News for Friday, October 26, 2012


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Darton men two wins from region title; women reach championship

The nationally-ranked No. 1 Cavs haven’t lost this season, but neither has Wallace State (Ala.), Darton’s opponent in today’s semifinal game of the Region XVII Tournament.

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NHL LOCKOUT: League cancels all games through November

When no deal in place before the latest deadline came and went, the NHL cancels all regular-season games through November on Friday.

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NASCAR SPRINT UP: J.J. wins pole for Sunday's race at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson grabs the pole Friday for Sunday’s huge NASCAR Chase race in Virginia, while Brad Keselowski will start way back in 32nd.

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PREVIEW: FSU looks to keep ACC title hopes alive vs. resurgent Duke

No. 11 FSU tries to keep its ACC title hopes alive today when it hosts a surprisingly good 6-2 Duke team.

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PREVIEW: Georgia Tech, BYU hope to solve kicking woes vs. one another

Both BYU and Georgia Tech have had their troubles in every aspect of the kicking game headed into today’s matchup in Atlanta.

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Going all-in

It’s time for Georgia to put all its eggs in one basket as the Bulldogs’ season — and postseason possibilities — all rest on whether they can knock off the hated Gators today.

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PREVIEW: Red-hot Rams won’t overlook 1-7 Tigers in Augusta City Classic

Albany State has its biggest game of the season next Saturday when it faces Fort Valley State, but next week’s annual Fountain City Classic won’t mean anything if the Rams don’t take care of business today against 1-7 Benedict.

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WORLD SERIES --- PREVIEW: Posey, Giants take 2-0 lead to Detroit; Game 3 tonight

Leesburg’s Buster Posey and the Giants have the Tigers in an 0-2 hole heading into Game 3 tonight, and Detroit knows if its bats don’t heat up immediately, this could be an elimination game in front of its home fans.

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Looking Back Oct. 28, 2012

History column

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

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After 28 years, APD Lt. Gervin retires

Guests at the retirement celebration held Friday for 28-year-plus-one-month veteran Albany Police Department Lt. Catherine Gervin opened their hearts to wish her well.

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Group joins campaign to save depot

A historic railroad depot was built in 1857 by Albany Founder Nelson Tift.

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Broad immigration reform is Obama’s goal for second term

Among Latinos, President Obama’s broken promise to fix the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system remains a bitter reminder of the limits of politics. The president shored up his support among that critical demographic with his DREAM Act Lite, a presidential directive that could give about a million young undocumented persons work permits for two years.

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Trying to avoid usage of the dreaded t-word

Opinion column

We're taught in these enlightened times that we must not, at any cost, ever utter such objectionable terms as the f-word, the s-word and the n-word.

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Bumper peanut crop may cut costs

The prices of peanut products are expected to decrease due to a successful crop of peanuts this year.

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On the Job with Michael Woodward (Video)

This week's On the Job features Michael Woodward, owner of the Quickie Restaurant on North Slappey Boulevard.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers for October 27, 2012

Local police departments are looking for Jamie Alexander Washington.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Oct. 18-24, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Oct. 18-24, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for October 27, 2012

APD responds to 45 incidents.

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Stolen pickup set afire in woods

A burning 1998 gray Chevrolet Silverado brought Albany Fire Department firefighters to the wooded area at the 1400 block of Silica Road at about 7:30 a.m. Friday, a fire department official stated.

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Resisting arrest leads to jail for man

In police parlance, an “unwanted guest” refused to leave an apartment on the 2100 block of Pearce Drive just before 9 a.m. Friday. According to an Albany Police Department report, 41-year-old Octavious Jones was asked to leave a residence, he refused and put up a struggle with officers trying to handcuff him.

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Two men wanted in robbery assault

The Albany Police Department is looking for two men in connection with the Oct. 15 robbery-attack on a 73-year-old man at A&S Food Mart, 1342 Mobile Ave. The victim was struck, knocked to the ground and robbed of cash and a cellphone.

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Andrew Young to speak at Albany State

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young of Georgia was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Deerfield actors win region One Act Play title

DWS actors advance to state competition Nov. 7 at Darton State College.

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Jury frees man accused of shooting cross-dresser

A jury finds a man accused of stealing another man's purse not guilty.

Betsey Caldwell Meyer

Betsey Caldwell Meyer, 69, died October 24, 2012

Earnestine Grier

Earnestine Grier, 84, Birmingham, AL, died October 17, 2012

Phillip Willis

Phillip Willis, 58, Dawson, died October 18, 2012

Hilda Mae Thomas

Hilda Mae Thomas, 74 Bronwood, died October 24. 2012

Ronald David Akridge, Sr.

Ronald David Akridge, Sr., 68, Lake Blackshear, GA, died October 25, 2012

Ida Collins

Ida Collins, Sylvester, Georgia, died October 22, 2012

Jenifer Shenise Johnson-Lucy

Jenifer Shenise Johnson-Lucy, Sparks, GA, died October 22, 2012

John Dean Lyles

John Dean Lyles, 54, Albany, died October 21, 2012

Anne Elizabeth Hautman McKelvey

Anne Elizabeth Hautman McKelvey, Macon, died October 24

Sarah McKay

Sarah McKay, 79, Lenox, GA

Nathan Sampson

Nathan Sampson, died October 26, 2012

Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker, 81, Bainbridge, died October 23, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fail compilation

Check out this compilation of fails for October.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 28, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 27, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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SOWEGA Roundup: Manhunt underway for alleged drug dealer

Authorities are looking for a man recently indicted by a federal grand jury in Macon for selling cocaine.

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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Worth wins wild one vs. Albany, 35-27

Worth County’s Zytavious Anderson’s big night is enough to overcome the big night from Albany’s Emanuel Byrd as the Rams hold on, 35-27, late Thursday night at Hugh Mills Stadium. (ADDS: detail, quotes, reaction)

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Two down, two to go!

The Giants hold down the big-swinging Detroit Tigers for the second game in a row Thursday night as San Francisco's Buster Posey makes the play of the game and the Giants somehow manage two runs on just five hits to win Game 2 of the World Series, 2-0 --- for a 2-0 lead.