News for Thursday, July 8, 2010


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Writer explores Internet's impact on the human brain

For many years, parents and teachers have observed the hypnotic effect that technology has on children -- first television, and then a whole host of other electronics such as video games, computers, cell phones, and other devices.

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Refugees forgotten at World Cup site

This Sunday the World Cup Finals will be played at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, just down the road from the Central Methodist Church in that same city.

Radium Middle excels in CRCT

Several area schools improve significantly on portions of state-mandated competency tests.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

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School Board candidates pledge transparency

Candidates discuss issues facing the Dougherty County Board of Education as July 20 primaries near.- Ethan Fowler, education writer

Chamber to hold celebration for 148th

A Saturday ceremony and cookout will mark a hometown unit's return from Afghanistan.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Two charged with murder in Brick House shooting

Two men face murder charges in connection with a Feb. 14 shooting death at the now closed Brick House Productions.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Commission candidates address issues at forum

Six candidates, including incumbents, are running for Dougherty County Commission seats.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Police/Fire/EMS - July 9, 2010

Albany police respong to at least 46 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Posey homers again as Giants sweep Brewers (EDITS: Includes POSEY WATCH)

Leesburg's Buster Posey continues his torrid streak, hitting another home run to lift the Giants past the Brewers, 9-3, Thursday.

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Semenya to make comeback in Finland

Caster Semenya announces Thursday she will make her comeback in Finland on July 15.

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Clemson's QB Question: Will Parker leave school?

Clemson starting QB Kyle Parker is considering giving up football and pursuing a baseball career.

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Coroner: Blood flowed from lacross slaying victim's nose

New details and evidence emerge in the University of Virginia lacrosse slaying case.

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Spain, Dutch ready for immortality

The small group of World Cup champions is ready to open the door as Spain and the Netherlands are trying to win their first title.

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Goydos shoots 59 at John Deere Classic

Paul Goydos shoots a 59 Thursday at the John Deere Classic, becoming the fourth person to do so in a PGA Tour event, 2B. (EDITS: Includes LPGA.)

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Cavendish wins 5th stage of Tour

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the fifth stage of the Tour de France Thursday, while Lance Armstrong struggles again and finishes 30th.

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Albany's finest set to take on streetball legends

The Kings of the South Basketball Game, a kickoff to Deion Branch's Battle of the South tournament, will be played today at Albany State.

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A baseball family reunion

This weekend's Paul Eames American Legion baseball tournament honors the man who helped make the sport popular in Southwest Georgia.

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King of South Beach

LeBron James makes his long-awaited decision on where to play basketball next season, picking the chance to win a championship in Miami, not Cleveland or New York.

Cordele man arrested for trying to deliver pot to Alabama jail inmate

TROY, Ala. -- A Cordele man is being held in Alabama's Pike County jail after sheriffs deputies say they caught him trying to smuggle marijuana to an inmate in a container of Chinese food.