News for Friday, January 25, 2013

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Talk of the town

Herald No. 4 Dougherty’s upset of No. 2 Monroe had Southwest Georgia hoops fans buzzing Friday night at Darton — but it was the controversial fashion in which the Lady Trojans won that was all the talk. (ADDS: items on Westover boys beating Albany in OT; Westover girls smoking Albany, 59-24)

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Hawks rally from 27 down, stun Celtics in 2OT

After embarrassing themselves at home in the first half against Boston --- falling behind by 27 points --- Atlanta storms back, forces overtime and then beats the Celtics in double OT.

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Herald No. 3 Pelham girls, No. 1 Randolph-Clay roll

The Lady Hornets and Lady Red Devils both cruise to easy wins Friday as the region slate begins to wind down. (ADDS: items on Randolph-Clay-Quitman boys; Deerfield-Tiftarea boys, girls; Sherwood-Valwood girls; Mitchell County-Miller County boys, girls; Bainbridge-Harris County boys; Seminole County-Baker County girls, boys; Americus-Sumter-Worth County girls, boys; Calhoun County-Webster County girls; Terrell Academy-SGA boys, girls; Westwood-Southland boys, girls; Crisp Academy-Highland girls; and Lee County-TCC boys)

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Darton pitches lights out in openers, settles for split

The Cavs baseball team opens their 2013 season on the road Friday with a 3-0 shutout win against Gulf Coast and a tough, 2-1 loss to Tallahassee Community College.

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Darton softball begins season No. 10 in nation; Cavs wrestling team heads to first-ever state tournament

Ranked No. 10 to start, the Darton softball program is coming off a season during which it went 47-7 — but missed the NJCAA postseason.

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Tiger posts 5-under, grabs PGA Farmers lead

Tiger Woods fires a 7-under Friday during the second round to take over sole possession of first at his favorite golf course, Torrey Pines.

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Lee baseball’s Mosley, Stroud taking talents to Middle Georgia

Leesburg’s Chris Mosley and Andrew Stroud both sign baseball scholarships with Middle Georgia College on Friday at Lee County High School.

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Super Bowl XLVII --- the game with a little bit of everything

From a departing legend in Ray Lewis to a rising star in Colin Kaepernick — and, of course, brother vs. brother — next Sunday’s Super Bowl has no shortage of story lines.

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Shamed Bengals cheerleader’s libel lawsuit vs. website ends in mistrial

In what could’ve been a landmark ruling against Internet websites’ ability to operate without accountability for what’s published, thedirty.com escapes a million-dollar lawsuit by former Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones,, whose jury overseeing the case can’t come to an agreement Friday and a mistrial is declared.

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Fugitive sought in knife attack

A warrant has been issued against Jimmy Johnson for aggravated assault.

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AUSSIE OPEN: Murray beats Federer in five sets, sets up finals rematch vs. Djokovic

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer on Friday to secure his spot in Sunday’s final against two-time defending champ Novak Djokovic, who Murray beat for the U.S. Open title just a few months ago.

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Reports incomplete on who shooters are

Letter to the editor

In the world of fantasy, the mainstream media likes to portray those of us who believe in the Second Amendment as Conservative, Republican, dangerous right-wing extremist, gun nut, NRA zealots who are just begging for the opportunity to use our gun(s) on someone the first time they look at us the wrong way.

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Gun prohibition won’t work in America

Letter to the editor

The Final Chapter is amazed at the lack of research that people use when trying to further their agenda. I said it once and I will repeat it: “I and my guns have not killed as many people as Ted Kennedy and his cars.”

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Police/Fire/EMS report for January 26, 2013

APD responds to at least 30 calls.

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Eight to go on trial in Brick House homicide case

A number of people were eventually arrested in connection to a brawl that left one man dead at a Schilling Avenue establishment in 2010.

Kevin Lyvahn Frith

Kevin Lyvahn Frith, Leesburg, died January 23, 2013

Anita L. Brown

Anita L. Brown, 52, Fitzgerald, died January 23, 2013

Roderick Quimbly

Roderick Quimbly, 33, Augusta, died January 23, 2013

Nell Golden Knighton

Nell Golden Knighton, 87, Columbus, died January 25, 2013

Kathleen Morin O'Flynn

Kathleen Morin O'Flynn died January 25, 2013

Emeli Ann Tillman Mims

Emeli Ann Tillman Mims, 46, Albany, died January 25, 2013

Wayne Bruce Clark

Wayne Bruce Clark, Meigs, died January 19, 2013

Mary Snipes Bridger

Mary Snipes Bridger, 91, Albany, died January 24, 2013

David Giles

David Giles, Albany, died January 23, 2013

Dana F. Banks

Dana F. Banks, 63, Lee County, died January 24, 2013

Lila Tanner Paulk

Lila Tanner Paulk, 90, Fitzgerald, died January 25, 2013

Kathryn V. Chestnut

Kathryn V. Chestnut, 96, died January 18, 2013

Clark H. Dowdell

Clark H. Dowdell, Valrico, FL, died January 21, 2013

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Firm to propose closing Dougherty Middle, Sylvester Road schools

Magnolia Elementary may be repurposed

An Atlanta-area firm hired by the Dougherty County School Board will make a presentation next week in which they'll suggest the board close Dougherty County Middle School and Sylvester Road Elementary school due to a drop in student population.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 27, 2013

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

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'Study' on guns infringes on citizens' rights

Guest commentary

The killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., were perpetrated by a lone gunman in a state with fairly strict gun laws, an act which brought an immediate call from many corners for gun control. The president appointed Vice President Joe Biden to do an in-depth study of the situation and report back to him. He was to consider all options including confiscation. Said VP Biden of his appointed task, "If it saves one life it is worth it." Really, let's look at it.

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Sen. Chambliss' voice will be missed in the Senate

Editorial

The political posturing in Georgia broke into high gear on Friday when U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, announced that he will not be seeking a third term in the Senate.

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U.S. appeals court says Obama recess appointments 'invalid'

A federal appeals court on Friday invalidated President Barack Obama's "recess" appointments to a labor board last year, ruling that the move was unconstitutional and dealing a blow to Obama's strategy of bypassing Senate Republicans.

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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 26 2013

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

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U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss to retire

The two-term senator from Moultrie’s announcement Friday catches many on Capitol Hill off guard.

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Former Georgia speaker arrested after carrying gun into Atlanta's airport

A man who was once one of the state's top lawmakers stood before a judge Friday morning after authorities say he tried to pass through a security checkpoint with a handgun in his briefcase.

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Armed, wheel chair-bound vet scares off intruder

Authorities say a U.S. Army veteran who uses a wheelchair wielded a pistol to run off a man who broke into his home near Athens.

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Procter & Gamble Q2 profit soars, forecast boosted

Procter & Gamble Co's quarterly profit soared past expectations as the world's largest household products maker used higher prices and new products to reignite growth in sluggish markets such as the United States.

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