News for Saturday, September 29, 2012


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Dougherty County Jail Report - Sept. 20-27, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Sept. 20-27, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Looking Back 30 Sept. 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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CTJ meetings mean business

I’m not sure if I was supposed to overhear the conversation taking place to my right. Nonetheless, it was out of my control as one woman sighed heavily, threw her arms up in the air, and declared quite dramatically that she was at her wit’s end.

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FlintFest 2: Looking for a repeat performance

A large crowd turned out for the city of Albany’s first downtown music/international festival by the Flint River.

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Firms specialize in crime scene cleanup

Who is responsible for cleaning up a bloody murder scenes or other traumatic events that occur in the home? This unfortunate and emotionally devastating task is left up to grieving family members and friends.

Births 30 Sept. 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Sept. 4-23.

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Jones Center has open house Oct. 20

Visitors will have the opportunity to get an insight into the center.

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Work scheduled on Fleming Road

The worked is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

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Lee County GOP opening HQ

Lee County's Republican party is opening an election headquarters on Tuesday.

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Flu season is not a gamble not worth taking

‘Tis the season ... or it’s getting close.

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10 things to know this week (Sept. 30-Oct. 6)

Here are 10 things you need to know about metro Albany for this week.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for September 30, 2012

APD responds to at least 55 incidents.

Community calendar for September 30, 2012

Here is a list of events scheduled for Southwest Georgia.

Kitchen inspections for September 30, 2012

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

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On the Job with Phil Franklin

Jim West holds a Q&A with Phil Franklin, an official with Colony Bank.

Betty Jo Stanford Owens

Betty Jo Stanford Owens died Friday.

Allene Purvis Mobley

Allene Purvis Mobley died Friday.

Elizabeth Hutto

Elizabeth Hutto died Friday.

Iona Hood

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William Turner Hendry III

William Turner Hendry III died Friday.

Ruby Gray

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Roselyn Emmaline Dagbehdee Cooper

Roselyn Emmaline Dagbehdee Cooper died September 14, 2012.

Reuben L. Branam

Reuben L. Branam died Thursday.

Catherine E. Willis Spillers

Catherine E. Willis Spillers died Friday.

Maria W. Shotts

Maria W. Shotts died Thursday.

Carrie Bell Kimbrough

Carrie Bell Kimbrough died Friday.

Florence Heck Howard

Florence Heck Howard died Saturday.

Annette Roberts Cox

Annette Roberts Cox died Friday.

George L. Deese Sr.

George L. Deese Sr. died Friday.

Shelby Jean Ferrell

Shelby Jean Ferrell died Saturday.

Georgia Mae Banks

Georgia Mae Banks died Friday.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 30, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Lowering the flag, an Albany family mourns

The flag-flying Gieryic family loses a friend to the war in Afghanistan and lowers its flags to honor his memory Saturday.

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Agency 'goes purple' to fight domestic violence

Liberty House urges the community to tie a purple ribbon on doors or mailboxes in support of abuse victims.

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Lee employees jump on wellness bandwagon

A large percentage of people who work for Lee County are seeing improvement in their health as a result of a new wellness program.

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Poverty in Albany metro area inches up

A local economist says that Southwest Georgia's poverty rate, however, didn't climb as high as some might expect.

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Poets, singers and others join to change

A group of poets, musicians, gospel singers and Darton College teachers hold sway at the Our Daily Bread restaurant Saturday.

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Reds' Bailey no-hits Pirates

Homer Bailey throws the MLB season's seventh no-hitter Friday night in a 1-0 Reds win against the Pirates.

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Price fired from APD

Officer fired by city manager.Albany City Manager James Taylor officially fires Gary Price on Friday.

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Crisp beats Dougherty, 28-8, for first victory; Trojans remain winless

In a battle of previously winless teams, Dougherty can't get on the board Friday night in a 28-8 loss to Crisp County.

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Miller stays red-hot, rallies to top Mitchell for 3rd straight victory, 21-20

Mitchell County, which led Miller County for most of the game, squanders its lead late, then misses a 35-yard FG at the gun to cap a heartbreaking loss for the Eagles — and quite a thrilling win for the Pirates. (EDITS: corrects final score in headline)

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Harding leads Dream past Fever, 75-66, in opening game of WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals

The Dream jumps out to a fast start and Lindsey Harding scores 23 points to lead Atlanta past the Indiana Fever in Game 1 of the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals on Friday night.

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Braves honor Chipper during final homestand

It was a memorable night at Turner Field as the Braves began to say their goodbyes to veteran star Chipper Jones on Friday before facing the New York Mets. (UPDATED WITH OUTCOME OF GAME, CHIPPER'S STATS)

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PREVIEW: Rams ready to face Kentucky State, shine in another NFL venue

One season after playing in Lucas Oil Stadium, the Rams are looking to go 2-for-2 against Kentucky State in NFL venues and snap their three-game losing streak today at Soldier Field.

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PREVIEW: Georgia looking to put Orange Crush on Vols

Georgia hopes its high-powered attack is more potent than Tennessee's high-flying offense today when the two SEC rivals face off in Athens.

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Braves fall to Mets on Duda homer

Lucas Duda hits a three-run homer in the seventh to lead the Mets past the Braves, 3-1, on Friday night.

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PREVIEW: No. 4 FSU bent on payback vs. in-state foe South Florida today

FSU's last game against USF was a disaster as the Seminoles lost, 17-7, in Tallahassee to the upstart Bulls.

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PREVIEW: Ga. Tech's Johnson says Jackets must put last week behind them, focus on MTSU

Georgia Tech's epic collapse against Miami that resulted in a stunning OT loss last week in Atlanta is the past, says Jackets coach Paul Johnson, who has stressed to his team this week that it now must prepare for a non-conference game today against Middle Tennessee State.

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Herald No. 4 Panthers rock Rams, 40-14

Wesley Fields has a monster night for Americus — 257 yards and three touchdowns — as The Herald No. 4 Panthers roll to their third straight victory.

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In a battle for early supremacy in Region 1-AAAA, the Syrupmakers overpowered the Patriots in a 31-7 rout. (ADDS: Southland, Randolph-Clay, Terrell Academy, Crisp Academy, Lifer Christian, Lee County, Early County, Westwood, Baconton, Terrell County, Calhoun County)

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How sweet it is

Just like when Deerfield hoops coach Gordy Gruhl reached his career milestone win No. 1,000 last season against rival Sherwood, Knights football coach Allen Lowe hits his own milestone Friday with win No. 200 — also against SCA, 42-9.