News for Monday, January 14, 2013


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Posey to sit out of World Baseball Classic

Leesburg native Buster Posey won't participate in the World Baseball Classic in March.

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MONDAY'S COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Sherwood girls crush Emmanuel Christian

The Sherwood and Westwood girls cruise to a pair of wins Monday evening. (ADDS: Life Christian boys, Darton swimming, GSW men's basketball)

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FAB 5 POLL: Dougherty, Americus-Sumter girls break into poll

Monroe’s boys and Randolph-Clay’s girls stay on top, and the Dougherty and Americus-Sumter girls and Mitchell County boys enter the Fab 5 Poll this week.

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Check out The Herald's weekly high school basketball "Prep Peek," which includes the latest girls and boys Fab 5 Poll, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers and the area's full schedule for this week.

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Champion Djokovic charms Australian Open crowd

Reigning Aussie Open champ Novak Djokovic wins his 15th straight match in Melbourne, where this year’s tournament got under way late Sunday.

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Armstrong admits to doping in interview with Oprah

Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong apologizes to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, where he admits to using steroids.

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No time to celebrate

The Falcons don’t have time to dwell on Sunday’s win against the Seahawks with QB Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco up next.

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Embrace conflict as a opportunity

Features column

Virginia Satir, a pioneer in the field of Family Therapy, once wrote that “conflict is an avenue for hope.” This is nutritious food for thought that can enrich relationships between people whether they are family members, couples, friends, or even colleagues in the workplace.

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Elway: Fox made right call in loss

Denver's John Fox stands by decision to play conservative at the end of Sunday's playoff game against the Ravens, and Broncos Vice President of Football Operations John Elway supports his coach.

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Hope Gala to help fight cancer

The local chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its sixth annual Hope Gala of Dougherty County at the Hilton Garden Inn Feb. 9. This year's theme will be "Imagine ... a Cure."

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Library Board appointment discussion tabled

Dougherty County officials voice concern over the local Library Board's desire to handle a rehabilitation project alone.

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KADB picks up national recognition

A local group's environmental education initiative is tops in the nation in its size category.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 15, 2013

Albany police responds to at least 40 incidents.

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Charley B's, Club Xscape owners seek to keep licenses

The Albany City Commission is conducting hearings to decide whether to renew the alcohol licenses of five nightclubs.

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Phipps to headline King Day celebration

A total of five awards are expected to be presented at Albany's 2013 King Day celebration.

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Planned Parenthood bullies health issues

Opinion Column

When did “women’s health” become reduced to just contraception and abortion? So much so, that all knees bend at the altar of Planned Parenthood, which works hard to ensure that this remains the case.

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Military suicides concern for all of us


Suicides in the U.S. military hit a record high of 349 in 2012, and some experts are afraid that number will go up.

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Hagel right man to head Defense Department

Opinion Column

Chuck Hagel has committed unpardonable sins. He has violated the GOP commandment — popularized by Ronald Reagan — against criticizing his fellow partisans. Worse yet, in the eyes of those partisans, he has castigated the warmongering imperialists who dragged the nation into a disastrous invasion of Iraq.

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Gov. Deal pitches Medicaid money fix

The 2013 legislative session kicks off, and Gov. Nathan Deal promptly addresses a controversial issue facing Georgia lawmakers.

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Mosely contract approved by BOE

The Dougherty County School System’s former Federal Programs director is demoted to a math curriculum position.

Isiah Ellington

Isiah Ellington, 88, Fitzgerald, died January 8, 2013

Louise Kirkland Sleep Holman

Louise Kirkland Sleep Holman, 91, Albany, died January 12, 2013

William Charles DeLoach, Sr.

