News for Monday, July 12, 2010


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Life the greatest inspiration

What inspires you?I am asked that question quite often. I've always replied in a number of different ways because it is so difficult to pinpoint just one thing in particular that inspires me. Sometimes it depends on some experience I've had or someone's personal story.

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Westwood limps into British Open

Lee Westwood is fighting a calf injury this week as he heads into the Brithish Open

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Favre is back (working out) again

Brett Favre is working out at home in Mississippi for another possible comeback

Jury selection begins in gang shooting trial

Four Albany men are accused of crimes related to a 2009 suspected gang shooting, court documents show.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Man charged with burglary

Bargain Town and Warehouse Package store are hit within hours of each other.

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Dougherty school millage rate flat

Vinson Davis follows in his father's footsteps as principal of Radium Springs Middle School.Ethan Fowler, education writer

Tax digest down $172M

A lack of new auto sales has caused a "significant decrease" is assessed values on motor vehicles.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Health district warns about whooping cough

Parents are warned to watch for symptoms of whooping cough in their young children.

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One shot, another arrested in robbery

One suspect exited a store on West Gordon with a female employee as hostage, police officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire EMS July 13, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS reports for July 13, 2010

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USDA grants to help farmers

A pair of $400,000 grants will be focused on technological and stewardship/management issues.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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LCSS sets millage rate

The millage rate for school property taxes in Lee County will remain the same in Fiscal Year 2011.

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Hola, Papi!

Boston's David Ortiz beats Florida's Hanley Ramirez in Monday night's annual MLB Home Run Derby.

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Tour de France shaping up as 3-way scrap

The Tour de France is shaping up as a three-way tie between Cadel Evans, Albert Contador and Andy Schleck.

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Spain World Cup fiesta goes wild, boosts unity

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Spain's first World Cup in Madrid Monday.

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One injured, one-arrested in officer-involved shooting

Albany, Ga. -- One suspect has been taken to the hospital and another to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning following an officer-involved shooting on the 900 block of West Gordon Avenue Monday afternoon.

ASU asks permission to apply for energy grant

Albany State University wants to apply for up to $7 million in federal energy grants.

Georgia Supreme Court upholds Mitchell County murder conviction

On Friday, July 9, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the 2003 murder conviction of Willie Fred Bell but vacated the armed robbery and burglary convictions.