News for Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Now, y'all hush all that fussin'

A while back, a transplanted Yankee sat down beside me at a luncheon and proceeded to explain what had compelled her to uproot herself from generations of Northern influence and move South.

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New laws have hit the books

July 1 often brings a host of new laws that become effective in Georgia. As your sheriff, I am asked about these new laws daily.I wanted to take this opportunity to share some information about the laws that I am asked about most often. Those are the laws about texting and driving, about seatbelts in pickup trucks, and the new gun laws.

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Posey goes 1 for 3 with an RBI, Giants win, 6-1

Buster Posey goes 1 for 3 in 6-1 win against Brewers

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World Series of Poker on pace for more entries

This year's World Series of Poker expects more entries since it's not on the July 4 weekend.

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Rangers to hold auction

The Texas Rangers will hold an auction nex week to sell the team

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Caster Semenya is cleared to return to track

Castor Semenya, who was on an 11-month layoff for gender tests is cleared to return to track.

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Playoff Fever

The beginning of the season was filled with uncertainty, but the end of it looks bright for the Panthers.

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San Joe's prepares for new Leesburg location

The owner of a Mexican restaurant says the business is expected to open its doors in the next three weeks.- Ricki Barker, staff writer

Teacher plans suit against DCSS

A Westover teacher gives the DCSS notice that he plans to sue it after his pay was allegedly reduced while serving his country.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Candidates to appear at local forum

Local candidates will respond to questions Thursday at the Welcome Center in downtown Albany.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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House Speaker holds 'pep rally' in Tifton

David Ralston stumps for Republican candidates at a meeting with South Georgia business leaders.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

City expanding P-card purchasing system

An Albany credit card-like program has controls in place to thwart unauthorized purchases.J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS - July 7, 2010

APD responds to at least 47 incidents

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Ours takes Glynn County job

Lee County officials must start the search for a new county administrator to replace Alan Ours.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

City cracking down on delinquent businesses

A review of occupational tax certificates was initiated following reconciliation of city lists in April.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Lance struggles in third stage of Tour

Lance Armstrong has a long day in the third stage of the Tour de France

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Van-der-ful: Dutch beat Uruguay, 3-2

The Netherlands advances to its first World Cup final in 30 years by beating Uruaguay, 3-2, Tuesday

Lee County administrator taking job in Glynn County

Lee County Administrator Alan Ours says taking the county administrator's job in Glynn County is a "bittersweet" decision after serving four years in Lee.
Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

APD develops person of interest in weekend shooting

APD reports that a person of interest has been identified in the shooting of Walter Phelps.

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