News for Tuesday, February 11, 2014


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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Feb. 12, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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LORAN SMITH: A good bird dog is a prized possession

FEATURE COLUMN: Before there was widespread use of firearms in hunting, there were bird dogs

There’s nothing like a quail hunt for realizing the outdoors opportunities that are in Georgia.

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Valentine’s Day rich in tradition

The day we associated with love actually began after a clash.

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RONDA RICH: Crazy and proud of it

THE DIXIE DIVA: Who wants to be boringly completely normal?

Maw-Maw was smart as a whip, but she also had her peculiarities.

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Albany area will see mostly rain from storm system

No sleet or snow expected for Albany and surrounding area, but motorists could have to deal with patches of early morning ice

North Georgia will receive from an inch of snow below Atlanta to as much as 7 inches of snow in the northeast mountains, with eastward travel especially treacherous because of ice accumulations.

Local news briefs 2/12/14

Darton hosting science fair Friday

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Chris Cohilas draws big crowd to campaign kickoff

Candidate ‘compelled’ to seek County Commission chairmanship

A large crowd of supporters braves foul weather to attend Chris Cohilas’ County Commission campaign kickoff.

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Georgia taking this winter storm seriously

EDITORIAL: As much as seven inches of snow is expected to accumulate in Northeast Georgia

State officials, who underestimated the potential of the storm two weeks ago, wasted no time getting prepared for an event that will likely paralyze traffic and interrupt power service in the impacted counties.

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CARLTON FLETCHER: Dougherty County voters could bring about big changes

OPINION: Drastic remakes of Dougherty Commission, School Board possible

With a number of seats up for grabs and key officials set to step down, the 2014 local elections will bring significant changes.

Albany-Dougherty Police/Fire/EMS reports - Feb. 12, 2014

Public safety roundup for Albany and Dougherty County

The Albany Police Department responded to at least 34 incidents on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday, available reports show.

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Dougherty Commission incumbents ponder re-election

Seats held by Ewell Lyle, John Hayes, Jack Stone are up for re-election

Three incumbent Dougherty County Commissioners are at varying stages of readiness as they face re-election.

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Squawk of the Day - Feb. 12, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to see what everyone is squawking about.

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Bright of the Day - Feb. 12, 2014

Get a copy of The Albany Herald to read about the Bright Side of life.

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Albany Symphony celebrates Black History Month with concert tracing roots of jazz

The Classically Jazzed Quartet with Ken Trimmins peforms Saturday with the Albany orchestra

The symphony concert, part of the Albany orchestra’s 50th season performing, will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

Medical marijuana bill needs significant revisions

Therapeutic cannabidiol can treat seizures

Physicians who testified at the House Health and Human Services Committee hearing agreed that the therapeutic oil, which does not have the psychoactive qualities of typical marijuana, has proved effective in providing relief from seizures, but needs more thorough study.

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BARRY LEVINE: Love songs put romance in the air

With Valentine’s Day a scant two days away, here’s the alphabetical list of our favorite vocal love songs since 1965.

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Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany recognizes Black History Month

Retired educator, community service advocate visits Albany Marine base

Geraldine West Hudley took the podium at MCLB-Albany on Tuesday to encourage others to let their light shine.

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Mitchell, Randolph-Clay girls advance to Region 1-A semis

The Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls basketball teams stayed on track to meet in the Region 1-A championship game with a pair of quarterfinal wins on Tuesday. (ADDS: Region 1-A girls quarterfinals; Early County girls advance; Deerfield boys, girls sweep Brookwood)

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REGION 1-AAAA QUARTERFINALS: Albany eliminates Monroe, punches ticket to state tournament

In a game that went down to the wire, the Albany boys hang on to beat rival Monroe and set up a Region 1-AAAA semifinal clash against Westover on Thursday. (ADDS: Recaps from Americus-Crisp boys, Cairo-Westover girls and Americus-Dougherty girls)

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Albany linemen sign with Atlanta Sports Academy

With coaches, family and their fellow students looking on in the media center, Albany High seniors Launce Holmes and Corandon Lumpkin signed national letters-of-intent to play for the Atlanta Sports Academy on Tuesday morning.

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City of Albany terminates lease with Panthers (UPDATED: 7:50 p.m.)

The city of Albany has terminated its lease agreement with the Albany Panthers, but meetings between the team and city officials are planned this week with the hope that a deal will be reached to keep the team in Albany.

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Dougherty School Board begins reviews of permanent superintendent candidates

The committee of the whole is looking at the resumes of 24 people interested in the position

Dougherty School Board begins reviews of permanent superintendent candidates. The committee of the whole is looking at the resumes of 24 people interested in the position.

THOMAS: A deficit of trust

The inability by a major party to trust a president is more than lamentable; it is not good for the country and our standing before other nations and groups that wish to do us harm.

Worth County High School in Sylvester evacuated

School evacuated to search for “fireworks-like” device.

Worth County High School was evacuated Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

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Dougherty School Board hands down discipline in Westover grade-changing incident

Principal William Chunn is docked five days of pay, while an assistant principal and teacher are also disciplined

Dougherty School Board, in a unanimous vote, hands down discipline in Westover grade-changing incident.

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Shirley Temple Black, beloved childhood star and former ambassador, dies at age 85 (Photo Gallery)

As a precocious childhood movie star, Shirley Temple raised American spirits during the Great Depression

Shirley Ttemple Black, former U.S. ambassador to Ghana, dies at her California residence from natural causes, family says.

Rodney Norbert Young

Rodney Norbert Young, 88 of Shellman died Feb. 10, 2014

Ruth Cantrell LaNew

Ruth Cantrell LaNew, 75 of Martindale Dr. in Albany died February 8, 2014 at her residence.

Robert Lee Moye

Robert Lee Moye, 65, died February 10, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

T. C. Bell

T. C. Bell of Ashburn, GA, departed this life on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the Rehabilitation Center of South Georgia in Tifton, GA.

Linda Butler

Linda Butler

Lawrence Douglas Barfield Jr.

Lawrence Douglas “Larry” Barfield Jr. 65, died Jan 25, 2014

Ernest Luther Allen

Ernest Luther Allen, 95, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his home

Tony C. Stanton

Tony C. Stanton, of Albany, GA, died February 11, 2014 at his residence.

Charles William Fore Sr.

Charles William Fore Sr., died Tuesday February 11, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Hospital.

Patricia Drury Fore

Patricia Drury Fore, 77, of Albany died Saturday, February 8, 2014

Olivia Burrell Williams

Olivia Burrell Williams, 76, of Albany, GA, formerly of Rome, GA, died February 8, 2014

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Charlie Lee Brown, Jr.

Charlie Lee Brown, Jr., 59, 227 McCray Drive, Apt A, Albany, Georgia departed this life Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.