News for Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Poker players reach money at WSOP Main Event

The oney bubble bursts at the World Series of Poker's $10,000 buy-in Main Event late Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

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Giving your word's no joke

There is a saying among the people of the rural South used to condemn anyone who has changed the terms of an agreement, especially those done with a word and a hand shake.

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Home is always just a memory away

Grass Valley, Calif., an easygoing town of 11,000 located an hour north of Sacramento in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, owes its existence to the California gold rush. It is the home of test pilot Chuck Yeager and also is where Jimmy Jordan's roots have been in place for more than 19 years

Planning under way for Chicken Pie Festival

Planning is already ongoing for an annual Smithville festival scheduled for October.

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Fade at US Open teaches Ishikawa a few lessons for British Open

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa will try to improve on his U.S. Open performance when he plays in Scotland.

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Tiger appears high-strung as British Open looms

Whether making last-minute adjustments to his putter or testy exchanges with the British media, Tiger Woods appears to be on edge as The Open gets set to tee off Thursday.

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Tour taking shape as Schleck vs. Contador

Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador emerge as the Tour's front-runners.

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After 150 years, many memories at British Open

Longtime Georgia sideline reporter Loran Smith looks back on 150 years at the British Open in his second of seven columns he's writing from Scotland this week before the PGA Tour's third major of the year.

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Skinner 2nd at Ga. PGA event, preps for PGA Championship in August

With a spot in the upcoming PGA Championship reserved for him in August, Sonny Skinner finishes second in a Georgia PGA event Tuesday in Duluth.

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River Pointe back on top after Challenge Cup victory

Albany's River Pointe Golf Club beats out the staff from Stonebridge, Grand Island and Doublegate to win the 2010 Challenge Cup.

Man shot in hand with shotgun blast from car

After an argument about money, police say a man with a shotgun shot another man in the hand.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Police/Fire/EMS - July 14, 2010

Person of interest sought in assault

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Griffin makes unusual impression on opponent

DCSS School Board District 2 incumbent Milton "June Bug" Griffin faces challenge from newcomer Sherrell Byrd.- Ethan Fowler, educaton writer

GBI: Police justified in shooting thief

An investigation into a police shooting of a robber clears the officer by the facts in evidence, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent says.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Thomasville native to be top military commander in Iraq

Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin is set to take command later this summer, Pentagon officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Grand Island turns profit

A once costly Lee County golf facility has utilized cost-cutting measures and a membership drive to turn around its finances.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Lowndes bid policy irks Dougherty officials

Lowndes County is believed to have a preference policy that benefits local businesses in the bidding process.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Literacy program receives $12,000 from United Way

The Dougherty County Family Literacy Connection has worked to improve literacy since 2002.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

City HR quits, rips officials

Before tendering her resignation, Mary LaMont filed an EEOC complaint against the city of Albany contending gender and race discrimination.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee board OKs sheriff's vehicle order

Four vehicles needed by Lee Sheriff Reggie Rachals will be purchased with special-purpose local-option sales tax funds.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Fire takes top floor of home

Albany Fire Department firefighters no one was injured in the blaze on Hardup Road.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Second site open for early voting

The Democratic and Republican primary elections are set for Tuesday.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Ark., Okla. schools to apply for new D-II league

With realignment all the rage these days, eight Division II colleges apply to the NCAA on Tuesday to start a new league.

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To concerned teams perceive him as a troublemaker

In a not-so-stunning story, unsigned WR Terrell Owens is worried that teams think he is nothing more than a troublemaker.

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Person of interest sought in assault

Albany police are searching for Alexander Cortez Moore, 23, as a person of interest for questioning in regard to an aggravated assault Saturday at 110 S. Slappey Blvd.
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Wanted by Albany Police Department for questioning

Albany, Ga.- Alexander Cortez Moore, 23, is a person of interest wanted for questioning about a July 10 aggravated assault at 110 South Slappey Boulevard, according to an Albany Police Department e-mail.

No charges filed in dog's death

Authorities said today that no one has been charged in last week's death in Albany of a dog that was chained in a yard without water, shade or food during the heat wave. The investigation is continuing, police say.
Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Will NL ever win?

The NL hasn't won the All-Star Game in 13 years, and is tired of hearing about it.

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Police: Charges filed in robbery attempt, trainee pulled trigger

Albany, Ga. --- Police officials say that charges have been filed against two men involved in the armed robbery of a dollar store Monday that ended when a police officer trainee shot one of the suspects.

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