News for Thursday, May 12, 2011


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Pakistan suicide bombs kill 80 to avenge bin Laden

A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving a paramilitary training center in Pakistan on Friday.

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Graduation test scores increase in English, language Arts, science, and social studies

Results of the 2011 Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) show student scores increased in all content areas where there is historical data.

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Watney shines, Woods exits early in TPC opening round

Nick Watney shoots eight under to take the lead in the TPC while Tiger Woods pulls out after a horrible nine.

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Darton softball players visit young patients at local hospital

Lady Cavs players and coaches spend an hour visiting with patients in the Pediatric Unit of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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ASU looks to take advantage of last-chance meet at home

After seeing the event postponed in April for the first time in its 19-year history, the Albany State men's and women's track and field teams host the annual Alice Coachman Invitational this weekend.

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Man sought in theft

Police are asking the community to identify and locate a man wanted for questioning in connection with a theft.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Monroe up and running in girls' state track meet

Monroe's girls track team gets off to a fast start on the first day of the GHSA girls state meet at Hugh Mills Stadium on Thursday.

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Deerfield baseball is hungry for more

Deerfield-Windsor looks to win its first state championship since 2003, and the road to that title continues in today's Elite 8 round.

Lee sheriff plans festival

Lee County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff pitch in to raise money for the Special Olympics on Saturday.

Lee sheriff: Safety shortchanged

The Lee County Commission's Finance Committee trims more than $200,000 from the county's overall FY 2012 budget, including eight new deputy positions and six sheriff's vehicles.

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Volt debuts in Albany

Chverolet's electric-powered car takes a spin into the Good Life City.

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CVB unveils new website to promote Albany is the new home of Albany shopping, event, dining and attraction information.

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Board member cites poor performance in termination cases

The Dougherty County School Board voted 3-2 Wednesday to not renew the contracts of its human resources director and an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.