News for Monday, October 22, 2012


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FSU loses star RB Thomspon for season to ACL tear

Florida State starting running back Chris Thompson, who returned this season after suffering a broken back last year, is out for the season once again after the Seminoles confirm Monday that the injury Thompson suffered Saturday against Miami is a torn ACL. (UPDATED: 11:59 p.m.)

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Lee stays No. 1 in Fab 5 Poll despite loss

Lee County’s loss to state powerhouse Thomas County Central didn’t hurt the No. 1 Trojans in the Herald Fab 5 Poll, while Westover, Monroe, Bainbridge and Early County round out the Top 5.

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Obama, Romney clash in debate

The 2012 U.S. presidential candidates face off in their final debate.

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We all will have unfinished goals throughout our lives

I remember earlier on having some particular things I wanted to accomplish in my life, but I would get to a place where I would feel stuck and unable to be productive. It was quite the mystery and tough for me too because initially, I would start off super excited and motivated. My mind would be flooded with all the steps it would require to get me to where I wanted to go.

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Officials mapping out Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway, which extended from Michigan to Florida, was a major road system during the early 20th century.

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APD investigating shooting, armed robbery

A group of black males is accused of firing shots at an event center on West Broad Avenue late Saturday.

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City to settle with Jolivette

The Albany City Commission will vote at its business meeting tonight on a resolution that will settle three pending lawsuits fire department employee Roderick Jolivette has against the city.

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Former police chief sentenced for assaulting inmate

Omega's former top cop was sentenced to 24 months in prison for violating the civil rights of a pretrial detainee.

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Former chamber president headed to Tennessee

Catherine Glover is presently the vice president of Global Business Development for Equinox Chemicals.

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Georgia group supports charter school amendment

A newly-formed group believes changing the Georgia constitution will give kids a better education.

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'Night Out for Nick' to help ease medical costs

Friends and family throw a night out to help the family of teen cancer patient.

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McGovern was true to his vision

One thing with George McGovern, you never wondered where he stood.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 23, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 67 incidents.

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America needs leadership change

In a letter to the editor, Warren D. Grant of Albany says that American needs leadership change.

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Election important one at every level

Letter to the editor

In a letter to the editor, Laurel Griffith of Albany says that the upcoming election is an important one at every level.

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McGovern a good friend and example

Former South Dakota Democratic Senator George McGovern, who died Sunday, had all manner of evil said about him because of his opposition to the Vietnam War. He was called unpatriotic, disloyal, an appeaser and an enabler of communism. Those were the printable slanders.

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Hillary Clinton poised for 2016 run

Wouldn't you like to see a record turnout in the Nov. 6 presidential election?

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 23, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Mary Lou Swords

Mary Lou Swords, 70, Arlington, died October 20, 2012

Lucille Turner

Lucille Turner, 88, died October 20,2012

Warren Wallace

Warren Wallace, Morgan, died October 18, 2012

Mary Lou Wakefield

Mary Lou Wakefield, Arlington, died October 19, 2012

Robert Earl Warren

Robert Earl Warren, died October, 21, 2012

Sammy Manning

Sammy Manning, 50, Nashville, GA, died October 19, 2012

Jimmy D. Brown Jr.

Jimmy David Brown Jr., 68, Shellman, died October 22, 2012

Eunice Stansberry Wigglesworth

Eunice Stansberry Wigglesworth, 81, Albany, died October, 19, 2012

Lamar A. Bradley

Lamar A. Bradley, 83, Fitzgerald, died October 21, 2012

Charles Milton Vanzant

Charles Milton Vanzant, 58, Leesburg, died October 22, 2012

Ada B. Campbell Lunsford

Ada B. Campbell Lunsford, 84, died October 22, 2012

Michael Hutchins

Michael Hutchins, Bluffton, died October 20, 2012

David E. Johnson

David E. Johnson, Albany, died October 21, 2012

Rebecca Dennis

Rebecca Dennis, Albany, died October 21, 2012

Mary Ethel Hicks-Bailey

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

George H. Bruederly, Jr.

George H. Bruederly, Jr., 89, Sylvester died October 20, 2012

Joe Billy McInvale

Joe Billy McInvale, died October 21, 2012

Ida Collins

Ida Collins, Sylvester, died October 22, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Man struck by car walks away

I think we saw this on Mythbusters one time.

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Crisp Academy mourns the death of three-sport star Bodrey (UPDATED: Sunday evening with additional details, quotes, reaction)

James Bodrey, a three-sport star at Crisp Academy and pitcher at Darton, died Saturday after a fatal all-terrain vehicle accident, and his loss has saddened a entire community.

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Early voting starts at Candy Room

Albany voters may now cast ballots at two downtown sites Mondays through Fridays until Nov. 2.

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SOWEGA Headlines: Former Crisp Academy standout killed in ATV accident

These are headlines trending across Southwest Georgia this morning.

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Former Albany radio station owner inducted into Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

Former Albany Radio Station owner Milt George was inducted posthumously into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame during a ceremony Saturday in Macon.