News for Friday, September 14, 2012


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Police/Fire/EMS report for September 15, 2012

APD responds to at least 32 incidents.

Religion Bulletin for September 15, 2012

Former President Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school this Sunday.

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Vet: Revise adoption rules

A local veterinarian has a problem with the way The Albany Humane Society allows adoptions.

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No, Virginia, Obama cannot take your guns

A few random thoughts while waiting for the next Honey Boo Boo installment....

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Thumbs Up! - Sept. 17, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Police respond to aggravated assault

A man told the Albany Police Department that he was cutting grass outside a supermarket when a gun was pointed at him, reports show.

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Thronateeska unveils new Albany book

Thronateeska Heritage Center unveiled a new book Friday chronicling life in Albany in the past and present.

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Depending on dependency hurts

The theme that most seemed to rouse the enthusiasm of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was that we are all responsible for one another -- and that Republicans don't want to help the poor, the sick and the helpless.

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The Obama administration's abandonment

There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn't matter, we can deter them, or (b) it does matter, we must stop them.

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Riggins prepares for trial

A suspended Dougherty County School System board member's trial is expected to last all of next week.

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Reviving racial unity

Bethel A.M.E. and First Presbyterian, two of the city of Albany's oldest churches, are joining for revival services this week that the pastors hope will help bridge the racial divide in the community.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 15, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Lewis Everett Hulett

Lewis Everett Hulett, 74, Fitzgerald, died September 12, 2012

Mary Erleen Herring Hall Wiggins

Mary Erleen Herring Hall Wiggins, 90, Iron City, died September 14, 2012

Willie Ruth Scott

Willie Ruth Scott, 62, Chicago, IL, died September 10, 2012

Xavier Sherrod Yates

Xavier Sherrod Yates, 29, died September 11, 2012

Doyce Goldsmith Davis

Doyce Goldsmith Davis, 65, Albany, died September 13, 2012

Michael Alexander Boyd

Michael Alexander Boyd, Sylvester, died September 14, 2012

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APD officer recommended for termination

Cpl. Gary Price was involved in a car accident in June that sent several people to the hospital.

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Two university campuses evacuated (updated)

Two college campuses are evacuated.

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UPDATE: Shooting suspect caught at Darton State College

A shooting suspect was caught on Darton State College without incident, police officials with the campus confirm.

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State to cut archives access

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Thursday that his office will close the State Archives.

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Looking Back 16 Sept. 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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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

In this snippet from Belgium's version of "America's got Talent," Gerrit Wellens, a port consultant from Antwerp, shows why you just can't judge a book by it's cover.

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Chicago teachers still on strike; talks move toward end game

More than 350,000 students remain out of their classrooms as bargaining to end Chicago's teachers strike dragged into Friday ahead of an afternoon union gathering where a vote could stamp approval on any deal.

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Herald sports editor Danny Aller and staff writers Mike Phillips, John Millikan and Matt Stewart --- along with, for the first time, WFXL Fox 31 sports anchor Andrew Schnitker --- make their picks in this season's third edition of "Guessperts." After two weeks, Millikan holds a one-game lead over Phillips and Stewart.

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WEEK 2 Player of the Week Poll: Voting closed

Randolph Clay star running back Cornelius Bennett wins The Albany Herald's Player of the Week.

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UGA's Gurley turns heads right away

After two breakout games to begin his college career, the future in Athens for freshman running back Todd Gurley looks extremely bright.

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Westover finally gets embattled RB back

Westover junior running back Shannon Saunders has been cleared to play football again after facing recent legal troubles.

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THURSDAY'S PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lee County softball holds on to beat Hardaway, 4-3

Lee County wins a crucial Region 1-AAAAA game against Hardaway. (ADDS: Items on Dougherty, Albany, Randolph Southern, Westwood, Terrell Academy, Deerfield, Sherwood and SGA)

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Undefeated Darton men’s soccer No. 1 in the nation and stronger than ever

The Cavs were unbeatable to begin the season, and now they have their entire team healthy, suspension free and ready to keep on winning. (ADDS: Items on Darton women's soccer, Darton soccer games streamed online)

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ASU staying with same lineup after Wingate loss

Albany State football coach Mike White is looking for his starters to bounce back Saturday after a 37-9 loss to Wingate last week.

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Cat fight!

The Game of the Week features the No. 4 Bobcats hosting the No. 2 Bearcats tonight in Blakely for the season’s first Herald Fab 5 showdown.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Big games on tap for Week 4

Herald High School Writer Mike Phillips picks this week's prep football winners.

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Cook drops Dougherty, keeps Trojans winless

Dougherty loses its quarterback to an injury and falls to its second state-ranked team in a row, losing to Cook, 42-14, at Hugh Mills on Thursday night.