News for Saturday, October 6, 2012


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Looking Back Oct. 7 2012

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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On the Job with Jud Savelle

Herald writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Jud Savelle, head of Bishop Clean Care in Albany.

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Yes, you can have a “healthy” Halloween

It is hard to believe that October is upon us and Halloween is right around the corner. Living in Southwest Georgia usually means there are plenty of warm days still ahead of us and plenty of time for outside play and fun Halloween activities.

Births October 7 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Sept. 23-29.

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Medlock: Skynyrd looking forward to Throwdown

Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd will headline next weekend’s three-day Georgia Throwdown in Albany.

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Ain’t no excuses for bad grammar

There are a few advantages to having a big sister who is an English teacher. I can text her things like, “Is it shone or has shined?” and “Do I say farther or further?” and she texts me back the proper usage without passing judgment.

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Shugart: Community made Throwdown

Almost a year in the making, planners are now ticking down the final days to Albany's Georgia Throwdown music festival.

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Kitchen inspections for October 7, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections.

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Community calendar for October 7, 2012

Here are some of the events scheduled for Southwest Georgia.

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Police/Fire/EMS - October 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 66 incidents.

Earl E. Williams Sr.

Earl E. Williams Sr. died Wednesday.

Delle Watson Tedder

Delle Watson Tedder died Friday.

Laramie Antonio Wilborn

Laramie Antonio Wilborn died Tuesday.

Eletha Ross Silas

Eletha Ross Silas died Saturday.

Mary Reese

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Millie Hill Bryan

Millie Hill Bryan died Friday.

Bonnie R. Brown

Bonnie R. Brown died Tuesday.

Anita Nelson Pannell

Anita Nelson Pannell died Thursday.

Genell Marie Heffernan

Genell Marie Heffernan died Saturday.

Mattie Buchanan

Mattie Buchanan died Wednesday.

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FlintFest2 offers a fine time near the river

A downtown music and international festival offers local music, tasty food and an arts showplace.

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Oktoberfest to benefit Crime Stoppers

The Albany Octoberfest will benefit Crime Stoppers, a local program acting on crime tips by anonymous citizens.

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Beer, banjo event set to benefit Museum of Art

Arts supporters are invited to a gathering that will benefit the Albany Museum of Art.

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Theatre Albany sets auditions for holiday production

Actors are being sought for a production of the holiday play "The Little Town of Christmas."

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'Justice League' bigger, better, stronger

The Fire Prevention Justice League returns to Albany to do battle with arch enemies the Firestarter Gang.

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10 things to know in Metro Albany (Oct. 7-13)

Here are 10 things you need to know this week.

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GBI now investigating K-9 death

An investigation is under way to determine the circumstances leading to the death of a narcotics detector dog in Worth County.

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Chipper's timing impeccable 'til the end

A few years ago -- more than I want to admit -- I was sitting in the stadium in Atlanta, catching a Braves game and listening to some folks talking in nearby seats.

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Pressmen's requiem a product of time

Those Albany Herald employees like me who have no use, time or understanding of the business world settled into shock Tuesday as our boss, John Hetzler, explained the reality of our situation.

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California living really a gas

When you hit the local gas pumps and see the price bouncing between $3.47 and $3.50 or so a gallon (at least that's what they were running Friday evening), you can be thankful for one thing.

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Voter registration deadline nears

One thing that last week's presidential debate did was it got people thinking about the electoral choices they have next month.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 7, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Worth County fire ruled arson homicide, one arrested

One man is in jail after a Worth County fire is ruled an arson murder

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Seminole opens region play with 27-6 win vs. Terrell

Terrell County entered Friday’s Region 1-A opener with three straight wins, but Seminole County had the upper hand all night in the 27-6 Indians victory.

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SGA wins wild game against TAE, 28-21

Southwest Georgia Academy running back Will Warren carries the ball 33 times for 293 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Warriors past rival Terrell Academy.

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Makin’ history

The Herald No. 2 Trojans rush for 501 yards, including 381 yards in the second half, to beat Hardaway, 36-21, and become the first team in Lee County history to start a season at 6-0.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: TCC knocks off Bainbridge in overtime

Thomas County Central beats Bainbridge in overtime, 17-14, giving the Yellow Jackets a key Region 1-AAAAA victory. (ADDS: Miller County, Calhoun County, Sherwood, Mitchell, Randolph-Clay, Early County, Crisp Academy, Randolph Southern, Life Christian).