News for Tuesday, May 3, 2011


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Obama administration says bin Laden photo "gruesome"

The Obama administration wrestled on Tuesday with releasing what it called a "gruesome" image of Osama bin Laden's corpse.

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COLLEGE HOOPES NOTEBOOK: Ga. Tech's Shumpert definite on NBA; UGA signs 6-10 center from N.C.

Ima Shumpert announced his intention to likely enter the NBA Draft, and then Tuesday confirmed that, saying he won't return for his senior season under new coach Brian Gregory.

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Former Herald printer spells out paper's history in 1901 edition

While The Albany Herald is the legal organ of Dougherty County and has been the city's daily paper since 1892, there was previously a paper founded by creator of Albany itself, Nelson Tift.

Lee library gets final approval

A Colquitt contractor has been awarded a contract to build a projected $5.3 million library/conference center in Lee County.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Inside scoop is ruff stuff

I'm Dixie Dew. If you read my mama's column weekly then you know that I'm the precious little red-haired dachshund of which she so affectionately writes every week. For the record, and not because I'm a bragger, but I am every bit as cute as she says. If anything, she downplays my cuteness.

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Shakespeare storms LCHS stage

Performances are planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lee County High School's Clay Auditorium.Staff Reports

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ATC recognizes honor grads

Fourteen Albany Technical College graduates participate in the school's Honors Day program.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Darton ceremony planned Thursday

Darton College's Spring 2011 Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cavalier Arena.

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A buddy is more than just a friend to hang out with

I am concerned about those young men and women who are beginning their college career. According to a UCLA student survey, 30% of new freshmen feel overwhelmed. It's no wonder, since the transition from high school to college is probably the single most significant change in their young lives. Here is some advice that can make the transition easier:

Lee flood study nears completion

The Leesburg City Council decides to discuss further a proposed employee compensation study.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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After destruction, there's no place like home

Tornado-ravaged Tuscaloosa, Ala., is unrecognizable in many places. Herald Staff Writer Terry Lewis is a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He returned to his hometown last week immediately after the tornado damage and provides this first-person account.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Westover boys soccer hosts 2nd round of state today

aking advantage of a 4-vs.-1 upset in the first round of the GHSA Class AAA state playoffs, the No. 2 seed Westover boys soccer teams hosts Veterans High School today, rather than having to travel.

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Thrice as nice

The Monroe girls track & field team wins its third straight GHSA Region 1-AAA title Tuesday and advances 11 individuals and two relay teams to next week's state meet.

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Police vehicle take-home plan questioned

Albany's police chief says taking home vehicles could improve response time and increase the visibility of the department.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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That's one 'bleep' of a big lizard

Godzilla lives in our garage.Okay, so maybe it's not Godzilla, per se, but it might as well be. It is a large -- no, ginormous -- gross lizard that, I promise you, is so big I would not be the least bit surprised to find out that he gets in my car and drives around at night, probably stopping at the Quickie for a honeybun and a beer.

Births May 1

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 14-25.

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Albany ready for 'campy' summer

When school's out for summer, learning and adventure are still going strong.

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Edwards asks city to pay for prosecutor (VIDEO ADDED)

Duties of a new position sought by the DA's office would include acting as a liaison with community groups.- J.D. Sumner, government writer