News for Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Artifact links Chicago to Southwest Georgia

Both Chicago and Andersonville had notorious Civil War-era prison camps.

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Bama, Gators are 1-2 in BCS

As expected, Alabama is No. 1 in the first BCS rankings, and Florida is a surprising second.

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Randolph Southern's softball team heads for state title series

The Randolph Southern softball team takes two-of-three games in the Final Four series late Saturday night to advance to the GISA Class AA state championship series Saturday in Dublin.

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‘One Warm Coat’ campaign launches

Officials say there were roughly 10,000 new and gently used coats collected in the Albany area last year as part of the “One Warm Coat” drive.

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NFL ROUNDUP: RG III comes back from concussion to beat Vikings; Lions beat Eagles in OT; Ravens hold off Dallas; Pats fall

Robert Griffin III comes back from a concussion he suffered last week and runs for 138 yards to lead the Redskins past the Vikings, 38-26. INCLUDES Ravens holding on to beat Dallas, Giants toppiing 49ers; Eagles winning in overtime, and all the NFL games of the day.

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It’s official: Start getting ready for Throwdown II

Thousands attend the initial Georgia Throwdown festival at Albany’s Exchange Club Fairgrounds.

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Tigers beat Yankees, 3-0 after blown call in eighth

Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers take advantage of a blown call and beat Yankees, 3-0, to take a 2-0 lead in the ALCS on Sunday.

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6-and-OOOOhh!

Matt Bryant kicks a 55-yard field goal with one second remaining in the game to lift Atlanta to a 23-20 win against Oakland.

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'Big 10' for October 5-12, 2012

These are the 10 most viewed stories on albanyherald.com for the week of October 5-12, 2012. Click on the headlines to view the stories.

Emma Fisher

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Eunice Vinson Jackson

Eunice Vinson Jackson died Saturday.

James Marvin Davidson

James Marvin Davidson died Saturday.

Joan Carroll

Joan Carroll died Friday.

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Daredevil breaks speed of sound in skydive

Landing on his feet in the desert Sunday, "Fearless Felix" Baumgartner had parachuted to safety following a skydive from the edge of space in which he reached a speed estimated at Mach 1.24.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 15, 2012

Pick up a copy of the Monday Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

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At age 36, Falcons TE Gonzalez seemingly getting better with age

Tony Gonzalez, despite being one of the oldest players in the league, not only leads the NFL in catches at age 36, but he has the Falcons on the verge of their first 6-0 start.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Take a trip across the pond

Some prefer to fish on lakes, rivers or in the ocean, but pond fishing may be the most relaxing, enjoyable and addicting form of the sport there is.

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ALCS --- GAME 1: Yankees' rally falls short as Tigers win in 12 innings, 6-4; Jeter breaks ankle in loss, out remainder of playoffs

Derek Jeter and the Yankees storm back from a 4-0 hole in the bottom of the ninth in Game 1 of the ALCS late Saturday night, but the rally falls short when Detroit scores two in the top of the 12th inning and Jeter breaks his ankle and has to leave the game.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Finally -- the perfect retriever!

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay shares a series of humorous tales about his love-hate relationship with his Labrador retriever duck dogs over the years.

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LATE SATURDAY: Bowyer wins Chase race at Charlotte; Keselowski implodes, lead cut in half

As the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship nears its halfway point, Clint Bowyer wins the latest race Saturday.

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Full head of steam

After winning its opener — then losing three in a row — Albany State’s football team is officially back on track following Saturday’s 16-13 win against conference rival Morehouse in Atlanta to mark the Rams’ third straight victory.

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UGA plans to address defensive struggles during needed bye week

Georgia’s defensive lapse last week against South Carolina has the Bulldogs’ leaders on “D” working hard during the bye week to correct the mistakes.

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PREVIEW: Smith, Falcons on verge of elite company with Raiders up next today

If the unbeaten Falcons defeat the Oakland Raiders today, Mike Smith would tie Americus’ Dan Reeves as the winningest coach in Atlanta Falcons history.

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Nightmare season just continues for Tigers: Ole Miss 41, Auburn 20

Ole Miss, which hadn’t beaten an SEC team in its last 16 tries, snaps that streak Saturday in Oxford — and unfortunately for Tigers fans, it comes against an Auburn team that continues to suffer mind-boggling struggles.

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No. 12 FSU rebounds, trounces B.C., 51-7

One week after a season-altering loss to N.C. State, Florida State takes out its frustration on Boston College on Saturday night in Tallahassee in a 44-point rout.

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TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Texas Tech crushes No. 5, previously unbeaten W. Va.; No. 7 N.D. wins in OT

The high-powered West Virginia offense falls flat on its face Saturday in a stunning 35-point loss to Texas Tech.

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SUNDAY PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Monroe star Randle finally gets redemption in win vs. Americus

Tornadoes star Jawaski Randle felt personally responsible for last year’s loss to Americus, so he made sure that didn’t happen again Friday.

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NLCS/ALCS NOTEBOOK: Giants' 1B coach injured after being hit by Posey in BP

The Giants’ first-base coach Roberto Kelly is taken to hospital after Buster Posey’s ball strikes him in head during batting practice Saturday.

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PREVIEW: Posey, Giants on doorstep of 2nd World Series title in three years

Leesburg’s Buster Posey and the Giants host the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS tonight as San Francisco looks to win its second World Series title in three years.

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