News for Wednesday, April 18, 2012


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Two suspects apprehended in scrap metal theft case

County police make an arrest after witnesses identify a suspect on the 400 block of Dunbar Lane.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 19, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 52 incidents

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Relay for Life hopes to raise $170,000

As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 71 teams were signed up to participate in the Relay for Life event at Darton College on Friday.

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Logistics drives area economy

More than 11,000 jobs in Albany and Dougherty County are a direct result of logistical services or industries.

Movies in the Park begins this week

Sony Pictures' The Smurfs will be the first feature film for the city's seasonal "Movies in the Park" series.

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State Board OKs ASU nursing

Albany State is the only historically black university in Georgia with a nursing program.

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March against crime scheduled Saturday

Stop the Violence groups, government officials and members of the community plan to march Saturday in opposition to crime.

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Ending fecklessness on guns

It’s understandable if unfortunate that the controversy surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin has polarized the country along both racial and ideological lines. But there is one issue that should not have any racial connotations: the urgency of repealing “Stand Your Ground” laws.

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Time for a cease-fire in ‘War on Women’

Bay Buchanan, the Republican activist who often speaks publicly on behalf of Mitt Romney, baffled a group of reporters recently when she threw out a statistic no one had heard before.

Squawk of the Day - April 19, 2012

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Dick Clark dead at 82

Dick Clark was 82 years old

Dianne Andrews

Mrs. Dianne Khris James Andrews, 59 of Fairbanks, Alaska died April 11, 2012

Minnie Gardner

Minnie E. Hartley Gardner, 89 of Albany, GA died Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Joe Harrell, III

Joseph Canell "Joe" Harrell, III, 57, of Tifton, died Monday, April 16, 2012

Susie Crocker

Susie Lee Hardage Crocker, 92, of Dawson Manor in Dawson, GA died Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Virginia Chavous

Mrs. Virginia Jackson Chavous, 75, of Sylvester died Wednesday April 18, 2012

Evelyn Johnson

Mrs. Evelyn Hodges Johnson, 78, of Sylvester died Wednesday April 18, 2012

Teresa Fields

Ms. Teresa A. Fields, 41, died on April 18, 2012

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Georgia execution delayed

Daniel Greene was scheduled to die on Thursday at the state prison in Jackson for killing 20-year-old Bernard Walker.

Cynthia Smith

Cynthia Denise Smith, 43, of Pelham died on April 18, 2012

Martha Colfield

Mrs. Martha Ferrell Cofield, age 102, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012

William Whiddon

Mr. William Drexel Whiddon, 83, formerly of Sumner died Tuesday April 10, 2012

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ASU softball team turns over new leaf before conference tourney

The Albany State softball team has come a long way since losing 10 straight games at the beginning of the season as they enter the conference tournament, which begins Thursday in Columbus, as a No. 1 seed.

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Locomotives go to highest bidder

Two 80-ton retired locomotives aboard MCLB-Albany were sold in an online auction.

Charles Lee

Mr. Charles Lee, 69, died on April 18, 2012

Bobby Stewart

Mr. Bobby Lee Stewart, 64, of Albany died on April 11, 2012

Robert Laster, Jr.

Veteran Robert Laster, Jr. of Sumter County died on April 15, 2012

Eloise Robinson

Mrs. Eloise Sims-Robinson, 74, of Albany died on April 13, 2012

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US, NATO ready plan to hand off Afghanistan combat

This week's sessions are meant to stitch together U.S. and NATO agreements on the pace of U.S. and allied combat withdrawal next year.

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Kentucky’s starting 5 declares for NBA draft

All five starters from Kentucky's national championship team -- freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, and sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb -- announce that they are going to the NBA.

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Lee County girls win region tourney opener, boys fall

Nicole Polk scores twice to lift the Lady Trojans to an easy first-round win Tuesday in the Region 1-AAAA girls soccer tournament.

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With heavy hearts, SGA’s Grimsley, Lowe repeat as state champs, make history

SGA seniors Adam Lowe and Billy Grimsley dedicate their doubles state title to Lowe’s cousin, 15-year-old Nathan Toal, who died last month during an accident in his backyard.

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Reigning Tennis POY, Westwood senior Smith, wins fourth straight state title; Wildcats doubles duo High/Larkin end boys title drought

Westwood tennis star Sydnee Smith becomes the school’s first-ever four-time state champ Tuesday when she wins the Class A title once again.

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Westwood, Deerfield baseball teams notch huge wins Tuesday; Deerfield soccer teams win region crowns; DWS tennis teams to vie for state titles today;

Westwood's baseball team tops reigning state champ and 3-A rival Crisp Academy on Tuesday, while Deerfield's baseball avenges an early season loss to Region 3-AAA foe Westfield to keep pace in the title race. (ADDS: items of DWS tennis at state; DWS soccer teams winning region; Baconton-Terrell County baseball; DWS golf)

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NFL ROUNDUP: Falcons get Manning-led Broncos in home opener

The Falcons begin their season at Kansas City and will have four prime-time games in the 2012-13 season. (ADDS: Manning and the Broncos opening vs. the Steelers)

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Westover baseball pays back Worth

Led by ace Robert Daniel’s 14 strikeouts, the Patriots avenge a loss to Region 1-AAAA rival Worth County on Tuesday in Sylvester.