News for Saturday, October 13, 2012


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Lofts headed into historic building

Downtown Manager and ADICA CEO Aaron Blair hopes to put the loft project out for bids by the end of the month.

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Senior citizens hear crime prevention tips

Ward II Albany City Commissioner Ivey Hines conducts a Town Hall meeting on crime prevention for seniors Saturday.

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Food hubs are joining local farmers, markets

A recent University of Georgia survey finds food hubs are helping small farmers provide more local produce to nearby markets.

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Looking Back Oct. 14 2012

Features column

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

Births 14 Oct

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Sept. 24-Oct. 7.

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Georgia Throwdown rocks Southern style on Saturday

A large crowd comes to Albany's Exchange Club Fairgrounds for the second day of the three-day Georgia Throwdown.

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Military in Focus - Oct. 14, 2012

This is a periodic column updating information on Southwest Georgians in the military and service personnel who have family connections to the region

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Police/Fire/EMS report for October 14, 2012

APD responds to at least 50 incidents.

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On the Job with Scott Dixon

Today's On the Job features Scott Dixon, branch manager of W.W. Williams.

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Kitchen inspections for October 14, 2012

Here are recent ressults of kitchen inspections inDougherty County.

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Cost of gas plant cleanup looming

A hazardous waste site in Albany is expected to cost taxpayers between $3 million and $9 million.

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ASU homecoming begins

Asia Cook of Albany will don her crown to start a week’s worth of activities.

Roy E. Williams

Roy E. Williams died Friday.

Arthur Williams

Arthur Williams died Saturday.

Otis Lee

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Carlton Brooks

Carlton Brooks died Friday.

Jimmy L. Roddy

Jimmy L. Roddy died Saturday.

Janie Elizabeth Allison Norwood

Janie Elizabeth Allison Norwood died Friday.

Louis Glynn Mims

Louis Glynn Mims died Saturday.

Arthur Lee Hudson

Arthur Lee Hudson died Friday.

Nellie Maxine Wall Dixon

Nellie Maxine Wall Dixon died Thursday.

Joan Carroll

Joan Carroll died Friday.

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Albany State takes spotlight


It's that time of year again, a week when the reds, yellows and browns of October give way to a week of blue and gold.

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10 things to know this week (Oct. 14-20)

Here are 10 things you need to know this week in metro Albany.

Squawk of the Day - Oct. 14, 2012

Pick up the Sunday Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

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MLB PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Here we go again — Cards rally in 9th to stun Nats in NLDS; Yankees beat Orioles, return to ALCS

Down to their last strike, the Cardinals rally to score four runs in ninth inning to beat the Nationals in the winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS, while the Yankees beat the Orioles in Game 5 of the ALDS on Friday behind ace C.C. Sabathia.

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PREVIEW: Struggling Tigers searching for identity — any identity

Auburn will try to find answers on offense today vs. Ole Miss.

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PREVIEW: No. 12 Seminoles hope to rebound from first loss

The Eagles visit Tallahassee today to face a ticked off Seminoles team that is coming off a crushing loss that ruined their perfect season.

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New D-coordinator Kelly: Jackets’ defense will get better — because it can’t get much worse

New defensive coordinator Charles Kelly plans to turn Georgia Tech’s attack into a “wide open” one similar to the Yellow Jackets’ offense.

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 2 Bainbridge stunned by Harris County; Deerfield blanks Bulloch

The Bearcats, who fell from The Herald's No. 1 spot in the Fab 5 Poll last week after an overtime loss to TCC, falls for the second week in a row --- this time in a stunner vs. region rival Harris County. (ADDS: roundup items on Miller County-Randolph-Clay; Baconton Charter-St. Francis; Deerfield-Bulloch; Seminole County-Stewart County; Crisp Academy-Fullington; Valwood-Terrell Academy; and SGA-Brookwood)

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Edore, Wildcats run wild vs. Eagles in 42-0 romp

Like a skilled surgeon, Westwood RB J.T. Edore slices and dices the Sherwood defense all night Friday to the tune of 156 yards and 4 TDs to lead the Wildcats to a big 42-0 win in the region opener for both teams.

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Albany’s ‘O’ too much, powers way past city rival Dougherty, 31-14

Albany scores early and often Friday to rout city rival Dougherty at Hugh Mills Stadium for the Indians' second win of the season, while the Trojans remained winless.

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Mitchell mauls Terrell in crucial 1-A tilt, 47-14

Jaquan Williams and Jocquil Chester have huge games for Mitchell County on Friday night to lead in a 33-point rout of Region 1-A rival Terrell County in Dawson.

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PREVIEW: ASU not runnin' scared of Morehouse' powerhouse rushing attack

Albany State has momentum after back-to-back wins, but Morehouse has one of the best backfields in Division II that the Rams feel they’re up to the test to stop.

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Statement win

Former Herald No. 1 Monroe makes a case it should return to the poll after knocking off the No. 3 Panthers on Friday in Americus.