News for Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Births Nov. 4 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Oct. 2-29.

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Freshman QB leads Auburn to second win of year

Jonathan Wallace shines in his Auburn debut Saturday as the Tigers roll to a 42-7 win.

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PREVIEW: Falcons, Cowboys headed in different directions going into SNF

Tonight’s Sunday Night Football matchup features a 7-0 Atlanta Falcons team that’s playing at a completely different level than its opponent, the 3-4, underachieving Dallas Cowboys.

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SUNDAY PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Leesburg still buzzing over record-setting win by Trojans; Monroe finds new weapon in Davis

In this week’s Sunday prep football notebook, check out items on each team in action from Friday night around Southwest Georgia, including Lee’s record-setting night.

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Jackets rebound thanks to impressive road win; Ga. Southern loses heartbreaker

Georgia Tech takes advantage of Maryland’s unusual QB situation and rolls to a 33-13 victory Saturday in College Park.

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Bring on Auburn

With Saturday’s 37-10 win against Ole Miss in the books, all that stands in Georgia’s way of a date with the SEC title game is lowly, two-win Auburn next week.

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ASU’s year ends with FCC loss; White denied #100

Mike White falls short in his quest for his 100th career win as the Albany State football team loses to Fort Valley State in Saturday’s Fountain City Classic, 38-20.

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Looking Back - Nov. 4

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 mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Find balance for a healthy holiday season

Before I provide you with valuable tips and ideas on how to have a healthy (and not overindulge) holiday season. I want to give you a friendly reminder to get your annual flu shot. I just went through the “ordeal” of getting my three kids (ages 5, 5, and 2) their shots, so the “sting” is fresh in my mind.

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What have you learned lately?

‘What have you learned lately?” the woman asked and the room full of people sat in silence, myself included. It’s not all about books and papers, lectures and talks, she went on to explain. You’re learning every second of every day.

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Exchange Club Fair opens Tuesday

The Exchange Club Fair of Southwest Georgia is cranking up again for entertainment, exhibits, livestock and wild rides.

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On the Job with Jackie Ryan

Herald writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Jackie Ryan, vice president of corporate strategy at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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Gilded Age vs. 21st century

Opinion Column

The 2012 campaign began on Aug. 2, 2011, when President Obama signed the deal ending the debt-ceiling fiasco. At that moment, the president relinquished his last illusions that the current, radical version of the Republican Party could be dealt with as a governing partner. From then on, Obama was determined to fight -- and to win.

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A new kind of poll dancing

Opinion Column

With just days to go, this is the un-callable election.

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Community calendar for November 4, 2012

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

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 4, 2012

APD responds to at least 62 incidents.

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Kitchen inspections for November 4, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty County

Mary Eunice Gordon Smith

Mary Eunice Gordon Smith died Thursday.

Marlyn Guy Smith

Marlyn Guy Smith died Friday.

Tom A. Rowell

Tom A. Rowell died Friday.

William Carvis Bivins

William Carvis Bivins died Saturday.

William Ralph Tinsley

William Ralph Terry died Saturday.

Alphonso Jones

Alphonso Jones died Friday.

Maurice Jackson

Maurice Jackson died Saturday.

Robert Davis

Robert Davis died Saturday.

Teresa Diane Clark

Teresa Diane Clark died Saturday.

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'Most Wanted' man nailed on armed robbery charge

Albany police arrest a man hiding in an Albany motel bathroom on an August armed robbery warrant.

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Weather could be severe again; Prepare for it

Superstorm Sandy misses Georgia, but severe weather preparation still a necessity cautions Saturday's fair.

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Albany Tech to add Operations Management program

New degree program will begin with next year's spring semester.

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Phoebe, Tift Regional chosen for incentive project

Decreasing the chances of obesity later in life could be among the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding babies early on, experts say.

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Lee County High band earns superior ratings

Band Director Hank Carter says the most recent performance shows band members are doing quality work.

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Christmas coming early for some retailers

Some residents like to get an early jump on the holidays and do their shopping early.

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Cheek to bid DCP farewell

The man credited with bringing the Dougherty County Police Department into the 21st century will work his final shift Friday.

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Amendment 1 should be approved by state voters

Editorial

One of the most controversial Georgia constitutional amendments to go before the state's voters is Amendment 1, which would amend the Constitution to empower a state commission to approve charter schools.

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Coping with Albany area's legion of doom and gloom

Opinion Column

Some see the glass as half empty. Some see it as half full.

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Bloomberg racing out of the hearts of New Yorkers

Opinion Column

With a huge natural disaster, the focus tends to be the reaction of those in charge and those who wish they were.

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Lane Price is the best choice for School Board

Editorial

This past summer in the Democratic Primary, we endorsed Dr. Lane Price in her candidacy for the Dougherty County School Board. We do so again in the Tuesday General Election.

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COLUMN: For Dougherty, it was only one win — but, man, what a big one

Herald sports editor Danny Aller takes a closer look at just how huge Thursday's win was for Dougherty's football team against Americus-Sumter --- a victory that could very well be the turning point for the struggling program.

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Behind Harden's 45, Rockets halt Hawks in 2012-13 season opener

James Harden, one night after going off for 37 in his Rockets debut, drops 45 on Atlanta on Friday night in the Hawks' season opener.

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Seminole County shuts out Miller in annual rivalry game, 20-0

The Indians shut out the Pirates for the first time since 2006 and prevent Miller County from clinching the Region 1-A title, which can be won by Seminole County next weekend.

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Cairo denies Monroe region title

Monroe had its chances Friday to snatch the Region 1-AAAA crown from No. 1 Cairo, the Syrupmakers hold on for a 28-20 win to capture their third championship in a row.

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Lee County sets school scoring record with 70-19 rout of Northside, Columbus; Deerfield wins eighth straight

Lee County not only crushes Northside, Columbus to clinch a playoff spot on Friday, but breaks the school's single-game scoring mark in the process. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield-Tiftarea; Crisp County-Albany; Bainbridge-Dothan (Ala.); Randolph Southern-First Presbyterian; Randolph-Clay-Calhoun County; Southland-Bulloch; Sherwood-Brookwood; Valwood-SGA; Early County-Pelham; Westwood-Terrell Academy; Robert Toombs-Crisp Academy and Terrell County-Stewart County)

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: ASU volleyball makes history, wraps perfect conference season at 16-0; Darton women's hoops rolls in season opener

For the first time since the conference expanded from 10 regular-season games to 16, the Lady Rams go unbeaten following Friday's sweep of Fort Valley State.

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PREVIEW: Stakes never higher in today’s Fountain City Classic

Albany State and Fort Valley State will play today for a spot in the conference championship game next weekend, while the loser will see its season come to an end.

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