News for Saturday, September 15, 2012


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Throwdown lineup nears completion

Thirty regional and national artists are added to the lineup of the music and arts festival scheduled in Albany Oct. 12-14.

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Heard: Lack of discipline major school problem

A candidate mounting a write-in campaign for the Dougherty County School Board’s at-large seat lays out his concerns for an ailing system.

Police/Fire/EMS report for September 16, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 37 calls.

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Embrace new ideas and allow change to happen

I've often used the quote, "Variety is the very spice of life" to share how I feel about trying new things whether it be new foods, new activities, moving to new cities and embracing the uniqueness of different cultures.

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'There's nothing worse than ...' gets you thinking

The line to check out was long, at least six people deep and no cashier in sight. The lady at the front kept turning around and apologizing that she'd needed a price check on her can of furniture polish.

Births 16 Sept. 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Aug. 31-Sept. 9.

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‘Home on the Range’ can be found in middle Georgia

In those formative years of the past, my imagination would always run rampant with the words of certain songs with which I became familiar by listening to the radio. One was “Home on the Range.”

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Conlon Music Midtown's mastermind

Promoter Peter Conlon was instrumental in turning a three-day music festival into a premier Atlanta event.

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Music Midtown gets its groove back

Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Florence + the Machine, Garbage and Neon Trees are among the top acts at Atlanta's Music Midtown.

Kitchen inspections for September 16, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections in Dougherty and Lee counties.

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Global trade forum scheduled

Invitations were sent to roughly 100 people for an upcoming forum on trade markets taking place in Albany.

RiverQuarium to host ‘Wings and Wildlife’

An upcoming event will include guided garden tours at Radium Springs, dive shows and interactive children’s activity stations.

10 things to know this week in metro Albany (Sept. 16-22)

Here are 10 events to watch this week in metro Albany.

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Go Green a success

The annual Go Green event, sponsored by Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful, has a banner year.

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Southwest Georgia doctor wins NMA award

Dr. Frank Glover is the medical director for the Urology Institute and Continence Center, which has offices in Albany and Moultrie.

Community calendar for September 16, 2012

Here is a list of some of the events scheduled for Southwest Georgia.

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On the Job with Hill Gillespie

Managing Editor Danny Carter holds a Q&A with hill Gillespie, owner of Gillespie Printers in Albany.

Arthur Hunt

Arthur Hunt, 74, of Moultrie, died Friday.

Vernon T. Evans

Vernon T. Evans, 83, died Friday in Summerfield, N.C.

Alice Lutrelle Davis

Alice Lutrelle Davis, 86, of Fitzgerald, died Friday.

Willie James Thomas

Willie James Thomas, 56, of Albany, died Wednesday.

Stanford Waterman Stalvey Jr.

Stanford Waterman Stalvey Jr., 79, of Putney, died Friday.

Robert J. Jenkins

Robert J. Jenkins, 69, of Dawson, died Friday.

Lela Mae Driver

Lela Mae Driver, of Roswell, died Saturday.

Troy Zane Douglas

Troy Zane Douglas, 62, formerly of Albany, died Friday.

Squawk of the Day - Sept. 16, 2012

Pick up a copy of The Albany Herald to read all of the squawks from readers.

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It's a must-win for Ga. Tech

In order to avoid falling to 1-2 overall and 0-2 to start ACC play, Georgia Tech is badly in need of a W today in its conference opener against Virginia.

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ASU hits road, heads back to N.C.

Albany State hasn’t been below .500 for five years, but that could change if the 1-1 Rams don’t leave Elizabeth City, N.C., with a victory tonight.

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Should UGA even be concerned about FAU?

As a 42-point favorite, not many think Georgia has a chance of being upset by FAU today in Athens — but the Bulldogs are a little wary after what happened to their SEC counterpart Arkansas last week against Louisiana-Monroe.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Terrell County picks up first win of season after 48-0 rout

Terrell County routs Central, Talbotton, 48-0, Friday night, thanks to the performances of Greenwave QB Jerkerious Scott. (ADDS: Albany, Mitchell County, SGA, Baconton Charter, Crisp Academy, Randolph Southern, Sherwood, Southland, Terrell Academy, Americus-Sumter, Miller County, Pelham and Seminole)

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Lee County tops Westover, finishes city of Albany gauntlet a perfect 3-0

For the first time in years, Lee County plays a host of the Albany city schools and emerges unbeaten at 3-0 after toppling Dougherty in Week 2, Albany in Week 3 and now Westover in Week 4 on Friday night.

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Cardiac Cats prevail

In the first marquee Fab 5 showdown of the season, The Herald No. 2 Bearcats down the No. 4 Bobcats on Friday night in Blakely in a back-and-forth battle that came down to the wire, but Bainbridge held on to win for its second nail-biting victory in as many weeks.

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Deerfield exacts revenge on rival

Stratford, which beat DWS twice last year — including in the state semifinals — is no match for the Knights on Friday.

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Medlen, Braves swat Nats, 2-1

Kris Medlen continues his tear since joining the Braves’ starting rotation, striking out a career-high 13 on Friday night to stymie the Nationals during a crucial NL East showdown.