News for Friday, April 27, 2012


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Panthers want to put the hammer down on Alabama

The Panthers are 5-0, but no one on this team is growing complacent as they face a 2-3 Alabama team tonight at the Civic Center.

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Soaring farewell

The second day of the GISA state track & field meet is punctuated by the end of Deerfield's three-time state champ Reed Hancock's career and the domination of the Westwood girls.

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NFL DRAFT ROUNDUP: Falcons pick Wisconsin OL Konz

Wisconsin center Peter Konz, who may play guard in Atlanta, said it was a surprise when he was picked by the Falcons in the second round -- while Atlanta takes So. Miss OT Lamar Holmes in the third round and UGA's Cordy Glenn and Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill are taken in Round No. 2).

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Trio of Lee football players commit to in-state colleges

Three football players from Lee County -- Ryne Strickland, Tra Crawford and Julius Covin -- sign football scholarships on friday.

Police/Fire/EMS - April 28, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 53 incidents.

Dougherty Class of ’82 plans reunion

Dougherty High School Class of 1982 is making plans to conduct its 30-year class reunion in Atlanta on July 27-29.

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Liberty Bell Award presented

Annette Bowling, executive director of Albany Advocacy Resource Center, was awarded the Liberty Bell award

Drug dealer sentenced

An Albany drug dealer is sentenced in federal court to more than 17 years in prison.

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Homeless man arrested for entering automobile

Law enforcement officials say citizens can prevent thefts from automobiles by following a few simple rules.

Bomb found at power dam boat ramp

A citizen finds a bomb in the area of the local Georgia Power dam boat ramp.

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School board candidate introduces campaign leaders

Some influencial businessmen are supporting a Dougherty County School Board candidate’s at-large bid.

Motion filed in Riggins case

BOE Member is also suspended from job with Girl Scouts

An indicted Dougherty County Board of Education member is suspended from her job with the Girl Scouts.

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Mitchell EMS privatization under investigation

To save money, the Mitchell County Commission has voted to privatize the county's EMS service

A special committee is expected to be convened to look into action taken by the Mitchell County Commission.

Squawk of the Day - April 28, 2012

Make your comment on today's Squawk of the Day!

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Obama standing idle while Syria burns

Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of "Responsibility to Protect." Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing "would have been a betrayal of who we are," explained the president.

Francis Hogan Dismuke

Frances Hogan Dismuke, 85, Irwin County, died April 25, 2012

Rawlins Nelson Browner

Rawlins Nelson Browner, Albany, died April 18, 2012

Kaleb Roy Seymour

Kaleb Roy Seymour, 1 day old, Pelham, died April 25, 2012

Don Woods, Sr.

Don Woods, Sr., 59, Tifton, died April 25, 2012

LaTonya M. Adkins Mingo

LaTonya M. Adkins Mingo, 41, Albany, died April 22, 2012

Joan Kathy Davis Forehand

Joan Kathy Davis Forehand, 59, Blakely, died April 27, 1012

Ray Yarborough

Ray Yarborough, 57, Sylvester, died April 26, 2012

Mildred Louise Ross Floyd

Mildred Louise Ross Floyd, 77, Blakely, died April 26, 2012

Helena Holloway

Helena Holloway, 85, Moultrie, died April 27, 2012

Marion Catherine Fuller

Marion Catherine Fuller, Sumter County, died April 24, 2012

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Dougherty County Jail Report April 19-26, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail April 19-26, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Firefighters burn homes for training, blight reduction

Firefighters are usually more accustomed to putting out blazes rather than lighting them, but Friday things were a little different.

Baby Boy McCook

Baby Boy McCook, 1 day old, Pelham, died April 25, 2012

Betty B. Williamson

Betty B. Williamson, 91, Ben Hill County, died April 24,2012

Bernard Paulin

Bernard Paulin, 29, New Port News,VA, died April 15, 2012

Dollie Mae Love

Dollie Mae Love, 76, Camilla, died April 24, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Paul Harrison

Mary Elizabeth Paul Harrison, 33, Blakely, died April 23, 2012

Robert H. Allenbaugh

Robert H. Allenbaugh, Brierfield, died April 21, 2012

Marilyn Faye Robinson-Worthy

Marilyn Faye Robinson-Worthy, 56, Albany, died April 25, 2012

Johnnie C. Hunt

Johnnie C. Hunt, 87, Moultrie, died April 25, 2012

Roselle English

Roselle English, 97, died April 20, 2012

Fanoris Jackson

Fanoris Jackson, 61, Albany, died April 20, 2012

Marion Fuller

Marion Fuller, Americus, died April 24, 2012

J.B. Ingram

J.B. Ingram, Edison, died April 25, 2012

Johnnie Barrett

Johnnie Barrett, Pelham, died April 26, 2012

Lillie Mae Tyson Bell

Lillie Mae Tyson Bell, 95, Brinson, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lois Harp Bass

Lois Harp Bass, 78, Irwin County, died April 26, 2012

Bobbie Ann Clinton

Bobbie Ann Clinton, 44, Albany, died April 24, 2012

Joan J. Archer

Joan J. Archer, 70, Tifton, died April 25, 2012

Frank Johnson, Jr.

Frank Johnson, Jr., 58, Albany, died April 21, 2012

Ray Yarbrough

Ray Yarbrough, 57, Sylvester, died April 26, 2012

Evelyn Hampton Hogan

Evelyn Hampton Hogan, 88, Pelham, died April 24, 2012

Sue O. Pierce Donley

Sue O. Pierce Donley, 69, Bainbridge, died April 25, 2012

Robert Earl Johnson

Robert Earl Johnson, 59, Lumpkin, died April 19, 2012

Della Freeman

Della Freeman, 75, Albany, died April 20, 2012

Rawlins N. Browner

Rawlins Nelson Browner, 71, Albany, died April 18, 2012

Christine S. Alligood

Christine S. Alligood, 92, Albany, died April 25, 2012

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ASU athletes honored at annual sports banquet

Albany State track and cross country runner Brittany Carter and football star Jamarkus Gaskins received ASU’s top awards at Wednesday night’s banquet.

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Nesbitt throws 190 pitches to lead ASU past Miles in conference tourney opener

The Rams upset No. 2 seed Miles in 10 innings Wednesday in the opening round of the conference tournament in Ozark, Ala., thanks to starting pitcher Ken Nesbitt.