News for Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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Practice precaution during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us. Unfortunately, many holiday shoppers may fall prey to unscrupulous criminals who hang out in mall and shopping center parking lots, doing their “shopping” from the packages placed in parked vehicles.

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Prep work for spring starts now

The November Gardener

The weather’s getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean that work in the garden is any less important.

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Cattle gate not my style

It all started with a break-in then continued to a breaking point when a crazy woman showed up at my door, ranting about aliens who had landed at her house. She needed me to write an article to warn their commander not to send them back to her house.

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This week's 'Burning Question': Who wins Friday's annual Backyard Brawl/Family Feud?

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 11 schedule.

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Sandy reminder to be prepared

The supercharged storm Sandy that blasted ashore Monday night is a reminder that regardless of where you are, it’s important to be prepared to major disaster.

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Ex-Monroe star Mims shining at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss.

Former Monroe standout Justin Mims currently is third in the nation in interceptions at NAIA Belhaven College.

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Watch out for little goblins

Trick-or-treating doesn’t seem to be as prevalent as it once was, but there will still be quite a few youngsters in costume out on the streets tonight, going door to door in search of candy and other treats.

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Will you bleed with me for the Red Cross?

Would you bleed with me? Most people won’t. When they are confronted with a problem in our community, they may complain about it but they will not do anything to try to correct it if it involves the least bit of physical or financial inconvenience to them.

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Rory tops Tiger in head-to-head match in China

By one stroke, Rory McIlroy keeps his newfound edge over Tiger Woods after beating him during a Chinese exhibition early Tuesday morning.

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UGA defense wary of letdown vs. Ole Miss

One week after being called soft — then responding with a win vs. Florida — Georgia’s defense enters its SEC duel with Ole Miss feeling as if it still has something to prove.

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Red-hot Seminoles head to bye week with eyes on Hokies

Ever since losing to N.C. State in a stunner earlier this month, in its last few games FSU has looked every bit like the team many thought would contend for the national title.

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Welcome back

Former Monroe star Chavius Jackson chose Fort Valley out of high school before returning home to play for the Rams, and now the senior safety gets the chance to face his former team one final time Saturday. (ADDS: items about Grissett's performance in front of hometown fans vs. Benedict; injury update)

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Auburn ditches Frazier, Moseley for freshman at QB

It’s hard to imagine the offense being any worse this year, so Auburn is turning it over to freshman Jonathan Wallace heading into Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.

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Candidates’ plans are ‘Revolution’-ary

Opinion column

As regular readers of this publication know, The Herald’s Editorial Board has chosen to endorse Mitt Romney in his quest to unseat Barack Obama as President of the United States.

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Braves pick up options on McCann, Hudson, Maholm

Rather than buy out each contract and release them into the open market, the Braves pick up the multi-million dollar options of catcher Brian McCann and pitchers Tim Hudson and Paul Maholm on Tuesday.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Yes, I said it --- Jarvis Jones for Heisman

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith makes his case for UGA star LB Jarvis Jones to become the first college player on defense in 15 years to win the Heisman Trophy.

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UPDATE APD: Two wanted on aggravated assault and other charges

The Albany Police Department seeks help locating two men wanted on warrants for aggravated assault and influencing a witness.

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A day after Sandy, New Yorkers find a changed city

Residents try to regain semblance of life pre-Sandy as the storm's aftermath shuts down the busiest city in the world.

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Mayor to Rotarians: Keep doing what you are doing

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard outlines initiatives she's championed since taking office to a local civic club.

Cadillac crashes into Albany restaurant

Jihreel Malik Curry lost control of a 2006 Cadillac CTS before 7 a.m. Tuesday and crashed into Dunbar's Grill and BBQ on the 1100 block of Gordon Avenue, stated an Albany Police Department report.

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Easter Seals selects new Ambassadors

Easter Seals of Southern Georgia selects two new ambassadors to represent their services.

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Enrollment gets under way for cancer study

Those between 30-65 years of age and have not been diagnosed with cancer are eligible to participate.

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Flood and Weather Fair to prepare community

The Albany & Dougherty County Flood and Severe Weather Preparedness Fair educates the community and helps keep insurance rates low.

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Trailer park argument puts one man in hospital

An argument about burning trash in a barrel led to a fight in which one man suffered a knife wound at about 7:55 p.m. Monday at East Park Mobile Home Park, said a Dougherty County Police Department official.

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VOTE WATCH: Early voting totals top 10,000 in Dougherty County

More than 11,000 people have voted early, elections officials say.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 31, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 38 incidents.

Joey L. Daniels

Joey Lavar Daniels, 34, Albany, died October 28, 2012

Brenda Sonya Haas

Brenda Sonya Haas, 60, Worth County, died October 28, 2012

Ervin Flanders, Jr.

Ervin Flanders, Jr., Bainbridge, died October 28, 2012

Annie Ruth Smith-Lee

Annie R. Smith-Lee, Blakely, died October 28, 2012

Ralph Keaton, Sr.

Ralph Keaton, Sr., 87, Powder Springs, GA died October 27, 2012

Betty Jean DeBruce

Betty Jean DeBruce, 67, died October 30, 2012

Martha Underwood Holland

Martha Underwood Holland, 98, died October 29, 2012

Maggie Corbett Evans

Maggie Corbett Evans, Albany, died October 28, 2012

Arlie Clifford Griffis, Sr.

Arlie Clifford Griffis, Sr., 83, Leesburg, died October 27, 2012

Arlester Jackson, Jr.

Arlester Jackson, Jr., 35, Tyty Community, died October 27, 2012

Farris Ruben Teasley

Farris Ruben Teasley, 90, Jacksonville, FL, died October 28, 2012

Rufus Harris, Sr.

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

Nell Claire Harris

Nell Claire Harris, 91, Gainesville, died October 26, 2012

Ethel Lee Mathis

Ethel lee Mathis, Albany, died October 29, 2012

Nathan Sampson

Nathan Sampson, died October 26, 2012

Annie Mae Dennts

Annie Mae Dennts, 88, Albany died October 27, 2012

Mahalia Harris

Mahalia Harris, Donalsonville, died October 28, 2012

Margaret Aultman

Margaret Aultman died Monday, October 29, 2012

Curtis Bailey

Curtis Bailey, 84, Albany died October 29, 2012

Mae Bell Porter

Mae Bell Porter, 88, Atlanta, died October 29, 2012

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Turner teacher suspended in student slapping incident

A Dougherty School Board panel suspends kindergarten teacher Tracy Drayton for 30 days without pay.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Halloween Fails

Take a look at this compilation video from

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AFD extinguishes debris fire

The Albany Fire Department has extinguished a debris fire near an Albany beauty salon.

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Flint River Red Cross assists with Sandy

A total of four people from the local Red Cross chapter have been sent out to assist those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

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Squawk of the Day - Oct. 31, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Sandy: A storm in photos

New York City awakened Tuesday to a flooded subway system, shuttered financial markets and hundreds of thousands of people without power a day after a wall of seawater and high winds slammed into the city, destroying buildings and flooding tunnels.

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AFD on the scene of a house fire

Firefighters are on the scene of a house fire.

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COLUMN: Believe it or not, the best of Buster is still to come

Herald sports editor Danny Aller looks back at Leesburg native and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey's rise to stardom in just three years in the majors following the Giants' second Posey-led World Series title in three years they won Sunday in Detroit.