News for Monday, May 16, 2011


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Mitt Romney raises $10 million - in one day

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney collected more than $10 million for his presidential primary bid on Monday.

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Court sides with police in warrant-less search

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a Kentucky man who was arrested after police burst into his apartment without a search warrant.

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Monroe's Shurtan signs with Edward Waters

Monroe High's offensive lineman Anthony Shurtan signs a scholarship with Edward Waters College on Monday.

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Deerfield girls soccer heads to Final Four; DWS boys fall

The DWS girls soccer team comes back to beat Holy Spirit, 5-3, to advance to the GISA Class AAA Final Four, but the Deerfield boys lose, 2-1, in the final seconds to Holy Spirit in the Elite 8 round.

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Coach relies on family, faith as team heads to World Series

Darton softball coach David Dews emphasizes character and integrity as his team marches toward the NJCAA World Series.

County, BOE may reshape districts

The Georgia General Assembly will likely be called for a special session Aug. 15 to deal with redistricting.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Empathy is a gift and is also learned

Did the storm skip over you?As a child, I can remember hearing the grown-ups say, "If you ain't gone through nothing yet, just keep on living." It wasn't grammatically correct, but it was certainly a fact-a fact of life that reminds us that we all encounter storms in our lives.

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Coastal living charms soul with style

Skidaway island is a popular retirement spot, a barrier island that dates back to a time when it was inhabited by Indians, who, as you might expect, either were pushed off the island or succumbed to the white man's diseases.

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United Way raises $1.2 million during 2010 campaign

Jim Deal of Albany Communications is the new chairman of the board for United Way of Southwest Georgia.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Darton's four freshmen carrying a load at nationals

When Darton won its first national title in 2005, the lineup was four freshmen and one sophomore -- and that's the same lineup the Cavs will put on the course when they tee off today in Odessa, Texas.

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The quest begins

Darton's rollercoaster season has led the golf team from oblivion to the nationals, which begin today in Odessa, Texas.

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Walmart prepares to open its doors

The long-anticipated Walmart in East Albany will have its ribbon-cutting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.Jennifer Maddox Parks

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Hinske's 3 hits lead Braves past Astros, 3-2

Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, and the Atlanta Braves used a makeshift lineup to beat the Houston Astros 3-2 on Monday night.

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TCC student wins art contest

A young Thomasville artist's watercolor and ink "Bear" will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

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Dougherty County releases tentative SPLOST timeline

Dougherty County will continue to use a "pay-as-they-go" philosophy when it comes to sales tax projects.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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District attorney, convicted killer vie in high court

Nathanial Taylor was convicted in Dougherty County of killing Lewis Anthony West in 2005.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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A.G. clears Albany on city manager search inquiry

The Albany City Commission hired then-Assistant City Manager James Taylor to succeed Al Lott.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Stone: Someone should be accountable for babies' deaths

Authorities are investigating the death of a newborn child to the same 14-year-old mother who lost a 4-month-old last year.- J.D.Sumner, government writer