News for Friday, November 2, 2012


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NASCAR SPRINT CUP: J.J. --- who else? --- on pole for Sunday's Chase race

Already leading in points, Jimmie Johnson wins the pole Friday in Texas for Sunday’s latest NASCAR Chase race.

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NHL lockout's latest victim: 2012 Winter Classic

Due to the ongoing NHL lockout, the league cancels the always-anticipated Winter Classic on Friday.

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PREVIEW: Georgia Tech defense faces unique situation on road vs. Maryland today

With only its end-of-the-season showdown with UGA left to play for, struggling Georgia Tech tries to get a win at Maryland today against a Terps team that will use a LB at quarterback.

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PREVIEW: Bulldogs: We hear the whispers — but there won’t be a letdown vs. Ole Miss

All Georgia has to do is win its final two SEC games of the season beginning today with a dangerous Ole Miss team that could love nothing more than to ruin the Bulldogs’ trip to the conference championship. (ADDS: notebook item on UGA QB Murray being named finalist for Johnny Unitas Award)

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More than a coach

Mike White — the man who has become the face of Albany State football, kept the Rams’ winning tradition alive and impacted the lives of so many during his 13 years as head coach — will go for win No. 100 today against none other than ASU’s most bitter rival, Fort Valley State.

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Page Two learns lessons from reading the ‘DailyViews’ page

Letter to the editor

Page Two has two lessons to learns when reading the “Daily Views” section of the Herald.

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Republicans are obstructing Obama in recovery of America

Letter to the editor

Before voting Tuesday, take a look at who's working to get America moving ahead.

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Religion Bulletin - Nov. 3, 2012

These are upcoming religion-related events in Southwest Georgia.

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State-approved charter schools are a threat to local control

Letter to the editor

State-chartered schools are a threat to local school board control.

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Amendment 1 bad for public schools

Guest commentary

In a guest commentary, Lee County School Board member Robert Clay outlines why he opposes Amendment 1.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 3, 2012

APD responds to at least 43 incidents.

Thumbs Up!

See who deserves this week's thumbs up!

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Beasley named ‘Rising Star’ for tourism

The award goes to tourism professionals who are excelling in the industry within their first five years in the business.

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Kiwanis honors Green

The long-time civic club member reads frequently to students in Dougherty County while dressed in his Cat in the Hat gear.

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Complex is heart, soul of WG&L

Albany's primary utilities provider operates from an efficiently designed and run complex in South Albany.

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Last-minute voters surge to polls Friday

More than 2,300 people came downtown Friday to cast their ballots early, election officials say.

Tina Weaver

Tina Weaver, 34, Dawson, died October 29, 2012

Esther Texas Pearson Koopmann

Esther Texas Pearson Koopmann, 99, Statesboro, died October 31, 2012

Gladys Grissom

Gladys Grissom, died October 30, 2012

Jordan Ricky Harden

Jordan Ricky Harden, died October 31, 2012

Rita White

Rita White, 64, of Climax, died October 29, 2012

Robert Gonzelez

Robert Gonzelez, 49, Leesburg, died November 1, 2012

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Squawk of the day - Nov. 4, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Herald sports editor Danny Aller and staff writers Mike Phillips, John Millikan and Matt Stewart --- along with, for the first time, WFXL Fox 31 sports anchor Andrew Schnitker --- make their picks for the first week of the high school football season in Week 4 of "Guessperts" as Phillips and Stewart are tied for first place right now with identical 126-26 records through nine weeks.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Cairo is Cairo — but it’s Monroe’s night tonight

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips calls Monroe's shot tonight against Cairo for the Region 1-AAAA title, despite the fact the Syrupmakers have won 38 of their last 39 region games.

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2012 Local voting capsules: A look at contested races in the Albany Metro area

When voters flood the polls Tuesday, many will be there to try and sway the presidential election. But many throughout the Albany metro area will find other contested races waiting for their approval when they step up to vote Tuesday. Here is a look at those races.

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Squawk of the Day Nov. 3 2012

Pick up a copy of the Saturday Albany Herald to find out what everyone's squawking about.

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former DCSS teacher jailed on sex charge

Former Dougherty County 2012 Teacher of the Year Candidate Phillip Burns has been charged with child molestation and felony sodomy and is currently being held without bond at the Dougherty County jail

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Former Lamar Reese Elementary teacher charged with child molestation

Former Dougherty County 2012 Teacher of the Year Candidate Phillip Burns has been charged with child molestation and felony sodomy and is is currently being held without bond at the Dougherty County jail.

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US economy adds 171K jobs, rate rises to 7.9 pct.

U.S. employers added 171,000 jobs in October and hiring was stronger over the previous two months than first thought. The unemployment rate inched up to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent in September.

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Mother accused of stabbing newborn child to death

Police say a newborn infant was stabbed to death in an Athens house, hours after being born.

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Oh, my!: Dougherty tops Americus, 16-7, for monumental first victory of Joyner era

Dougherty snaps a 15-game losing streak Thursday night that spanned two seasons as the Trojans top Americus-Sumter, 16-7, for first-year coach Corey Joyner's first win. (UPDATED: 11:40 p.m. with quotes from Joyner)