News for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Pollock on leave of absence: ‘I feel bad for the kids’

Michael Pollock, who was temporarily relieved of his duties as head coach of the Panthers’ football team two weeks ago, is officially put on administrative paid leave by the Sumter County Board of Education.

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Panic button?

ASU isn’t hitting the panic button just yet, but the Rams’ struggling offense can’t afford to take any more steps backward.

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Police say Abraham intoxicated when arrested

Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham has been arrested on two misdemeanor obstruction charges and remains in custody on Monday night. (UPDATED: 11:52 p.m.)

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Braves back in playoffs with 4-3 win over Marlins

Freddie Freeman's walk-off, two-run homer Monday night to beat the Marlins, 4-3, officially clinches a playoff spot for the Atlanta Braves.

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NFL: Officials' ruling at end of MNF game between Packers-Seahawks was correct

The NFL releases a statement Tuesday afternoon on the highly controversial ending to Monday night's Seahawks-Packers game --- which concluded with Seattle winning, 14-12, on a Hail Mary --- and says the officials' ruling of a simultaneous catch, with the tie going to the offensive player, was correct and that the game's result is final, despite video evidence showing the defensive player maintaining full control of the pass as he hit the ground. (UPDATED: 11:41 p.m.)

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Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam rock Midtown

Tens of thousands of music fans packed Atlanta’s Piedmont Park for Music Midtown 2012.

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A leisure drive offers cherished attraction of history

FULTON, Mo. — Stopping at the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library on the campus of Westminster College is like finding an oasis in the desert.

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Iran unfit to lead any world order

A new world order? One led by the likes of Iran? Quite frankly, the concept is so scary it’s difficult to envision.

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City tables curfew vote, OKs redistricting plan

The Albany City Commission votes to move forward with education the public on a stormwater utility plan.

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A shakeup would settle America’s numbers game

With all these numbers being tossed around — the super wealthy 1 percent, the inconsequential 47 percent, the unemployed 8.2 percent, the rest of us 99 percent — you have to be some kind of math wiz to figure out what’s going on in today’s political arena.

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Rynd’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ no guideline for United States

Concerning “Election Must Not Be The Day ‘America Shrugged:’” (Sept. 8) Orson Swindle’s column begs research. Are we to share his prediction of our nation’s demise based on “Atlas Shrugged,” a fictitious novel by Ayn Rand (1957)?

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Business After Hours

WSWG TV’s Local Sales Manager Henry Brigmond reads the name of a door prize winner during Tuesday’s Albany Area Chamaber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Albany Museum of Art. The event spotlighted the new CBS and CW shows in the 2012-13 lineup.

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APD makes burglary arrests

According to Albany Police Department reports, off-duty APD investigator Darrell Jones spotted a man hiding in front of the North Slappey Boulevard Shoe Depot store. He called the sighting in and was joined by Sgt. Denise Barnes.

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Lee sells land for townhouse development

Nordstar LLC will pay $9,372 for about 1.5 acres of land for a golf cart path.

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SACS team wrapping up DCSS evaluation

The team will present the School Board with an exit report of its findings today at Radium Elementary.

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ATC to receive $1.2 million share of Consortium grant

The money will be used to prepare students to meet engineering technology needs.

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Herald turns 'pink' for cancer awareness

Since 2010, The Albany Herald has been publishing a pink edition in late September in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Crime Stoppers working, Randle says

The Rotary Club of Dougherty County hosts one of its own to speak about Crime Stoppers community action program.

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Jail chief to speak at gang task force

The September meeting of the Gang Task Force is planned for 12 p.m. Thursday in room 120 of the Government Center, 222 Pine Ave.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 26, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 52 incidents.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 26, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Long day nets five arrests

Law enforcement officers work together to put five in jail on various gun or drug charges.

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Three Dougherty siblings to plead in Valdosta Monday

The three Dougherty siblings are scheduled to enter pleas before the Honorable Hugh Lawson in Valdosta, Georgia on Monday.

Seanielle Ta'Cora Washington

Seanielle Ta'Cora Washington, 1, Albany, died September 23, 2012

Evelyn Seago Thompson

Evelyn Seago Thompson, 92, Doerun, died September 25, 2012

Deborah Ann Wimberly

Deborah Ann Wimberly, 55, Albany died September 24, 2012

William Curtis Shields

William Curtis Shields, 69, Cuthbert, September 25, 2012

Billy Hutchinson

Billy Hutchinson, 79, Lee County, died September 24, 2012

Helen Linton

Helen Linton, 77, Bainbridge died September 24, 2012

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VIDEO of the Day: The most effective way to spread ping-pong balls

So what's the most efficient way to cover your room with ping pong balls?

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Groups form coalition to fight charter amendment

A proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools will be on the Nov 6 ballot.

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Officials urge people to register to vote

Roughly 56 percent of the people in Dougherty County are listed as “active voters,” numbers show.

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Committee approves use of MEAG funds

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission will soon have additional incentives to lure businesses.

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Deal's lawyer seeks legal fees for ethics complaints

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s lawyer is seeking legal fees from a northwest Georgia man.

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Seahawks stun Packers on final, controversial play, 14-12

The Seahawks beat the Packers on a controversial call by the NFL's replacement officials that will fuel the debate about the need to end the regular official's lockout.

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