News for Friday, September 21, 2012

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Southland tops Terrell Academy in battle of unbeatens

Reigning Herald Player of the Week Dustin Shattles of Southland has another big week on offense and defense as the Raiders stay perfect Friday with a 18-12 win at previously unbeaten Terrell Academy.

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PREVIEW: No. 2 LSU descends on struggling Auburn

No. 1 LSU looks to be the latest loss on Auburn's schedule today as the 1-2 Tigers struggle to get going early in the season.

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PREVIEW: Georgia Tech favored to end skid against Miami

After losing the last three in the series, Georgia Tech enters showdown with Miami as a heavy favorite.

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PREVIEW: No. 10 Clemson about to find out if No. 4 FSU is for real

In one of the biggest games of the season, the No. 10 Tigers invade Tallahassee tonight to take on the No. 4 Seminoles for a highly anticipated Top 10 showdown.

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Deerfield rallies, beats Tattnall Square; Early tackles Calhoun

Dallas Margeson finds Kh'Ron McClain from 35 yards out late in the fourth quarter to lift Deerfield to its fourth win in five games Friday. (ADDS: roundup items on Early County-Calhoun County; Randolph-Clay; Terrell County; Randolph Southern; Seminole County-Pelham; Miller County; and SGA)

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PREVIEW: No shortage of bad blood when Vandy visits Georgia

After an wild — and ugly — finish to their 2011 meeting, Vanderbilt and Georgia hook up again tonight in a crucial SEC matchup that’s turning into a bit of a heated rivalry.

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ASU looking for payback vs. Miles

Albany State, on a two-game losing skid, is looking for revenge today against a Miles team that stunned the Rams in last year’s conference championship game.

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Hanson hit hard again as Braves fall, help Phillies’ playoff hopes

Tommy Hanson has another rough outing as the Phillies spank the Braves, 6-2, on Friday night and help their playoff hopes after the Cubs rally to clip the Cardinals earlier in the day.

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Obama retreats hard from 'Cairo Doctrine'

Opinion column

In the week following 9/11/12 something big happened: the collapse of the Cairo Doctrine, the centerpiece of President Obama's foreign policy. It was to reset the very course of post-9/11 America, creating, after the (allegedly) brutal depredations of the Bush years, a profound rapprochement with the Islamic world.

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Title I budget to go before Dougherty BOE

There is a total of $4.1 million in Title I funds for the Dougherty County School System budgeted for FY 2013.

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DCPD Chief Don Cheek to retire

Dougherty County Police Department Chief Don Cheek says he’s stepping down because of health issues. Pete Skiba

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Revival finishes with question: What’s next?

Churchgoers say they hope efforts will continue to blend races and denominations in Albany.

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Religion bulletin for September 22, 2012

Former president Carter is scheduled to teach Sunday school this week.

Police/Fire/EMS report for September 22, 2012

APD responds to at least 50 incidents.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 22, 2012

To get all the squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Video of the Day: Patriotic tribute

The Mountaineer Band of the University of West Virginia sure knows how to tug at the heart strings with this patriotic medley.

Ada Hemmerle Johnson

Ada Hemmerle Johnson, 85, Thomasville, died September 19, 2012

Beulah Beatrice Sawyer

Beulah Beatrice Sawyer, 75, Albany, died September 21, 2012

Dorothy Freeman Durbin

Dorothy Freeman Durbin, 86 Albany, died September 19, 2012

Hermon Branch

Hermon Branch, 73, Cordele, died September 21, 2012

Margaret Jones Wimberly

Margaret Jones Wimberly, 86, Baconton, died September 20, 2012

Helen Hightower

Helen Hightower, of Blakely, died September 21, 2012

David Allen Turner

David Allen Turner, MD, 85, Albany, died September 20, 2012

Larry S. Shiver

Larry S. Shiver, 63, Lester Community, died September 20, 2012

Eloise Jewell Bastian

Eloise Jewell Bastian, 81, Fitzgerald, died September 20, 2012

James Layfield

James Layfield, 63, Albany, died September 21, 2012

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Jury finds Riggins not guilty

A Dougherty Superior Court jury deliberates for nearly two hours before returning not guilty verdicts on all counts.

