News for Monday, October 29, 2012


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Darton sweeps Region XVII cross country championships

The Darton men's cross country team won its fourth straight Region XVII title, while the women win their fifth in a row.

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Georgia Tech’s Radakovich named Clemson AD

Georgia Tech director of athletics Dan Radakovich announces Monday that he will replace Terry Don Phillips as Clemson’s athletic director.

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No injuries reported in Albany shooting

An aggravated assault from over the weekend involving a firearm in south Albany resulted in no injuries, officials from the Albany Police Department say.

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Lee County, Westover remain top 2 in Fab 5 Poll

The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll is unchanged after Friday’s games, which saw No. 1 Lee County and No. 5 Early County lose nail-biters, No. 2 Westover avoid getting upset and No. 3 Monroe and No. 4 Bainbridge win lopsided region contests.

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Smith: Still tinkering to keep Falcons undefeated

Atlanta is off to its best start in franchise history, and head coach Mike Smith says his team is taking the season one game at a time.

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RAMS NOTEBOOK: ASU moves to No. 9 in regional rankings after fifth straight win

The Albany State football team is three spots from a guaranteed trip to the Division II playoffs heading into Saturday’s game vs. FVSU. (ADDS: ASU's Braswell named conference's Special Teams Player of the Week)

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How sweep it is

Leesburg’s Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants are World Series champs for the second time in three seasons after sweeping the Detroit Tigers late Sunday.

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Tift County murder suspect remains at large

The suspect in the weekend homicide of a Tift County man has been identified as Adrian Lamar Golson.

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Posey’s career already striking

Many professional baseball players — even players who have been in the game for decades — would tell you that Lee County’s Buster Posey has already had a tremendous career in just three short years.

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Court awards new trial for Berrien County man

John Woods was convicted in September 2011 of the shooting death of Travis Sauls.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for October 30, 2012

APD ressonds to at least 54 incidents.

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Saturday voting boosts numbers

More than 9,000 people have voted early in Dougherty County.

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County joins city in fight to save post office

Dougherty County plans to add Anthony Parker to the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission board.

Chief judge: We're doing things to cut costs

Dougherty County Superior Court Chief Judge Willie Lockette outlines judicial austerity measures.

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How does one judge another as a racist?

When white liberals voted against the confirmation of Justice Clarence Thomas (including then-Senator Joe Biden) were they racist? Many white liberal Democrats are working overtime to defeat Rep. Allen West, Florida Republican. Are they racist?

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Pocketbook will be deciding factor Tuesday

Election consultant James Carville’s watchword for Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election will likely go down as the most effective campaign slogan ever used in American politics.

Eddie Marahall

Henry Marshall, Albany, died October 29, 2012

Nathan Sampson

Nathan Sampson, died October 26, 2012

Adolphus Hampton Clarke

Aldophus Hampton Clarke, died October 22, 2012

Lewis Christopher Tyus, Sr.

Lewis Christopher Tyus, Sr., 82, Cairo, died October 28, 2012

Rufus Harris, Sr.

Rufus Harris, Sr., 85, Norman Park, died October 28, 2012

Glenn Louis Lawson

Glenn Louis Lawson, 57, Unadilla, died October 26, 2012

Robert Earl Warren

Robert Earl Warren, died on October 21, 2012

Tina Louise Weaver

Tina Louise Weaver, 34, Dawson, died October 29, 2012

John Henry Parker

John Henry Parker, 63, Cuthbert, died October 29, 2012

Geraldine Flowers Sadler

Geraldine Flowers Sadler, 81, Albany, died October 28, 2012

Farris R. Teasley

Farris R. Teasley, 90, Jacksonville, FL died on October 28, 2012

Surette Andrea Hicks

Surette Andrea Hicks, 55, Tifton, died October 28, 2012

James Monroe Gilmore

James Monroe Gilmore, 80, Putney, died October 27, 2012

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 30, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Best Halloween trick ever?

With only a few days left before Halloween, we're squeezing as many spooks in as possible. Up today is a creepy little prank from a master illusionist. Enjoy!

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Angela Shumate reinstated as Albany High principal

Angela Shumate has been appointed principal of Albany High School in a 5-2 vote of the Dougherty School Board.

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Strong turnout Saturday boosts early voting totals

A strong turnout for the state's only Saturday voting day before the November 6 General Election has bolstered Dougherty County early voting numbers, officials say.

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All US exchanges shut down before Hurricane Sandy

The New York Stock Exchange could remain closed Tuesday as well as today, depending on the severity of the storm. If that should occur, it would be the first time since 1888 that a weather-related event caused a two-day shut down.

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Georgia high court orders new trial for Berrien man convicted of murder

The Georgia Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Berrien County man convicted of murder, saying that the lower court should've instructed jurors on Georgia's self-defense law.