News for Thursday, September 20, 2012


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Business Expo draws a crowd

Around 50 area businesses rub elbows at the biennial Chamber event.

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PREP FOOTBALL PREDICTION COLUMN: Crown ’em now --- Monroe-Westover winner will take 1-AAAA title

Herald High School Football Beat Writer Mike Phillips says he thinks the winner of Saturday night's Monroe-Westover city rivalry game will be in the driver's seat to capture the 1-AAAA crown.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton soccer sweeps Middle Georgia

The Darton women play one of their best games of the season and rout Middle Georgia, 6-1, while the No. 1 ranked men win, 1-0. (ADDS: Albany State volleyball, Dougherty, Americus-Sumter, Deerfield, Sherwood, Terrell Academy and Randolph Southern softball)

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Work starts on SOWEGA Council center

Albany’s new community and senior center has been on the mind of SOWEGA Council on Aging Director Kay Hind for 20 years.

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Guns not welcome in houses of worship

This week’s column is offered as a public service to readers who intend to pack your pistol to next week’s worship service at the mosque, synagogue or church.

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APD chief to speak in East Albany

Jon Howard to host Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor at a 10 a.m. Saturday East Albany Town Hall.

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Seminar focuses on elderly

Elder abuse has been on the rise in recent years, officials say.

Body found Tuesday victim of drowning

The GBI still has not formally identified the body found in the Flint River.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for September 21, 2012

Early morning fights result in injuries.

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Three burglars run when police stop theft

According to Dougherty County Police Department reports, three men in a foiled burglary fled into a wooded area.

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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted

Local police departments are looking for Antonio Latrial Pride.

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Albany Herald Week 3 Player of the Week Poll: Voting closed

Southland RB Dustin Shattles, with 66 percent of the vote, wins The Albany Herald's Player of the Week for Week 3.

Squawk of the Day - Sept. 21, 2012

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Velvet Riggins' trial nearing jury phase

Closing arguments in the school lunch fraud case are set for this morning.

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Georgia Tech develop's IPhone App to diagnose ear infections from home

Georgia Tech and Emory University have collaborated to develop a new device that could help parents save a trip to the doctor's office.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Dramatic Dash-Cam video

Watch as cop takes swift action to save lives in this remarkable video.

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UK soldier unexpectedly gives birth in combat zone

Hours after a British soldier in Afghanistan told medics she was suffering from stomach pains, the Royal Artillery gunner unexpectedly gave birth to a boy — the first child ever born in combat to a member of Britain's armed forces.

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Beagle survives 70-foot fall from NJ bridge

A beagle named Brandi survived a 70-foot fall from a New Jersey bridge.

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Robber pulls toy gun, gets shot in the knee

Police say a security guard shot a robber who tried to hold up a metro Atlanta bank using a toy gun.

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State unemployment drops to 9.2 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the state's seasonably adjusted unemployment rate fell to 9.2 percent, down .1 percent from last month and almost .6 percent down from a year ago.