News for Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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Sumter County judge arrested for DUI

Southwestern Circuit Chief Judge Rucker Smith has been released on bond following his DUI arrest.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Crash in Baker County claims motorcyclist's life

There were a total of 15 deaths on Georgia roads during the Memorial Day weekend.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Homerun, Herald plan gas giveaway

A lucky Albany Herald reader will win $1,000 worth of free gas from Homerun Foods to help make summer days a whole lot cooler.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

Assault sends two to hospital

Five or six females are believed to have been involved in an aggravated assault that took place early Tuesday.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Dougherty finances still bleak

Dougherty County's local option sales tax fund improved by almost $500,000, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Police arrest four in incidents

Adams Exterminators and Jack Ivey Signs were victimized in two separate criminal damage incidents on Sunday and Monday.Jennifer Maddox Parks & J.D. Sumner

Police/Fire/EMS - June 1, 2011

APD responds to at least 60 incidents

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It's set: Federer vs. Djokovic

Roger Federer is back in the semifinals of the French Open after winning, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 against Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. He will meet unbeaten Novak Djokovic.

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Georgia Tech takes lead in NCAA golf; Georgia tied for fifth

James White fires a 5-under 67 to lead the field and help Georgia Tech take the first round lead in the NCAA Golf national championship, while Deerfield-Windsor's T. J. Mitchell shoots a 2-over to help Georgia forge a two-way tie at fifth.

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Going, going, gone

It's been rumored for weeks that the Thrashers were leaving Georgia for greener pastures in Canada, and Tuesday it happened as Atlanta became the only city to ever lose two NHL teams in the modern era of the league.

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Arts Council, aquarium plan art sale

Regional artists will display their works at an annual Albany art show and sale.- Carlton Fletcher, metro editor

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Warrant: Albany city judge hit wife with beer bottle

Crisp County District Attorney Denise Fachini has been chosen to prosecute the case against Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver, officials say.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Fletcher promises jobs, tax breaks for businesses if elected mayor

Fletcher joins Ward 2 Commissioner Dorothy Hubbard and businessman Kirk Smith in announcing a campaign for mayor of Albany.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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APD arrests vandalism suspect

A suspect was apprehended by APD as he left Jack Ivey Signs.

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Tornado victims receive help from Georgia peanut industry

The American peanut industry has organized the largest campaign in history to get nutritious peanut butter, peanut products and fresh water to the tornado victims.