News for Monday, October 1, 2012

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New-look Hawks insist they’re not merely rebuilding

The Hawks brought in Danny Ferry as general manager, dumped Joe Johnson and began a new course, which starts today with the opening of training camp.

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Officials prepare for flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone six months and older.

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VSU ends Lady Rams’ 12-game winning streak

The Albany State volleyball team won the opening set but then lost the final three to fall to Valdosta State and see a 12-game winning streak end. (ADDS: Notes on Darton golf and Darton cross country)

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Former Lee County star Posey closing in on NL batting title

Buster Posey entered Monday's games with a .008 lead over Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen in the race for the NL batting title.

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Braves’ bid for NL East title ends with loss to Pirates

Atlanta loses to Pittsburgh, 2-1, on Monday, clinching a division title for the Washington Nationals.

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Bainbridge stays No. 1; A-S jumps to No. 3 in Fab 5 Poll

Americus-Sumter’s 40-14 victory against Worth County helps the Panthers jump past Early County, which lost to Class AA powerhouse Brooks County, in the Herald’s Fab 5 Poll.

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Rams enjoy trip to Chicago, Soldier Field

The Albany State football team left Chicago with a much-needed win and memories of playing in an NFL stadium for the second year in a row. (ADDS: Note on Kentucky State QB arrested before game)

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Heard hearing under way

Lorenzo Heard wants his name included on the Nov. 6 Dougherty School Board ballot to run as an independent candidate.

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A new approach sometimes helps to solve the problems

There is this commercial where a mother tells her son that he cannot leave the dinner table before he finishes the plate of vegetables (broccoli) in front of him.

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Proving ground

Georgia coach Mark Richt says his No. 5 Bulldogs have something to prove, and they’ll get a chance to make a huge statement Saturday at No. 6 South Carolina.

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Outgoing chief opposes DCP/DSO consolidation

The Dougherty County Police Department chief sells county officials on his department’s record of service.

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Bishop tours Albany elementary school

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop eats lunch and is given a tour of Albany’s Lincoln Elementary Magnet School.

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APD responds to entering autos, assaults

A 17-year-old Albany teen is arrested in connection with six entering-auto counts late Sunday.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for October 2, 2012

APD responds to at least 75 incidents

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 2, 2012

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to see what everybody's squawking about.

Bobby L. Smith

Bobby Lane Smith, 63, Albany, died September 26, 2012

Jessie Paul McLauchlin, Jr.

Jessie Paul McLauchlin, Jr., 80, Albany, died September 29, 2012

David Dodson

David Dodson, Sumter County, died September 30, 2012

William T. Hendry

William T. Hendry, 55, died September 28, 2012

Margie Brooks Denson

Margie Brooks Denson, 88, Athens, died September 30, 2012

Roselyn Emmaline Dagbehdee Cooper

Roselyn Emmaline Dagbehdee Cooper, 66, died September 14, 2012

Susan Gayle Reed

Susan Gayle Reed, 56, Leary, died September 30, 2012

Catherine E. Willis Spillers

Catherine E. Willis Spillers, 71, Leesburg, died September 28, 2012

Glenn Bailey

Glenn Bailey, 71, Sylvester, died September 30, 2012

Freda McArthur

Freda McArthur, 82, Damascus, died September 30, 2012

Phillis Coley

Phillis Coley, 91, Tippetville, died September 28, 2012

George L. Deese, Sr.

George L. Deese, Sr., 79, Albany, died September 28, 2012

Shelby Headrick Ferrell

Shelby Headrick Ferrell, 74, Sylvester, died September 29, 2012

Pommie Lee Hightower White

Pommie Lee Hightower White, 90, Albany, died September 30, 2012

Harold William Todd, Jr.

Harold William Todd, Jr., 87, Americus, died October 1, 2012

Marilyn Jean McBurney

Marilyn Jean McBurney, DVM, 79, of Leary, died September 28, 2012

Annette Roberts Cox

Annette Roberts Cox, 70, Albany, died September 28, 2012

Bobby Lee Graydon

Bobby Lee Graydon, 56, Ashburn, GA, died September 29, 2012

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Supreme Court won't hear anti-gay marriage group appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group.

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Dougherty siblings plead guilty to two counts

Ryan Edward Dougherty, Dylan Stanley Dougherty and Lee Grace Dougherty had been indicted in connection to a 2011 bank robbery in Valdosta.

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Battle appointed interim DCP chief

The Dougherty County Commission approves the promotion of the county police department's assistant chief.

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Opening statements have concluded in Lorenzo Heard case

Judge J. Richard Porter III is hearing the Lorenzo Heard case.

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News from around the state

Here are some of the headlines making the news around Georgia.

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