William Charles DeLoach, Sr., 89, Blakely, died January 12, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Davis

Dorothy Davis, 89, died January 12, 2013

Minnie Lee Davis Gilbert

Minnie Lee Davis Gilbert, 81, Albany, died January 13, 2013

Laylon Estelle Gunn "Granny" Walker

Laylon Estelle Gunn Walker, 94, January 11, 2013

Damari T. White

Damari T. White, 2, Cusseta, died January 10, 2013

Zella Mae Layton Adams

Zella Mae Layton Adams, 93, Pelham, died January 13, 2013

Jack R. Huffmaster

Jack R. Huffmaster, 74, Newton, died January 12, 2013

Lucile H. Hall

Lucile Henri Hall, Albany, died January 12, 2013

Mary Ann Jarrett

Mary Ann Jarrett, 79, Albany, died January 13, 2013

Leonard Louis Winkleman

Leonard Louis Winkleman, 74, Salisbury, MD, died January 10, 2013

William Clark Morgan

William Clark Morgan, 73, Albany, died January 11, 2013

Annie Ruth Burroughs

Annie Ruth Burroughs, 80, Pelham, died January 13, 2013

Sylvia Annette White Thompson Loewenthal

Sylvia Annette White Thompson Loewenthal, 67, Albany, died January 13, 2013

Margaret B. Gillis

Margaret B. Gillis, 91, Poulan, died January 11, 2013

Virgil Corley Bridges

Virgil Corley Bridges, 40, Lee Co., died January 12, 2013

Inell Young

Inell Young, 94, Albany, died January 12, 2013

Gary Yochum, Sr.

Sheriff Gary Yochum, Sr. 62, Cuthbert, died January 12, 2013

Mrs. Luerine Jackson

Luerine Jackson, 79, died January 14, 2013

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City begins liquor license hearings for bars

Albany city commissioners heard evidence this morning against renewing alcohol licenses for two of five nightclubs that were cited by the Albany Police Department and the city's Code Enforcement department for the severity of complaints lodged against the businesses.

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Arrest made in Albany shooting

Detectives with the Albany Police Department are investigating a shooting that occurred on Cone Street.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 15, 2013

For more squawks, pick up a copy of today's Albany Herald.

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush leaves the hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital and went home Monday after spending nearly two months being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues, a family spokesman said.

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Obama demands quick action to raise debt limit

President Barack Obama demanded on Monday that lawmakers raise the nation's $16.4 trillion federal debt limit quickly, warning that "Social Security benefits and veterans' checks will be delayed" if they don't and cautioning Republicans not to insist on concessions in exchange.

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Fight prompts lockdown at Albany High

Dougherty County School System police asked for police assistance in breaking up a large fight among students which prompted school officials to put Albany High on a brief lockdown.

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'Argo,' 'Les Mis' win at Golden Globes

Ben Affleck got some vindication and Jodie Foster made a revelation at the Golden Globe Awards.

Shirley Williams Piper

Shirley Williams Piper, 61, Patmos, GA died January 10, 2013

Steve L. Kierce

Steve L. Kierce, 65, Lee County, GA, died January 10, 2013

Theresa A. Hightower

Theresa A. Hightower, 42, died January 11, 2013

Marie Wright

Marie Wright, 98, Bainbridge, died January 10, 2013

Waverly J. Carr

Waverly J. Carr, 59, Dawson, died January 5, 2013

Jack Christopher Boedeker

Jack Christopher Boedeker, 65, Ashburn, died January 9, 2012

Martha L. Merritt

Martha L. Merritt, 73, St. Simons Island, died January 10, 2013

Lois Clower

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Zula Harrell Sanders

Zula Diane Harrell Sanders, 56, Camilla, died January 11, 2013

Ida Florine Tarver Jones

Ida Florine Tarver Jones, LaGrange, GA died January 4, 2013

Quitman Banks

Quitman Banks, 72, Inverness, FL, died January 7, 2013

Johnnie Lee Barnes

Johnnie Lee Barnes, 74, Tampa, FL died January 6, 2013

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Ga. county considers cases of ineligible voters

The elections board in a large east Georgia county is trying to decide what to do about cases of voters who don't live where they say they do.