News for Wednesday, October 3, 2012


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Heard hearing comes to close

The judge in a hearing involving the Dougherty Elections Board gives attorneys until Oct. 19 to file written final arguments.

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Obama, Romney clash on economy in first debate

America's two presidential candidates address the nation's pressing issues in their first 2012 debate.

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ADICA approves funds for downtown projects

An Albany development authority approves bids on projects designed to improve the city's downtown district.

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Money makes world go round

The 9-year-old princess girl was expounding on the qualities she felt essential in a marriage partner. “He’d need to be caring, daddy, and a good person. He’d need to love animals and love God, too, daddy.” I could feel a tear building up in my eye. The sweet, sensitive, all caring little princess then finished with the grand finale, the clincher, “and own a bunch of land and be rich too.”

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Decision pending on alleged election fraud

Senior Superior Court Judge Loring Gray delays a decision after final arguments in a Baker County election fraud hearing.

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Fairgrounds transformed for Throwdown

Officials with the Georgia Throwdown music and arts festival have spend around $100,000 upgrading the festival site.

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Federal terror program evolves beyond mission

Even in horrendous economic times, governments never seem averse to spending billions of dollars more than necessary to address a problem.

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Museum to host wine-tasting event

Wine enthusiasts from around Southwest Georgia will gather at the Albany Museum of Art at 7 p.m. today to challenge their taste buds for a good cause.

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Banners require permits and $30 according to code enforcement

Despite an Albany businessman's claims that he erected banners at his business location to encourage citizens to vote in November, the Albany-Dougherty Code Enforcement office says he must pay for the privilege.

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Phoebe institutes 'Nap Time,' reviews readmissions data

Medicare will soon fine hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications.

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DCPD: Man tased twice, continues to run

The Dougherty County Police Department continues to search for a man who fled custody after two Taser jolts.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 4, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 44 incidents.

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Albany man wanted for false imprisonment

Police say a captive Albany woman escaped from her home and an abusive relationship.

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Charges of bias hint at desperation

Are the polls biased in Barack Obama’s favor?

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 4, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Kedar W. Hollingsworth, Sr.

Kedar Wright Hollingsworth, Sr., 84, Cairo, GA, died October 1, 2012

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VIDEO of the Day: There's no privacy, not even in the ocean, from Google.

Google street view has strapped on its wetsuit and hit the world's oceans.

Tom Stapleton

Tom Stapleton, 76, Fitzgerald, died October 2, 2012

Anna L. White

Anna L. White, Albany, died October 2, 2012

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell, 35, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died September 25, 2012

McArthur Cicero

McArthur Cicero, 66, Albany, died September 28, 2012

Charles A. Farmer

Charles A. Farmer, 87, Sycamore, died October 3, 2012

Mattie Buchanan

Mattie Buchanan, 91, Dawson, died October 03, 2012

Rosie Lee Davis

Rosie Lee Davis, 78, Dawson, died October 3, 2012

Jayson Willis Barnes

Jayson Willis Barnes, 65, Fitzgerald, died October 2, 2012

Claretha Proctor

Claretha Proctor, 52, Albany, died September 25, 2012

Jo Anne Ayres

Jo Anne Ayres, 65, Albany, died September 29, 2012

Ronald D. Foreman

Ronald D. Foreman, 64, Albany, died October 3, 2012

David Lee Dodson, Sr.

David Lee Dodson, Sr., Sumter County, died September 30, 2012

Christine Holsey Jackson

Christine Holsey Jackson, 63, Albany, died October 3, 2012

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UGA: Receiver Bennett out with torn ACL

UGA wide receiver Michael Bennett tore his ACL Tuesday, school officials say.

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Locals make Georgia Trend's '40 under 40'

Georgia Trend has been recognizing Georgia’s best and brightest for 16 years.

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UPDATE: Death reported at Albany motel

Officials originally responded to a cardiac arrest on Pointe North Boulevard and found a 46-year-old man unresponsive.

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Morning Minute: Primitive hunting season designated; Tyler Perry gets generous

These are the headlines trending from around the state.

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Pirates’ McCutchen 0-for-4 vs. Brave as Giants’ Posey now leads by .010 points for NL batting title with one game remaining

Buster Posey goes 2-for-4 Tuesday night to lead the Giants past the Dodgers, and in doing so all but locks up the National League batting title with one game left today in the regular season.

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ASU NOTEBOOK: Solid road win builds Rams’ confidence; extent of Grissett's injury unknown

ASU avoided its first four-game losing streak in more than a decade and kept its hope of a return trip to the conference title game alive with Saturday’s victory against Kentucky State.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County splits in region tournament

Lee County softball beats Hardaway but loses to Harris County (ADDS: Worth County, Dougherty, Randolph Southern and Southland softball, Darton golf and soccer)

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This week's 'Burning Question': Can Sherwood make it to the playoffs --- and then go on a run?

Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at that’s topical in regards to what area prep football fans are talking about after last week’s games. Feel free to log on and discuss!

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The Herald's sports staff continues its "Prep Peek," which includes The Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dozen drop-in, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers, the next Game of the Week selection, the Fab 5 Poll and the area's Week 5 schedule.

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Try to stop them

Lee County’s high-throttle, non-stop offense has produced 47.2 points per game and a 5-0 record, and the Trojans show no sign of slowing down as region play begins this week.

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MLB ROUNDUP: Yankees holds onto 1-game lead in AL East

The Yankees remain a game up on Baltimore in the AL East with one game to go by beating the Boston Red Sox, 4-3, on Tuesday night. (ADDS: AL/NL roundup)

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Dream season ends, falling in Game 3 to Indiana

The Dream sees their season end Tuesday night in a 75-64 loss to Indiana, which takes the best of three series in WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Super smart scheduling may put UGA on path to title

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith lauds Georgia’s crafting of the 2012 football schedule that pushed its meeting with South Carolina back to further in the season.

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With mostly bench players, Braves fall to Pirates, 5-1, as Hanson stinks it up

Tommy Hanson leaves the mound Tuesday wondering if he will make the Braves postseason roster after another dismal performance in a 5-1 loss to the Pirates, who battered Hanson for five runs on nine hits in six innings.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Greenwave riding nice hot streak

Following this past Friday’s shutout win against Calhoun County, Terrell County has won three in a row heading into Friday’s big 1-A game at Seminole County.

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Panthers to hold tryout in Macon

The Albany Panthers will hold an open tryout Nov. 10 in Macon.

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UGA piling up points in 'Fun 'n' Gun' offense

Georgia's offense is soaring this season and should provide the stiffest test yet for South Carolina's stingy defense when the two meet Saturday.