News for Saturday, April 28, 2012


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16-year-old killed in Cordele Saturday

A 16-year-old boy died from multiple stab wounds he suffered before 12:38 a.m. Saturday at Rosewood Estates in Cordele, stated a Cordele Police Department report.

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Family wants justice for boy’s murdered mom

The family of 3-year-old Alijah Watson wants justice for his murdered mother and maybe some peace for themselves.

Participants needed for cancer study

A study is currently ongoing in Albany related to a cancer officials say claims 1,300 Georgia residents a year.

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Students go inside music at threeforty

Evan Barber and his band the Dead Gamblers teach lessons and share their passion for music.

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You can’t doll up devilish cows

I saw a sign in a store once. Not a sign, really, but rather a little slip of paper taped to the side of the cash register. I was buying some gum.

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A camp-y summer

Organizations in metro Albany have a wide variety of ways for children and youth to occupy the summer months.

Births 29 April

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from April 16-22.

Students center of political play

If American college students aren’t getting anything else, they’re getting a lesson in American politics. At least they are if they’re paying attention.

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Romney campaign run could be a big one

The speculation regarding the eventual Republican vice-presidential candidate has begun. Will it be Marco Rubio, the upstart senator from Florida?

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No entitlements? Careful what you wish for

While the term “entitlement culture” has become for many in places like Albany — sadly — a euphemism for the poor in the mostly African-American community

Police/Fire/EMS - April 29, 2012

APD responds to at least 53 incidents

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Opinions sought on new waste rule

A new solid waste ordinance is in the planning stages and officials want resident’s opinions.

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Another Level Motorcycle Club presents festival

The Another Level Motorcycle Club presents a festival Saturday on Front Street at the Albany Civic Center.

Community Calendar for April 29, 2012

Here's a list of coming events in Southwest Georgia.

Kitchen inspections for April 29, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections from Dougherty County.

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On the Job with Bill Martin

Staff writer Jim West holds a Q&A with Bill Martin, owner of Albany Nut and Bolt.

Squawk of the Day - April 29, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

Jean Markert

Jean A. Markert, 81, of Dawson, GA, formerly of Albany, GA, died Sunday, April 22, 2012

Willie Hall

Willie James White-Hall, 55 of Albany died Friday, April 27, 2012

Larry Braun

Larry Braun of Albany, GA, died Saturday, April 28, 2012

Barney Phillips

Barney Phillips of Lee County, GA, died Friday, April 27, 2012

William Miller

William Gene Miller, 68, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012

Roxie Coleman

Mrs. Roxie Coleman, of Pelham, Ga ., passed on April 27, 2012

John Champion

John R. "Johnny" Champion, 79, of Orlando, Florida, died Thursday, April 26, 2012

Willa Pearson

Mrs. Willa Dean Pearson, 84, of Albany died Friday April 27, 2012

Helena Holloway

Mrs. Helena Holloway, 85, died on April 27, 2012

Lorene Wooden

Mrs. Lorene Morman Wooden of Crestview, FL died on April 26, 2012

Willie White

Mr. Willie James White of Albany died on April 27, 2012

Alberta Rivera

Mrs. Alberta Rivera, 62, of Tifton, GA departed this life Friday April 27, 2012

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Pirates cool off red-hot Braves at Turner Field, 4-2

The Braves were 6-1 at home before Saturday, but the Pirates' bullpen kept Atlanta's bats quiet in the late innings and held on, 4-2.

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LOCAL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Rams knock off No. 1 seed Claflin, 9-2

Albany State's Demonzio Stubbs throws a complete game to lead the Rams past Claflin. (ADDS: Darton softball, GSW golf)

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Former ASU running back is unbeaten in ring

Darryl Carey, who was one of four key running backs for the Albany State football team last season, has moved to the ring, where he is 5-0 and emerging as one of the state’s top amateur boxers.

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Lee County secures No. 1 seed in region with sweep

The Trojans sweep Northside, Columbus on Friday to give Lee County coach Rob Williams his 15th region title.

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Braves smash Pirates for 13th win in last 16 games

The Atlanta pitching staff surrenders just six hits to the Pirates, and the Braves stay hot at the plate to win Friday’s game, 6-1.