News for Saturday, November 17, 2012


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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: GSW denies ASU win in Rams’ season opener; Darton women win third straight

The Albany State men’s basketball team opens its 2012-13 season with a loss at neighboring rival Georgia Southwestern State University, while the Darton women roll to a win Saturday at home.

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NASCAR: Keselowski, J.J. set to battle for Sprint Cup title; Stenhouse wins second straight Nationwide crown

The NASCAR Sprint Cup season and points title comes down to today between Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski as they battle for the championship in Florida.

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Looking Back - Nov. 18, 2012

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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Community calendar for November 18, 2012

Here is a list of some of the events happening in Southwest Georgia.

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Kitchen inspections for November 18, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.

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On the job with Michael Fowler

Today's On the Job features Michael Fowler, a physicians assistant at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Georgia.

Carstell Williams

Carstell Williams died Friday.

Elinor Stewart

Elinor Stewart died Saturday.

Lishla Nesbitt

Lishla Nesbitt died Friday.

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Birth - Nov. 18, 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Nov. 5-11.

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Variety in many ways the very spice of life

Fitness column

I’ve often used the quote, “Variety is the very spice of life” to share how I feel about trying new things whether it be new foods, new activities, moving to new cities and embracing the uniqueness of different cultures.

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Memories of Thanksgiving warm the soul

Features column

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I don’t know who said that first, but with each passing year, each fleeting moment, I believe it more and more.

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Christmas spirit in film

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit like a Frank Capra Christmas tale or the exploits of Clark W. Griswold as he pursues the elusive perfect Christmas.

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Looking Back - Nov. 18, 2012

In the fall of 1932, The Albany Herald held a recipe contest. So great was the response that the newspaper published a cookbook in tabloid form. Ten-cent binders were available at The Herald for inserting and preserving the valuable “Favorite Recipes of the Housewives of Albany and Southwest Georgia

Peter J. Davis

Peter J. Davis died Friday.

Clara Jones Davis

Clara Jones Davis died Thursday.

Lula Crecie Britt

Lula Crecie Britt died Thursday.

W. Aubrey Alsobrook

W. Aubrey Alsobrook died November 13, 2012.

Joan Joiner Robinson

Joan Joiner Robinson died Saturday.

Mattie K. Poole

Mattie K. Poole died Saturday.

Prince Thomas Jones

Prince Thomas Jones died November 13, 2012.

Barbara Faye Grant

Barbara Faye Grant died November 13, 2012.

Barbara Harris-Dunning

Barbara Harris-Dunning died Saturday.

Walter J. Burgess Sr.

Walter J. Burgess died Friday.

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Mudslinging for fun at 'Dirty Devil Dog Mud Run'

More than 500 people slip, run and splash through mud at the Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany fun and mud run Saturday.

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A different kind of history

Opinion Column

‘Before there were houses in this land, there were altars.” A timelier reminder you could not get, as we confront realities about immigration and secularization in the United States. It’s a point made by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez, as he tries to morally educate, animate, and challenge.

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Darton concert band to present free fall concert

A planned concert is Darton College's first under new Music Director Marc Boensel

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Restaurants beware: Loyalty’s a two-way street

Opinion Column

Most of us who dine out on a regular basis develop a list of favorite eating establishments, whether for the quality of the food we’re served, the service we’re provided or other intangibles such at atmosphere, convenience, price or popularity.

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Hands of Hope plans Thanksgiving meal

Local volunteers will prepare and serve a Thanksgiving Day meal for Albany's homeless at a downtown church.

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Two down, one to go in robbery trials

James Cedric Strum, 22, was found guilty of armed robbery, aggravated assault and entering auto Wednesday, Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said.

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Two men sentenced for child abuse

In two distinct court actions two men were sentenced to life in prison on child molestation charges, said a court official.

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Apartment fire causes $20,000 in damage

A fire before 11:25 a.m. Saturday started in a dishwasher in apartment 510 at the Village Apartments, 2507 Nottingham Way and caused about $20,000 in damage to the kitchen, said Albany Fire Department Capt. John Beamon.

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Patrol car smashes into a Chevrolet

A patrol car with sirens screaming and blue lights flashing was headed east on Oglethorpe Boulevard when it smashed into a Chevrolet Malibu going north on Monroe Street before 7:45 p.m. Friday, stated an Albany Police Department report.

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Albany rodeo star to compete in national finals

An Albany rodeo star enters this year's championships in Las Vegas as a member of the sport's No. 3 roping team.

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PSC investigator following up with those in CRCT report

Certifications are still at risk for some of the 49 Dougherty County teachers and administrators caught up in a cheating probe.

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Turkey dinner: The good, the bad, the sleepy

Most of what's in that turkey dinner is actually good for you.

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A 16-year-old boy suffers gunshot wounds Friday night

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the left buttocks and thigh at about 11:10 p.m. Friday night by a gunman in a red vehicle on the 400 block of Shadowlawn Drive, stated an Albany Police Department report.

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Gone in the Twinkie of an eye

With everything that's going on in the world, the thing that seems to have caught the most attention -- surpassing even a sex scandal involving the resigned chief of the CIA -- was word that Twinkies may not be around for the apocalypse after all.

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Squawk of the day - Nov. 18, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Monroe upsets No. 5 state-ranked Griffin; Early County stomps Bleckley County on road

Herald Dynamite Dozen selection Charles Stafford has a monster night Friday to lead the Tornadoes past No. 5 state-ranked Griffin and into the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs. (ADDS: full list of state playoff scores and roundup items on Early-Bleckley; Bainbridge-Union Grove; Lee County-Whitewater; Westwood-Edmund Burke; Crisp Academy-Dawson Street; Stockbridge-Worth County and Randolph Southern-Thomas Jefferson)

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Hawks close out West Coast road trip with rout of Kings

Atlanta beats up on lowly Sacramento late Friday, 112-96, behind big nights from new additions Kyle Korver and Lou Williams.

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Deerfield trounces Tattnall in state playoff opener, 42-21

Deerfield needed a last-second drive to beat Tattnall earlier this year in Macon, but this time the Knights take care of business early en route to a first-round state win.

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Westover continues historic season with first-round state playoff win

The Patriots, who hosted the first state playoff game in the school’s history Friday, capitalize by beating Jonesboro in their second meeting of the season — this time in the state playoff opener for both teams.

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No. 5 UGA's next task: stopping Georgia Southern's triple-option

The Bulldogs have already locked up a spot in the SEC championship game, but they need to take care of business against Georgia Southern to keep themselves alive in the national title picture.