News for Thursday, September 27, 2012


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Albany Herald Week 4 Player of the Week Poll: Voting closed

This week's Albany Herald Player of the Week is Kenneth Hurley from Lee County with 50 percent of the votes.

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Wanted: Subway shooter and a Dollar General thief

The Albany Police Department asks for help in locating a gunman who shot up a Subway restaurant Sept. 20.

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Doing what’s right is a challenge

I’m not sure whether to file this column under the sports page or the faith and values section, but there’s an intersection here, as there so often is, between sports and religion. I’m referring to the “replacement referees” now being employed by the owners of the National Football League (NFL).

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Man caught with marijuana stash

The service of civil papers leads to a man’s arrest, and seizure of about five pounds of marijuana, nearly $19,000 in cash and an SUV.

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Albany Area Crime Stoppers for September 28, 2012

Local law enforcement groups are looking for Kezia Shenee Morrison.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for September 28, 2012

APD responds to at least 43 incidents.

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Clinical campus gets new assistant dean

Dr. Sandra Mobley will begin working as the assistant dean for curriculum at the Medical College of Georgia Southwest Georgia Clinical Campus on Monday.

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Lee County keeps no tax-hike streak going for seventh year

County Commissioners meet briefly to set the overall tax millage after school board members voted earlier Thursday to approve the school millage rate.

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Director: Tough rules required to maintain order

Dougherty County Jail Director Sheriff's Col. John Ostrander speaks at September Gang Task Force meeting Thursday.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 28, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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'Slander' and free speech are one and the same

Who said the following: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

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Movie bashing Obama a propaganda piece

In a letter to the editor, Marty Heldenberg of Parrott says that the movie bashing Obama is a propaganda piece.

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Shallow thinkers ignoring the issues

In a letter to the editor, Warren Grant of Albany says that shallow thinkers are ignoring the issues.

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Voters should make informed decisions

In a letter to the editor, John R. Bryant of Albany says that voters should make informed decisions.

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WG&L board member wants to OK major purchases

Albany's Water, Gas & Light Commission board approves the purchase of land in northwest Albany for a water tower.

Kenneth P. Ingram

Kenneth P. Ingram, 46, Albany, died September 23, 2012

Margaret Jones Wimberly

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

Andrew Lean Sloan Robinson

Andrew Lean Sloan Robinson, 77, Albany, died September 24, 2012

William Curtis Shields

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

Karlene Coker Martenn

Karlene Coker Martenn, 76, Ashburn, died September 27, 2012

Natalia Hawkins Senior

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

Claretha Proctor

Claretha Proctor, 32, Albany, died September 25, 2012

Eddie B. Carroll, Sr.

Eddie B. Carroll, Sr., 75, Albany, died September 21, 2012

Betty Rogers

Betty Rogers, 80, Donalsonville, died September 22, 2012

Wilson Warren

Wilson Warren, 75, Albany, died September 22, 2012

Leila Williams

Leila Williams, of Edison, died September 22, 2012

Otis Clarence Brown

Otis Clarence Brown, 69, Albany, died September 21, 2012

Martha Leah Cochran Powell

Martha Leah Cochran Powell, 72, Baconton, died September 27, 2012

Myrtle Mims Smith

Myrtle Mims Smith, 78, Parrott, died September 26, 2012

Deborah Ann Wimberly

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

Orlando Butts

Orlando Butts, 64, died September 27, 2012

F. Gene Hancock

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

Beulah Beatrice Johnson-Sawyer

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

Charles Cross

Charles Cross, 86, Ellendwood, died September 26, 2012

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Regular NFL refs to work Thursday game after agreement

The NFL's regular officiating crews are back.

Campbell closing plants as soup consumption falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Campbell Soup Co. is closing two U.S. plants and cutting more than 700 jobs as it looks to trim costs amid declining canned soup consumption.

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Emory, others launch autism center

Emory University and other Atlanta partners are launching a new autism research center.

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Rate on 30-year mortgage hits record low 3.40 percent

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to new record lows.

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Savannah mayor wants city manager to resign

The mayor of Savannah has asked City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney to resign.

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Metro area jobless rate decreases

A county-by-county breakdown of unemployment rates released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor for August shows Dougherty to be at 10.9 percent.

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MLB Roundup: Tigers edge Royals; Orioles and Yankees both win; Brewers hammer Reds to stay in wild card hunt

The Tigers win a crucial game in the AL Central, beating the Royals, 5-4, and the Yankees and Orioles both win to keep the AL East race tight. Milwaukee's Ryan Braun hits his NL-leading 41st homer to help the Brewers beat the Red, 8-1, and Washington stays hot with an 8-4 win against the Phillies. ( INCLUDES a games from both the AL and NL).

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NFL reaches tentative agreement with refs

The NFL and the referees’ union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending a lockout that has fueled controversy and confusion in the league this season.

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Ryan turning his critics, doubters into believers

Falcons QB Matt Ryan wasn't on a list of the NFL's top 100 players to begin the season, but he's looking like an elite player three games into the season.

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Tennis Association set to host free Play Day at Darton; local prep football teams get nods in state poll

The Albany Tennis Association is teaming up with the USTA to hold a free Play Day of instruction and playing Saturday at Darton.

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Johnson: Georgia Tech still has plenty to play for

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says don't write off his team yet just because it's off to an 1-2 start in ACC play.

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SEC East to SEC West: Watch your backs — we’re comin’

The balance of power may not have completely shifted from the West to the East — but the SEC East is close on the West’s heels.

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DYNAMITE DOZEN PROFILE NO. 4: Kh'Ron McClain, Deerfield-Windsor

For Deerfield-Windsor electric tailback Kh’Ron McClain, it was more than just coming back home when he returned to Albany from Atlanta last year, it was coming back to friends and a life he cherished in Southwest Georgia and back to a football team he now wants to lead for one final run.

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Braves keep rolling, shut out Marlins, 3-0

The Braves don't show any signs of a hangover after clinching a playoff spot on Tuesday night. They come right back and shut out the Marlins, 3-0, on Wednesday as Paul Maholm and the bullpen combine to throw a six-hitter.

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Darton’s No. 1-ranked men’s soccer team rolls Thomas, remains perfect

Andrew Palumbo scores three goals Wednesday against Thomas to lead the Cavs, who are ranked No. 1 in the nation, undefeated and only getting better.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Bulldogs find a ‘Friend’ in their O-line

Former Bulldogs sidelines report and Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith lauds the job that UGA offensive line coach Will Friend as done in Athens.