News for Sunday, September 9, 2012


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Chipper gets farewell from Mets fans, Braves win

Chipper Jones gets a fond farewell from Mets fans, and the Braves win their fifth in a row, 3-2, in 10.

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Off and rolling

Matt Ryan throws for three TDs and runs for another as the Falcons open with a 40-24 win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Roy McDade

Roy McDade, 78, of Baconton, died Sunday.

Michael Gaebler

Michael Gaebler, 42, of Albany, died Sunday.

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The 'BIG 10' for Aug. 31 through Sept. 7

These are the 10 most viewed stories on for the week of August 31 through Sept. 7, 2012. Click on the headlines to view the stories.

Lillie L. Paulk Owens

Lillie L. Paulk Owens, 94, of Irwin County, died Sunday.

Edgar "Red" Olivent

Edgar "Red Olivent, 86, of the Faceville Community, died Friday.

Samolene Cooper Houston

Samolene Cooper Houston, 84, of Blakely, died Sunday.

Eva Sue Daniels Dooling

Eva Sue Daniels Dooling, 69, of Bainbridge, died Saturday.

Mitch Macheers

Mitch Macheers, 56, of Leesburg, died Saturday.

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Squawk of the day - Sept. 10, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Dougherty adds new 4-H agent

Randy West began working as the 4-H agent at the Dougherty County Cooperative Extension Office last week.

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Field of Flags ready for Patriot Day

The 10th annual Patriot Day observation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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Lee County teen launches acting career with 'Curve'

Budding actor Justin Scott is a student at Lee County Middle School.

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More changes anticipated for Museum of Art

Some upgrades may soon be coming to the children's space and rental facilities at the Albany Museum of Art, officials say.

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Dougherty Jail Report - Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Aug. 30-Sept.6 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Jessica Jean Wilson and Timothy Clifford Eddins

Mr. and Mrs. William David Wilson II, of Albany, GA

Emory Paige Reiber and Michael Olan Williamson

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wayne Stallings and John and Archibald Reiber of Camilla, GA

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Welcome to the SEC

The SEC's two newest teams — Missouri and Texas A&M — both fall Saturday as Georgia takes care of the Tigers, 41-20, on the road in Columbia to improve to 2-0. (ADDS: breakout about Rambo, Ogletree suspensions)

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LATE SATURDAY: Bowyer wins Sprint Cup regular-season finale; Gordon beats Busch into Chase

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship was officially set late Saturday night when --- after a long rain delay --- Clint Bowyer took the checkered flag, while four-time champs Jeff Gordon rallied at the end to finish second and grab the last spot in the postseason.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Some folks just don’t get it

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay returns this week after a short break to offer his thoughts on why it seldom occurs to us humans that the earth is not our personal playground.

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Florida State stomps Savannah State, 55-0, as game is called in third quarter due to weather

Weather shortens would could've been a 100-point thrashing Saturday night when Florida State goes up on Savannah State, 55-0, before the game is called early in the third quarter.

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TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: La.-Monroe stuns No. 8 Arkansas; Oregon State shocks No. 13 Badgers

Razorback fans are stunned late Saturday night when --- after leading 28-7 --- Louisiana-Monroe storms back to force overtime, then wins, 34-31, upsetting the nation's No. 8-ranked team.

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Auburn stinks it up, falls in SEC opener to Miss. St.

Auburn, just two years removed from winning the national title, starts the season 0-2 after an ugly performance Saturday against Mississippi State during which starting QB Kiehl Frazier turned the ball over five times.

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Medlen stays red hot, pitches Braves to fourth straight win in rout of Mets, 11-3

The Braves continue the trend of dominating when Kris Medlen takes the mound as Atlanta romps New York on Saturday, but fails to make up any ground on Washington after the Nationals rally to beat the Marlins in 10 innings.

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U.S. OPEN: Murray advances to men's final, awaits opponent after rain delays other semifinal, women’s title match

Andy Murray will play either Novak Djokovic or David Ferrer in the U.S. Open men's final Monday after beating Tomas Berdych in four sets Saturday, while the women's final between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka --- which was slated for Saturday night --- was postponed until 4:30 p.m. today following the other men's semifinal that wasn't completed due to rain Saturday.

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Tulane player breaks neck vs. Tulsa, has to be revived on field

In a frightening scene Saturday afternoon, Tulane safety Devon Walker breaks his neck during a tackle against Tulsa and has to be revived on the field before being taken to a nearby hospital, where he remained Saturday night.

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Yellow Jackets rebound, roll to easy win, 59-3

Former Deerfield star Tony Zenon doesn’t score in Georgia Tech’s romp of Presbyterian on Saturday night, but the 2010 Albany Herald Player of the Year does rack up more than 100 yards of offense in the win.

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Looking Back Sept. 9 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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Wingate hands ASU first loss

The Rams’ offense struggles and their defense falters Saturday in North Carolina as the Bulldogs run wild for a 37-9 victory, dropping Albany State’s record to 1-1.

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PREVIEW: Falcons’ high-flying offense primed to pick on Chiefs’ wounded D in 2012 opener today

The Falcons and Chiefs open their 2012 seasons today, but Kansas City will be without key pieces of its defense as it tries to shut down one of the NFL’s most potent offenses.