News for Wednesday, September 5, 2012


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ASU FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Rams loses starting LB Brice to season-ending leg injury

Middle linebacker Jarvis Brice broke his leg during Albany State’s season opener against North Greenville and will miss the rest of the year. (ADDS: Notes on RB Nathan Hoyte named conference Player of the Week; Rams sticking with 2 QBs Saturday).

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DYNAMITE DOZEN PROFILE NO. 1: Kenneth Hurley, Lee County

For Lee County tailback Kenneth Hurley, the run to daylight started years ago when everyone told him he wasn’t big enough or good enough to play football, but Hurley — at 5-8 and 150 pounds — wiped away his tears and is now darting by his critics, running past his doubters and smiling all the way.

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Darton men, women soccer teams rout Andrew College

The Darton women get their second win of the season, while the Darton men — who recently became the No. 1-ranked team in the nation — cruise to a 5-0 victory. (ADDS: Note on Darton cross country in Top 15 in nation)

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Clinton: Obama showing way to more modern economy

Former President Bill Clinton is the keynote speaker Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

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Luke Bryan's moving up the charts

Sometimes it's difficult to determine exactly when you have arrived. Moving along life's highway, there aren't any big road signs that say for certain that you've reached a particular destination.

Armed rider takes cash and purse

Two Albany residents are robbed by an "acquaintance" with a silver-colored revolver.

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Women's, children's center moving forward

The medical executive committee at Phoebe hospital is supporting the conversion of Phoebe North into a free-standing women's and children's center.

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Politicos miss a Noble effort

Columnist Leonard Pitts wrote a story for the front page of last Sunday's Charlotte Observer indicting both parties for failing to speak up for the poor. He inspired this column.

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Driver cited in Tuesday crash

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

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Police/Fire/EMS - Sept. 6, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 30 incidents.

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Good behavior isn't something that's being broadcast

The 7-year-old hurricane boy, 9-year-old princess girl, mamma and poor ol' daddy went to town to return some shoes that were too small for the princess. Rest assured, it was not my idea. I've never returned an item to a store in my life. If I got home and had a tutu in my bag, I'd wear it.

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CTAE budget heads to the DCSS board

State grants will cover proposed $360,000 budget, Dougherty school system officials say.

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Mayor endorses model project

Open auditions have been set for males and females ages 4-40 in early October at the Civic Center.

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Fugitive nabbed in closet

A fugitive wanted for the August assault of four Worth County residents has been apprehended.

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PDA OKs tax abatement plan

A sporting goods distributor will relocate its Internet sales division in Albany by the end of this year.

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Traffic changes set for Meredyth Place

The Phoebe Digestive Health Center is expected to be open on Oct. 28, officials with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital say.

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Albany pastor, professor writes book

A local founding pastor and retired professor authors a Biblical book on abundant living.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 6, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Heritage only Albany-based company on list of Top 100

The local banking company is ranked No. 93 by Georgia Trend magazine.

Kenneth Wayne Greene

Kenneth Wayne Greene, 74, Albany, died September 3, 2012

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: In the cockpit

Go inside the cockpit of one of the U.S. Military's premier fighter jets as it makes low-altitude combat maneuvers in this video.

Kenadi Watts

Kenadi Watts, Ocala, FL, died September 2, 2012

Joyce Ann Lewis

Joyce Ann Lewis, 59, Arlington, died September 1, 2012

Franklin Parker

Franklin Parker, 56, Albany, died September 4, 2012

Lawrence Johnson

Lawrence Johnson, 48, Shellman, died September 4, 2012

Julia Cooper

Julia Cooper, 55, Pelham, died September 5, 2012

Erma S. Holmes

Erma S. Holmes, Jacksonville, FL, died September 5, 2012

William Lloyd Hatcher

William Lloyd Hatcher, 93, Atlantic Beach, FL died August 29, 2012

Charles Hawkins

Charles Hawkins, Newton, GA died September 4, 2012

Thelma M. Hamilton

Thelma M. Hamilton, Cordele, died September 5, 2012

Melanie Hope Lanier

Melanie Hope Lanier, 48, Albany, died September 4, 2012

Patricia Tatum

Patricia Tatum, Sumter County, died September 4, 2012

Margaret Canty

Margaret Canty, 59, Blakely, died September 2, 2012

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NAACP, black Baptists launch voter education drive

A voter education effort has been launched leading up to the November election.

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Conservatives to begin spending nearly $13M in ads

Conservative groups have announced nearly $13 million in new ad spending to counter President Barack Obama's Democratic convention.

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Powerful earthquake reported in Costa Rica; tsunami warning issued

A powerful, magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of damage or injuries.

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Obama's convention speech being moved indoors

Democratic officials are moving President Barack Obama's convention speech Thursday indoors because of the possibility of severe weather.

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Bryan picks up big CMA nominations

Luke Bryan is in the running in two of the top categories in this year’s Country Music Association competition.

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Club fight ends in an arrest, gang investigation

A fight at popular East Albany hangout lands two in jail.

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The Herald's sports staff debuts its first "Prep Peek" of the season, including 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 3 schedule.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Bainbridge, other area teams gear up for big Week 3 tests

Bainbridge meets Cairo in a huge rivalry game Friday, while Monroe and Westover face big tests this week and Mitchell gets ready for its cross-county rival Pelham.

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This week's "Burning Question": Monroe and Bainbridge are both 0-1 --- so why are they still atop The Herald's Fab 5 Poll?

Each week, The Herald’s sports staff will pose a new “Burning Question” at 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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Cowboys meet Giants in bitter NFC East rivalry to open season

The Cowboys and Giants meet tonight in New York to open the NFL season and renew one of the top rivalries in the NFC East.

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U.S. OPEN: Rain puts Roddick retirement on hold; Azarenka knocks off defending champ Stosur

Andy Roddick's fourth-round match against Juan Martin del Potro is suspended by rain Tuesday with Roddick leading 1-0 in a first-set tiebreaker, and will continue today as Roddick, who announced he would retire after the U.S. Open, sees his career extended for at least another day.

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Rockies shut out Braves, 6-0

The Braves get nine hits but are shut out by the Rockies, 6-0, on Tuesday night, putting a hurting on their playoff push.