News for Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Dougherty softball wins fourth game in a row; Lee volleyball rolls

The Lady Trojans, who have struggled on the softball diamond in recent years, are enjoying quite a bit of success this season --- including four straight wins following Tuesday's victory against city rival Albany. (ADDS: roundup items on Sherwood-Terrell, Crisp Academy-Westwood, Lee County-Schley and Tiftarea-Deerfield softball; and Lee County volleyball).

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Game week finally here as Falcons prepare to face Chiefs in 2012 opener

The 2012 season opener for the Falcons is just four days away on the road at the Chiefs.

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UGA NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs ready to (rudely) welcome Missouri to the SEC; Richt mum on starting RB

The Bulldogs say Tuesday that they’re looking at their game at Missouri — the Tigers’ first SEC duel — as nothing more than a “business trip.”

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Settling in

David Kooi has been a member of the ASU football team for only a little more than a month, but the former Division-I QB is fitting in fine with the Rams thanks to teammates like the man he beat for the job, backup Kennan Grissett.

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Flatpicking champ to hold workshop, concert

One of the world’s most renowned guitar teachers is planning a two-day workshop in Albany.

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Seniors can take steps to avoid victimization

Criminals never seem to sleep or take time off, especially those who target our senior citizens.

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Calf now part of family circus

It was a sweet sight, no doubt. My heart is always drawn to God’s animal creatures, especially those who have found themselves abandoned young.

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First Lady: The president is just like you

Michelle Obama's message: President Barack Obama is just like you.

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Astronomy program set for home schoolers

Home school students can learn about astronomy through a course at the Wetherbee Planetarium.

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Election day is the time to take back the country

In a letter to the editor, Lake Adams of Pelham says that Election day is the time to take back the country.

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Movie reveals President Obama’s motivations

In a letter to the editor, Bobby Powell of Albany says that a movie reveals President Obama’s motivations.

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Albany City Commission considers stormwater fee

A proposed stormwater user fee plan would require all Albany users, even tax-exempt entities, to pay for usage.

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It's the investigators who owe DCSS an explanation

It was rock and roll poet Paul Simon who noted, “A man hears what he wants to hear, and he disregards the rest.”

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U.S. sets new record — for national debt

The federal government has accomplished one thing this year. It has cornered the market on red ink. On Tuesday, the Treasury Department made the dubious announcement. The nation had wrapped up August with a debt topping $16 trillion.

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West Nile reported in Miller County

There had been 65 deaths in the United States reported in connection to West Nile this year, including three in Southwest Georgia.

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Leesburg City Council accepts sales tax offer

Budget meetings are planned to help council members deal with receiving less money from the Local Option Sales Tax.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 5, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 5, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 35 incidents.

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Trinity Lutheran rebounds from 1994 flood to celebrate 50th year

Six feet of water swamped the building, but not the spirit of its parishioners.

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Crash shuts down traffic at Jefferson and Liberty

Westbound traffic lanes were soon cleared and re-opened following a crash Tuesday afternoon on the Liberty Expressway bypass.

Clara Blackburn Isler Brown

Clara Blackburn Isler Brown, 92, Albany, died September 1, 2012

Arie D. Walker

Arie D. Walker, Atlanta, died September 1, 2012

Katherine Turner

Katherine Sheridan Turner, 91, Maysville, died September 1, 2012

Mary Alice Teal Williams

Mary Alice Teal Williams, 75, died August 31, 2012

Jo Brown Knighten

Jo Brown Knighten, 71, Sylvester died September 1, 2012

Debra Young Doyle

Debra Young Doyle, 57, Albany, died September 1, 2012

Carlton Price

Carlton Price, 83, Albany, died September 1, 2012

Oliver Broom

Oliver Broom, 93, Irwin County, died September 4, 2012

Gloria Nell Webb Boyett

Gloria Nell Webb Boyett, 80, Sylvester, died September 3, 2012

Alicia Renea Merritt

Alicia Renea Merritt, Americus, died September 2, 2012

Jon Dewey Ayres

Jon Dewey Ayres, 55, Moscow, Russia, died August 20, 2012

Zoe Harper Rosario

Zoe Harper Rosario, infant, Bainbridge, died August 30, 2012

Ronald Lavon Hurst

Ronald Lavon Hurst, 51, of Cairo, GA died September 1, 2012

Ronnie Edwards

Ronnie Edwards, 53, Albany, died August 30, 2012

Doris Gissendaner Cochran

Doris Gissendaner Cochran, 95, Sylvester, died September 3, 2012

Daniel D. Dillard

Daniel D. Dillard, 67, Terrell County, died September 1, 2012

Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith, 16, Leesburg, died September 1, 2012

George Earl Capps Powell

George Earl Capps "Skip Powell", 61, Leesburg, died September 1, 2012

Loretta Smith

Loretta Smith, 50, Albany, died September 4, 2012

Ulysee Bess

Ulysee Bess, 80, Albany, died September 3, 2012

Ruth Daniels

Ruth Daniels, 90, died September 4, 2012

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Why does Social Security Administration need 174,000 bullets?

It didn't take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point bullets.

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Monroe stays No. 1; Westover moves into Herald’s Fab 5 Poll

Monroe’s last-second loss to Brooks County doesn’t cost the Tornadoes the top spot, while Westover’s win against Class AAAAAA Tift County moves the Patriots into the Fab 5 Poll.

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City, WG&L discuss gas plant cleanup options

Exploratory digging on an environmentally hazardous site in Albany is expected to begin in January.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Wheelchair-bound man takes on stunt

See what happens as Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham takes on the Megaramp in Brazil.

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Suspect charged in assault on officer

One person is in custody after police interrupted a burglary in progress, officials say.

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Tough to take

Virginia Tech hits a 41-yard field goal at the end of regulation to force OT and beat Georgia Tech in Monday’s season opener, 20-17.

Restaurant and individual robbed early Sunday morning

Albany police respond to at least 69 incidents over the holiday weekend.

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Gulf oil industry coming back to life

Experts expect the spike in prices that accompanied Isaac to head back down in coming weeks. Metro Albany pump prices were below the state and national averages on Labor Day.