News for Friday, July 23, 2010

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Police investigate motor vehicle theft

After robbing a group of people, two suspects steal one of the victim's cars and later set it on fire. - Staff reports

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Five AFD trucks battle stove fire

Unattended food on stove results in major damage to an apartment. - Terry Lewis, staff writer

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Vols' Dooley a breath of fresh air after Kiffin

Unlike his predecessor Lane Kiffin, new Tennessee coach Derek Dooley doesn't make any outlandish and inane statements during the Volunteers' turn at SEC Media Days on Friday.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Auburn's Chizik says players are first line of defense vs. agents

Auburn's Gene Chizik and Tennessee's Derek Dooley take a very different stance on agents than the other coaches at SEC Media Days, saying players -- not the schools or the NCAA -- need to first take responsibility for their actions and simply do the right thing.

Lee independent candidate qualifies for commission run

Signatures required of an independent Lee County Commission candidate are certified by the county Elections Board. - Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Uecker back in the booth after heart surgery

Brewers announcer Bob Uecker was back in the booth Friday after heart surgery.

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Probationer busted with two pounds of pot

It's back to the jail for one Albany man. - J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Cavendish wins stage; Contador nears Tour title

Mark Cavendish wins Friday's stage at the Tour de France, but likely will fall short of the title.

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Thomas reviews F&W's push into South America

Forestry firm's president has guided company into Uruguay and Brazil. - Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Martin has "no road map" on future

NASCAR driver Mark Martin, the old man of the circuit, says he isn't sure what his future holds.

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SEC MEDIA DAYS: Media votes 'Bama to beat Florida for SEC title (EDITS: includes complete list of predicted order of finish)

The majority of reporters who cover the SEC vote for a rematch this year of last year's SEC title game between the Tide and Gators, with Alabama once again coming out on top.

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Savage stoked

Albany native and ex-Westover star Aairon Savage is beyond ready to play for Auburn again after missing the past two years due to injury.

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Roddick, Isner reach Atlanta semis

American tennis star Andy Roddick and former Georgia star John Isner are on a crash course for the ATP finals in Atlanta.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 24, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 31 incidents.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Coats PLC opens in Albany

Coats officials were among the guests invited to the 2009 Georgia Quail Hunt, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Sherrod still unsure about work plans

The ousted agriculture official says she needs time to process what's happened and decide what to do next.- Brent Kallestad & Merrill Hartson, The Associated Press

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MCLB builds camaraderie

Roughly 200 Marines participated in a recent field meet at an area Marine base.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Darton College hosts Stop the Violence art workshop

The Stop the Violence campaign kicks off with an art workshop sponsored by Darton College.- Haley Frakes, Herald intern

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Bishop press secretary apologizes for Keown letter

Mike Keown is challenging longtime U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Watergate reporter Daniel Schorr dead at age 93

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veteran reporter-commentator Daniel Schorr, whose hard-hitting reporting for CBS got him on President Richard Nixon's notorious "enemies list" in the 1970s, has died. He was 93.

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ADDU bust probationer with two pounds of pot

Albany, Ga. -- A man already charged with trafficking marijuana in Spalding County less than a year ago literally dropped a bag of pot when drug agents raided his Station Crossing apartment Thursday night, officials say.

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Chehaw Scouts on way to 100th national jamboree

About 50 Boys Scouts from Southwest georgia are on their way to Washington, D.C., and Virginia for the adventure of a lifetime -- participating in the centennial National Jamboree.
Staff reports

Gunmen rob motorist, steal and burn car

Two armed gunmen rob a woman in her car late Thursday night, steal the vehicle and burn it, police say.
Jennifer Parks, staff writer

Heritage Financial announces dividend

Heritage Financial Group, the Albany mid-tier holding company for HeritageBank of the South, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 9 cents per share.
Staff reports

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Coats cuts ribbon on distribution center

Coats North America is consolidating its North American distribution centers into a single facility in Albany. The company's CEO, Paul Forman, was in Albany this morning to officially open the new 400,000-square-foot facility.
J.D.Sumner, government reporter

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