News for Friday, October 19, 2012

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DNR to clean up tire dump

EPD officials say a large collection of old tires dumped on state-owned land is a health and environmental hazard.

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Post office closing draws protest

Citizens rally near the steps of the downtown post office with signs and petition forms.

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Computers sometimes offer too much information

As a high school student, I was always interested in geography, although I can’t remember taking more than one course.

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Metro Albany public safety reports for Friday, Oct. 19.

Metro Albany public safety reports for Friday, Oct. 19.

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Amendment hurts local school control

Letter to the editor

Don't be fooled by a vague and seemingly innocent ballot question regarding charter schools that will appear on the November 6 ballot.

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Shooting injury reported in Lee County

Initial reports say one person has been injured this evening in a shooting in Lee County.

High court likely to end race as college admission factor

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Board should look to future of DCSS

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Albany Halloween festivities under way

There are multiple events to chose from for those looking for more than just trick-or-treating opportunities this Halloween in the Albany area.

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Albany art educator wins state award

A longtime Albany artist and educator is one of 12 to be recognized with arts and humanities awards.

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State: Locals decide when to report vote results

Lane Price and Rev. Lorenzo Heard are campaigning win the at-large seat on the Dougherty County School Board.

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Jackson named Herald 'Carrier of the Year'

Melvin Jackson has been an independent contractor with the Albany Herald for four years.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 20, 2012

Pick up a copy of saturday's Herald to see what everyone is squawking about!

Lawrence Moore

Lawrence Moore, 48, Moultrie, died October 19, 2012

Wallace Ward Cleveland

Wallace Ward Cleveland, 81, Blakely, died October 15, 2012

Lynette Coley

Lynette Coley, 59, Morris, GA died October 16, 2012

Mariam Crawford Hancock

Mariam Crawford Hancock, 88, Macon, died October 18, 2012

Phillip James Willis

Phillip James Willis, 58, Dawson, died Octboer 18, 2012

Larrish Humphrey

Larrish Humphrey, 56, Blakely, died Octboer 18, 2012

Hayward Powell, Sr.

Hayward Powell, Sr., 75, Richland, died October 16, 2012

Kathy Wilkerson Dowdy

Kathy Wilkerson Dowdy, 55, of Rebecca, GA, died October 17, 2012

Carrie Scott

Carrie Scott, died October 17, 2012

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Alexander named new Girls Inc. director

The board of an Albany nonprofit aimed at helping young women has named a former Albany State University employee and school board candidate as its director.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 6-year-old nails 'Piano Man'

In this clip a six-year-old boy, who is believed to have some form of Autism plays a near perfect rendition of Piano Man.

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Looking Back - Oct. 21, 2012

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 mary.braswell@albanyherald.com.

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Regional headlines: Decatur County official steps down

A look at headlines trending throughout the region

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NLCS: Cardinals beat up on Giants to take 3-1 lead

The defending champion Cardinals are now one game away from another trip to the World Series with an 8-3 win against the Giants.

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Brother, can you spare a tire?

Features column

It is now official. America is going to hell in a handbasket. This fact is very disturbing and it may even be more serious than I know because, to tell you the truth, I don’t know what in the world going to hell in a handbasket really means to begin with.

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Religion not evident in this year’s debates

Religion column

Hubris has been in abundant supply at both presidential debates and one suspects that the honking sounds at next week’s third debate will be both candidates tooting their own horn. If this election is as close as polls indicate, the first candidate displaying any sincere evidence of humility might gain the advantage with that dwindling group of undecided voters.

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ALBANY HERALD 'GUESSPERTS:' Week 8

Herald sports editor Danny Aller and staff writers Mike Phillips, John Millikan and Matt Stewart --- along with, for the first year, WFXL Fox 31 sports anchor Andrew Schnitker --- make their latest prep football picks in Week 8 of "Guessperts" as Phillips opens up a two-game lead on Stewart after missing just two last week, while Millikan drops to nine games back and Schnitker and Aller are fourth and fifth, respectively.

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Obama was on top in debate

After listening to the presidential debate tonight on the radio, I was impressed with the president's detailed and thorough responses.

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U.S. voters miss best choice

After watching the last two debates between Romney and Obama, it's readily apparent that Americans have once again missed their opportunity to elect the only person who truly understands the principles of limited Constitutional government upon which our country was founded: Ron Paul.

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After trying week, Herald No. 1 Lee County gets set for biggest game of year vs. TCC

Lee County faces Thomas County Central tonight in the biggest game of the year following a week of turmoil that came about after a parent of a player was arrested and removed from the Trojans’ practice field.

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Obama gets different treatment

Letter to the editor

Carlton Fletcher, in your article "Believers convictions trump politics," you wrote "many who call themselves right-to-lifers do so only because they are falling in line with the platform of one political party." Where are your facts?

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Numerology has Romney's number

Letter to the editor

Eighteen former presidents have one or more "A's" in their last name. So does our president.

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State title preview?

Deerfield, the top-ranked GISA Class AAA team in the state, meets No. 2 Westfield tonight in a game that will likely decide the region title and the home field advantage throughout the state playoffs.

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