News for Thursday, July 1, 2010


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God's only flag the cross of Jesus

My father, a veteran of World War II, loved his country so deeply that he would stop along the roadside and walk into a stranger's yard to straighten a perilously tilted flag. It pained him to see this red, white and blue symbol of freedom so callously displayed.

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With Tour de France a day away, Armstrong brushing off Landis situation

With one day before the Tour de France begins, Lance Armstrong says he's out to clear his good name -- again -- and win cycling's biggest race.

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Lesnar out to show UFC he is still champ

Brock Lesnar is back to prove he's still the UFC Heavyweight champ in a bout against Shane Carwin on Saturday night.

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Both Wimbledon men's semis today feature dynamite, must-see matchups

Rafael Nadal vs. Andy Murray is the marquee match in today's Wimbledon semis, but right behind them is another tantilizing showdown between Roger Federer's conquerer, Tomas Berdych and Novak Djovokic.

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Serena on course for a 'Slam' dunk Wimbledon singles title

Serena Williams agrees: On paper, it looks like she should mop the floor with 21st seed Vera Zvonareva for another Grand Slam title in the Wimbledon finals on Saturday after both advanced Thursday -- but then again, that's why they play the match.

APD: Four vehicle thefts occur Wednesday night

Thieves steal four vehicles at different locations Wednesday night, police say.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Murfree makes public debut

New DCSS superintendent says education should not be politicized.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Barnes gets endorsements from local elected officials

The former Democratic governor has raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Albany resident celebrates 105th birthday

Sallie Burney celebrates 105 years of proud Christian living.- Haley Frakes, Herald intern

Police/Fire/EMS - July 2, 2010

The Albany Police Department responds to at least 63 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Muggridge: Integrity at stake

A Lee County Commissioner says he's been wrongly involved in a political campaign he has no part in.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Burglary foiled: Two teenagers in custody

APD officers nab two in the act during burglary.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Wise sentenced to life without parole for murder

Mattie Mabel Berry was found dead at her residence on May 3, 2009.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Crime lab funding restored

Gov. Sonny Perdue had pulled the funding for the Moultrie and Columbus crime labs.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Officials urge caution for travelers

Flights from SWGA Regional Airport are full and highway traffic expected to be heavy.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Lott upholds Strang dismissal

Strang's behavior exacerbated a hostile work environment, Lott writes.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Whole lotta questions

As if it wasn't bad enough that UGA A.D. Damon Evans was arrested and charged with a DUI on Wednesday, there was a young woman with the married father of two. (EDITS: includes photo of Evans' female passenger)

Money back in for Moultrie GBI crime lab

Gov. Perdue has agreed to utilize funding legislators directed for the reopening of the GBI crime lab in Moultrie for that purpose, state elected officials say.

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Lott upholds Strang termination

Albany, Ga. --- City Manager Alfred Lott has decided to uphold City Attorney Nathan Davis' recommendation and terminate former assistant city attorney Kathy Strang.

Online voters rank Georgia peanuts No. 1

The Internet debate is over and Georgia peanuts came out No. 1 as being the best in America, according to an online poll conducted by Congressional Quarterly Roll Call.
Staff reports