31, 2012

Willie Emmett Leverett, Jr.

Willie Emmett Leverett, Jr., died October 30, 2012

Ulysses Lakes

Ulysses Lakes, 92, Albany, died October 26, 2012

Virginia Godwin Bostwick

Virginia Godwin Bostwick, 88, died October 31, 2012

Mr. Johnnie B. Boston

Johnnie B. Boston, 88, Albany, died October 27, 2012

Joey L. Daniels

Joey L. Daniels, 34, Albany died October 28, 2012

Rita White

Rita White, 64, Climax, died October 30, 2012

Raymond Robert Andrae

Raymond Robert Andrae, Sr., Fort Gaines, died October 30 2012

Ralph Keaton, Sr.

Ralph Keaton, Sr., 87, Powder Springs, died October 27, 2012

Farris Ruben Teasley

Farris Ruben Teasley, 90, Jacksonville, FL, died October 28, 2012

Annie Mae Dennis

Annie Mae Dennis, 88, died October 27, 2012

Earl Brown

Earl Brown, 71, Fitzgerald, died October 30, 2012

Ethel Lee Hardy Mathis

Ethel Lee Hardy Mathis, 60, Albany, died October 29, 2012

Betty Jean Lueallen Debruce

Betty Jean Lueallen Debruce, 67, died October 30, 2012

Lewis Douglas Burks, Jr.

Lewis Douglas Burks, Jr., East Point, GA, died October 23, 2012

Eddie Marshall

Eddie Marshall, 79, Albany, died October 29, 2012

John Henry Parker

John Henry Parker, 63, of Cuthbert, died October 29, 2012

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After beating drug addiction, Maryland pro wins WSOP Main Event, $8.5M

Greg Merson, 24, outlasts a huge field to win $8.5 million and the coveted World Series Main Event bracelet less than a year after he got out of rehab.

Squawk of the Day - Nov. 2, 2012

Pick up a copy of the Friday Albany Herald to see what everyone's squawking about.

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Video of the Day: Man's best friend

Check out these well-trained dogs and why they prove that dogs are indeed man's best friend.

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Penn State's ex-president accused of perjury, endangering children in Jerry Sandusky case

Penn State's ex-president accused of perjury, endangering children in Jerry Sandusky case.

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GaDOE names "Reward Schools"

The Georgia Department of Education has released the list of Reward Schools as part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act .

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Arguments set in challenge to FL drug testing law

A federal appeals court in Atlanta is set to hear arguments in a legal challenge to a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to pass a drug test.

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