News for Monday, April 19, 2010


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Concentrate on the positives in life leave the negatives behind

Even if your financial bank account leaves much to be desired, you have to remember to make plenty of deposits into your "self-bank" account.

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Randolph Southern star Weeks could've played football -- but chose baseball

Alex Weeks has a leg that could've earned him a football scholarship, but chose to focus on baseball at Andrew College instead.

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R-C's Alexander, Seminole's Washington feel right at home with Columbus State

Randolph-Clay girls basketball star Asha Alexander and Seminole County girls standout Carrie Washington both played AAU ball together in Columbus, so when CSU came calling -- the choice was easy.

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Former lightweight boxing champ Valero found dead in jail cell

As he awaited charges in a jail cell on suspicion he murdered his wife, fomer lightweight world champ Edwin Valero commits suicide, police say.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Westover's Schlegel powers Patriots past rival Monroe in baseball; Sherwood tennis duo falls short in quest for state tennis championship

Michael Schlegel does it all from the plate to the mound in Westover's 7-4 win against rival Monroe on Monday.

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Deerfield, Southland girls tennis reach GISA AAA Final 4

In a surprise outcome, the GISA Region 3-AAA champion DWS boys tennis team has no members make it past the first round Monday at the state individual tournament in Macon, while the underdog girls doubles teams both advance to the Final Four.

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Westwood's Smith set to defend state tennis title

After winning the GISA Class A state title as a freshman, Westwood's Sydnee Smith begins her quest for back-to-back crowns today.

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Crews chief

Josh Crews' Deerfield golf team may have lost the Region 3-AAA title in a playoff Monday, but Crews had a little something to fall back on: winning medalist honors.

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A Hall of Fame kind of night

Six new inductees are ushered in Monday night to the Albany Sports Hall of Fame, which honored its 2010 class at the Civic Center.

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DCP arrests copper thieves

Three men and a woman were arrested at the abandoned Viking Distillery on East Broad Avenue

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Jack Stone seeks seventh term

With 24 years on the Dougherty County Commission, Jack Stone is the longest-serving member of the board.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Worth County appoints new superintendent

Barbara Thomas is named superintendent at a recent board meeting.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Police/Fire/EMS April 20, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for April 20, 2010

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ADDU makes two drug busts, five are arrested

One of the busts occurred at Taniyah's Men and Women Fashions on South Slappey Boulevard.

Local youth mentoring program burglarized

Electronic equipment stolen from an Albany youth program is valued at $6,000.Ricki Barker, staff writer

Drugs, gun found in an apartment

A search of an apartment in the Westwood complex uncovered drugsand a firearm.

Golf club finances improve

A Lee County-owned golf facility once threatened with closure now has a significantly brighter financial picture.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Volcanic ash leaves German citizen stranded in Albany

A German man visiting U.S. friends says he may be able to fly home next week.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Albany man searches for flight, laundromat

An Icelandic volcano eruption continues to pose problems for European air travelers.Terry Lewis, staff writer

Cold case ends after 16 years

Matthew Sowell was set to go on trial this week, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Fire consumes back half of vacant home

Firefighters had a house fire on Cedar Avenue under control within 10 minutes, fire officials say.Ricki Barker, staff writer

Leesburg treatment plant on schedule

Once Leesburg's new wastewater treatment plant goes online, the city can lift a moratorium on new development.

Dougherty County Commissioner Jack Stone will run one more time

Jack Stone will run for re-election.