News for Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Area junior golfers shine at GSGA sectionals

Albany brother tandem Jacon abd Tyler Joiner help lead the Southwest sectional to a victory over the Northwest section during Thursday's final round.

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Orioles hire Showalter as manager

The Orioles hire ESPN analyst and former MLB manager Buck Showalter to take over Thursday.

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NFL Commissioner: No suspension for Young over fight

The NFL says Thursday that Titans QB Vince Young won't be punished for a strip club brawl.

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Kiffin thinks lawsuit motivated by location

USC coach Lane Kiffin says Thursday the Titans are suing him purely because the entire state of Tennessee hates him.

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Lee baseball star Griffin headed to national showcases

Two of the most prestigious national showcases that a young, up-and-coming high school baseball player can be invited to happen in the next two weeks -- and Lee County's baseball star Chase Griffin, a rising senior, is going to both of them.

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Compton in command

Erik Compton, the former Georgia golf star who has undergone two heart transplants, is tied for the lead at the PGA's Greenbrier Classic.

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Pitino:I can't lie -- I tried to keep affair quiet

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino testifies Thursday at the trial of a woman trying to extort him.

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Monroe's Land wins Junior Olympic high jump title

With a jump of 5 feet, 7 inches, Monroe track & field star Mimieux Land -- just a junior -- wins her second U.S.A. Track & Field National Junior Olympics championship Thursday in the high jump in the last three years in Sacramento, Calif., only this time, her title comes while competing in the toughest age group.

Lee Commission sets tax digest

Timber and motor vehicle values spark a $6.5 million decline in Lee County's net tax digest value.

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Two more arrested, jailed for robbery

Two Albany men are jailed for the July 3 shooting and robbery of an Albany businessman.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Three illegal immigrants get indicted

Court documents show that three men previously were deported from the country.

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Murfree urges staff to 'open minds and hearts'

The Dougherty County School System holds a rally for its about 2,500 staff members as opening day nears.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Celebration honors Ours

Lee County's outgoing county administrator is the guest of honor at a going-away celebration.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Herald company hires digital operations leader

Robert Granfeldt Jr. returns to his newspaper roots to oversee digital operations for a seven-newspaper chain based in Albany and Atlanta.- Staff Reports

Downtown manager candidates set for August interviews

The Albany Herald has requested the information on the top three candidates under consideration.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Missing student's body found

A pecan orchard worker finds a missing Darton College student dead in a field.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Baker County man, juvenile face rape charges

A 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old juvenile face rape charges in Baker County involving a high school girl.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 30, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 64 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Woman's death in lee County ruled suicide

A woman ends her life in a Leesburg home Wednesday.

State organization to host health fair in Albany

An upcoming event will mark the second time that Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia has held a health fair in Albany.

Two wanted men now in custody

Two men turned themselves into the Albany Police Department for questioning on the July 3 Walter Phelps shooting

Probable suicide in Lee County

Leesburg, Ga. - Deputies responded to an emergency call to find a probable suicide at 976 Pinewood Road, in Lee County at 9:56 a.m. Wednesday.

Baker County student raped

A Baker County High School summer-school student was raped Monday.

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