News for Saturday, April 14, 2012


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Crews schedule mowing of routes in Dougherty County

According to the Georgia DOT maintenance crews have scheduled mowing on S.R. 62 and S.R. 133 in Dougherty County weather permitting.

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Memorial for fallen APD Officer Lewis-Flemming

The community turns out to witness the unveiling of a fallen APD officer's name on a traveling memorial.

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Chehaw: Native American tradition continues today

The annual Native American Cultural Festival weekend at Chehaw ends at 5 p.m. today.

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Lee Fire Department preps for ISO audit

Albany's "2" Insurance Services Office fire protection classification puts it among the country's top 1 percent.

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Friend passes at 105 years

A friend died last week, left this life on a beautiful Easter Sunday.

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Spring into Style

Color is the key when it comes to looking stylish this season.

Births April 15 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from March 26 - April 6.

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Deerfield preps for spring musical

“Once Upon a Mattress” will be performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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‘Smokeless’ cigarette shop ready to open

Said to be inoffensive and relatively harmless, an electronic “smoke shop” is set to open in Albany.

Camilla Gnat Days slated for May 4-5

Camilla's Gnat Festival will stretch over two days.

UGA alumni group rebrands SWGA chapter

The Albany chapter of the University of Georgia Alumni Association has been renamed.

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Rynders named delegate to GOP convention

A state House representative from Leesburg will attend the Republican National Convention as a delegate.

Kitchen inspections for April 15, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections for Dougherty and Lee counties.

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On the Job with Michelle Oaks

Jim West holds a Q&A with Michelle oaks, owner of The Cakery in Albany.

Police/Fire/EMS report for April 15, 2012

APD responds to at least 51 incidents.

Community Calendar for April 15, 2012

Here is a list of events for Southwest Georgia.

Titanic disaster a reminder of our mortality

Even after a century, people are still fascinated by the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic.

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Time is running out on deficit control

Borrowing from a recent editorial by Caroline Baum of Bloomberg, four figures will be used to explain why U.S. debt matters.

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In Trayvon Martin case, justice takes a hit

There’s three sides to every story, baby: There’s yours and there’s mine and the cold, hard truth. — Don Henley

Squawk of the Day - April 15, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

Eugene Burns

Eugene Burns, Albany, died April 9, 2012

Larry R. Scarborough

Larry R. Scarborough, died April 12, 2012

Ruby Allyne Newell Weaver

Ruby Allyne Newell Weaver, 67, died April 13, 2012

Walter Ray Mock

Walter Ray Mock, 63, Albany, died April 13, 2012

Hilda McDonald Story

Hilda McDonald Story, 81, Albany, died April 10, 2012

Keith Lunsford

Keith Lunsford, 53, Albany, died April 12, 2012

Mary Harvey

Mary Harvey, Albany, died April 14, 2012

Newton P. Eunice

Newton P. Eunice, 63, Pelham, died April 13, 2012

Eloise Sims Robinson

Eloise Sims Robinson, 74, Albany, died April 13, 2012

Jeanne Pearce Wileen

Jeanne Pearce Wileen, 65, Albany, died April 13, 2012

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Friday Night Lights

Monroe’s girls and Westover’s boys win the team titles at the 9th annual running of the Westover Track & Field Relays at Hugh Mills Stadium on Friday night. (ADDS: Video of the meet)

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Braves best Brewers in 2012 home opener, 10-8

In a see-saw battle Friday night at Turner Field, the Braves rally to beat the Brewers in a wild one for their third straight victory.

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Ex-Auburn star Goodwin found guilty of robbery, faces 20 years to life

Antonio Goodwin is convicted Friday for his role in an armed robbery last year and faces a hefty prison sentence, while three of his former Tigers’ teammates are awaiting trial.

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Hawks hammer Howard-less Magic; Orlando big man out indefinitely with herniated disk in back

Jannero Pargo hits five 3s on Friday to lead the Hawks to a 109-81 rout of the Magic in a key Eastern Conference game in Orlando.

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Petrino won’t appeal firing, mistress put on paid leave

Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino’s agent says Friday he won’t fight being fired by the school as its head football coach for failing to disclose an extramarital affair with a school employee, who has since been placed on leave.

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FRIDAY'S LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: DWS baseball avenges region loss to Southland; ASU softball sweeps Claflin

Weston King picks up the win on the mound and leads Deerfield at the plate Friday night as the Knights blank rival Southland, 5-0, on Friday night. (ADDS: roundup items on Baconton, Pelham, Terrell Academy baseball; Deerfield soccer; ASU softball)

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Lee baseball seizes control of subregion with sweep of TCC

Lee sophomore catcher Jack Bell plays hero for the Trojans on Friday night, going 2-for-4 with three RBI during a doubleheader sweep of subregion foe Thomas County Central.