News for Friday, July 2, 2010


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Deputies arrest three in raid

A mutli-agency raid leads to three arrests on money laundering and racketeering charges.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Marine base celebrates nation's independence

Last year's Fourth of July celebration at an area Marine base attracted more than 11,000 people.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Lee Board members unopposed

An Independent candidate for the Lee County Commission pays qualifying fees for the race.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Legal fireworks sales slow heading into July 4

The proprietor of a local fireworks outlet calls sales of the traditional holiday products the worst ever.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Local attorney slams candidate's record

A Lee County Commission candidate's qualifications are questioned by his ex-wife's divorce attorney.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Poythress pitches jobs, unity during Albany campaign stop

Gen. David Poythress was once a military prosecutor in Vietnam.

POLICE/FIRE/EMS - July 3, 2010

APD responds to at least 45 incidents - Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Men's final set: Nadal vs. the Giant Killer

After beating the No. 1 player in the world in Roger Federer on Wednesday, Giant Killer Tomas Berdych's amazing Wimbledon run continued Friday when he beat No. 3 Novak Djokovic to advance to his first Grand Slam Final, where awaiting him will be No. 2 Rafael Nadal.

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Tour de France 2010: Can Lance do it again?

Standing in Lance Armstrong's way of a record eighth Tour de France title -- the quest for which begins today -- will be Armstrong's former teammate turned- bitter-rival Alberto Contador.

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Paris Hilton detained at World Cup on pot charges, which are later dropped

Paris Hilton was in South Africa on Friday to watch the Brazil-Netherlands match, but she almost wasn't allowed to leave initially after her friend was caught with "dagga" -- the local name for marijuana.

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UFC 116: Forget Brock Lesnar tonight -- what about Chris Leben's ironman attempt?

Brock Lesnar's return isn't the only story heading into UFC 116 tonight as Chris Leben attempts a seldom-seen "ironman" feat.

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GSW hires new golf coach, inks seven soccer players

Replacing Stan Shurling will be Louisiana golf pro Andrew Danna as coach of this year's GSW men's golf team.

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It gets worse: More details emerge from Evans' arrest

New details emerge Friday about what UGA Athletic Director Damon Evans told police before he was arrested for a DUI late Wednesday, including his unknown female passenger's panties being found between his legs after being stopped.

18 fatalities predicted on Georgia roads

In the 78-hour Fourth of July holiday period that began at 6 p.m. yesterday, Georgia highway safety officials are predicting 18 deaths on state roadways.
Staff reports