News for Tuesday, November 2, 2010


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Woman dies in single-car crash early Wednesday

An Albany resident died after driving off the road and flipping her car just before 8 a.m. today, troopers say.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Veterinarian unsung hero in Secretariat story

It would be difficult to imagine anybody-including those steadfastly opposed to pari-mutuel betting-coming to the Keeneland race course and not experiencing a surge in emotions. Gentle excitement permeates, and the mood is forever festive.

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Caution needed with aggressive bees

Last month, a Dougherty County man was killed by numerous bee stings after accidently disturbing a hive while operating a bulldozer. The Georgia Department of Agriculture has determined through entomological testing that the bees in question were an Africanized strain of honeybee -- the first such bees in Georgia.

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Knowing it all is in the genes

I come from a long line of know-it-alls. Honestly, on both sides of my family, we can pretty much tell you anything you need to know for we know it all. Or so we believe.

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Bishop declares victory, latest vote tally at 51 percent (Updated 1:40 a.m.)

In a race that appears to have been settled during the early morning hours, U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop may be headed to Washington for another term.

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Voters approve SPLOST renewal

With 100 percent of the vote counted, Dougherty voters approve SPLOST VI.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Olens takes lead for AG

The position of Georgia's top prosecutor is being vacated by Democrat Thurbert Baker.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Voters keep incumbents in Dougherty, Lee

In Dougherty and Lee County elections, three challengers were unable to unseat incumbents.Ricki Barker, staff writer

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Pike: Media hyping Albany crime issues

County Commissioner Christopher Pike says the crime picture being painted of Albany is "unrealistic."- Terry Lewis, staff writer

Leesburg City Council adopts sign ordinance

Leesburg's City Council adopts a sign ordinance only slightly different than the one recently approved by the Lee County Commission.

Police/Fire/EMS - November 3, 2010

Albany police respond to at least 34 incidents.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

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City changes retiree benefits, discusses pants

A forum on the saggy pants ordinance has been set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Albany Law Enforcement Center.

Golf cart victim in fair condition

The woman charged with driving under the influence in connection with the crash is out on bail.

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Dougherty vote propels Dukes to win over Kemp

Incumbent Democrat Winfred Dukes held a big lead over challenger Karen Kemp in their House District 150 race.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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MLB ROUNDUP: Braves shake up roundup, Brewers hire manager

The Braves cut loose Rick Ankiel and Kyle Farnsworth on Tuesday, but say Alex Gonzalez is welcome back, while the Brewers hire a new manager.

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Richt says Grantham not proud of 'choke' gesture given to UF

After a South Florida TV station snapped a picture of UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham gesturing to Florida's Chas Henry before his game-winning kick last week on the sideline not to choke, the Bulldogs apologize to Florida on Tuesday.

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Hawks soar past Cavaliers

The Hawks are the East's only undefeated team after defeating the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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Landis to be tried in hacking case

After initially admitting he never used steroids, then admitting later that he did, Floyd Landis' troubles continue as he's charged with computer hacking.

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Any takers?: Moss ready to move on

After Minnesota's sudden move to cut one of the NFL's top receivers, the Randy Moss sweepstakes begin, but are there any takers?

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Bishop pulls ahead (UPDATED 11:45 p.m.)

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, who was trailing by as many as 13,600 votes earlier tonight, has taken the lead in his campaign for a 10th term as Georgia's District 2 congressman.
To get updated state totals Click Here.

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Dougherty turnout passes one-third mark

Between early voting and the 22 percent who have gone to the polls by mid-afternoon today, Dougherty County's election turnout is already in the 35-36 percent range.
J.D. Sumner

City talks retiree benefit change, saggy pants (Video Included)

None of the Albany Hospitals would agree to be the PPO for Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Medicare Advantage Plan, city officials say.