News for Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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Pakistan warns America not to stage any more raids

Pakistan warned America Thursday of "disastrous consequences" if it carries out any more unauthorized raids.

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Albany firefighters up for Oconee FD challenge

The Albany Fire Department vows to raise more money to help keep youngsters safe than the Oconee County Fire Department.- Pete Skiba, staff writer

Camilla prepares for Gnat Days

Thousands of people are expected to crowd the streets of downtown Camilla this weekend for an annual festival.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Being snubbed was good for the U.S.

The biggest news in perhaps the last 20 years hit this past week requiring the President to make a special speech to the United States citizens. I mean, of course, President Obama's explanation for why he was not invited to the Royal Wedding in England. As most of the world knows, William and Kate were married and the President was snubbed.

Empower Albany summit scheduled at Civic Center

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with its Strive2Thrive initiative will look at poverty in the city.- Terry Lewis, staff writer

AP tests may lose funding

Advanced placement courses allow students an opportunity to obtain college-level credit while still in high school.J.D. Sumner, government writer

APD offers 'hold-the-line' budget

City documents show the Albany Police Department's FY 2012 budget request is for $16.1 million.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Hudson pitches one-hitter to lead Braves sweep

Behind Tim Hudson's one-hitter, the Atlanta Braves sweep Milwaukee in a doubleheader Wednesday in Atlanta

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FIFA sets July 2012 target for goal-line systems

After numerous controversial calls during the 2010 World Cup, FIFA is finally ready to use goal-line technology.

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Area boys track & field teams head to Jefferson in search of glory

Bainbridge and Pelham are looking to defend their state crowns, while Westover, Albany and Mitchell County have their eyes fixed on pulling off an upset or two.

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Sabbatini in trouble with PGA Tour

Sources tell The AP on Wednesday that Rory Sabbatini's bad behavior has him set for suspension from the PGA Tour.

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Knocked out

The No. 2-seeded Westover boys soccer team falls in the same spot it did last year -- the Class AAA State Tournament's Sweet 16 round -- after losing to Veterans High School, 3-2, on Wednesday.

Vehicle hits girl

A 4-year-old girl hit by a driver on the 400 block of Bonny View Avenue leads to residents' complaints.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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On the Job with Winston Oxford

"On the Job With...." is a regular feature of Sunday Inc. Today's segment is with Winston A. Oxford, executive director of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority.

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Alleged police killer indicted; Edwards to seek death penalty

A Dougherty County grand jury indicts the man charged with murdering Dougherty County Police Department Lt. Clifford Rouse.Pete Skiba, staff writer

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Former Palmyra CEO named head of South East Fla. Hospital

Rader has been with HCA facilities for 16 years, officials say.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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City to amend boat ramp policy

Some types of hunting in the region, such as for alligators, are often done at night.- J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Head coach Mitchell leaving Sherwood football program

After just two seasons, Sherwood Christian Academy head football coach Reggie Mitchell is bolting Albany for a new opportunity in Tift County.

Gov Deal signs human trafficking bill

On Tuesday, Gov Nathan Deal signed a bill detailing the penalties for human trafficking in the state of Georgia.

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FY2012 BUDGET REVIEW: APD offers 'hold-the-line' budget

The Albany Police Department's FY2012 budget request is for $16.1 million, city documents show.