News for Friday, April 30, 2010


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Will Mosley upset Mayweather?

Tonight in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Jr. puts his unbeaten record on the line against upset-minded "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

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People have the tools to improve life

Do you know what's in your toolbox?Sometimes you have to use what you've got to create what you want.We all have at least a couple of tools to work with, but often the problem is that we don't even know that they are there. Sometimes, though, the problem is more severe. That is, we know that they are there, but we don't know how to use them.

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Westover girls soccer lose state opener on PKs

A defensive battle between Westover's girls and Mary Persons ends with the Lady Patriots falling, 3-2, on penalty kicks.

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Lee baseball sweeps region playoff opener vs. Upson-Lee

The Trojans use one big inning in Game 2 of their Region 1-AAAA playoff opener Friday night to cruise to a doubleheader sweep after rolling in Game 1 at home against Upson-Lee.

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Southwest Georgia shines

Deerfield's Reed Hancock may have ended a stellar day for Southwest Georgia's GISA track & field stars by winning the state title in the pole vault Friday -- while setting a new state record -- but she was far from the only local athlete who brought home a crown on Day 2.

Conviction stands for Camilla pharmacist

Court documents show that J. Harris Morgan overbilled Medicaid $2.7 million over two years.J.D. Sumner

Craigslist scam hits Dougherty home listing carries a scam advertisement that offers Albany resident's home for rent.

Lanes close in Worth County for road construction

Single lane closures for State Route 313 in Worth County are expected to last from Monday to Friday.- Rick Barker, staff writer

Body found days after natural death

A man apparently died about a week ago in a residence on Maple Street before being discovered.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Bishop challenges students at Albany Tech graduation

Hundreds of Albany Technical College students accept diplomas, certificates and degrees Friday.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Leesburg council member resigns

Leesburg voters will be asked to select a new City Council member in a special election, most likely in September.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Police/Fire/EMS May 1, 2010

Crime/fire and EMS reports for May 1, 2010

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Thomas, Kemp to make surprising runs

The longest-serving member of Dougherty County's legislative delegation is being challenged by the county's GOP party chair.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Merger effort dead in House

The 2010 session of the General Assembly expires before SB 538 could come for a vote in the House.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Albany man's dogs remain in group's custody

Despite being cleared of cruelty charges, an Albany man's dogs remain in Humane Society custody.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Two state representatives draw challengers

State Reps. Winfred Dukes and Carol Fullerton, both Albany Democrats, have each drawn opposition in this year's elections.

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Consolidation bill dies in the House

A bill calling for the consolidation of the governments of Albany and Dougherty County died Wednesday night as the final minutes of the 2010 session of the Georgia General Assembly expired, clerk officials say.

Qualifying for local elections winding down

With qualifying set to end for local races in less than two hours, local races are beginning to take shape, elections officials say.Qualifying officially ends at 12 noon.