News for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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This week's "Burning Question": Will the Monroe-Americus winner also win the region crown?

Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at albanyherald.com 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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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Weekly 'Prep Peek'

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 8 schedule.

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Posey, Giants avoid elimination, beat Reds

Leesburg native Buster Posey scores the winning run, lifting the Giants to a 2-1 victory against the Reds and keeping their season alive.

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ASU volleyball stays perfect in conference play

With Tuesday's sweep of Clark Atlanta, the Lady Rams have now won 39-of-40 sets against conference opponents this season.

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Darton golf finishes third in own invitational

Darton freshman Taylor Martin shoots a 2-under 70 in the final round of the Darton Fall Invitational at River Pointe Golf Course to lead the Cavs to a third-place finish.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Season isn’t over for UGA

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith writes about the Bulldogs' need to put Saturday's loss to South Carolina behind them.

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Bittersweet memorial held for fallen ASU student

A candlelight vigil launches with a memorial for an Albany State University student found deceased last month.

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Clean slate

After back-to-back victories, the Albany State football team is back to .500 and very much alive in the race for an East Division title. (ADDS: Notes on QB Kooi's recent success; QB Grissett's injury; conference players of the week).

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Sandusky sentenced to at least 30 years in sex abuse scandal

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is essentially given a life sentence Tuesday after being convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period.

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Falcons take a break from practice to visit schools

For the fifth year in a row, the Falcons break away from the field and give back to the community by visiting elementary schools.

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'Savory Sisters' cooking up a storm for Throwdown

Three appearances on Paula Deen's Food Network show has two Albany sisters ready for the culinary big time.

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Lee school chief encourages county commissioners to oppose charter amendment

Sylvia Vann says the amendment to allow state approval of public charter schools is taxation without representation.

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Maggie Moos set to say good-bye

The ice cream shop with the familiar black & white cow is coming around to its final scoop.

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Boy Scout Councils consider merging

For reasons of economics and efficiency, Chehaw and Alapaha Councils of the Boy Scouts of America consider a merger.

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Are Americans losing their faith?

What's one of the fastest-growing segments of U.S. society? According to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday, it could be the religiously unaffiliated.

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Violent repeat felon gets life in prison

Superior Court Chief Judge Willie Lockette sentences a violent recidivist to life in prison plus five years with no parole available.

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UBL, Permenter area's next big stars

Opinion column

Herald photographer Joe Bellacomo and I got into a spirited debate this weekend. Joe knows his music, and he took exception to my proclamation that -- based solely on vocal talent (and, of course, my own personal opinion) -- singer/songwriter Abi Permenter has a better voice even than Leesburg "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Oct. 10, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 48 incidents.

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Westover's Wrensford named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist

The senior plans to major in environmental science after graduation.

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State School Superintendent asks DCSS for more financial info

In the latest salvo from the Georgia Department of Education toward the Dougherty County School System, State School Superintendent John Barge has issued a letter to DCSS Superintendent Joshua Murfree requesting new information on the District's expenditures of federal grant money during FY12.

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Bryan picks up two AMA nominations

Luke Bryan has been nominated for his album "Tailgates and Tanlines," AMA officials say.

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Exchange heated at city meeting

An Albany City Commissioner questions funding for Water, Gas & Light Commission officials' vehicles.

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City tentatively OKs Medicare B reimbursements for retirees

City of Albany staff say payments for Medicare benefits for post-65 retirees could cost the city $400,000 annually.

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Sometimes politics are for the birds ... big, big birds

Opinion column

If you believe what you read on the Internet these days, if Mitt Romney wins the election next month he'll have a celebration dinner his first night at the White House featuring an entree of roasted Big Bird.

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Squawk of the day - Oct. 10, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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CVB unveils new smartphone app

The app is available through iTunes or the Android market for free.

Titus Mock

Titus Mock, 63, Leesburg, died October 8, 2012

Isbin Corbitt

Isbin Corbitt, 77, Fitzgerald died October 8, 2012

Walker Sidney Coston

Walker Sidney Coston, 83, Albany, died October 8, 2012

Lucille M. Lott

Lucille M. Lott, 88, Ocilla, died October 9, 2012

Glen Everett McMickle

Glen Everett McMickle, 79, Albany, died on October 8, 2012

Peggy Jane Martin

Peggy Jane Martin, 82, Albany, died October 6, 2012

Dorothy Jean Smith Houston

Dorothy Jean Smith Houston, 80, of Donalsonville, died October 8, 2012

Laxmiben Patel

Laxmiben Patel, 82 Albany, died October 9, 2012

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South Mock rail crossing to be closed at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

The Dougherty County Police Department has announced that the South Mock Rd. railroad crossing will be closed for repairs beginning at 8:30 this morning.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Multi-tasking

Is this the perfect combo of brains AND brawn?

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Farm show moves to Tifton

The annual agricultural show may return to Albany in 2014.

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Albany 2nd highest city with ‘most pirated songs’

A report released last month by a UK-based company that follows digital downloads shows that, per capita, the Albany Metro area is the second worst offender when it comes to illegal downloads of music.

Bobby Jack Smith

Bobby Jack Smith, 78, Albany, died October 7, 2012

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