News for Friday, November 9, 2012


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With rapper T.I. sitting in broadcast booth, Hawks fall to Heat, 95-89

Atlanta-based rapper T.I. drops by the broadcast booth Friday night and helps call the Hawks-Heat game, which ends in a 95-89 victory for defending champion Miami.

Talkin' Turkey

Here is some turkey trivia from Looking Back columnist Mary Braswell.

Births Nov. 11

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Oct.28-Nov.4.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for November 10, 2012

Albany Police Department responds tot at least 50 incidents.

Dougherty listed among leaders in child deaths

A recent report on child deaths in Georgia shows that Dougherty County, with six deaths, had the third highest rate in Georgia from the January through Sept. 30 time period.

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Man sentenced to 5 years for supplying murder gun

Marcus Jermaine Price pleaded guilty Friday to gun possession in connection with the murder of Melvin Jerome Green by Timothy Bell, said a court officer. Judge Willie Lockette sentenced Price to five years, he added.

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Retired Ohio vet travels for surgery

On average, there are 150 hip replacement surgeries conducted annually at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, orthopedic surgeons in the area say.

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Rangers' Hamilton, Rays' Upton, Cardinals' Lohse turn down contract offers from teams

Three huge MLB stars — Josh Hamilton, B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse — reject $13.3M deals to re-sign Friday with their respective teams.

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Ky. Busch wins pole Friday for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race

With the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship entering its home stretch, Kyle Busch wins the pole Friday for Sunday’s race.

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Lakers fire head coach Brown after just five games, 1-4 start

Laker Land was rocked Friday by the news that second-year head coach Mike Brown was fired just hours before L.A.'s game against Golden State following a 1-4 start to the regular season and an 0-8 preseason record.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton men’s, women’s cross country heads to nationals; Lady Cavs hoops cruises to third victory; ASU volleyball falls short of title

The Darton men’s and women’s cross country team hope for their best finish in school history when they run at the NJCAA nationals, while the Darton women's hoops team rolls to a 73-point win Friday.

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America would benefit from being united

Opinion Column

The host of a popular sports talk radio show in this region of the country often advises would-be national champion football teams that fall by the wayside to “sit down and shut up.”

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Suicide prevention speaker scheduled

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Jere Keenan Brands of Albany says that a suicide prevention speaker scheduled.

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GOP’s Southern strategy no longer works

Opinion Column

Last week, 18-year-old Christopher Berry, who is black, stood in line for an hour at a suburban Atlanta polling place to cast his very first ballot. He voted for President Obama because, he said, “I really like his stance on health care (and) I feel like he is a president for all the people of the United States.”

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PREVIEW: Westwood begins its march to 3rd straight state title tonight

No one was sure what would happen when Westwood, which had won 26 in a row and back-to-back-state titles, moved up to GISA Class AA this year, but here the Wildcats are again, beginning the playoffs tonight with the goal of winning another state crown.

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UGA set to face two former assistants now coaching at rival Auburn

Once prominent faces at UGA, Willie Martinez and Brian VanGorder are now wearing a rival’s colors.

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PREVIEW: Win vs. UNC big step toward bowl for Tech; Yellow Jackets sticking to two-QB system

Believe it or not, if 4-5 Georgia Tech can win two of its last three games, the Yellow Jackets will not only reach a bowl, but they may even have a shot at the ACC title game.

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Lee Chamber honors late war hero

Kevin Dowling and Patsy Shirley were among the main award winners at the 24th annual banquet of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce.

Marvin Pace

Marvin Pace, 61, died November 9, 2012

Mildred Herring

Mildred Herring, 83, died November 8, 2012

Evelyn Gibbs Mays

Evelyn Gibbs Mays, 82, Ben Hill County, GA died November 8, 2012

Betty Jo Lynn

Betty Jo Lynn, died October 26, 2012

William Patterson

William Patterson, 78, died November 8, 2012

Jeffrey Karl Edmondson

Jeffrey Karl Edmondson, Panama City Beach, FL, died November 7, 2012

Lucy Ragan Cochran

Lucy Ragan Cochran, 89, Camilla, died November 08, 2012

Alphonzo Jones

Alphonzo Jones, 65, Sylvester, died November 2, 2012

O'Neal Levrette

O'Neal Levrette, 53, Albany, died November 8, 2012

Jennifer Lee Jackson

Jennifer Lee Jackson, 45, Albany, died November 7, 2012

Edna White

Edna White, 92, Albany, died November 9, 2012

Harry Henderson

Harry Henderson, died November 8, 2012

Ernest Hosley

Ernest Hosley, 90, Albany, died November 9, 2012

Ann Bland Bonser

Ann Bland Bonser, 90, Baconton, died November 8, 2012

Larry Harold Bokenhagen

Larry Harold Bokenhagen, 81, Cordele, died November 8, 2012

Mildred Mize McCorvey

Mildred Mize McCorvey, 77, Worth County, died November 9, 2012

David Leslie Cannard

David Leslie Cannard, 59, Fitzgerald, died November 7, 2012

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Who fans reconnect with 'Quadrophenia'

For many music fans who call themselves "purists" -- I call them posers and snobs, but it's semantics -- The Who did not perform the entirety of their 1973 masterpiece "Quadrophenia" at Duluth's Gwinnett Center Arena Monday night.

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New board officials have work cut out

Typically, first-time political victors -- and, let's be honest, few "common folks" will admit to actually being "politicians," but gaining elected office is indeed a political process -- expect something of a "honeymoon" period as they adjust to the requirements of office.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 11, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Darth Disney

Disney is buying Lucas Films, the company that created Star Wars, so why not have a little fun with that?

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 10, 2012

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SunTrust bank held up

A man in a black hoodie runs away after stealing cash from a SunTrust Bank at 1100 Gillionville Road on Friday.

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Election officials defend special voting for Usher

Election officials are defending their decision to allow music star Usher to bypass long lines and cast his ballot, infuriating voters who had to wait on Election Day.

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Lady Rams go 3-0 in Day 2 of conference tourney

After a stunning loss Wednesday to knock them to the losers' bracket of the conference tournament, the No. 1-seeded Lady Rams don’t lose a set in a trio of matches Thursday to keep their title hopes alive.

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Camilla native Scott-Wesley could break out for UGA vs. Auburn

After waiting his turn, it finally appears to be time to shine for Bulldogs backup receiver and former Mitchell County two-sport star Justin Scott-Wesley, The Herald’s 2011 Player of the Year for boys track who is easily one of the fastest members of the Georgia football team.

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Rashad to the rescue!: FSU rallies to beat Va. Tech, 28-22, behind Albany native's game-winning TD

Albany native and former Westover star Rashad Greene catches a 39-yard, game-winning touchdown late Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va., to rally the No. 10 Seminoles past the Hokies --- and keep their ACC title and BCS bowl hopes alive.