News for Monday, April 16, 2012


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NFL Hall of Famers tee it up in local golf fundraiser

Several NFL Hall of Famers make an appearance at Doublegate Country Club on Monday, raising money for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s office and The 100.

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Mets snap Braves' five-game winning streak

The Mets, who swept the Braves in New York to start the season, continue their dominance in the NL East rivalry with a 6-1 victory.

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Smoltz to have No. 29 retired, HOF induction

John Smoltz, who played 20-plus years with the Braves and is the only pitcher with at least 200 wins and 150 saves, will have his number retired.

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Barge urges calm over graduation rate plunge

The state's school superintendent says the same number of students graduated, even with a new formula in use.

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Georgia Southwestern State breaks ground on Rosalynn Carter complex

Phase II of a $15 million project at a Southwest Georgia college has a projected December completion date.

APD responds to shooting and stabbing

Albany police officials say that two aggravated assault victims ended up in the hospital Sunday.

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Ads create a river of resentment

During Al Gore's Campaign back in 2000, we raised and spent close to $100 million (with matching funds) to win the primary, then received about $60 million in government funds for the fall campaign to get out our vote.

APD responds to two aggravated assaults

Activity on the Albany Police Department's caseload includes two aggravated assaults from over the weekend, reports show.

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Consultant: Airline plan likely not profitable

A consultant says the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport can be designated an international cargo airport.

Man, 21, drowns in Lake Blackshear

So far, officials say foul play is not suspected in connection to a drowning at Lake Blackshear.

Woman dies in Worth crash

A 20-year-old woman is dead following a crash in Worth County on Sunday.

Police/Fire/EMS report for April 17, 2012

APD responds to at least 77 incidents.

Squawk of the Day - April 17, 2012

Squawk of the Day - April 17, 2012

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Dougherty County finances strong heading into 4th quarter

Revenues for the county are trending above the curve, while expenditures remain below, officials say.

The Dougherty County government is "right where (it) needs to be" according to a report given to the county's finance subcomittee Monday morning.

Billie Lamonte

Mrs. Billie Jean Lamonte, 77, of Albany died Sunday April 15, 2012

Jimmie Bush

Jimmie Ruth Seymour Bush, 79, of Tifton died Sunday, April 15, 2012

Vera Williams

Vera J. Williams, 85, of Albany died on April 13, 2012

Paul Cato

Dr. Paul Cato, 60, passed away April 10, 2012

Sumter County jail inmate dies

An inmate at the Sumter County Jail has been found dead, officials say.

Colin Bailey

Mr. Colin Doyte Bailey, 63, of Albany, passed away, Saturday, April 14, 2012

Green Humphries

Mr. Green Lee Humphries, 73, of Albany, passed away, Sunday, April 15, 2012

Robert Green, Jr.

Mr. Robert Green, Jr. 55, of Albany died Monday, April 16, 2012

Arthur Perry

Arthur Perry, 61, of Albany died on April 16, 2012

William Wimberly

William Wimberly of Blakely died on April 11, 2012

Fabian Drew

Mr. Fabian Drew of Sumter County died on April 15, 2012

Robert Laster

Mr. Robert Laster of Americus died on April 15, 2012

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Deal OKs bill requiring drug testing for benefits

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that would require some people applying for welfare in Georgia to pass a drug test before they could get benefits.

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Moe’s could be moving to OfficeMax building

Documents show the restaurant will relocate, add a drive-through window and patio space.

A popular Albany restaurant may be relocated to a portion of the former OfficeMax building on Westover Boulevard.

Cavil Babb

Mr. Cavil Levir Babb, 75 of Moultrie died on April 16, 2012

Ulysses Bennett

Mr. Ulysses Bennett, 58 died on April 14, 2012

Clara Yater

Mrs. Clara Agnes Siler Yater, 92 former resident of Albany died April 15, 2012

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DCSS committee discusses budget

The Dougherty school system hopes to carry a $2 million surplus into FY 2012-13.