News for Tuesday, May 24, 2011


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Georgia Music Hall to shut down June 12

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame in downtown Macon will turn out the lights on June 12.

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NASCAR NOTEBOOK: Hall of Fame inducts second class; Busch caught speeding off track at 128 mph

Racing legend Dave Pearson, who was passed over last year for NASCAR's first Hall of Fame induction, finally gets his day in the sun.

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Atlanta mayor: I accept fact Thrashers likely gone

Kasim Reed, Atlanta's mayor, makes comments Tuesday that paint a pretty clear picture about the future of the Thrashers in Georgia: there isn't one.

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FRENCH OPEN, DAY 3: Former UGA star Isner nearly upsets No. 1 seed Nadal before falling in five sets

Former UGA tennis star John Isner nearly pulls off the upset of the decade in a major against French Open No. 1 seed Rafael Nadal, but Nadal rallies to win the fourth and fifth set Tuesday in Paris.

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Colquitt baseball team falls short of GHSA Class AAAAA state title series in Game 3 loss to Parkview

The Packers fall one game short of the GHSA Class AAAAA state title series after losing to Parkview in Game 3 on Tuesday in Moultrie.

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State APR report: Georgia Tech to lose basketball scholarship for not meeting standards

For the second time in three years, poor academic performance in the Georgia Tech men's basketball program leads to the loss of a scholarship.

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Randolph Southern slugger Floyd takes big bat to Wallace CC

Patriots star Jon Floyd decides to continue his baseball career just over an hour from his home in Shellman at Wallace Community College in Dothan, Ala.

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APD looking for wanted parties

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital employees helped identify a man who reportedly stole a computer from the hospital.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

A day on the Flint with fly fishing

Darton invites the public out Saturday to learn about fly fishing

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Lonesome? Get a gun

Just when I thought I knew most of what there was to know, or at least that which was mostly worth knowing, about what is alluring to men about women, I uncovered a stunning new truth.

Weekend farmers market returns to city

The Saturday events will feature local farm-grown produce, food and entertainment, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

Lee tax standoff continues

Lee County Commissioners vote to allow the county attorney to meet with the attorney for tax commissioner Susan Smith.

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Police investigating forgery ring

Three people out of Columbus are thought to be involved in a string of forgeries that have taken place in the Albany area.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Flint canoe tours launch

The Flint RiverQuarium is once again offering guided canoe trips down the Flint River.

ACRI launches annual spring campaign

Formwalt urges the community to keep the momentum going.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Cool under pressure

After his toughest season since taking over Georgia's football program in 2001, head coach Mark Richt says Tuesday during UGA Day at Albany's Doublegate Country Club that he sees smoother waters ahead for the Bulldogs, while the director of operations for UGA men's basketball, Kent Davison, feels good about the direction of the program under third-year coach Mark Fox.

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Lee tax chief says no to garbage fees

The dispute between the Lee County Commission and Tax Commissioner Susan Smith appears to be headed for court.

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Commission votes 5-2 to put Sunday sales on the ballot

Albany city officials deny an attempt by Commissioners Tommie Postell and Jon Howard to table the vote on Sunday sales.

Commission talks disciplinary action in closed door meeting

Tuesday's brief executive session was likely to discuss Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver.

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Phoebe Sumter asking people to give to Tornado-stricken Missouri hospital

The Sumter County hospital was destroyed in a similar tornado on March 1, 2007.

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Weekly weekend farmers market to return to Albany Saturday

The Saturday events will feature local farm-grown produce, artisan food and entertainment, officials say.

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Electrical short sparks fire at Albany nightclub

Roughly $15,000 in damage was done by the small fire, officials say.

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Preacher says world will actually end in October

Harold Camping has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be obliterated on Oct. 21.