News for Monday, April 23, 2012


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Person of interest identified in death case

Anthony Westbrook, 52, was found dead off the 1800 block of Westtown Road earlier this month with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities say.

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Entering the Hall

The Albany Sports Hall of Fame welcomes its class of 2012.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 24, 2012

Albany Police Department responds to at least 75 incidents

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Proclamation kicks off victim's rights week

Last year, more than 18.7 million Americans were victims of crime, officials say.

Two injured in assault at local club

Circumstances unfolding from an altercation at an East Albany bar land two people in a hospital over the weekend, officials say.

Early Lee budget calls for cuts

Lee County officials will start hearings on the county's Fiscal Year 2013 budget early next month.

APD responds to robberies

An armed robbery at Woodall's and a break-in at a fire station are among the incidents the Albany Police Department have responded to over the last few days.

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Albany native and Girl Talk founder visits hometown

Haley Kilpatrick founded the organization Girl Talk in 2002 when she was a student at Deerfield-Windsor School.

Congress worries about jobs -- their own

When the going gets tough in Congress, the tough lawmakers get going -- on their campaigns. And that's about it.

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Bottling plant to serve new Sherwood ministry

The former Coca-Cola bottling plant will be used a multi-purpose ministry for Sherwood Baptist Church.

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When in need of political distraction, bash the poor

Poor people are useful during political season.

Lee volunteers collect 11 tons of garbage

The city of Leesburg kicked off its revitalization efforts with the annual Great American Cleanup.

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Obama faces defeat as Democrats defect

While much of the political world obsesses over Twitter fights and Seamus the dog, Barack Obama has set himself up for a high-profile defeat on one of the most important issues of the campaign.

Squawk of the day - April 24, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Dougherty to get 4-H agent

The county has been without a 4-H agent since June 2009, when its longtime leader retired.

The county has been without a 4-H agent since June 2009, when its longtime leader retired.

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Riggins expects to be on Grand Jury docket Wednesday

School Board member Velvet Riggins was charged in December with falsifying free school lunch applications.

Mabel Horne

Mabel Marchant Purvis Horne, 96, of Albany, GA, died Saturday, April 21, 2012

Edwina Mathis

Edwina W. Mathis, 86, of Leesburg, GA, died Sunday, April 22, 2012

Judy Swords

Mrs. Judy Swords, 54, of Doerun died Thursday April 19, 2012

Joyce Robinson

Joyce S. Robinson, 77, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012

Irene DeBary

Irene "Jackie" DeBary, 89, of Colquitt, formerly of Baker County, died on April 22, 2012

Carlton Bailey

Carlton (Carl) S. Bailey, 85, of Albany died April 22, 2012

Clifford Drinkard

Clifford Drinkard died on April 21, 2012

Roosevelt Jones, Jr.

Roosevelt Jones, Jr. passed away on April 19, 2012

Myrtie Jones

Mrs. Bobbie Jones, 80, of Blakely, Ga. died Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Zimmerman released from jail

George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial.

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Albany State women win conference track & field meet

Brittany Carter wins four events to lead Albany State to the women's conference track & field title while Isaiah Leggette leads ASU's men to a third place finish.

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Hamlin hangs on to win in Kansas

Denny Hamlin holds off Martin Truex Jr. in the stretch to win at the Kansas Speedway on Sunday.

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Hawks fall to Knicks

Carmelo Anthony drops in 39 points and the Knicks edge the Hawks, 113-112 on Sunday.

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The Braves see their five-game winning streak snapped in a 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday .

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26th annual Albany Sports Hall of Fame — Tommy Sharpe: Former Westover star football player Sharpe found at home on Clemson’s offensive line

Tommy Sharpe, who made a name for himself as a star center for Clemson, joins tonight’s Albany Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012.

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Darton blows field away

Darton’s golfers blow away the field and win the Region XVII Tournament by 40 strokes to capture their 11th title in a row on Sunday.