News for Wednesday, September 12, 2012


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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ASU volleyball wins home opener, sweeps Tuskegee; Darton men's soccer tops Thomas College

After opening the season with a 2-7 record, the Albany State volleyball team gets a much-needed win Wednesday evening in its home opener against Tuskegee.

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Braves drop third straight to Brewers

The Braves were cruising along Wednesday, up 2-0 against the Brewers, when a disastrous eight-run fifth inning sent Atlanta to its third straight loss.

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Led by QB Lee, Georgia Tech’s new crop of stars turning heads

As the Yellow Jackets head into their ACC opener Saturday against Virginia, don’t be surprised if backup QB Vad Lee and a crop of young rising stars for Georgia Tech get more playing time than many expected.

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State wants full court hearing on immigration law

The state of Georgia has asked a full federal appeals court to reconsider a decision on the state's tough law targeting illegal immigration.

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Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video.

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Presidential trivia entertains group

Members of a local service club are entertained by historic trivia from a Herald staff member.

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Stone: Landfill should compete for business

The Dougherty County Commission reappoints Chris Hatcher to a term on the Economic Development Commission.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 13, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 35 incidents.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 13, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Response must be swift on murder of ambassador

On Tuesday, four Americans -- including an ambassador -- were killed when a mob of murderers stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, an assault that came hours after a similar mob broke into the U.S. Embassy in Egypt and took down the U.S. flag, replacing it with a black one.

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Choice needed with public schools

An oft-quoted line from then-governor of Massachusetts Calvin Coolidge might be updated to include "the public interest," as well as public safety.

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Albany Tech opens Lee adult education center

A newly relocated adult center’s goal is to help adults earn a General Equivalency Degree (GED).

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VIDEO of the DAY: Baby Cheetah versus Lab puppy

Who knew that dogs and cheetahs were similar?

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Prince Harry and Auburn fans are facing hard times

As described in a previous article, Prince Harry of Britain romped in the buff throughout Las Vegas and used the judgment of Lindsey Lohan allowing one of the women with him to take pictures of the joyful occasion.

Nancy Senters

Nancy Senters, 72, Fitzgerald, died September 11, 2012

Earl Smith, Jr.

Earl Smith, Jr., 50, Leesburg, died September 9, 2012

Myrtle Hale Bush

Myrtle Hale Bush, 89, Leesburg, died September 12, 2012

Xavier Yates

Xavier Yates, 29, died September 11, 2012

Grant J. Crockett

Grant J. Crockett, 64, Ashburn, died September 8, 2012

Alfred Wayne Long, Sr.

Alfred Wayne Long, Sr., 73, Albany, died September 11, 2012

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YouTube blocks video inciting violence in Egypt

YouTube has blocked a video attacking Islam's prophet Muhammad in Egypt, where angry protests were sparked by outrage at the video.

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Dougherty County employees may absorb some of insurance increases

Dougherty County’s Insurance Review Committee has suggested an increase in employee medical costs.

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Home occupants shot when they walk in on burglary

Authorities say two residents of a home southeast of Atlanta were shot after walking in on two armed burglary suspects inside their Henry County home.

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Perceived insults to Islam trigger Muslim anger

Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times, most recently in Tuesday's attacks against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East in which U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

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Savannah police respond to gunman near school

Police in Savannah say they are redirecting traffic and students on their way to school after a gunman barricaded himself in a home nearby.

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U.S sends Marines to Libya after attack

The U.S. ambassador to The U.S. investigates if an assault in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Libya and three American members of his staff have been killed.

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What happened?

With a depleted offensive line, the Albany State offense scored less than 10 points in a regular-season game for the first time in five years Saturday against Wingate — leaving the Rams searching for answers. (ADDS: note on Rams' plan to use backup QB Grissett more)

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TUESDAY'S PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Sherwood stays perfect in region; Dougherty wins sixth in a row

Anna Laine Brock is lights-out again as the Lady Eagles roll over Tiftarea, 7-1, on Tuesday. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield, Randolph Southern, Dougherty, SGA and Westwood)

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Braves' bats go silent in 5-0 loss to red-hot Brewers

Needing to string together wins to keep its wild-card leave alive, Atlanta loses its second straight Tuesday night to Milwaukee, which won its eighth in a row at Miller Park and reached the .500 mark for the first time since April 24, surging back into the NL wild-card race by winning 17 of 22 overall.

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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: U.S. avenges stunning loss to Jamaica, wins rematch, 1-0, on Tuesday to keep hopes alive

Herculez Gomez scores the only goal the U.S. men's soccer team needs to keep pace in crucial group play in World Cup qualifying Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio.