News for Monday, November 26, 2012


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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton's Mitchell named Region XVII Player of the Week

Darton sophomore Michelle Mitchell averaged 20.5 points and nine rebounds during a pair of Lady Cavs wins last week and is named the Region XVII Player of the Week. (ADDS: Darton wrestling, Sherwood boys, girls basketball)

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Auburn’s rapid fall result of issues on, off the field

In the wake of Gene Chizik’s firing, those still left at Auburn are looking back at the many causes — such as disciplinary problems and a lack of player development — that led to the Tigers’ woeful 3-9 season.

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UGA safety, former Seminole County star Rambo named SEC co-Defensive Player Of The Week

After tying Georgia's career mark for interceptions with his 16th pick Saturday against Georgia Tech, former Seminole County star Bacarri Rambo is named the SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

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Smith wants Falcons to clean up inconsistencies during short week

Despite Atlanta’s 10-1 record and comfortable spot on top of the NFC South, Falcons coach Mike Smith sees plenty of room to improve as the team prepares for Thursday’s game against the Saints.

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Ga. Tech RB Smith plans to return for ACC championship

Georgia Tech’s Orwin Smith missed last week’s game against Georgia with a sprained ankle, but the team’s leading rusher thinks he will be ready to go for Saturday’s ACC championship game. (ADDS: FSU looking to bounce back after loss)

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We’ll talk later

Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray has decided not to talk to the media leading up to the SEC championship game against Alabama.

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PREVIEW: Seminole County’s magical season heads into Elite 8 round against Dooly

No one thought the Indians would be in the state quarterfinals, but here they are facing Dooly County and the best defensive tackle in the nation.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 27, 2012

APD responds to at least 75 incidents.

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Lawmaker tells students they can change the world

After developing an interest in government at an early age, Stacey Abrams grows up to become State House minority leader.

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Squawk of the day - Nov. 27, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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DOT planning work on dangerous interchange

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to start work next year on the Jefferson Street/Liberty Expressway on/off ramps.

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Chambliss placing nation's needs first


No doubt U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, expects Grover Norquist, the self-appointed enforcer of tax increase prevention, to come gunning for him when he runs for re-election in 2014.

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Hiding the church's treasure

To say that the Belle Harbor neighborhood on New York City's Rockaway Peninsula was slammed by Hurricane Sandy understates the case. Like many other parts of the region, it has suffered the kind of devastation we usually associate with wars.

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Education the best gift for Georgia children

Guest commentary

With the holiday season upon us, most Georgians are thinking about celebrations with family and friends, holiday break and, of course, gifts. This holiday season, I am encouraging Georgia parents and grandparents to give the most important gift you can to your children -- the gift of education.

Mary Shader Slockbower

Mary Shader Slockbower, 64, Sylvester, November 23, 2012

Willie Ruth Patterson

Willie Ruth Patterson, 69, Dawson, died November 25, 2012

Mary Dean Bell

Mary Dean Bell, 67, Albany, died November 24, 2012

Dorothy Inez McAfee Barry

Dorothy Inez McAfee Barry, 89, Cordele, died November 26, 2012

Mary Redfearn Kaliher

Mary Redfearn Kaliher, 95, Albany, died November 21, 2012

Letitia Hayden Jones

Letitia Hayden Jones, 99, Albany, died November 22, 2012

Willie Audrey Isler

Willie Audrey Isler, 77, Moultrie, died November 24, 2012

Agnes Gilbert Cauble

Agnes Gilbert Cauble, 76, Iron City, died November 24, 2012

Gertrude D. Rowell

Gertrude D. Rowell, 80, Fitzgerald died November 25, 2012

Evelena Daniels

Evelena Daniels, 102, Albany, died November 26, 2012

Thomas J. Young

Thomas J. Young, 66, Macon, died November 21, 2012

Lillie Reese

Lillie Reese, 50, Damascus, died November 22, 2012

Woodrow William Jenkins

Woodrow William Jenkins, 93, died November 24, 2012

Sara A. Lawrence

Sara A. Lawrence, 87, Albany, died November 24, 2012

Travis G. Carver

Travis G. Carver, 58, Fitzgerald, died November 25, 2012

Shelby Ann Barfield Bennett

Shelby Ann Barfield Bennett, 57, Panama City, FL, died November 16, 2012

Joann Ellis Hickox

Joann Ellis Hickox, 62, Blakely, died November 26, 2012

Marcus Anthony Conger

Marcus Anthony Conger, 73, Newton, died November 25, 2012

Rethena Stokes Brown

Rethena Stokes Brown, 84, Albany, died November 2012

Richard Sanford Moncus, Sr.

Richard Sanford Moncus, Sr., 67, Dawson died November 25, 2012

Kathryn Moses

Kathryn Moses, 71, Albany, died Novamber 23, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: USA vs Japan Black Friday

Here's a look at how the Japanese do Black Friday and how we Americans do it.

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Minn. man says he 'fired more shots than I needed' to kill burglary suspects

David Smith has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

A Minnesota man charged with murder in the shootings of two teenagers he said broke into his home told investigators he was angered by one of the wounded teens who mocked him when his rifle jammed but that he fired more shots than necessary.

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Dougherty grand jury indicts five in gang-related homicide

Danny Wilkerson charged with felony murder in shooting death of Dontravious Luke.

A Dougherty County Grand jury last week indicted five men on 22 counts involving the shooting death in August of an alleged Albany gang leader.

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APD responds to Sunday morning shooting on Gillespie Avenue

The Albany Police Department responded to an early morning shooting Sunday morning on the 1500 block of Gillespie Avenue

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APD makes two forgery arrests

Authorities are seeking help in locating a third suspect.

Albany police have arrested two men in a forgery case at the Albany Mall and are asking for the public's help in locating a third suspect.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Palmyra purchase

Officials say a decision is expected from the U.S. Supreme Court in the FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System case sometime in the spring.

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Dougherty County approves continuing 2% tax on energy

County officials stress that a 2 percent tax on energy used by businesses and manufacturers is not a new tax.

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Ala police seek clues about missing Eufaula woman

Police in Eufaula are looking for a woman who's been missing about a month.

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SOWEGA Roundup: Tifton clerk shot during robbery

A convenience store clerk in Tifton was shot in the chest during a robbery last week, police officials say.