News for Monday, September 17, 2012


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Constitution still relevant as ever

Monday marked the 225th anniversary of the world’s most enlightened political document — the Constitution of the United States.

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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton golfers begin season with rough opening day

The Darton golf team is in seventh place heading into today's final round of the Coastal Georgia Men’s Fall Invitational (ADDS: Note on Darton cross country)

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Police respond to two assaults

Albany Police responded to an attempted armed robbery on Whispering Pines Road early Monday, reports show.

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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Dougherty extends winning streak to 10

Dougherty's winning streak grows to 10 with a 13-2 victory against Mitchell County, while Terrell Academy beat Westwood, 10-6.

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Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9

Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse, will find out Oct. 9 how long his prison sentence will be.

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Olympian White charged with public intoxication, vandalism

Olympic snowboarder and two-time gold medalist Shaun White is charged with vandalism after allegedly breaking a phone at a Nashville hotel.

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COLUMN: It’s time to replace the NFL replacements

Associated Press columnist Tim Dahlberg believes its time to say goodbye to the NFL's replacement officials.

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Monroe stays No. 1; Americus back in Fab 5 poll

Monroe’s overtime win against Fitzgerald keeps the Tornadoes atop The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll, while Americus-Sumter bumps out Westover to move into the No. 5 spot.

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FSU defense looks to slow down Tigers’ Watkins

The No. 4 Seminoles are 3-0, but they will get their stiffest test of the season Saturday when they host Clemson and star WR Sammy Watkins.

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Still smokin'

With the Nationals off, the Braves win their fourth straight and pick up 1/2 game in the NL East standings with a win against Miami.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 18, 2012

APD responds to at least 90 incidents.

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Green Envy has unique items

One of the newer shops at Lancaster Village, Green Envy Garden & Gifts strives to be different and affordable.

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Man wanted for questioning by APD

A black male pointed a handgun at the owner of an Albany amusement park, police reports show.

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ADICA board OKs refinance of transition center

New financing of an Albany-based correctional facility will cut interest on the facility from 7 percent to no more than 2.9.

UNREVIEWED: Jury selection underway in Riggins trial

Judge Stephen Goss is hoping the panel can be seated sometime early this afternoon.

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'Spineless amoeba' describes Obama foreign policy

'How could this happen?" asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three others.

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Reinstate teacher bonus program

As a native of Mississippi, the economically poorest state in America, and a resident of Georgia, the South's tower of financial stability, I am often given to myriad comparisons between these provinces.

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Internet lies muddy up the election process

In a letter to the editor, Marty Heldenberg of Parrot says that Internet lies muddy up the election process.

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Anti-Muslim video may be work of instigators

In a letter to the editor, Walt Specht of Leesburg says that the anti-Muslim video may be work of instigators.

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Major political parties stuck in times long past

In a letter to the editor, Edward Schweikert of Albany says that major political parties are stuck in times long past.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 18, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

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Perry cancels 'Madea' show for Albany

Locally, people who bought tickets to Friday's show at the Civic Center can get a refund this afternoon, officials say.

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Severe weather, tornadoes 'possible' tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service says there is a 15 percent chance of severe weather and tornadoes today.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Going bananas with a Gorilla

See why an animal activist intentionally put his 18-month-old child in an enclosure with a 300-pound Gorilla.

Mickie H. Thomas Stickler

Mickie H. Thomas Stickler, Leesburg, died September 16, 2012

William Roberts

William Roberts, 67, Lucama, NC, died September 17, 2012

Ethel Elizabeth Lee Johnson Bungay

Ethel Elizabeth Lee Johnson Bungay, 97, died September 20, 2012

Marie Jackson

Marie Jackson, 76, Albany, died September 16, 2012

Robert Mims

Robert Mims, 57, Albany, died September 14, 2012

Elmo Benjamin Strickland

Elmo Benjamin Strickland, 78, Fitzgerald, died September 16, 2012

Alice Jones

Alice Jones, 79, Blakely, Septemper 16, 2012

Laura L. Smith

Laura L. Smith, 91, Bainbridge, died September 15, 2012

Benny Thomas Baltimore

Benny Thomas Baltimore, 73, Oakfield, GA, died September 16, 2012

Sue Lamie Bryant

Sue Lamie Bryant, 63, Bainbridge, died September 7, 2012

Angelene Nicole Hughes

Angelene Nicole Hughes, 27, Headland, AL, died September 14, 2012

Troy Zane Douglas

Troy Zane Douglas, died September 14, 2012

Emma Pearl Flowers

Emma Pearl Flowers, died September 13, 2012

Sanford Waterman Stalvey, Jr.

Sanford Waterman Stalvey, Jr., 79, Putney, died September 14, 2012

Lelois Williams

Lelois Williams, 66, Bainbridge, died September 14, 2012

Florine Fulton

Florine Fulton, died September 16, 2012

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Police: Del. man steals own truck from repair shop

olice in Delaware have arrested a man they say stole his own truck out of a repair shop lot using a front-end loader.

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Man at large for kidnapping

Police are on the lookout for a one-year-old, initial reports indicate.

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NFL Roundup: Eli Manning throws for 510 yards in win against Bucs, Eagles beat Ravens in OT; Cardinals stun Patriots

Eli Manning throws for 510 yards to lead a comeback against Tampa Bay as the Giants score with 31 seconds left to win, 41-34. (INCLUDES: Week 2 recaps).

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County tables insurance vote as employees complain (update)

Twenty-one Dougherty County Public Works employees express concern about proposed insurance cost increases.

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Jury selection begins in Riggins trial

Judge Stephen Goss is hoping the panel can be seated sometime early this afternoon.

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VIDEO ADDED: Suspected shoplifters arrested after striking train

A witness trailed three suspects who have been arrested in connection with a mid-morning incident today at Dollar General on Philema Road.

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Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests

Here's a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere Monday over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.

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This morning's news from around the state

A roundup of stories hitting the wires around the state.

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Braves sweep Nationals with 5-1 victory, cut lead in NL East to 5 1/2 games

The Braves did it again, beating Washington for the third game in a row late Sunday to earn a sweep and cut the Nationals lead in the NL East race down to 5 1/2 games.