News for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Soldiering on

It’s sure to be a memorable trip this week when the ASU football team heads to Chicago to play Kentucky State at famed Soldier Field — and it may very well be the spark the Rams need to end their current three-game losing streak.

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Dougherty Gang siblings plea to be rescheduled

The court appearance and pleas for three siblings charged in the Valdosta Certus Bank armed bank robbery on Aug. 2, 2011 has been canceled.

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Board gets exit report from evaluation

The Dougherty County School District should learn about its reaccreditation status by the end of the year.

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Just remember: two pair please

Features column

One evening I was sorting through clothes in the bedroom while Tink, settled in a comfortable chair, was (as usual) fiddling with his phone. A message he read triggered a story.

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No crown required when I get to a retirement home

As all men know, time marches on. Although I do not consider myself old, I realize that somewhere down the line I may be faced with the prospect placement in a nursing home or as more fashionably titled these days, an assisted living home.

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Excelling takes a great deal of dedication

The sign in the YMCA parking lot reading "Congratulations Nicole Fye -- Zone Champion" piqued my interest as I turned off Gillionville Road into the parking lot of that facility one early August day. Being somewhat familiar with the youth swim team there, I was wondering if I read the words correctly and, if so, what the story could be.

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Squawk of the Day - Sept. 27, 2012

Pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald to see what squawkers have on their minds.

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DCSS reimbursing Title I funds

Superintendent Joshua Murfree is to hand deliver a $134,626 check today to state education officials.

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Drowned ASU student officially ID'd by GBI

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation report Wednesday stated that a medical examiner using dental records officially identified Taylor Clayton Terrell as the body recovered from the Flint River on Sept. 18.

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Mosquito larvicide, repellent donated to health departments

There have been 15 confirmed human cases of West Nile in Southwest Georgia this year, public health officials say.

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Diesel company donates big to charities

W.W. Williams, a nationwide industrial distributor celebrates it centennial with $20,000 to local charities.

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Heels and Wheels to benefit Megan's House

The Easter Seals event will raise funds for a children's respite home.

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Autumn is a good time for women to 'think pink'

Today's Albany Herald has a distinct look, one that we present once a year. It's a reminder of the importance of the early detection of breast cancer.

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Herald pink for breast cancer awareness

The National Cancer Institute estimates that this year there will be 226,870 new breast cancer cases in women and 2,190 in men.

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Lawmakers named guardians of small business

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop are cited by a national business association.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 27, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 49 incidents.

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AAPHC to acquire Glover Dental Center

Albany Area Primary Health Care will be taking over the management of Glover Dental Center in early November, officials say.

Jasper "Jack" Lauson Dixon, Jr.

Jasper Lauson Dixon, Jr., 58, Decatur, died September 22, 2012

F. Gene Hancock

F. Gene Hancock, 82, Sylvester, died September 26, 2012

Laura Priest Black

Laura Priest Black, 84, Ashburn, died September 25, 2012

Alice Peralta

Alice Peralta, 43, Laramie, WY, died September 24, 2012

Hoyt Lumpkin Jr.

Hoyt Lumpkin Jr., 45, Hahira, died September 24, 2012

Johnnie Magalyn Adair White

Johnnie Magalyn Adair White, 94, Camilla, died September 25, 2012

David Allen Turner

David Allen Turner, M.D., died September 20, 2012

Dorothy Turner Minter

Dorothy Turner Minter, Sumter County, GA died September 23, 2012

Antoinette Hardage Greene

Antoinette Hardage Greene, Thomaston, died September 25th, 2012

Helen Hightower

Helen Hightower, Blakely, September 21, 2012

Billy Hutchinson

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

Billy Wilson

Billy Wilson, 82, died September 25, 2012

Margaret Daniel Lewis

Margaret Daniel Lewis, died Sept. 26, 2012

David Simpson

David Simpson, Albany, died September 25, 2012

Bobby L. Smith

Bobby Lane Smith, 63, Albany, died September 26, 2012

Thelton Q. Faircloth

Thelton Q. Faircloth, 59, Pelham, died September 23, 2012

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ASU to host Student Leadership Institute

The Albany State University National Alumni Association Student Leadership Institute will be held Sept. 28 – 29.

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‘Moon River’ singer Andy Williams dies at 84

Crooner Andy Williams has died at the age of 84.

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News from around the state

Here is a roundup of headlines from around the state.

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Albany’s Young signs pro contract overseas

After not being selected in June’s NBA Draft, Former Deerfield and Clemson basketball star Andre Young is playing — and starring — for Den Bosch, a professional team in Holland.

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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lee County notches big win on Senior Night

Lee County beats Northside, Columbus on Tuesday thanks to help of its outgoing seniors. (ADDS: roundup items on Sherwood, SGA, Westwood, Doughterty, Deerfield and Randolph Southern softball)

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This week's "Burning Question": Does Westover have enough to upset state power Cairo?

Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at albanyherald.com that’s topical in regards to what area prep football fans are talking about after last week’s games. Feel free to log on and discuss!

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Weekly 'Prep Peek'

The Herald's sports staff continues its "Prep Peek," which includes The Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dozen drop-in, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers, the next Game of the Week selection, the Fab 5 Poll and the area's Week 6 schedule.

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Bulldogs' wideouts shining in early going

Even without star wideout Malcolm Mitchell playing as many downs this season because of his dual use on the Bulldogs' defense, Georgia's passing attack hasn't missed a step thus far.

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