News for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Albany Tech president battling lymphoma

ATC President Anthony Parker says he will adjust his schedule for the next several months as he undergoes stem cell transplant surgery

Judge: Lee garbage petition now moot

Lee County commissioners' repeal of the controversial garbage fee ordinance last month makes a recall vote unnecessary, probate judge rules.

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That Miss Universe ... what a guy!

Just in case there is any need for further proof that I am being trampled and left behind in the dust of changing values in this country, I learn that the Miss Universe Pageant has decided to allow transgender women to compete in the Miss Universe Pageant.

Students of SCA entertain with Pooh

ALBANY — Sherwood Christian Academy elementary students will present Winnie the Pooh Kids on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the secondary campus

Justice system still has final say

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26 has touched a national nerve in an America that every day seems more poised toward division.

‘Stand Your Ground’ Law needs immediate review

“Trayvon Martin made the wrong decision and now he is in the cemetery,” “Messing with drugs and living a thug life will land you one of two places ...,” “The hoodie is just as responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.”

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Whispering campaigns

All it takes is one little twit. Or a tweet, as the case may be -- not that the two are mutually exclusive.

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Women have a civilizing influence on Congress

‘Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in Congress?” President Obama asked recently. Then he answered: “I think it’s fair to say. That is almost guaranteed.”

Post-midnight gunshot sends man to hospital

Four men shoot up a Patrol Drive residence early Wednesday morning, leaving a resident with a stomach wound.

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Lee chamber plans Fishin' Fantasy

An annual day of fishing and fun is planned at a local pond for area kids 14 and under.

African-American culture celebrated at Albany expo

The 2nd annual Albany Area Black Expo comes to the Hilton Garden Inn for a five-day run.

Squawk of the Day, April 12, 2012

Read and make your comment about today's Squawk of the Day.

Publix donates to United Way

More than $1 million has been raised for United Way of Southwest Georgia's 2011 fundraising campaign, officials say.

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ATC students design flamingo habitat

After two months of work, three ATC students present design plans for a new flamingo habitat to Chehaw.

Phoebe assessing community needs

Phoebe Community Visions is currently looking at ways to best assist area non-profits requesting community benefit funds.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 12, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 40 incidents.

Men indicted for robberies

Prosecutors contend the two indicted men and a third who has pleaded carried out a spree of armed robberies of stores.

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Murder charge brought in Trayvon Martin case

Second-degree murder cases carry a madatory minimum of 25 years behind bars when a gun is used.

Lizzie Mae Mann Leary

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Robert B. McHugh

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Robert Maurice McCloskey

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Rosalyn Phillippee

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Eugene Robinson

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Marion Manuel Green

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Hilda McDonald Story

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Earline McDonald Goodwin

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Barry Kim Franks

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Anthony E. Westbrook

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Things to do downtown this week

A list of things to do downtown this week

Check out this listing of events going on downtown this week.

Judge: Lee garbage repeal moot

Lee County Probate Court Judge John Wheaton denied a local group's efforts to force a recall vote on the county's controversial garbage fee ordinance Monday when he rendered a decision that the issue had been rendered moot by action taken by the county.

APD WANTED for shooting: Four men in Lincoln Town car and black Ford pickup

Gunshots rang out just after midnight Wednesday and hit a resident in the stomach.

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Feds sue Apple over price-fixing of e-books

The U.S. government has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers. It said Wednesday that the publishers conspired with Apple to raise retail electronic-book prices to limit competition.

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Heritage buys AB&T branch in Auburn, Ala.

The transaction represents the Albany-based bank’s first venture into Alabama.

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Manson likely a no show for his parole hearing (UPDATED: 2:25 P.M.)

The parole hearing at Corcoran State Prison in Central California, Charles Manson's 12th, could be the last one for the aging mass murderer.

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Chipper homers in return, leads Braves past Astros, 6-4, for first win of 2012

Chipper Jones plays hero for the Braves on Tuesday night as he homers, makes a great play in the field and leads Atlanta to its first victory of the 2012 season, 6-4, against Houston.

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