News for Monday, April 30, 2012


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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Paced by Leach, DWS golf takes 3rd at state; SCA finishes 5th

Deerfield star golfer John Leach takes third overall to lead the Knights to a third place finish in GISA Class AAA State Tournament at Doublegate. (ADDS: item on DWS baseball winning, former Westover soccer star Danny Brown leaving Darton)

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Busy week for local spring sports teams in state tourneys

Americus-Sumter’s boys tennis team notches its second win Monday in the state tournament to reach the Class AAA Elite 8 for the second straight year, kicking off a busy week of postseason sports. (EDITS: corrects time of Game 1 of Lee County baseball's state playoff series to 5 p.m. on Friday)

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Collision course

The Miami Marlins return to San Francisco tonight for the first time in almost a year since last season’s home-plate collision between the Marlins’ Scott Cousins and the Giants’ Buster Posey that knocked Posey out for the final two-thirds of San Francisco’s 2011 campaign.

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Grab on to “maybe” and hope for the very best

Do you like me? Check yes, no, or maybe.”

Historic folk festival set

The popular Gamble Rogers Folk Festival returns Friday and Saturday to this Florida city for a 17th year with an all-star lineup of national and local artists.

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UPDATE APD: Burglary suspect in custody

The Albany Police Department's Investigations Division is soliciting assistance with locating a burglary suspect in regard to a probation violation warrant.

Panel created to re-form Miller School Board

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to establish a panel to select nominees to replace members removed the Miller County School Board.

Investigation ongoing at MCLB-Albany

A spokesman for Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany has confirmed that there is an investigation currently under way at the base by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

Social media unsafe for personal information

Does your child have a Facebook account? Have you checked to be sure they do not have any personal information posted there that is accessible the the public? Are you sure?

Government seems 'entitled' to deception

Page Two has heard all about "entitlements" and the possibility that they are somehow the problem to our economy. Entitlement has various meanings, including "a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract."

Lee tax money was spent on moot point

In case you haven't been following, last year the Lee County commissioners sued the tax commissioner over her refusal to place and collect the monthly garbage fees on the annual property tax bill.

Football coach deserves the benefit of a doubt

Open letter to the superintendent of the Dougherty County School System:

Administrators have no place in police work

The last thing a police force needs is to be handcuffed by administrators.

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Siblings in crime spree sentenced in Colorado

Three Florida siblings accused in a multistate crime spree that involved a daring bank robbery in Georgia were given prison time Monday on charges in Colorado, where they were captured after a nationwide manhunt.

Police/Fire/EMS - May 1, 2012

APD responds to at least 95 incidents

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It's time to give 'em 'L' Romney!

In the 1993 movie "Dave" the faux president (played by Kevin Kline) calls in his best friend (played by Charles Grodin) and they stay up all night balancing the federal budget, not by raising taxes, but by cutting unnecessary and wasteful spending.

APD investigating robbery, assaults

An armed robbery at a convenience store is among the incidents the Albany Police Department has on its caseload, reports indicate.

Lee school budget work delayed

The Lee County School Board can't discuss its FY 2013 budget because the state hasn't told the system how much money it can expect.

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‘Microplanet 3D’ films in city

Montana Productions is currently filming a documentary on area eco-systems that will premiere at the Flint RiverQuarium’s Imagination Theater.

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DCSS police chief ordered to clear arrests with superintendent

A March 15 email from assistant school superintendent Kenneth Goseer directs school system police chief Troy Conley to only make arrests authorized by the school superintendent.

Squawk of the day - May 1, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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What a ride

Undefeated Crisp County, which is ranked 22nd in the nation in ESPN’s Top 50 poll, opens the Class AAA playoffs this week plenty of expectations. (EDITS: corrects last name of Crisp starting pitcher)

Billy Kemp Stewart, Sr.

Billy Kemp Stewart, Sr., 77, Albany, died April 28, 2012

C. Richard Gaddy

C. Richard Gaddy, 65, died April 28, 2012

Cindy Lou Carr

Cindy Lou Carr, 54, Camilla, died April 30, 2012

Marilyn Faye Robinson Worthy

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

Eva Harrison

Eva Harrison died April 29, 2012

Woodrow Tuff, Jr.

Woodrow Tuff, Jr., 63, formerly of Moultrie, died April 29, 2012

Sedrick Kent Rowe

Sedrick Kent Rowe, 55, died April 30, 2012

Annie L. Smith

Annie L. Smith, 81, Albany, died April 29, 2012

Kathy Williamson Busbin

Kathy Williamson Busbin, 53, McRae, died April 30, 2012

William Gene Miller

William Gene Miller, 68, Bainbridge, died April 28, 2012

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Man charged in teen's slaying

Michael Marvin Davis, 26, was taken into police custody Monday in connection to a fatal stabbing in Cordele Saturday.

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Panthers hammer Alabama, 62-53

The Panthers finish the first half of the season with a perfect 6-0 record and are now a full two games ahead in the PIFL standings.

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Tax increase, spending cuts pondered

City officials are considering hiring freezes, reductions in recreation, and eliminating funding to organizations.

Albany officials say an eroding tax base and sputtering economy are hurting revenues.

Man shot, stunned after attempted burglary

Donald Byrd was listed in fair condition at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Monday afternoon following a burglary attempt he was allegedly involved in.