News for Thursday, November 22, 2012

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No. 10 FSU thinks it will earn nation's respect if it can beat No. 6 Florida

FSU think it's ranked far too low in the BCS standings, and it knows Saturday's annual rivalry game against Florida is a great chance to show the poll is wrong.

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Ga. Tech’s Washington: I just want to finish strong

He’s been a record-setting QB for the Yellow Jackets, and now Tevin Washington would love nothing more than to close his career with one win in four tries vs. Georgia.

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HERALD 'GUESSPERTS': Week 13

Herald sports editor Danny Aller and staff writers Mike Phillips, John Millikan and Matt Stewart --- along with, for the first year, WFXL Fox 31 sports anchor Andrew Schnitker --- make their final prep football picks in Week 13 of "Guessperts" as Stewart holds a one-game lead over Phillips with Millkan, Schnitker and Aller bringing up the rear

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IRON BOWL: Don't throw the records out this year

The old saying, “Throw out the records when these two teams play,” doesn’t seem to apply in this year’s Iron Bowl matchup between struggling three-win Auburn and national title contender Alabama.

Secret Service issues 'Bogus Bills' warning

The U.S. Secret Service issues a “bogus bill” warning to both retailers and consumers during the holiday shopping season.

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Shopping smart can have big payoff

Editorial

The dinner table on Thanksgiving isn’t the only place people splurge during the holiday season.

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Volunteers ‘Feed the Homeless’ in Albany

A “Feed the Homeless” effort at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Thanksgiving attracts hundreds of hungry residents.

RiverQuarium to host holiday events

“Breakfast with Santa” and “Handcrafted Christmas on the Plaza” will be among the festivities planned as part of a series of upcoming holiday events at Flint RiverQuarium.

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Consumers asked to 'shop small'

More than 100 million consumers shopped at small businesses on “Small Business Saturday” last year, Forbes says.

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Get outta their way

That’s the basic message Deerfield has been sending to the rest of GISA’s Class AAA for the last 10 games — all wins — as the Knights seem like a team destined for another state crown, and it’s a quest that continues tonight at “The Webb” in the semifinals vs the team that knocked them out in the same spot a year ago: Stratford Academy.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Seven left — and each with a shot to win it all

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips breaks down who he likes to win in the seven area playoff teams still alive --- and there's more than a few surprises.

Katie Lue Height Williams

Katie Lue Height Williams died November 16, 2012.

Frances Odom

Frances Odom died Wednesday.

Lishla Mae Outley Nesbitt

Lishla Mae Outley Nesbitt died November 16, 2012.

Iva Glenn Mitchell

Iva Glenn Mitchell died Wednesday.

Wilnisha Mathis

Wilnisha Mathis died Wednesday.

Lester Majors Sr.

Lester Majors Sr. died November 15, 2012.

Robert Lovejoy

Robert Lovejoy died November 15.

Kay Jemmil King

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Angela Fulghum Crosby

Angela Fulgham Crosby died Thursday.

Alberta Terrell

Alberta Terrell died Monday.

Thomas J. Young

Thomas J. Young died Wednesday.

Elizabeth Waters

Elizabeth Waters died Wednesday.

Gladys Watson

Gladys Watson died Tuesday.

Lucy B. Strawder

Lucy B. Strawder died Monday.

Ladonna Faye Mullis Rose

Ladonna Faye Mullis Rose died Wednesday.

Joan Joiner Robinson

Joan Joiner Robinson died Saturday.

Dennis Parker Posey

Dennis Parker Posey died Monday.

Mattie K. Poole

Mattie K. Poole died Saturday.

Emma Wade Clark Paulish

Emma Wade Clark Paulish died Tuesday.

Colton Ezekiel Farmer

Colton Ezekiel Farmer died Tuesday.

Patricia Parks

Patricia Parks died Saturday.

Willie James Milledge

Willie James Milledge died Saturday.

Jerry McCready

Jerry A. McCready died Monday.

Nell McElveen Lee

Nell McElveen Lee died Wednesday.

Mollie Mae King

Mollie Mae King died Sunday.

Jimmy Lee Green Jr.

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Deloris A. Erven

Deloris A. Erven died Wednesday.

Betty Jacqueline Harris Clanton

Betty Jacqueline Harris Clanton died Wednesday.

William Fred Clark

William Fred Clark died Tuesday.

Eddie D. Carter

Eddie D. Carter died November 16, 2012.

Jimmie Lee Baker

Jimmie Lee Baker died Saturday.

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Falcons on fast 9-1 start: Not satisfied

Despite owning the NFL’s best record, the Falcons are constantly trying to find ways to get even better, and that was evident recently when they parted ways with one-time star linebacker Ray Edwards, whose dismal play was even holding a 9-1 team back.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Peach State's top CB recruit spurns S.C. for UGA; Gators QB Driskel to start vs. FSU

Kell High School's Brendan Langley, who is widely considered the state's top DB, is staying home after all. (ADDS: item on ACC being unable to fill its 8 bowl slots after another down year by conference)

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Double take: UGA ready to defend triple-option — again

One week after shutting down the dangerous triple-option attack of Georgia Southern, No. 3 UGA must do it again against Georgia Tech, which boasts the nation’s third-best rushing attack.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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Hawks keep Wiz winless on Korver rainbow 3 in final second

Kyle Korver hits the biggest shot since joining the Hawks this off season to lift Atlanta to a 101-100 win Wednesday night against the still-winless Washington Wizard.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Anyone seen my Brollwrap?

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay gives his ode to our neighbors across the pond this week.

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Famed boxing champ Hector ‘Macho’ Camacho shot, in critical condition

Hector "Macho" Camacho, a world boxing champ many times over, was shot in Puerto Rico by two unknown assailants while sitting in a parked car, leaving the fighter in critical condition.

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