News for Monday, November 19, 2012

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PREVIEW: Lady Rams open season tonight vs. Valdosta State

Bainbridge native April Thomas returns as Albany State’s leading scorer and believes she can help bring the Lady Rams their first conference title since 1998.

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Miami out, Ga. Tech in for ACC title game vs. FSU

With NCAA sanctions on its way to Miami, the Hurricanes self-impose a postseason ban Monday, paving the way for Georgia Tech to clinch a spot in the ACC Championship game Dec. 1 in Charlotte against Florida State.

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Not too shabby

After an embarrassing loss at home last week to Youngstown State, the UGA men’s basketball program appeared to take a step back, but Monday’s close loss to the No. 1 team in the land, Indiana, gives the Bulldogs reason to be optimistic.

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Former Westover star, Panthers leading WR Savage un-retires, will play again in 2013

Former Westover and Oklahoma star WR Antwone Savage, who led the Albany Panthers to their second straight league title this past season, tells The Herald on Monday he will not retire as originally planned and will instead return for one more run in 2013.

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PREVIEW: With No. 1 seed Burke County standing in its way, Monroe on verge of history

Monroe, which has never advanced past the second round of the state tournament, gets its chance to make history Friday on the road at red-hot No. 1 seed Burke County.

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PREVIEW: After bye, Seminole opens revamped Class A state playoffs at home

One season after the greatest year in Seminole County history, the Indians — winners of seven in a row — believe that mark can now be surpassed.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 20, 2012

To view more Squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Police respond to aggravated assault, armed robbery

Five people, including three juveniles, were victimized in an aggravated assault early Sunday in East Albany, police reports show.

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Aviation Commission OKs terminal change order

Officials at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport say work on a new terminal building is running on schedule.

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High court upholds Dougherty life prison sentence

In May 2009, Kasaem Toomer was convicted on charges connected to the death of 19-year-old Justin Cox on Oct. 3, 2007.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 20, 2012

APD responds to at least 55 incidents.

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Violence won't solve problems, won't go away

It seems that violence in the Middle East will never go away. We can all hope for peace, but acquiring seems to be beyond the world's grasp.

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Groundhog Day: Middle East version

In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.

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Statesmanship a lost art in Congress

Do members of the United States Congress ever stop and consider what their legacies might be upon leaving office?

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County: Police department will not merge

Dougherty County and Albany are expected to OK an agreement on the collection of a business energy tax.

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Neighborhood watch volunteers recognized

Albany and Dougherty County officials sign a joint resolution making Monday Neighborhood Watch Association Day.

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Red Cross offers chance to win $1,000

A holiday blood drive incentive by the American Red Cross offers a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

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Albany Tech College announces new director of financial aid

Kenneth Wilson will return to Albany in January.

Arthur L. Hall

Arthur L. Hall, 75, died November 18, 2012

Lucy Bell Stawder

Lucy Bell Strawder, 77, Albany died November 19, 2012

John W. Baker

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

Lula Crecie Britt

Lula Crecie Britt, Plains, died November 15, 2012

Clara Jones Davis

Clara Jones Davis, Sumter County died November 15, 2012

James S. Fletcher, Jr.

James S. Fletcher, Jr., 63, Irwin County, died November 17, 2012

Dennis P. Posey

Dennis P. Posey, 77, died November 19, 2012

Mary Fitzgerald Taylor

Mary Fitzgerald Taylor, 103, Albany, died November 18, 2012

Dorothy Elizabeth Griffin Hudgins

Dorothy Elizabeth Griffin Hudgins, 83, Leary, died November 19, 2012

Walter J. Burgess, Sr.

Walter J. Burgess, Sr., 79, Mitchell Co., died November 16, 2012

Adeline Kearse Robinson

Adeline Kearse Robinson of Cobb, GA died November 17, 2012

Joan Joiner Robinson

Joan Joiner Robinson, died Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mollie Mae King

Mollie Mae King, Rivera Beach ,FL died November 18, 2012

Susie Mae Hall

Susie Mae Hall, Dawson, died November 18, 2012

Kenneth W. Varner

Kenneth W. Varner, 46, Lee County, died November 17, 2012

Evelyn Lewis Paschal

Evelyn Lewis Paschal, 88, died November 19, 2012

Ozie Terry

Ozie Terry, Americus, died November 18, 2012

Betty Ann Harris

Betty Ann Harris, 80, Albany, died November 15, 201

Mary Alice Kovac

Mary Alice "Peggy" Kovac, 82, of Ashburn, GA

Judson H. Phillips

Judson H. Phillips, 80, Quincy, FL, died November 17, 2012

Willie James Milledge

Willie James Milledge, 69, Albany died November 17, 2012

Katie Mae Pickens McCormick

Katie Mae Pickens McCormick, Cordele, died November 18, 2012

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Richt, Muschamp Coach-of-the-year semi-finalists

University of Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt and University of Florida Head Coach Will Muschamp are among 16 semi-finalists for the Maxwell Football Club's Coach-of-the-Year award.

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Committee recommends compensation package for interim DCP chief

The Dougherty County Police Department's assistant chief will serve as interim chief for a period of six months.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Bear rescue

Check out this video trending around the interwebs today:

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Worth schools named to Advanced Placement honor roll

The Worth County School district has been named among only seven other districts in the state as an Advanced Placement Honor Roll school system.

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Bieber fever rages at American Music Awards; Bryan named top male country artist

Justin Bieber may be Canadian, but he was the all-American boy at Sunday night's American Music Awards.

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Immigrants in Ga. apply for deportation protection

More than 10,000 illegal immigrants living in Georgia have requested temporary protection from deportation under a plan established by President Barack Obama.

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BOE wants help finding interim superintendent

The Dougherty County Board of Education will ask the Georgia School Boards Association for help in finding an interim replacement for outgoing superintendent Joshua Murfree.

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High court upholds Dougherty man's murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Dougherty County man convicted of a 2007 murder.

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Week 12 football Player of the Week Poll

These are this week's nominees for the Herald's football player of the week poll. Voting is open until 5 p.m. Thursday. You can vote once per hour from any one network, i.e. home or office.

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NFL ROUNDUP --- WEEK 11: RG3 has career day in win vs. hapless Eagles; Dallas, Houston need OT to win

Redskins rookie QB Robert Griffin III tosses a career-high four TD passes Sunday as Washington embarrasses Philly, 31-6. (ADDS: recap from Sunday's late game between Steelers-Ravens)

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