News for Thursday, April 5, 2012


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LORAN SMITH: No one like Arnie

Loran Smith is at the Masters all week, and on Wednesday he writes about longtime legend Arnold Palmer.

One man arrested in Baker County shooting

Michael Rooks Lanier Jr. is accused of shooting a 34-year-old man in Baker County.

Crime Stoppers Most Wanted -April 12, 2012

Albany Area Crime Stoppers has eight fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week. All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous.

Squawk of the Day, April 6, 2012

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Police/Fire/EMS - April 6, 2012

Albany police officers respond to at least 44 incidents

Outgoing state Rep. Hanner: It was time to move on

A longtime Southwest Georgia legislator decided last week 37 years in the state House of Representatives was long enough.

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MCLB kicks off Child Abuse Awareness, Prevention Month

Statistics from Georgia Court Appointed Special Advocates show that there were 77 children in Georgia who died from abuse or neglect in 2010.

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DCSS B&G Committee approves four items

Committee also hears presentation in regard to an energy performance savings proposal.

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Local rapper starts personal food drive

Rapper T-Mal is taking it to the streets back in a drive to donate food for those in need.

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Shots fired at three men who broke into auto parts business

Three men run from an Albany auto parts yard after an employee fires on them about 11 p.m. Wednesday.

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Do we always engage in health care commerce?

The answer to that question will probably determine the fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court listened to oral arguments from Solicitor General Donald Verilli and plaintiffs on health care reform legislation. The core argument centers on the individual mandate under the Affordable Care Act where its demise will eventually doom Obama’s signature piece of legislation.

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‘Secession’ efforts likely rooted in frustration

Scouring the Internet, researching websites and following a myriad of trails back to the source, it appears that discussions of Northern Albany seceding from the city and forming its own community have connections with a taxpayer group formed following the controversial 2007 property tax reevaluations.

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DCPD investigators gathering evidence at Kitty's Flea Market

DCPD tracking down shooting suspects

Severe thunderstorm warning in Dougherty County and surrounding area

Severe thunderstorm warning in Dougherty County and surrounding area

John Joiner

John Robert Joiner, age 69, of Snellville passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Betty Norton

Mrs. Betty Robinson Norton, 87, of Sylvester died Wednesday April 4, 2012

Marvin Collins

Marvin Eugene "Gene" Collins, 75 of Albany died Tuesday, April 3, 2012

William Bush

Dr. William Don Bush, 81, of Albany, GA, died April 3, 2012

Minnie Pate

Mrs. Minnie Fillyaw Pate, 94, of Sylvester died Thursday April 5, 2012

Roosevelt Porter

Mr. Roosevelt Porter, 72, of Albany died Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jake Davis

Mr. Jake Davis, 59 of Shellman, GA died on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Emma Williams

Mrs. Emma Lou Ceaser Williams, Pelham, Ga passed on April 1, 2012

Tommy Brown

Mr. Tommy Lee Brown, 368 Cemetery Rd., Pelham, Ga. passed on April 2, 2012

Julius Williams

Julius Williams, 74, of Albany died on March 26, 2012

Rosa Hill

Ms. Rosa Mae Hill, 59, died on March 31, 2012

Emily Holt

Mrs. Emily Beatie Holt, 100, of Ft. Wayne Indiana died on February 19, 2012

Elizabeth Massey

Elizabeth Battle Massey died on March 28, 2012

Elonzo Blocker

Elonozo Blocker, 85, of Baconton, GA, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bobby Dice

Mr. Bobby Lee Dice of Sumter County died on April 2, 2012

John Harris

Mr. John Harris, 76, of Baconton died on April 4, 2012

Henry Young, Sr.

Mr. Henry James "Hank" Young, Sr. of Albany died on March 30, 2012

Jimmie Goodman

Mr. Jimmie Goodman of Albany died on March 31, 2012

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DA agrees to test items in Johnson case

District attorney Greg Edwards agrees to testing of some evidence in Marcus Ray Johnson murder case.

Lights out at Albany school, early dismissal planned (UPDATE at 11:55 a.m.)

Dougherty County school officials say a truck collided with a power pole this morning, knocking out power at Live Oak Elementary School.

Eva Boyd

Eva Mae Boyd of Arlington died on April 2, 2012

Houston death report details drug signs, last day

The hotel room where Whitney Houston died bore signs of cocaine and its paraphernalia.

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Marlins open season and new ball park with loss to Cardinals: Selig raves

The Miami Marlins open their season and new $525 million ball park with Latin showgirls and a 4-1 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday night. (INCLUDES: MLB Commissioner Bud Selig raving about the Marlins' new ball park).