News for Monday, May 9, 2011


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Robbery trial begins for murder suspect

Jordan Harris is accused of robbing Ronald Lewis at gunpoint at a convenience store in 2009.

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Navy says chaplains may perform same-sex unions

Navy chaplains will be trained about their ability to perform same-sex civil marriage ceremonies under new guidance that would take effect if the Defense Department moves to recognize openly gay military service.

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UGA RB Ealey: I'm outta here

After a short-lived career in Athens mired by two off-the-field incidents, Bulldogs RB Washaun Ealey decides Monday it's in his best interests to leave Georgia.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: GSW baseball duo named to PBC All-Conference Second Team; DWS golf finishes 4th at state

Corey Benson and Michael Coffey earn postseason accolades over the weekend at the Peach Belt Conference awards banquet in Columbus.

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Albany Tech inks agreement with Southern Polytechnic

A new articulation agreement between Albany Technical College and Southern Polytechnic State University centers on engineering technology.Terry Lewis, staff writer

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Let the ones you love know now

A long time ago, one Sunday morning, I recall being in church where an old lady, I believe in her late eighties, made her way to the front of the congregation.

Gunmen keep the Albany Police Department busy Monday

In three pre-dawn incidents Monday, handguns are used in assaults and a robbery.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

Gov. Deal signs 'deer baiting' bill

The Governor says the new laws will help hunters and landowners.Terry Lewis, staff writer

Dougherty High project approved

A notice of intent to award is expected to be sent to Kinney Construction today for the Dougherty High School Center of Excellence.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer

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Just three area prep baseball teams left in state playoffs

Of 13 that entered the GHSA and GISA state baseball playoffs last week from Southwest Georgia, only Randolph Southern, Westwood and Deerfield remain alive for a championship after the first round. (ADDS: breakout of schedule of GISA Elite 8 games for Friday and Saturday).

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Four injured in three-vehicle wreck at Pine Av. and Gillionville Rd.

Three-vehicle accident sends four to hospital

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UPDATE: Albany welfare purchases reviewed

The list of places where funds were spent has been added to the story.

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County to raise landfill fees 1.5 percent

People who live in Dougherty County can take up to 250 pounds of trash per day to the landfill for free.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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Dorough requests hospital records

Former city commissioner Bo Dorough wants Phoebe financial records and documents of Hospital Authority activities since 2004.J.D. Sumner, government writer

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County commission to consider selling carbon credits

The Dougherty County landfill generates carbon credits, officials say.