News for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Americans renew lease with Obama

Americans send Obama back to White House for four more years.

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SCA to present tales from the mischievous cat

The students of Sherwood Christian will entertain audiences with excerpts from Dr. Seuss.

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Jeff Hobby wins Worth County sheriff's race

Incumbent members of the Worth County Commission and School Board are unseated Tuesday.

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Romney wins Georgia

Republican Mitt Romney beat Democrat Barack Obama in Georgia’s presidential election on Tuesday, an expected outcome in a GOP-dominated state.

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Price wins School Board seat

The Democratic nominee appears poised to win a seat on Dougherty School Board

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This week's 'Burning Question': Which SW Ga. team has the best chance to make a run at a state title?

Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at albanyherald.com that’s topical in regards to what area prep football fans are talking about after last week’s games. Feel free to log on and discuss!

Federer, Ferrer win ATP Finals openers

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Spain's David Ferrer both win fairly easily in their opening matches of the season-ending, ATP Tour Finals at the 02 in London.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Weekly 'Prep Peek'

The Herald's sports staff continues its "Prep Peek," which includes The Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dozen drop-in, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers, the next Game of the Week selection, the Fab 5 Poll and the area's Week 12 schedule.

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Party, show your horse for a good cause

The Autumn Classic kickoff party and open horse show have something to offer for everyone.

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Southern accent comment I find very offensive

There I was, sitting at my desk, writing away, bothering no one when my phone rang. It was Hollywood calling.

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Auburn star, team leader Lutzenkirchen reduced to cheerleader role after injury

The final season of Auburn star tight end and the unquestioned leader of the Tigers, Phillip Lutzenkirchen, wasn’t supposed to end like this.

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Muggridge, Singletary win Lee county races

Muggridge wins re-election to a second term while Singletary earns his first political office.

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No. 1 seeded ASU volleyball opens conference tourney today at home

ASU went undefeated against conference opponents in the regular season for the first time in school history since the schedule was expanded to 16 games and now is the favorite to win the title this week for the first time since 2009.

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GSW men's hoops looks good in final preseason game vs. D-I Auburn

The GSW men’s basketball team played Division I SEC program Auburn tough in an exhibition game late Monday night before losing.

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With WRs Bennett, Brown out, UGA looks down its depth chart

Heading into Saturday’s huge game against Auburn, the running game may take center stage with two of UGA’s key receivers out.

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Rambo's Ride

After a rough start to the season that saw him suspended the first four games — followed by a rougher return to the field — Georgia All-American safety and Donalsonville native Bacarri Rambo hopes his play against Florida and Ole Miss is a sign of a strong finish to his amazing career.

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Dougherty voters send message to elected officials

Dougherty County voters, many of whom are licking their wounds today over the defeat of political candidates they supported, should take consolation in the fact that they at least helped bring about historic change during this election cycle.

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APD: Man wanted in Oct. 27 home invasion

Waltravious Deshun Perry, 20, is wanted in connection with an Oct. 27 home invasion at 1322 E. Residence Ave., Albany Police Department officials say.

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Man sentenced to 40 years for molesting juvenile girl

Gary Sharod Walker, 38, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of molesting a girl under the age of 16.

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Voters had a lot on their minds

What was on voters' minds when they went to the voting booths in the general election? Quite a bit, according to exit surveys.

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City tables media request to stream meetings

The Albany Herald and WFXL-TV ask the Albany City Commission’s permission to stream its meetings live.

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Georgia DOE places DCSS on high-risk status

State officials cite unsatisfactory performance, lax management standards and lack of timely responses for information.

State officials cite unsatisfactory performance, lax management standards and lack of timely responses for information.

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And the winner is ... Hillary or Chris?

The real winner of the 2012 presidential cycle may very well not be the person occupying of the White House this January.

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Officials investigating inmate death

An investigation is under way to determine what led to the death last week of 34-year-old Joey Daniels, an inmate in the Dougherty County Jail.

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UGA, Auburn blood drive ongoing

Southwest Georgia fans of the University of Georgia and Auburn University are competing this week to see who can donate the most blood.

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Poll problems cropping up around US

Obama mural covered at school polling place; judge rejecting Ohio election software lawsuit, reports of ID confusion in Pennsylvania, other isolated issues.

Wilona Thomas Brown Butler

Wilona Thomas Brown Butler, 82, Cotton, died November 5, 2012

William Jeff Laird

William Laird, Crawfordsville, AR, died November 3, 2012

Pauline H. White

Pauline H. White, 90, Cuthbert, died November 6, 2012

Oscar Brooks

Oscar Brooks, Cordele, died November 5, 2012

Randall Smith

Randall Smith, 56, Donalsonville, died November 3, 2012

Maurice Jackson

Maurice Jackson, Sylvester, died November 3, 2012

Bradley Jay Turner

Bradley Jay Turner, died November 4, 2012

Ayden D. Baltimore

Ayden D. Baltimore, infant, died November 3, 2012

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.

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Date set for ‘homeless’ sleepout

Organizers say that more attention is needed to help stop homelessness in Southwest Georgia.

Organizers say that more attention is needed to help stop homelessness in Southwest Georgia.

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City tentatively OKs hotel tax increase

The state Legislature OK’d a measure earlier this year allowing a 1 percent hotel/motel tax increase to promote tourism.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 7, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters

Local voters are heading to the polls to cast their ballots for president.

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Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm's effects

Election Day turnout has been heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey.

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Saints are latest team to beat up on Vick, Eagles

The Saints get a big Monday Night Football ball win thanks to the Eagles, whose season continues to fall apart.