News for Wednesday, January 9, 2013


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Hawks reach new low in loss to Cavs

Atlanta goes to the free throw line a franchise low five times all game Wednesday during its fourth straight loss, this time to the short-handed Cavs.

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Ex-UGA star Isner pulls out of next week's Aussie Open with injury

Former Georgia national champion John Isner, the highest-ranked American man, decides to pull out of the year's first major Wednesay with a knee injury.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Mississippi State's Wilson leaves to coach D-line at UGA; Roof bolts Penn State to be new D-C at Georgia Tech

Chris Wilson, who helped improve Mississippi State’s overall defense in nearly every statistical category, agrees to become UGA’s new defensive line coach Wednesday.

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RG3 has sucessful surgery

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is optimistic after his knee surgery on Wednesday.

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Albany Tech men beat Georgia Highlands, pick up first region victory of season

After an uncharacteristic 0-7 start in region play, the Titans get on the board Wednesday night against Georgia Highlands, while the ATC women put up a strong fight against XVII's No. 1 team before losing by seven.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: No. 11 Gators gash Bulldogs, 77-44; FSU stuns Maryland; Georgia Tech falls to N.C. State

Thanks to 19 turnovers, Georgia falls to 0-3 against ranked teams this season following Wednesday's demolition by the Florida Gators.

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HALL OF FAME: MLB legends react to empty HOF vote

Current Hall of Famers, for the most part, react with joy Wednesday when it's announced that none of the Steroid-Era players got into the HOF on the first try.

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Musical benefit to aid cancer victim

Seven of Southwest Georgia’s most popular musical acts will perform during Saturday’s “Bleep Cancer!” concert.

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Phoebe board reviews deed, reports

Property at 317 First Ave. has now been brought into the possession of Phoebe Putney Health System, officials say.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 10, 2013

A woman escapes injury after walking out in front of a bus.

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Chuck Wagon Gang performing tonight

The Chuck Wagon Gang will perform in concert at 7 p.m. today at Iron City Baptist Church in Seminole County.

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GOP's digging its heels in deeper

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'We're really up the creek." That's professor Keith Poole of the University of Georgia talking to NPR, and he knows what he's talking about. His exhaustive study of congressional voting trends yields this clear conclusion: Republicans are now more conservative than they've been in 100 years. This is particularly true in the House, where the GOP is dominated by what Politico calls "the 'hell no' caucus."

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Library genealogy center moves to Thronateeska

The Dougherty County Library's collection of genealogy materials includes Civil War records, land deeds and more.

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Lookout notice remains for Sheneque N. Hicks

Albany Police Department issues a revised lookout alert.

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Baseball Hall of Fame doors remain locked this year


Seven might be a lucky number, but it wasn't good enough for a Hall pass on Wednesday.

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Downtown restaurant closing

For 5 1/2 years, Riverfront Bar-B-Q has been one of downtown Albany's most unlikely success stories.

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Woman injured in Prince Chevrolet parking lot by pickup

Annette Smith, 54, was run over by a 2002 Ford F-350 in the parking lot of Prince Chevrolet on the 1000 block of Slappey Boulevard at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, stated an Albany Police Department report.

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Squawk of the day - Jan. 10, 2013

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Resolutions are made to be broken

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With the arrival of the New Year comes also the arrival of broken New Year's Resolutions. Probably top on the list is any dietary pledge ever made, from cutting back on drinking to quitting fried food to regular exercise. We make 'em and then we break 'em.

Elsie Mae Crump Whitfield

Elsie Mae Crump Whitfield, 74, Camilla, died January 9, 2013

Lillian Remick Kiger

Lillian Remick Kiger, 89, Albany, died January 9, 2013

Kenneth Roy Royal

Kenneth Roy Royal, 60, Cotton, died January 09, 2013

Brownie M. Pugh

Brownie M, Pugh, died January, 07, 2013

Lee E. Lamb III

Lee E. Lamb III, 62, Albany, died January 09, 2013

Sybil Washington Fulghum

Sybil Washington Fulghum, 79, Leary, died January 8, 2013

Patricia Anne Scherff Feit

Patricia Anne Scherff Feit, died January 5, 2013

Bennie Russell

Bennie Russell, 94, Albany, died January 8, 2013

Derek Lawrence Bird

Derek Lawrence Bird, 35, Leesburg, died December 31, 2012

Carleen Strickland Pollock

Carleen Strickland Pollock, 73, Pelham, died January 9, 2013

Mildred Lane

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William Dale Holland

William Dale Holland, 72, Leesburg, died January 5, 2013

Annie Laura Busby

Annie Laura Busby, 76, Albany, died January 7, 2013

Clyde Darrell Blalock

Clyde Darrell Blalock, 67, Ocilla, died January 8, 2013

Gladys Piper Brown

Gladys Piper Brown, 93, Albany, died January 7, 2012

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DCSS names David Mosely as interim chief

Carol Tharin replaces James Bush as new board chairperson.

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Bush steps down as BOE chairman

Dougherty County Board of Education Chair James Bush has relinquished his seat as the head of the board, but will stay on as a voting member for the remainder of his term.

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ASU returns funds to Ray Charles Foundation

The $3 million was meant to help fund a new fine arts building, but nothing has been built.

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Insecticide barrels rupture, cause widespread odor

The skunk-like chemical odor spread through Southwest Georgia and into southern Alabama Wednesday.

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Posey in running for ‘MLB 13 The Show’ video game cover

Sony is holding a national voting contest for sports fans to determine which MLB star will grace the next cover of its PlayStation “MLB 13 The Show” video game, and Leesburg’s Buster Posey — the 2012 NL MVP — is a leading candidate. (ADDS: Link to vote)

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Hawks' rally falls short in loss to new-look Bucks

With a new coach leading the way, Milwaukee holds off a furious rally by Atlanta in the fourth quarter late Tuesday night, sending the Hawks to another demoralizing loss and prompting coach Larry Drew to rip his team afterward, calling them "soft."