News for Saturday, January 5, 2013


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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 2 Westover cruises past Terrell

Led by Herald Super 6er T.J. Cromer, Westover easily beats Terrell County on Saturday. (ADDS: Westover vs. Terrell girls, Bainbridge, Miller, Dougherty, Calhoun, Pelham, Crisp Academy)

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Alabama QB McCarron gunning for title No. 2

A.J. McCarron can become the first quarterback in Alabama history to win two national titles when the Tide clash with Notre Dame in Monday’s BCS National Championship game.

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Will coming playoff finally take down SEC?

College football will begin a new playoff format in 2014, which could make it tougher for the SEC to continue to rack up national titles.

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Monroe crushes Randolph-Clay, improves to 12-2

Herald No. 1 Monroe starts slow but finishes strong to cruise to a 73-48 victory against Herald No. 3 Randolph-Clay.

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Defining win

Randolph-Clay’s Adriana Blackmon makes a steal and a bucket in the final seconds to lift the Lady Red Devils to a thrilling 56-54 win against No. 1 Monroe.

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Albany boys cool off Mitchell County with 50-47 win

One night after upsetting Class AAAAA Valdosta, the Mitchell County boys are brought back down to earth by Albany High, which holds on for a 50-47 victory. (ADDS: Mitchell girls beat Albany)

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Temporary downtown library facility humming along

A temporary Dougherty County library site at 114 N. Jackson St. gets a thumbs up from patrons.

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On the Job with Deborah Bowie

Reporter Jim West holds a Q&A with Deborah Bowie, the senior director of Public Policy and Communications for the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Dawson leaders square off

Charges and counter charges fly among officials in a small Southwest Georgia community.

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How some groups got their names

Everybody had a favorite singing group when we were growing up. You knew the group members’ names, lyrics to all their hits and probably the label for which they recorded.

Births 6 Jan 2013

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from Dec. 23-Dec. 31.

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Are you ready for some healthy changes?

It is that time of year when we all start to ask ourselves: What will my New Year’s resolution be this year?

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Georgia Tech falls to Miami in ACC opener

Georgia Tech’s six-game winning streak is snapped in its ACC opener when Miami uses its size and a deep bench to overpower the Yellow Jackets in a 62-49 victory in Atlanta. (ADDS: FSU wins ACC opener)

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Squish, a release then it is all over

“What’s it like?” she asked, and I inhaled quietly and put down the bottle of water I was poised to drink.

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Hillary Clinton doesn't deserve American's admiration

Opinion Column

Americans, Gallup tells us, admire Hillary Clinton more than any other woman in the world — again. This latest accolade marks the 17th time Gallup has found Clinton to be the Most Admired Woman (MAW?) since she became first lady nearly 20 years ago. Only Eleanor Roosevelt (13 MAWs) comes close. Only Mother Teresa (1995 and 1996) and Laura Bush (2001) have interrupted Clinton's winning streak, and even then, Clinton came in second.

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Calculated votes kick off 2016 campaign

Opinion Column

For people who think the United States’ flawed two-party system of electing its president will remain intact through the 2016 election — and for those who thought the 2012 campaign was wa-a-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-y too long — a sobering note....

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Thumbs Up - Jan. 6, 2012


See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Area soldier promoted to lieutenant colonel

Harry Hornbuckle has been given numerous combat medals including the Bronze Star Medal with Valor.

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Business opening second location

My Sister’s Place is a French-market style boutique on Washington Street and Broad Avenue.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Deer management through culling: Feasible or not?

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about deer hunters who may or may not be qualified to manage deer populations by culling.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Those blasted fish spoiled my reverie

Herald Outdoor Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about a recent fishing trip that was ruined by some unresponsive fish.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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PREVIEW: Rookie quarterbacks Wilson, RG3 in the spotlight

Washington's Robert Griffin III and Seattle's Russell Wilson have had two of the best rookie seasons in NFL history, and the quarterbacks lead their teams into the playoffs today.

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PREVIEW: Colts hoping inspirational year continues vs. Ravens

Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who is back on the sidelines after being treated for leukemia, leads Indianapolis into the playoffs today against Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens.

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Falcons using bye week to work on themselves

Atlanta hasn’t won a playoff game in Mike Smith’s five years as head coach, but the Falcons have plans to stop that streak this season.

Frances Lucille Maxwell

Frances Lucille Maxwell died Friday.

Lorene Moore

Lorene Moore died Saturday.

Katherine Cowart Iachini

Services set for Katherine Cowart Iachini.

Willie Fred Jackson

Willie Fred Jackson died Friday.

Jennie Timmons Hutto

Jennie Timmons died Saturday.

Larry Don Russell

Larry Don Russell died Thursday.

William E. Maxwell

William E. Maxwell died Friday.

Jennie Johnson

Jennie Johnson died Friday.

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Squawk of the day - Jan. 6, 2013

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