News for Monday, October 15, 2012

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Romney off target hunting Big Bird

Opinion column

I came to know Big Bird and his Muppet friends due entirely to a former work station. So trust me when I opine that Jim Henson’s characters are all about education and almost zero about federal spending.

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Dougherty Commission approves rezoning deal

Citizens in south Dougherty County ask for a larger buffer between their land and a proposed new pecan orchard.

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NLCS: Giants beat Cardinals, 7-1, to even series at 1-1

Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven strong innings, Angel Pagan hit a leadoff homer and Marco Scutaro hit a two-run single off Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter to lead the Giants to a 7-1 lead in Monday's Game 2 of the NLCS.

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Price making a final push

Lane Price, the School Board at-large Democratic candidate, is pitted against write-in Lorenzo Heard in November.

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Airport board OKs terminal finishes

A mockup of the interior of the new Southwest Georgia Regional Airport terminal is required in the project’s contract.

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Albany, Dougherty consider energy excise tax

A new state law, beginning in January, will phase out a 4 percent tax on energy used in manufacturing.

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Fly fishing from the master in Blue Ridge

BLUE RIDGE — It is always good to return to this mountain community where tourists like to hang out. Anytime of the year is a good time to come to Blue Ridge, especially now with the leaves turning and everybody enjoying the opportunity to put another log on the fire.

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Toys for Tots campaign starts

Last year, more than 14,000 toys were collected for 4,000 children in Southwest Georgia to open on Christmas Day.

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APD probes burglary, shooting

Police officials say an Albany shooting early Sunday left one man injured.

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Marines to mentor charter elementary

Volunteer Marines act as mentors at the International Studies Elementary Charter School.

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Youthful Kentucky will have uphill battle vs. UGA

Georgia has dominated the series with Kentucky (51-12-2), and Saturday’s game between the SEC foes will likely be another long day for the Wildcats. (ADDS: UGA practice report)

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Lee County stays on top of scrambled Fab 5 Poll

The Lee County Trojans are still undefeated and still No. 1 in the Herald Fab 5 Poll after a bye week, but the rest of the poll changed after a wild Week 8 in high school football.

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Last standing

At 6-0, the Falcons are the only remaining undefeated team left in the NFL, and they will stay that way for awhile with their bye week under way.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for October 16, 2012

APD responds to at least 65 incidents.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton soccer a win away from first perfect regular season

The Darton men’s soccer team, which is ranked No. 1 in the nation, will try to end the regular season unbeaten with a win today vs. Andrew. (ADDS: Darton cross county finishes regular season).

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Patience pays off in college football — just ask Beamer

Herald guest columnist Loran Smith writes about Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and his success in college football, which didn't come immediately.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 16, 2012

Pick up a copy of the Tuesday Herald to see what everybody's squawking about.

Eddie James Williams

Eddie James Williams, Arlington, died October 14, 2012

Corrina Walker

Corrina Walker, 87, Moultrie, died October 14, 2012

David Glynn West, Sr.

David Glynn West, Sr., 92, Hopeful, died October 15, 2012

Eunice V. Jackson

Eunice Ruth Vinson Jackson, 85, Cuthbert, died October 13, 2012

Zenobia Fleming Allen

Zenobia Fleming Allen, Lawrenceville, died October 14, 2012

Edwina Robinson

Edwina Robinson, 95, Albany, died October 14, 2012

Loran Holton

Loran Holton, 68, died October 14, 2012

BRUCE I. BUTLER, LCSW

Bruce I. Butler, died September 22, 2012

Janie Elizabeth Allison Norwood

Janie Elizabeth Allison Norwood, 83, Albany, died October 12, 2012

James Marvin Davidson

James Marvin Davidson, 80, Leesburg, died October 13, 2012

Florine W. Jones

Florine W. Jones, 52, Albany, died October 4, 2012

Sonya Jane Taylor

Sonya Jane Taylor, 71, Pelham, died October 14, 2012

Grover Lee Bryan, Jr.

Grover Lee Bryan, Jr., Headland, died October 14, 2012

Joan Carroll

Joan Carroll, 71, died October 12, 2012

Shirley A. Richardson

Shirley A. Richardson, 53, died October 15, 2012

Deloris Brown

Deloris Brown, 80, Donalsonville, died October 13, 2012

Gussie Hebert Williams

Gussie Hebert Williams, 99, Albany, died October 13,2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden and Ryan sing the hits

Here's a different take on the VP debate

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Microwave shocks Sylvester man to death

Authorities say the man was attempting to repair the microwave when he was electrocuted.

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Phillip Phillips releases album cover, title

Leesburg native and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips released the title to his highly anticipated album Monday, along with the album cover.

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Stocks higher after retail sales improve

Stocks opened higher Monday on Wall Street after a strong report on retail sales.

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About 500 early ballots cast

Early voting continues until Nov. 2 for the Nov. 6 General Election.

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ODD: Sample ballots in NY county flub Obama's name

Can you spell "correction?"

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Cardinals build 6-0 lead, hang on to edge Giants, 6-4, in NLCS opener

Carlos Beltran and David Freese each hit two-run homers to lift St. Louis to a 6-0 lead, and the Cardinals hang on to beat the Giants, 6-2, in the NLCS opener.

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