News for Wednesday, October 31, 2012


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Charles Stafford had his doubts about moving from South Florida to Southwest Georgia, but now that he’s here, he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else — and the Tornadoes are happy to have the kid with the golden arm on their team that everyone's chasing.

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Fresh faces

The Titans open the season today with plenty of new faces, including former Dougherty star Arabian Williams, who is ready to lead Albany Tech with his up-tempo style of play.

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Rams, Wildcats days away from dueling in 23rd Fountain City Classic

For the 66th time since 1945, Albany State and Fort Valley will square off in one of the most anticipated rivalry games every year.

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Sandusky lumped in with death row inmates

Convicted child molester and former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is moved and placed in a prison with death row inmates.

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Jaguars: Rumor we're trading for Tebow untrue

The Jacksonville Jaguars shoot down rumors Wednesday that they’re trading for Jets QB Tim Tebow, who grew up in the Jacksonville area.

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WORLD SERIES: Posey, Giants celebrate title with thousands in San Fran

Leesburg native Buster Posey and his teammates rode threw the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday like kings after winning their second World Series in three years.

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Make the choice when it matters

Opinion Column

I am typically the kind of person who, in a group of my colleagues deciding where to go for lunch, would defer the decision to others based on what they wanted.

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DCSS hosts bullying summit

Rachel’s Challenge, implemented in area schools last year as part of an effort to promote kindness and compassion, is among the methods used to help combat bullying in the region.

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The federal government is still into its coverups

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, John Bryant of Albany says that the federal government is still into its coverups.

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Amendment 1 supporters have education concerns

Letter to the Editor

In a letter to the editor, Roy Fellows of Morgan says that Amendment 1 supporters have education concerns.

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Compromise has to return to D.C.


Regardless of who is elected Tuesday to serve as president for the next four years, one change will have to take place. There will have to be a renewed spirit of compromise in our nation’s capital.

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Come this Wednesday, let the horror scenarios begin

Opinion Column

I traveled this past weekend to Hilton Head to visit my wife’s relatives. The 7-year-old Hurricane boy and 9-year-old princess found out we were leaving for the beach and ran the car down before I could get out of the driveway.

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GMA backs economic, ethics initiatives

Officials with the nonprofit Georgia Municipal Association meet with area leaders in Baconton.

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Symphony Association hosting fundraiser

The Albany Symphony Association is hosting Dine StewBo's for the Symphony, a progressive four-course dinner party at three local establishments, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday as a fundraising event to benefit the symphony.

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'Old Northside Tour' gets rescheduled

A scheduling conflict has forced Albany officials to reschedule the Historic Old Northside Holiday Tour originally scheduled for Dec. 8.

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Jail program graduates two inmates with GED credentials

Aiming to give inmates a second chance, the Dougherty County Jail awards two inmates GED credentials Wednesday.

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Diabetic taste testing event set for Monday

Roughly a dozen diabetic-friendly recipes are expected to be available at an upcoming taste testing event, coordinators say.

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With Sandy, scammers could take advantage

The Better Business Bureau's "Wise Giving Alliance" recommends that people steer clear of Sandy scams. It offers the following tips....

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ELECTION 2012: Rick Muggridge, Lee County District 4

A sitting member of the Lee County Commission cites growth in the county during his first term.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Nov. 1, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 39 incidents.

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ELECTION 2012: Tim Nelson, Lee County District 4

Tim Nelson believes growth in Lee County has become in spite of the County Commission, not because of it.

Robert L. Walker

Robert L. Walker, Cobb, died October 29, 2012

Mottie Lee Marlin

Mottie Lee Marlin, Edison, died October 26, 2012

William W. Sellars

William W. Sellars, 39, Albany, died October 30, 2012

Raymond Andrae

Raymond Andrae, 75, Ft. Gaines, died October 31, 2012

Melinda F. Lewis

Melinda F. Lewis, Cordele, died October 29, 2012

Ernest Dewaine Phillips

Ernest Dewaine Phillips, 91, Albany, died October 31, 2012

Arlie Clifford Griffis, Sr.

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

Annie Lee Jackson Swan

Annie Lee Jackson Swan, 87, Albany, died October 28, 2012

Leonard Isam Pridgeon

Leonard Isam Pridgeon, 96, died October 28, 2012

Maud M. Moore Proctor

Maud Moore Proctor, 96, Vero Beach, FL, died October 23, 2012

Ralph Keaton, Sr.

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

Jennett Giddens McSwain

Jennett Giddens McSwain, 91, Irwinville, died October 30, 2012

Rufus Harris, Sr.

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

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Stop-motion jack-o-lantern

Check out this incredible stop-motion video of jack-o-lantern art. We're not sure how many pumpkins this guy went through, but there were a lot.

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Squawk of the Day - Nov. 1, 2012

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald for Thursday to see what everyone's squawking about.

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Georgia Supreme Court to hear arguments in Lee County capital murder case

Defense lawyers contend the Georgia Department of Corrections improperly changed its lethal injection formula.

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Baker sheriff’s election delayed

Sheriff Dana Meade is appealing an October court decision to have a second run-off election between he and Tim Williamson.

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SOWEGA ROUNDUP: ABAC Student found dead

A college student in Tifton was found dead on campus Tuesday morning, officials say.

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NBA ROUNDUP --- 2012 OPENING NIGHT: Defending champ Heat clip Celtics; new-look Lakers stunned at home by Mavs

Despite seeing LeBron James go to the locker room for the final nine minutes of the game with leg cramps, the Heat open the 2012 NBA season with a rout of the Celtics, 120-107. (ADDS: roundup items on Tuesday's other two opening-night games, Lakers-Mavs and Cavs-Wizards).