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Symphony gears up for busy season

Patrons to the Albany Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-13 season will find a mix of the old with things that are brand new.

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GBI exhumes 'Jane Doe' who died in 1985

The woman was found in a ditch on the side of the highway in Baker County and died a few days later.

Natalia Senior

Natalia Hawkins Senior, 97 Dawson, GA died September 20, 2012

Wayne Reynolds

Wayne Reynolds, 74, Sumner died September 20, 2012

Clarence Hines

Clarence Hines, 58, of Camilla, Ga. passed on September 11, 2012

Rosetta Holder

Rosetta Holder, 91, died September 16, 2012

Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker 73 Tifton, GA departed September 19,2012

Robert Jenkins

Robert 'Ernest' Jenkins, 69, Sasser, died September 14, 2012

Bobbie Stromer

Bobbie Nell Stromer 67 St. Petersburg, FL Colquitt,GA September 16, 2012

Emma Cox White

Emma Cox White, 85, Bainbridge, died September 18, 2012

Bruce Daniels

Bruce Daniels, Sr. 46, passed away September 18, 2012

Dorothy Nichols Vick

Dorothy Nichols Vick, 79, Randolph Co., died September 19, 2012

Richard Lee Williams

Richard Lee Williams, 53, Albany, died September 16, 2012

Florene Fulton

Florene Fulton, Sylvester,died September 1, 2012

Joseph Jackson

Joseph Jackson, 25, Camilla, died September 19, 2012

Michael Alexander Boyd

Michael Alexander Boyd, Sylvester, died September 14, 2012

Douglas Michael Anderson

Douglas Michael (Mick) Anderson, Ft. Gaines, Georgia, died, September 20, 2012

Waymon Canty, III

Waymon Canty, III (Spud) 51, Albany died September 12, 2012

Gwen D. Patterson

Gwen Dell Patterson, 50 Albany died September 15, 2012

Lucy Belle Caldwell

Lucy Belle Caldwell, 71, Albany, died September 17, 2012

Robert Mims

Robert Mims of Miami, Fl departed on September 14, 2012

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Morning news from around the state

These are the headlines that are trending from around the state this morning.

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TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Woods makes an early statement at East Lake

Tiger Woods chips in for one of his six birdies and shoots a 4-under 66 for a share of the lead with Justin rose after Thursday's opening round of the Tour Championship.

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ALBANY HERALD 'GUESSPERTS:' Week 4

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 for the first week of the high school football season in Week 4 of "Guessperts" as Millikan and Stewart tied for first place right now with identical 49-11 records through three weeks.

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Man fires shots at Albany restaurant

A bandit fires shots during a Thursday night robbery of a South Albany fast-food restaurant.

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Stakes raised

Albany High makes its debut in the Region 1-AAAA opener tonight against an Americus-Sumter team without its coach, Michael Pollock, who will miss his second straight game for disciplinary reasons.

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DYNAMITE DOZEN PROFILE NO. 3: Hakeem Porter, Monroe

Whether he’s protecting his quarterback in the pocket and throwing de-cleater blocks for his running backs on the field, or assuming the role of gentle giant and man of the house when it comes to looking after his grandmother and siblings off of it, Monroe big man Hakeem Porter has a bright future as the ultimate caretaker.

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PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Baconton falls, Sherwood rolls on Thursday night action; GHSA rules that its teams can't play vs. GISA

The Blazers take it on the chin Thursday night in a home loss to Pacelli to fall to 1-4 on the season, while Sherwood routs Windsor behind a big night from QB Dalton Todd.

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Ga. Tech's high-scoring offense have Jackets looking like contenders

Georgia Tech can bounce back into the ACC's Coastal Division race with a win Saturday against Miami.

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Long, difficult journey brings Moody to Rams’ secondary

Dexter Moody has lost chances to play at Georgia and Georgia State, and now the safety is looking to keep his career alive at Albany State.