News for Saturday, January 12, 2013


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Kaepernick leads 49ers past Packers, 45-31

Colin Kaepernick runs for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns and throws two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree to lead the 49ers past the Packers and into the NFC Championship game.

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TOP 25 COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: NC State hands No. 1 Duke first loss of season

Michigan remains the only unbeaten team in NCAA Division I men’s basketball after N.C. State pulls off a home stunner Saturday against previously perfect No. 1 Duke. (ADDS: Results for Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida State and Auburn)

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Wizards top Hawks in Wall's return

In his return from a knee injury, Washington's John Wall scores 14 points and helps the Wizard hold off Atlanta, 93-83.

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Birthday boy Carter leads DWS past Furtah Prep

Herald Super 6er Ramello Carter drops in 18 points on his 18th birthday to lead Deerfield to a 100-35 victory.

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Westover girls upset Herald No. 2 Monroe; Lady Trojans cruise past Albany High

Westover's girls bounce back after a tough loss to Dougherty on Friday with a 37-22 win against Herald No. 2 Monroe, while Dougherty’s Ra’Keta Shelton scores 28 to lead the Lady Trojans past Albany High.

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Late bucket lifts Albany past Dougherty in OT

Albany High’s Dezmand Newberry hits the game-winning shot with 30 seconds left in overtime to lift the Indians past Dougherty on Saturday in the Civic Center, 51-50.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Mitchell leads Lady Cavs to thrilling win vs. Georgia Highlands

The region has a new top dog after the No. 2 Darton State College women beat No. 1 Georgia Highlands on Saturday in a big showdown. (ADDS: Albany State men and women, Albany Tech men, Bainbridge boys, Pelham girls, Randolph-Clay boys and girls, Seminole boys)

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Ravens stun Broncos in overtime thriller, 38-35

In the coldest game in the NFL this season, Baltimore upsets No. 1 seed Denver and quarterback Peyton Manning in overtime, 38-35.

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Pressure’s on

Not only is one of the NFL’s hottest teams coming to town, but Atlanta is trying to shed its playoff curse today in the NFC divisional round.

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COLUMN: Well done, baseball writers

Herald staff writer Mike Phillips writes about the recent decision by the Baseball Writers of America Association to leave Steroid Era players out of the Hall of Fame.

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On the Job with Kelly English

This week's On the Job features Maj. Kelly English, the commanding corps officer of the Albany Salvation Army.

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Phillip Phillips makes a good-will stop at benefit

Phillip Phillips winner of the 11th American Idol series stops off to support “Bleep Cancer! A Benefit for Jessica Wilson” Sat.

Preston Gordon Pope Jr.

Preston Gordon Pope Jr. died Friday.

Gary Yochum Sr.

Gary Yochum Sr. died Saturday.

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Many will try to make New Year’s resolutions a reality

The New Year always brings a fresh focus on life and allows us to start from a clean slate. Since my birthday is in January, it is not only a new calendar year but also marks the beginning of another year of my journey through this life.

Okesene T. Lealaiauloto

Okeseene T. Lealaiauloto died Friday.

Estelle G. Walker

Estelle G. Walker died Friday.

Ida Georgene Penaska

Ida Georgene Penaska died Friday.

Births Jan 13 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Dec. 30-Jan. 8.

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New blood at State offers 'better mouse trap'

Albany’s State Theatre, on the verge of being shut down after a nine-year run, has gotten a new lease on life.

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Can I quote you on that?

Features column

My book overfloweth. A few years ago I started this little habit of writing down quotes that I come across. Not just any ones. The ones that make me stop and think. Others that make me laugh. Many that simply make me go hmmmm.

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Amazon tour a memorable one

A retired Albany physician reports on his recent National Geographic tour along the Amazon and the wilds of Peru.

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Cookie Shoppe a downtown success story

Mona and Munir Qaqish have been owners/operators of a popular downtown restaurant for the past 27 years.

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Peanut farm show returns to Tifton

The show, usually held in Albany, will be at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center.

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Hooks, Bulloch will be missed

Guest Commentary

On Monday, the Georgia General Assembly will convene for the 2013 legislative session. What a difference a year makes! Political campaigning has come to a halt (well, almost) and, as with every election cycle, there were winners and losers, plus a few surprises.

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Gunrunners gun show packs in enthusiasts

A gunshow and sale held by Gunrunner Shows of Hephzibah in Albany drew a steady crowd of enthusiasts.

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Blair prepares State of Downtown address

Albany's downtown manager plans to share the good and the bad in the district with the community.

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On the prowl for a handout at Chez BK

Opinion Column

I was waiting recently for a couple of the rogues who are among the few who don’t mind being seen with me in public at one of our favorite fine dining establishments — we refer to it alternately as Chez BK (imagine that being written in large, swirly letters) and the BK Lounge, although there are some of the less cultured who call it Burger King — when a lady walked up and asked if I had “something to give her.”

Benny Will Odom

Benny Will Odom died Jan. 7.

Melissa A. Hall

Melissa A. Hall died Friday.

Lucile H. Hall

Lucile H. Hall died Saturday.

Margaret B. Gillis

Margaret B. Gillies died Friday.

Charles Fields

Charles Fields died Wednesday.

Robert Leslie Douglas

Robert Leslie Douglas died Friday.

Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis dies Saturday.

Frances Dean Christie

Frances Dean Christie died Friday.

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Randolph sheriff dies Saturday

Randolph County Sheriff Gary Yochum Sr. died at Patterson Hospital after collapsing at his home in Cuthbert early Saturday.

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Network of Trust receives grant for AEDs

Officials say life-saving equipment expected to be purchased with a grant to Phoebe Network of Trust is valued at more than $25,500.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - Jan. 14, 2013

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Jan. 3-10, 2013. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Clock finally ticking on Afghanistan exit


There's an ending in sight to the war in Afghanistan.

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Leesburg's Posey finishes sixth in worldwide vote for video game cover; Pirates' McCutchen wins

Pittsburgh All-Star Andrew McCutchen wins Sony PlayStation's cover appearance for "MLB 13 The Show" video game following a worldwide vote that ended Friday night with 108,148 votes, while Lee County native and San Francisco catcher Buster Posey finishes sixth.

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Report: Armstrong to admit career doping in Oprah interview Monday

According to USA Today late Friday night, shamed U.S. cycling star Lance Armstrong, who was recently stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life amid a mountain of doping evidence, plans to confess to cheating during his career in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on Monday.