News for Saturday, September 22, 2012


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Looking Back Sept. 23, 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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Petsense to help with Adopt-a-Thon

Petsense in Albany will coordinate with area humane societies to celebrate national Pet Adopt-a-Thon Sept. 29 and 30.

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Season evokes painful memories

The first day of fall was yesterday. When I was much younger I used to think that the official first day of any new season was supposed to be magically different — leaves would suddenly be brilliant orange and yellow on the first day of fall, snow had to cover the ground on the first day of winter, and I always thought you had to, just had to, go to the beach on the first day of summer.

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Albany Symphony unveils Sunday series

The concerts will take place at the Albany Museum of Art, officials say.

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Inactivity is linked to so many types of illnesses

During this political season there are an endless number of heated debates about which candidate is the best choice to make our lives better.

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10 things to know in metro Albany this week (Sept. 23-29)

Here are 10 things to watch for in metro Albany during the week of Sept. 23-30.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 23, 2012

APD responds to at least 62 incidents.

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Kitchen inspections for September 23, 2012

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

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On the Job with Terrell Hoffman

Herald writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Terrell Hoffman, president of Cycle World in Albany.

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MCLB-Albany gate closing to traffic this week

Officials with Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany have announced that the Johnson Road gate will be closed to all traffic Monday and Tuesday due to scheduled repairs to the railroad tracks on Johnson near Woodhaven Street.

Frances C. Lystlund

Frances C. Lystlund, 89, died Friday.

Evelyn Farmer Lane

Evelyn Farmer Lane, 87, of Sycamore, died Friday.

Opal Joiner

Opal Joiner, 84, of Tifton, died Friday.

Hermon Branch

Hermon Branch, 73, of Cordele, died Friday.

Annie Weldon Thomas

Annie Weldon Thomas, 95, died Thursday.

Gordon Hatcher

Gordon Hatcher, 86, of Albany, died Saturday.

Sherry Greenlee Fry

Sherry Greenlee Fry, 62 ,of Baconton, died Friday.

Norma H. Dykes

Norma H. Dykes, 82, of Albany, died Saturday.

James Cook

James Cook, 90, of Leesburg, died Saturday.

Eddie Carroll

Eddie Carroll, 75, of Albany died Friday.

Otis C. Brown

Otis C. Brown, 69, of Albany died Friday.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 23, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the day!

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Duggan fulfills dream

"Silver's Odyssey" was a long 17 years in the making.

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Office fights consumer fraud

The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection attempts to prevent scams and rip-offs.

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D-W grad Clack completes summer study at Oxford

Andy Clack, a student at Birmingham Southern College, recently completed a unique study-abroad program.

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River Pointe hires new superintendent

After filing for bankruptcy protection in July, River Pointe Golf Club is upgrading its facilities.

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The Anchorage teaches sobriety as alternative

Keith Gaines of The Anchorage alcohol and drug rehabilitation organization speaks of a better way for alcoholics and addicts.

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Revival leads to question of what next

Last week, a pair of Albany churches did something unusual. Bethel A.M.E. Church invited First Presbyterian Church of Albany to be the guest church at its three days of revival services. So, what's next?

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Can this election settle anything?

The most important issue in the 2012 campaign barely gets discussed: How will we govern ourselves after the election is over?

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East Albany Town Hall meeting hears APD Chief

Albany City Commissioner sets up tough crowd for Albany Police Department Chief John Proctor to address.

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Officials' actions are reported, warts and all

For some of us who do this for a living, it was somewhat ironic that the city of Albany held a well-attended session Wednesday to inform employees, elected officials and appointed committee members their requirements under newer and more stringent state Open Meetings and Open Records laws.

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The American Dream? Dream on

"I expect to be judged by results ... If stuff hasn't worked and people don't feel like I've led the country in the right direction, then you'll have a new president."

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Bryan brings Farm Tour to Valdosta

Country star Luke Bryan of Leesburg will open his eight-date Farm Tour in Claxton Oct. 3.

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Skynyrd, Big & Rich ready for Throwdown

Officials with the SOWEGA Music and Arts Festival's Georgia Throwdown add big names to the three-day festival lineup.

The Births Sept. 23 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Sept. 9-17.

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Herald No. 3 Lee County rolls, 42-6, moves to 4-0

The Trojans’ high-powered offense runs wild Friday night as Lee races out to a 42-0 halftime lead then shuts it down for an easy victory against a bigger Class AAAAAA Morrow program.

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Worth denies Dougherty first win in 35-8 victory

Worth County forces seven turnovers to put away Dougherty and bounce back from a two-game losing streak, while the Trojans still remain winless in 2012.

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Running away

Herald No. 5 Americus-Sumter scores early and often Friday night against Albany as the Panthers take advantage of the Indians missing starting QB Emmanul Byrd and roll to a 43-0 win.

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TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Furyk races out to a 64 and the lead at East Lake

Jim Furyk's 6-under 64 vaults him to the top of the Tour Championship leaderboard, while opening-round leader Tiger Woods shoots a 73 to fall to 12th place.

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PREVIEW: Albany city title series kicks off tonight with Nadas-Pats

The winner of tonight’s 1-AAAA opener between rivals Monroe and Westover will be in the driver’s seat for the city and region championship.