News for Friday, November 16, 2012


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Logano on pole for NASCAR season finale at Homestead

Joey Logano win the Homestead pole, while Jimmie Johnson --- who sits in second place in points ---- out-qualifies leader Brad Keselowski as the Chase for the Championship comes down to Sunday in South Florida.

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PREVIEW: Georgia Tech needs win today vs. Duke to stay in ACC title race

Duke and Georgia Tech — despite a combined nine losses between the two teams — can both stay alive to win the ACC’s Coastal Division with a victory today.

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Albany Shockwave win franchise debut, 131-85

The Albany Shockwave ABA pro hoops team wins its first game in franchise history Friday with an impressive 131-85 win against the Savannah Grizzlies behind 63 points and 15 rebounds by former Westover star Darrell Williams.

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Tip-off time

Albany’s four city school boys and girls basketball teams begin the 2012-13 season today in grand fashion with four rivalry games starting at 4 p.m. at the Civic Center.

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No. 1 Darton men stunned in national semifinals

After an undefeated regular season, Darton’s quest for the program’s first national title ends Friday with a stunning, 4-1 national semifinal loss to Tyler (Texas).

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PREVIEW: Laden with local talent, ASU men begin anew today

Chris Cameron hasn’t had a winning season in his six years as head coach of the Rams, but he believes this year’s team, which is full of talented newcomers — many of whom hail from Southwest Georgia — can recapture their winning ways.

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Governor: No Georgia insurance exchange

Georgia will not create the health insurance exchanges required under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul and will leave that task to federal authorities, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday.

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George W. Bush was no-show for the Republicans

Opinion column

Democrats have been blaming George W. Bush for the last four years. Now I think it’s time for Republicans to start blaming George W. for the next four years.

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Scandal focuses on wrong seduction

Opinion column

We Americans are easily titillated by the suggestion of sexual scandal, so it’s no surprise that the news media have been obsessed with the escapades of David Petraeus and those in his inner circle. But the narrative is misleading and superficial. It focuses on the wrong seduction.

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Buster Posey not just a baseball star, but a role model


As Thanksgiving season approaches, Buster Posey has much for which to be thankful.

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Agents arrest suspect on meth charge

Undercover agents finish a crystal meth delivery from Henry County and arrest one man in Albany.

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Civic club focuses on unity under God

Marine Col. Don Davis speaks as a man with belief in God, his country and the community Friday at the Exchange Club.

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Dougherty police officers deliver food for those in need

Dougherty County Police Department officers deliver 30 turkeys and trimmings to St. Clare's Neighbors in Need program.

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Albany retailers gearing up earlier for holiday shoppers

Retail doors open earlier every year for the growing Black Friday shopping phenomenon.

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Mother, 81, left in horrid conditions

Two brothers leave their mother to with maggots in her ulcers and bedsores for longer than a month, Dougherty sheriff’s deputies say.

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State BOE wants meeting with DCSS board

The State School Board's Budget Committee wants to discuss federal program problems within the local district.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 17, 2012

APD responds to at least 42 incidents.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 17, 2012

Pick up Saturday's Albany Herald to see what everybody's squawking about.

Katie Lou Height Williams

Katie Lou Height Williams, 95, died November 16, 2012

Pleas Wayne Flournoy

Pleas Wayne Flournoy, 63, Parrott, died November 15, 2012

Betty Ann Harris

Betty Ann Harris, 80, Albany, died November 15, 2012

Emmett Burnette

Emmett Burnette, 36, Baconton died November 11, 2012

Joe Campbell

Joe Campbell, 66, Ochlocknee, GA, died November 15, 2012

Glenn M. Blakey

Glenn M. Blakey, died November 15, 2012

John W. Baker

John W. Baker, 54, Dawson, died November 15, 2012

Eddie D. Carter

Eddie D. Cater, 89, Dawson, died November 16, 2012

Robert Lovejoy

Robert Lovejoy, 70, Meigs, died November 15, 2012

Washington T. Cox

Washington T. Cox , 79, died November 10, 2012

81-year-old mother suffers "abominable" abuse from sons

Mother left in filthy abusive conditions by her two sons.

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Coast Guard: Fire on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana.

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ADDU confiscates crystal meth

The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit has set a press conference for 3 p.m. to discuss the seizure of 10 ounces of crystal methamphetamine.

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DCSS board to meet Monday to discuss interim superintendent

The Dougherty County School Board will meet Monday morning to discuss possible temporary replacements to step in for Superintendent Joshua Murfree once he leaves Dec. 18.

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Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

A congressman says David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs) is telling lawmakers he believed all along that the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack.

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Woman asks thieves to return urn with baby's ashes

A Northern California woman whose home was robbed is pleading with the thieves to return just one item: a silver urn that contains her baby's ashes.

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Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business.

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Tigers' Cabrera wins AL MVP over Trout

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera garners 22 of 28 first-place votes in the American League MVP race Thursday over Angels phenom Mike Trout.

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MVP! ... MVP! ... MVP!

With 27 of 32 possible first-place votes, former Lee County and Florida State baseball star Buster Posey wins the National League MVP Award in a landslide Thursday, becoming the first member of the San Francisco Giants to take home the honor since Barry Bonds in 2004.

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Posey celebrates big day wth hometown, loved ones

With nearly all his immediate family and hundreds from the Leesburg community by his side, hometown hero Buster Posey is named the 2012 NL MVP live on national television Thursday during a fundraiser at his mother's school at the Lee County Transitional Learning Center.

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Posey wins NL MVP

With hundreds of friends and family looking on Thursday night in Leesburg, Buster Posey is named the 2012 National League MVP.