News for Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Bulldogs struggle, still find way to win at Kentucky

Georgia escapes Lexington with a victory Saturday night as the Bulldogs rebound from a tough loss against South Carolina and remain in the hunt for the SEC East crown after the Gamecocks lose to Florida.

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Vick Street to be closed to traffic this week

Beginning Tuesday, the 300 block of Vick Street near the Bill Miller Center will be closed to through traffic while crews make emergency repairs to the roadway.

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Darton offering new degrees

Darton State College now offers an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Science, a new two-year degree that prepares students for a career as a radiologic technologist

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Octoberfest set for this weekend

Florence Marina State Park will host its annual Octoberfest from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Meeting on history of roadways to be held

A partnership between the Georgia Historical Society and the Georgia Department of Transportation will bring an informational meeting to Albany Monday.

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Radium Springs garden to be dedicated

The Monarch Butterfly Pollinator Garden at Radium Springs Gardens will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Temple fundraiser a peach of an image

A painting by Albany artist Forence S. Prisant is the prize at a Temple B’Nai Israel fundraiser.

Births 21 Oct 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Oct. 6-13.

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New lesson dusted up

There are a few things I have learned after 21 years of marriage.

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Edison horse show welcomes all

World-class judges and elaborate attire will be part of an all-breed horse show in Edison Saturday.

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Exchange Club hears about gangs in Albany

Albany Police Department Gang Unit Capt. Wendy Luster discusses the city's gang problem for an Albany civic club.

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Gunshot kills Lee County man

Law enforcement officials say a Lee County domestic dispute Friday night escalates into a shooting death.

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Parade does ASU, community proud

Albany State University's homecoming parade draws thousands to downtown for music, laughter and family fun.

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Libraries among first budget cuts

Despite having to adapt to funding cuts, libraries continue to play major rolls in their communities.

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Camilla minister publishes book

A pastor and former Monroe High School teacher had a book published earlier this year.

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Bowl with a cop: 'The Dude' would be proud

The Albany Police Department plans its "Turkey Bowl" to raise money for community Thanksgiving dinners.

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Reading is no lost art

Despite worries to the contrary, new technology has in many cases increased the number of readers locally.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 21, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 54 incidents.

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On the Job with Silke Deeley

Today's On the Job features Silke Deeley, the executive director of Liberty House in Albany.

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Nothing can replace morning paper

Opinion Column

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. John Hetzler, the publisher of The Albany Herald. My advertising sales representative, Miloy Schwartz, came by for a follow-up visit concerning some changes I had made to my American Flag advertisement.

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Forget the greater good; consider my needs

Opinion column

Back in the 1980s, when he was singing about doing unprintable things to the police rather than playing one on television, rapper Ice-T said something that stuck with me.

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Third debate may be the charm

Quite frankly, it's difficult to put a lot of stock in debates, at least as far as serving as a reliable barometer for who would do the best job in the White House.

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Kitchen Inspections - Oct. 21, 2012

These establishments were inspected by the Dougherty and Lee County Environmental Health Offices Oct. 10-15. The department scores on a 100-point scale with a score of 80 or greater considered to be passing.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 21, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Brown: Students blessed to be in the Albany State family

The first Albany State player to be drafted by the NFL urges students to not fear taking on a challenge.

UPDATE2: Lee County homicide investigation

A man shot dead in Lee County Friday night

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Lee County’s Posey near-unanimous choice for MLB’s NL ‘Comeback Player of Year’

Shortly before the Giants win Game 5 of the NLCS on Friday to stay alive in the series, NL MVP favorite Buster Posey of Leesburg is an overwhelming choice for MLB’s “Comeback Player of the Year."

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PREVIEW: Hurting UK perfect chance for UGA to rebound

Following a loss and a bye week, No. 13 Georgia is ready to get back on the field today and take its frustrations out on SEC foe Kentucky.

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PREVIEW: Despite long, bitter rivalry, respect now part of UM vs. FSU

Understandably, Florida State and Miami don't like on another, but over the years the two in-state rivals have learned to respect one another.

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NLCS: Giants stay alive with 5-0 win in Game 5 vs. Cardinals

Leesburg native Buster Posey and the Giants stave off elimination Friday night in St. Louis against the Cardinals, 5-0, as Barry Zito pitches the game of his life to keep San Francisco's World Series hopes alive.

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Monroe routs city rival Dougherty in high-scoring affair

Monroe and Dougherty combine for 82 points Friday night at Hugh Mills, but it was bad news for Trojans fans because the Tornadoes scored 56 of those in a 56-26 romp.

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TCC hands Herald No. 1 Lee first loss, despite valiant effort by Trojans

The Herald's top-ranked team in the Fab 5 Poll suffers its first loss of the season as state-ranked TCC storms Leesburg on Friday and holds off a late Trojans rally for a 41-35 win.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Rare FG by Herald No. 5 Early County caps wild win vs. Thomasville, 17-14; No. 2Bearcats prevail

Brandon Carter kicks a 25-yard field goal with 51.1 seconds left Friday night to lift the Bobcats past Thomasville, 17-14, in a crucial showdown to improve the Bobcats to 2-1 in Region 1-AA play. (ADDS: roundup items on Seminole-Calhoun; Southland-Pinewood; Cairo-Albany; Frederica-Crisp Academy; Bainbridge-Hardaway; Randolph Southern-Fullington; SGA-Southland).

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Oh, my!: Touchdown with :19 seconds left lifts Westover past Americus-Sumter, keeps Patriots' region title hopes alive

T.J. Cromer finds Jackie Childs in the end zone on fourth-and-long Friday night in Americus to lift Herald No. 2 Westover over the Panthers, 16-14, for a stunning comeback victory.

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Shockwave announce schedule; GSW names new men’s golf coach

The Albany Shockwave, Southwest Georgia's newsest pro sports team, will open their season Nov. 16 at home against Savannah.

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PREVIEW: Georgia Tech, Boston College look for much-needed wins

Georgia Tech has lost three straight games, while Boston College has lost four in a row -- and one losing streak will end today in Atlanta.

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PREVIEW: Auburn desperate for win vs. Vandy

Auburn is looking for its first SEC victory today against Vanderbilt today in Tennessee.

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PREVIEW: It's David vs. Goliath as tiny, Class A Randolph Southern takes on AA Flint River today for state softball championship

Randolph Southern, one of the smallest Class A GISA schools in the state, overcomes being forced to play in the higher Class AA classification to reach the AA state title series today against powerhouse Flint River

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ASU hosts Clark Atlanta for Homecoming, looking for fourth straight win

The Rams have won three in a row and face an anemic Clark Atlanta offense today at Homecoming, where they are looking to keep their winning streak and hopes of an East Division title alive.

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Take that!: Knights sack Hornets

Matthew Fox gets four of Deerfield’s six sacks and Kh’Ron McClain scores four times as the Knights rout Westfield, 28-7, in a battle between GISA’s top two Class AAA teams in the state.

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