News for Wednesday, July 14, 2010


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Police/Fire/EMS - July 15, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Johnson pushes southern ties

Eric Johnson says water and next year's redistricting are major issues of interest tor Southwest Georgia voters. - Jim Hendricks, editor

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River cleanup set for October 23

Volunteers will enjoy a canoe/boating excursion while cleaning Lee County waterways. - Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Former Kansas athletics official pleads guilty

A former University of Kansas athletics official admits his role in the college's ticket scandal.

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Danica humbled by struggles in stock cars

Danica Patrick admits she's been struggling to make the transition from IndyCar to NASCAR.

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Brees, Isner among winners at ESPY awards

Georgia's John Isner wins an ESPY in the record-breaking performance category, while Drew Brees takes home four awards.

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MacGinnitie: Reduce barriers to creating more jobs for Georgians

Doug MacGinnitei and Secretary of State Brian Kemp will square off in Tuesday's GOP primary. - Terry Lewis, staff writer

High court lets murder convictions stand

Following the appeals process, the Supreme Court of Georgia upholds the convictions and sentences of two murderers.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Worker accused of stealing from church

A Dougherty County employee faces 26 counts connected to church thefts, a law enforcement official says.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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MCG campus holds ribbon-cutting

The Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine campus based in Albany recently welcomed 17 new students.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Fullerton, Grimsley face off in District 151 race

The incumbent cites delivering for the district; the challenger points to a need for change.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Childress, Turkoglu headed to Phoenix

Josh Childress returns to the NBA from Greece, but he'll be playing in Phoenix thanks to a sign-and-trade with Atlanta.

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Child care worker accused of hitting girl

Tamika Thomas, 34, faces battery charges for hitting a child at a child care business. - Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Lynx beat Dream in final seconds

The Atlanta Dream lose to the Minnesota Lynx, 83-81, Sunday.

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Paulinho wins Tour's 10th stage

Andy Schleck keeps the yellow jersey, but Team Radioshack's Sergio Paulinho wins the 10th stage of the Tour de France Wednesday.

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We wish you were here, Seve

While he won't be at this year's British Open, Seve Ballesteros's presence will definitely be felt.

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British Open: The perfect storm

The British Open has a rich history filled with great players and even better moments, but the weather is just as unforgettable.