News for Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Griggs goes wild, leads Greenwave past rival Red Devils

DiQuan Griggs has the game of his life Saturday, hitting seven 3s to lift Terrell County to its biggest win of the season against the Greenwave’s bitter rivals, Randolph-Clay.

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Deerfield smokes Sherwood behind Carter’s 2nd straight monster game

Deerfield-Windsor basketball star and Herald Super 6er Ramello Carter follows up Friday’s 41-point, record-tying performance against Calvary Christian with a game-high 31 points in Saturday’s 102-61 win against city rival Sherwood.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Albany Tech men, women pull off Saturday sweep; GSW crushed

The Albany Tech men upset the No. 4 team in the region Saturday, while the women topple local foe Andrew College.

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T'eo breaks silence, talks about hoax with ESPN

Notre Dame linebacker Manti T'eo breaks his silence and speaks to ESPN to tell his side of the bizarre hoax about his girlfriend who never existed, saying he was the target of the hoax.

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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP --- PREVIEW: Patriots look to end Lewis’ farewell tour with Ravens

Tom Brady and Ray Lewis once again will lock horns today for a berth in the Super Bowl.

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SATURDAY'S COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Syracuse upsets No. 1 Louisville

For the second straight Saturday, the nation's No. 1 team went down -- this time thanks to No. 6 Syracuse, which knocked off Louisville, 70-68.

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Long day for the Hawks: They lose Williams for season, and fall to Spurs, 98-93

The Hawks, who lost Lou Williams for the season with knee injury early Saturday, can't keep the momentum from their big win against Brooklyn on Wednesday, and lose to the Spurs, 98-93, on Saturday night. (INCLUDES: item on Williams being lost for the season with a tear in his ACL).

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No major surprises through Week 1 at Aussie Open

The last remaining Australian in the Aussie Open, Bernard Tomic, is ousted in straight sets by Roger Federer on Saturday night.

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Martin Luther King’s dream worthy of pursuit

Editorial

On Monday, America will again reflect on one of its most influential sons — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Education Notebook - Jan. 20, 2013

These are notes on Southwest Georgia high school and college students.

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Children find body of missing man

Five children riding bikes stumble on the body of a missing Albany man on Saturday.

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Live greener and save dollars In the new year

Features column

Well, the holidays are over and the New Year begins. We made it over the “fiscal” cliff supposedly, but I know at the Williams’ residence, we are still feeling the economic pinch these days.

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We all tartle sometime

Features column

Pardon my tartle. Excuse me?

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Community spirit heart of 'Empty Bowls' fundraiser

Sponsors of an Albany fundraiser that focuses on the plight of the hungry plan to double the event in its second year.

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Staying fit important, regardless of your age

Fitness column

You may have heard the saying, “Fifty is the new 40.” If you take a good look around you, you may notice that the age of 50 looks very different now than it did a generation ago. The U.S. is experiencing a demographic shift, as senior citizens become a larger percentage of the U.S. population.

Births 20 Jan 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Jan. 8-13.

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New strategy for the GOP might help

Opinion Column

It has become conventional wisdom that Republicans are suffering an internal split that President Obama is successfully exploiting to neuter the Republican House. It is not true, however, that the Republican split is philosophical and fundamental. And that a hopelessly divided GOP is therefore headed for decline, perhaps irrelevance.

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On the Job with Ausha Jackson

This week's On the Job features Ausha Jackson, director of Strive2Thrive.

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Legacy Run set for March 9

Over the last two years, Legacy Run for Life has raised $20,000 for the Alpha Pregnancy Center.

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Providence Canyon hosts Astronomy Night

Providence Canyon State Park is holding Astronomy Night at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.

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Lee chamber accepting Leadership applicants

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2013 Leadership Lee program.

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Albany author nominated for award

Melissa Diane Hudson has written "The Female Fool: 10 Reasons Why You Aren't Attracting a Good Christian Man." Hudson said she wrote the book because so many woman are choosing the wrong mates, and some of them are dying at the hands of those mates because they failed to allow God into the relationship.

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Physicians form Medicare savings group

Four Southwest Georgia medical groups collaborate to provide accountable care to Medicare patients.

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Celebrity Quail Hunt celebrates year No. 27

A Quail Unlimited celebrity hunt is handled by Quail Albany now, the local chapter of the conservation group.

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'Choo-choos' still chugging along in the 21st century

People have cell phones and more electronic games and gadgets than ever, but the model railroading hobby continues to flourish.

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Kitchen inspections for Jan. 20, 2013

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections by the Dougherty County Environmental Health Office.

Bessie Jones

Bessie Jones died Saturday.

Benjamin Charlie Lyles III

Benjamin Charlie Lyles III died Friday.

Wayne Bruce Clark

Wayne Bruce Clark died Saturday.

Beverly Smith Veal

Beverly Smith Veal died Friday.

Thomas Allen Poole

Thomas Allen Poole died Saturday.

hirley Mae Wallace Patrick

Shirley Mae Wallace Patrick died Thursday.

Missing man found UPDATE

The Albany Police Department needs assistance regarding a man reported missing today at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Kathryn V. Chesnut

Kathryn A. Chesnut died Friday.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 20, 2012

Pick up a copy of the Sunday Albany Herald to find out what everyone's squawking about!

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Byne Christian girls hoops star Horne eclipses 1,000-point milestone as junior

Byne’s Heather Horne becomes the second girls player in school history to reach 1,000 career points — and now she’s out to break the Saints’ all-time scoring record. (EDITS: corrects Horne is the second girls player from Byne to break 1,000 points in school history)

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Liberty Expressway site of fatal car crash

The driver is killed when a car smashes into a guard rail on the southbound side of Liberty Expressway on Saturday.

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Liberty House takes stand against abuse

Since 1981, a Dougherty County nonprofit has provided help for battered women and children.

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How 'bout that?

The Lee County boys and girls got off to a rough start to the season, but Friday’s stunning clean sweep of region powerhouse Bainbridge marked each program’s two biggest victories of the year.

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'One no, one abstention' may catch up with city

Opinion column

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NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: McClure rarely noticed but in middle of everything

Falcons center Todd McClure has helped guide Atlanta to the NFC Championship game in his 14th season in the NFL. (ADDS: Note on Falcons injuries heading into game)

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AUSSIE OPEN: Sharapova scores first career Grand Slam win vs. Venus

Maria Sharapova let out several shrieks following Friday's third-round win at the Australian Open on Friday.

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Hawks lose second half of home-and-home vs. Nets

Just two nights after the Hawks rout the Nets in Atlanta, Brooklyn repays the favor Friday night.

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Diamond's 36 not enough to lift Miller past rival Seminole, Brown

Miller County leading scorer Mallory Diamond goes off for 36 points and 14 rebounds Friday night, but it's not enough to overcome Seminole County's Katrese Brown, who drops a career-high 31 in the annual rivalry showdown.