News for Wednesday, November 7, 2012


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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 8, 2012

Pick up a copy of the Thursday Albany Herald to see what everyone's squawking about.

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Worth gets new sheriff, probate judge; two incumbents out

Jeff Hobby comes from behind to become the first new sheriff in Worth county in three decades.

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Man questioned in home invasion case

A man sought for questioning in a home invasion case is released by police.

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Train wreck response training is today

The Albany Civic Center will be the site for training on dealing with hazardous materials.

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Police, fire and EMS reports for Nov. 8, 2012

A driver is charged with DUI following an early Wednesday morning one-car wreck on Slappey Boulevard.

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Teenage trio hits five cars

Dougherty police say three teenagers checked about 70 cars before entering five that were unlocked.

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Luck makes statement for Colts coach

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shaves his head to show support for Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia.

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Hawks rally late to beat Pacers, 89-86

The Hawks close the game on a 20-3 run to beat the Pacers late Wednesday in Atlanta, 89-86.

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New playoff format gets low rating with area coaches

The new GHSA power rating format to decide which Class A football teams qualify for the playoffs is anything but popular with area coaches.

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Westover AD Calhoun named top in the region

Westover’s Harley Calhoun is named the GHSA Region 1-AAAA Athletic Director of the Year.

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Florida State set for stretch run

Florida State can clinch a berth in the ACC title game by simply beating Virginia Tech in tonight's game and knocking off Maryland next week.

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Don Mills, a determined and passionate linebacker, wants to leave his name and the legacy for Westover on the field, where the Patriots are making history and Mills is their biggest hitter.

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Rough start

After cruising to an undefeated conference record in the regular season, the Lady Rams are swept by Clark Atlanta in the opening round of the conference tournament.

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Food giveaway set for Saturday

Four thousand pounds of food will be distributed at an Albany church to those in need on Saturday.

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Bishop 'humbled, honored' by win

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says getting the country's fiscal house in order is the top priority.

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Lane Price ready 'to hit the ground running'

The new Dougherty School Board member-elect says there are huge tasks ahead.

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Obama: 'Best is yet to come'

After capturing more than 300 electoral votes in Tuesday's election, the president is looking ahead toward his second term.

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Marines celebrate 237 years

The Marine Corps was officially established on Nov. 10, 1775.

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Phoebe board OKs audit, bond issues

An audit shows the hospital invested $117 million for charity care and unreimbursed Medicaid and Medicare.

Gladys Corrine Spivey

Gladys Corrine Spivey, Albany, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vernon E. Harper

Vernon E. Harper, 64, Ocilla, died November 6, 2012

Lisa Diane Stegemiller

Lisa Diane Stegemiller, 51, Albany, died November 7, 2012

Jack Knighton Spence

Jack Knighton Spence, 87, Albany, died November 5, 2012

Wilona Thomas Butler

Wilona Thomas Butler, 82, Pelham, died November 5, 2012

Pauline Haddock White

Pauline Haddock White, 90, Cuthbert, died November 6, 2012

Otis Williams

Otis Williams, 74, Albany died November 7, 2012

Sylvia Bell Houston

Sylvia Bell Houston, 93, Blakely, died November 5, 2012

Drucilla Beck Cone

Drucilla Beck Cone, 92, Pelham, died November 6, 2012

Linda Casey

Linda Casey, 62, Albany, died November 7, 2012

Irene Hartage Johnson

Irene Hartage Johnson, Sumter County, died November 03, 2012

Nadine Pannell

Nadine Pannell, 83, Albany, died November 6, 2012

Gladys Juanita Henderson

Gladys Juanita Henderson, 85, Lee County, GA, died November 6, 2012

Rosa Lee Thomas

Rosa Lee Thomas, 68, Albany, died November 6, 2012

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Powell wins 3rd term as state rep

Mitchell County Sheriff W.E. Bozeman easily wins another term in office Tuesday.

Republican State Representative Jay Powell earned another term in Atlanta Tuesday holding off a challenge by Democrat Jewell Howard.

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Top Democrat wants quick deal on 'fiscal cliff'

The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington's "fiscal cliff" in an upcoming post-election session of Congress.

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Given 2nd term, Obama now facing new urgent task

President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

Thomas Hall Pritchett

Thomas Hall Pritchett, 85, Albany, died November 4, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Don't mess with this baby.

This baby don't play.

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Oil falls as global economic worries resurface

Now that the U.S. presidential election is decided, the oil market is back to worrying about the global economy.

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Stocks slide as Europe slashes its growth forecast

Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street following the presidential election and dire warnings from Europe that a broad recession there is now all but certain.

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Ex-University of Texas coach Royal dies at age 88

Darrell K Royal, the former Texas football coach known as much for his folksy, simplistic approach to life as for his creative wishbone offenses and two national championships, has died. He was 88.