News for Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Albany Chorale takes new direction

ALBANY -- The Albany Chorale, an all-volunteer singing group, has been making music in Southwest Georgia since 1929, surviving a Great Depression and, most recently, the Great Recession.Now chorale officials hope to grow the organization under the leadership of new Artistic Director Dr. Marcia Hood.

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One-man show at the Tour de France

With little to no chance of being caught today on the final leg of the Tour de France, Alberto Contador will win his third title in the last four years.

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Pacquiao picks next fight -- and it's not Mayweather

Boxing fans everywhere collectively sighed Saturday when it was revealed that the fight of the century between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather still won't happen any time soon after Pacquiao signs up to fight Antonio Margarito in November.

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Cooperstown, here they come

Andre Dawson and Whitey Herzog highlight the 2010 Hall of Fame class that will be inducted today.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 25, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for July 25, 2010.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Dollar Store robberies appear to be family affair

A suspected January Dollar Store robber joins his wife and brother-in-law in jail for allegedly robbing the same store in July.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Town Hall audience cautiously favors projects

A Town Hall audience Saturday appears to cautiously favor projects funded by sales taxes.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Woman's body found in Tift Ave. apartment

Calling it a suspicious death, police investigate the death of a woman on the 400 block of Tift Avenue as if it were a homicide.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with G. Mary Ellis

Danny Carter holds a Q&A with G. Mary Ellis, president of Ellis Management Group.- Danny Carter, managing editor

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In the shadow of Jim Crow

Laws that legalized segregation in the South continue to impact the people who lived under them.Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Herald wins five AP awards

The Albany Herald wins honors in the Georgia Associated Press Association awards.- Staff Reports

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Family to hold fundraiser to buy service dog

A family with ties to Albany hopes to raise $8,900 to purchase a service dog for their son.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Kitchen Inspections July 25, 2010

Results of kitchen inspections in Dougherty County

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Transportation sales tax initiative in development

If approved by voters, a 2012 referendum would allow a one-percent sales tax to be collected for 10 years.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Conrad's grand slam lifts Braves past Marlins

One night after suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Marlins, the Braves pay back the Fish on Saturday, 10-5.

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Isner to face Fish in Atlanta ATP finals

The matchup everyone wanted to see -- Andy Roddick vs. John Isner -- was spoiled Saturday when Mardy Fish upsets Roddick and will face Isner today in the finals.

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Conquering the mighty Mississippi

Albany resident Dave Krantz recently returned from a 2,107-mile trek down the Mississippi River -- beginning in Minneapolis, Minn., and ending in Albany -- in his trusty 16-foot aluminum boat.

Body found labeled suspicious death

Albany, Ga. - A woman's body was found in a boarding house before 9:45 a.m. today. Police label it a suspicious death.

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