News for Wednesday, October 10, 2012


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What the doom was I just saying?

Features column

The 7-year-old Hurricane boy is currently playing football in a tackle football league. He’s playing what we use to refer to as midget football. I guess it is no longer politically correct to say midget football and I’m not sure what I am supposed to call the game he is playing.

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Emergency Nurses Day provides educational opportunities

Officials with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital say that about 55,000 patients come through the hospital’s emergency room in a year.

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Eleven teammates testified against Armstrong

Lance Armstrong dared the USADA to reveal evidence against him that he used PEDs. On Wednesday, they took the cyclist up on his offer — and it wasn’t pretty for the seven-time Tour de France winner.

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ASU NOTEBOOK: Rams LB Dudley making an impact on defense despite size

Albany State linebacker Marcavius Dudley is just 5-foot-9, but that hasn’t stopped the Brunswick native from becoming one of the best defenders in the conference. (ADDS: Notes on LB Larry Whitfield, and turnover problems)

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Look what I found

The Falcons own a plus-10 edge in turnover margin this season, which is a big reason the team is 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.

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Cancer awareness event set at American Legion Saturday

Sharon Lyles, a member of American Legion Auxiliary, has a family history of breast cancer.

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Politicians not short of money

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that politicians are not short of money.

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Employment Awareness Month addresses disabilities

October is proclaimed National Disability Employment Awareness Month by Mayor Dorothy Hubbard.

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Police seek suspect's girlfriend

Fitzgerald and Dougherty County police need help to find two women in connection with robbery and forgery cases.

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Baconton Methodist to host night of music

A night of Southern gospel music will be observed at Baconton Methodist Chruch at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Mitt Romney surge too little, too late

Opinion Column

Mitt Romney's stellar debate performance injected new energy, enthusiasm and money into his presidential campaign. National polls now show the race tied with less than a month to go. But have the fundamental factors governing this election changed? Not really. Not yet.

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Throwdown fest expected to boost local economy

The three-day Georgia Throwdown festival's economic impact on Southwest Georgia could be in the millions.

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Wanted: New, workable foreign policy

Opinion Column

On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered a foreign policy speech to cadets at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. He was correct in his indictment of the Obama administration for its numerous failures -- especially in the Middle East -- and his embrace of Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" philosophy. A strong and respected America is less likely to be attacked.

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100-Mile Yard Sale to promote area

A super-stretched regional yard sales offers crafts, antiques and oddities.

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Bravo, Buster

Lee County native and San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey became just the third catcher in baseball’s modern era Wednesday — and the first since 1942 — to win the National League batting title.

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Marines return from deployment

The Marines were sent as a detachment from Marine Logistics Command, officials say.

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Walkers to observe Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week features a walk Saturday in Waycross to raise funds.

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Darton announces record enrollment of 6,405 students

Collage officials say that's a five percent increase over fall of 2011.

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'Neverlys' headline Bryant festival

The city of Shellman will honor native son Boudleaux Bryant Saturday at an annual festival held in his honor.

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Anchor Fest set for Saturday

On average, it costs $485 a month for the Anchorage to put one man through its substance abuse rehabilitation program, officials with the organization say.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 11, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 11, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 52 incidents.

Peggy Jane Martin

Peggy Jane Martin, 82, Albany, died October 6, 2012

Herschel Titus Mock

Herschel Titus Mock, 63, Leesburg, died October 8, 2012

Alonzo Thurman Rigsby, Jr.

Alonzo Thurman Rigsby, Jr., 74, Camilla, died October 9, 2012

Jeanne Cooper Pollock Adams

Jeanne Cooper Pollock Adams, Camilla, died October 10, 2012

Linda Ruth Riggs

Linda Ruth Riggs, 61, died October 8, 2012

Charles Hartzog

Charles Hartzog, 57, Brinson, GA, October 9, 2012

Genell Martin Heffernan

Genell Martin Heffernan, died October 6, 2012

Jason Michael Lambert

Jason Michael Lambert, 33, Albany, died October 8, 2012

Stephen Blocker Geer, Sr.

Stephen Blocker Geer, Sr., 59, Albany, died October 9, 2012

Mrs. Agnes H. Wilcox

Agnes H. Wilcox, 85, died October 9, 2012

Lamar Hawkins

Lamar Hawkins, 67, Newton, GA died October 10, 2012

Anna Hannelore Finley

Anna Hannelore Finley, 76, Sasser, died October 10, 2012

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AFD hosts children's Fire Safety Program

Thousands of children from around the region flocked to the civic center Wednesday to learn about fire safety.

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BOE meets to discuss Murfree contract

Murfree, GaDOE also agree to new set of deadlines to hire Albany High principal.

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Grooming up for a zinger

A visit to the West Coast can't hide Southern elegance of a columnist groomed to find stories.

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Stone Stephen offers rock alternative

Veteran local rockers will headline an all-rock show Saturday at downtown Albany’s State Theatre.

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Bryan leads ACA nominations

Leesburg native Luke Bryan racks up a whopping seven nominations for the American Country Awards.

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Stone Stephen to headline 'Roctoberfest'

Offering what organizers are calling an "affordable alternative" to the Oct. 12-14 Georgia Throwdown, four area rock bands will perform Oct. 13 during "Roctoberfest" at the downtown State Theatre.

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President Carter to answer online questions

Former President Jimmy Carter will answers questions submitted to the Carter Center in an online video that will be distributed Oct. 19.

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State Dept reveals new details of Benghazi attack

Video was never thought to be the reason for deadly assault

State Department now says controversial video was never thought to be the reason for the deadly attack in Libya, which was the Obama administration's initial assertion.

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Gunmen rob local bar

Two men made off with money from patrons and a cash box, officials say.