News for Thursday, October 18, 2012


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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Buckle up — the home stretch of the season is here

Herald High School Beat Writer Mike Phillips breaks down four huge games taking place tonight in Southwest Georgia that will go a long way to shaping the state playoff picture.

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ALCS: Tigers sweep Yankees, move on to World Series

The Tigers beat the woeful Yankees, who batted .188 in the postseason and only .157 against the Tigers in the ALCS, 8-1 on Thursday to sweep New York and storm into their 11th World Series and first since they lost to the Cardinals in 2006. It was the first time the Yankees had been swept in the postseason in 32 years.

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Two injured in traffic wreck

Two women have been hospitalized in Albany following a one-vehicle wreck Wednesday.

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Week 7 player of the week poll: Voting closed

Westwood running back J.T. Edore wins The Albany Herald's Player of the Week honor for Week 7 with 54 percent of the vote.

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RAMS NOTEBOOK: ASU finally back home after three straight road games

The Rams have logged plenty of time on the road this season and are finally back home for Saturday's Homecoming game against Clark Atlanta. (ADDS: Notes on injuries to backup QB Keenan Grissett and WR Ronnie Tubbs).

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Randolph-Clay routs Baconton, 32-7, in Thursday night prep football action

Randolph-Clay running back Gary McCrae scores twice Thursday night in Camilla to lead the Red Devils past Baconton Charter, 32-7.

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Prince breaks ground on Ledo Road site

Prince Chevrolet of Albany is projected to move to a newly built dealership in Lee County by June 2013.

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UGA NOTEBOOK: Georgia QB Murray becomes Gator fan — just for this weekend; Bulldogs announce 2013 schedule

Aaron Murray says Thursday he’s rooting on Florida to beat South Carolina on Saturday to improve the Bulldogs’ chances of getting back in the SEC East championship race.

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Hoyte enjoying final season as Rams’ go-to running back

Albany State senior running back Nathan Hoyte is making his final college season one to remember, leading the Rams with 655 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

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ASU homecoming is a time for renewal and rededication

Albany State University's annual celebration begins a busy weekend today.

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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - Oct. 19, 2012

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has one Most Wanted fugitive this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

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State Archives survive budget cuts

State officials won't be cutting access to the Georgia Archives to appointment-only after Gov. Nathan Deal restores $125,000 in funding.

October brings greatest economic impact

The Albany Convention & Visitors Bureau says that when it comes to making money, October is the greatest month of all.

Romney shows he's up for the job

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Ground broken on future SOWEGA senior center

Officials hope to have a ribbon cutting for the SOWEGA Council on Aging Senior Life Enrichment Center in late 2013.

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Charter school amendment unneeded

Guest commentary

The question on this November's election ballot concerning charter schools is, "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of a public charter schools upon the request of local communities." Let's look at the facts why no should be your vote.

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Cancer Coalition receives grant from DCH

The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia recently received a grant valued at $50,000 to reach out to uninsured and underinsured women for breast cancer screenings.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 19, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 53 incidents.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 19, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Car Club revs up for the Albany Mall show

The 39 Annual Artesian City Car Show returns to the Mall on Saturday.

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Winn-Dixie on Oakridge set to close

Business conditions prompt the Winn Dixie supermarket on Oakridge Drive to close its doors.

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Bank of American downtown branch to close

The South Washington Street branch of Bank of America is set to close in February.

Amaya Portland King

Amaya Portland King, October 15, 2012

Corrlner Covington Walker

Corrlner Covington Walker, 87, Moultrie, died October 14,2012

James Nelson Barnes

James Nelson Barnes, 78, died October 13, 2012

Mary Ethel Hicks Bailey

Mary Ethel Hicks Bailey, 73, Albany, died October 18, 2012

Ouida Baird

Ouida Baird, 96, Albany, died October 17, 2012

Jimmy Lee Roddy, Jr.

Jimmy Lee Roddy, Jr., Sylvester, died October 13, 2012

Mazola Wilson

Mazola Wilson, 86, Albany, died October 11, 2012

Marion F. Jenkins

Marion F. Jenkins, 65, Albany, died October 15, 2012

Roy E. Williams, Jr.

Roy E. Williams, Jr., 59, Camilla, died October 12, 2012

Albert Moore

Albert Moore, 86, Albany, died October 15, 2012

Donald Randle

Donald Randle, 63, Albany, died October 17, 2012

Arthur L. Hudson

Arthur Lee Hudson, 58, Newton, died October 12, 2012

Russell W. Bertrand

Russell William Bertrand, 50, Fort Gaines, died October 14, 2012

Calvin Pace

Calvin Pace, 66, Donaldsonville, GA died Octboer 14, 2012

Idella Williams Dennison

Idella Williams Dennison, 81, Albany, died October 16, 2012

Johnny B. Jackson

Johnny B. Jackson, Sumter County, died October 16, 2012

Arthur Williams

Arthur Williams, 69, Camilla, died October 13, 2012

Otis Lee, Jr.

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Brandon DeWayne Wood

Brandon DeWayne Wood, 28, Albany, died October 15, 2012

Lamar Hawkins

Lamar Hawkins, 68, Newton, died October 10, 2012

Gail Bishop

Gail Bishop, 63, died October 17, 2012

Martha Ann Fletcher

Martha Ann Fletcher, 81, Albany, died Octboer15, 2012

Eddie James Williams, Sr.

Eddie James Williams, Sr., Arlington, died October 14, 2012

Geraldine Adams White Evans

Geraldine Adams White Evans, 86, Irwin County, died October 17, 2012

Warren Wallace

Warren Wallace, Morgan, GA died October 18, 2012

Ozzie Seay

Ozzie Seay, 94, Albany, died October 18, 2012

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Ga. officials pledge to keep state archives open

The Georgia State Archives will remain open to the public two days a week after an uproar over plans to limit access to appointments only for six days a month, state officials said Thursday.

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Murfree lacks board support for contract renewal

Sources say a majority of the Board wants the superintendent to have an opportunity to "control his own destiny."

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AP source: Obama was considered potential target in fed attack

A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama and the New York City Stock Exchange before settling on a car bomb attack on the Federal Reserve, just blocks from the World Trade Center site, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Starwars flash mob

It's probably the coolest -- and nerdiest -- flash mob of all time.

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Results to be delayed on school board race

Election day is Nov. 6, but a winner in the contest between Lane Price and Lorenzo Heard won't be known until Nov. 9, officials say.

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Georgia's jobless rate drops to 9 percent

Georgia labor officials say the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent in September, which is down from 9.2 percent in August.

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LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Baconton, Seminole, Miller softball all advance in state; ASU wins again, wraps up No. 1 tourney seed

For the first time since starting a softball program eight years ago, Baconton Charter notches a win in the state tourney Wednesday, while also setting a new record for victories, while Seminole and Miller -- which are in the same region as the Lady Blazers --- also advance.

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DYNAMITE DOZEN PROFILE #7: Juwon Young, Albany High

Albany High School star linebacker Juwon Young is only a junior, but he is already getting interest from several major Division I programs and has a dream of playing in the NFL one day — a dream he hopes to fulfill to honor thy father.

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ALCS: Game 4 between Yankees, Tigers delayed by rain, will be played at 4:07 p.m. today

Heavy rain blankets the Detroit area Wednesday night and pushed Game 4 of the ALCS back to this afternoon.