News for Saturday, July 31, 2010


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Chinese artist teaches workshop

More than two dozen people attend a Chinese artist's instructional watercolor workshop.

LookingBack Aug. 1

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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CONQUERING THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI: Day 7 -- Today is 'pay attention' day

Albany outdoorsman Dave Krantz recently returned from a 19-day trek down the Mississippi River from Minnesota back to Southwest Georgia, writing a journal about his experience every day during his journey. The following is Krantz's Day 7 journal entry in which he waits out some rain, navigates through river debris and gives a little tribute to Mark Twain.

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Westbrook, Berkman, others move at trade deadline

Multiple teams are active teams at the MLB trade deadline, as former All-Stars Jake Westbrook and Lance Berkman are among those traded.

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OUTDOORS: Another rude awakening

Herald outdoors columnist Bob Kornegay's fishing trip goes from a dream to a nightmare.

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Ruff Riders head into finals in Calif.

Sir Paul Jones and Justin Scott lead the way today as the Albany Ruff Riders Track Club competes in the National Junior Olympic finals.

Kitchen Inspections Aug. 1, 2010

Results of recent kitchen inspections.

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Attorney Baker fights to keep clients alive

Lee County native's goal is to defend the the seemingly indefensible.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Man enjoys 100th with friends, scotch

Art Donahue celebrates his 100th birthday with about as many friends and family as he has years at his hangout the Benchwarmer Bar Saturday.

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Jaxon Riley an enduring broadcast personality

A long-time radio/TV personality is one of a handful of survivors still on Southwest Georgia airwaves.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Burglary reports, resident help increase

The number of burglaries in Albany have increased in the last year, officials say.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with James L. (Luke) Flatt

Danny Carter holds a Q&A with James L. (Luke) Flatt, presiedent and CEO of Community Capital Bancshares Inc. and AB&T National Bank.

Police/Fire/EMS Aug. 1, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report Aug. 1, 2010

APD to hold going away party for crime, drugs

As part of a National Night Out Albany Police Department officers give neighborhood crime and drugs a "Going Away Party."Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Just call him Mike

The Herald sits down for an exclusive interview with Darton College Athletic Director Mike Kiefer in order to get a better grasp on his plans for the program.