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MLB NOTEBOOK: Cabrera launches fake website to fabricate defense of positive drug test

MLB officials uncover a scheme by Melky Cabrera to create a fake website in order to fabricate evidence to prove he inadvertently took PEDs. (ADDS: Pirates beat Cardinals in longest game of season)

Terrence Scott Brown

Terrence Scott Brown, 38, of Albany died Wednesday.

Gerald Clarence Dean

Gerald Clarence Dean, 81, of Leary died Saturday.

Carolyn H. Melton

Carolyn H. Melton, 81, of Albany, died Sunday.

Sarah Tumblin

Sarah Tumblin, 60, of Albany, died Saturday.

Takelia M. Adkinson

Takelia M. Adkinson, 34, of Unadilla, died Friday.

Charlie J. Johnson

Charlie J. Johnson, 65, of Dawson, died Sunday.

Dwight Floyd Stone

Dwight Flods Stone, 64, of Bonaire, died Friday.

Danny Tatum

Danny Tatum, 46, of Moultrie, died Saturday.

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Federer beats Djokovic for record 5th Cincinnati title

Roger Federer will head to the U.S. Open with a fifth straight title at Cincinnati, which he won Sunday by beating Novak Djokovic, 6-0, 7-6. (ADDS: Li Na wins women's title)

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Bouncing back

Sherwood coach Otis Covington is coming off his first full offseason to rebuild the Eagles’ football program after a disappointing 1-9 record last year, but he will be forced to bounce back without several key players and a large group of underclassmen, which make up more than 60 percent of his roster.

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Braves held to three hits in 5-0 loss to Dodgers

Braves pitcher Mike Minor gives up one run in seven innings but still gets the loss Sunday against the Dodgers, who hold Atlanta to three hits.

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Albany’s Crews wins SJGT tourney at Doublegate with final round 71

Albany’s Josh Crews pulls away from Tifton’s Jacob Flynt in the final round of the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour’s Doublegate Junior Open to win on Sunday by four strokes.

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Biffle wins at Michigan after leader Johnson’s car falters with 6 laps left

Jimmie Johnson not only lost Sunday’s race to Greg Biffle when his engine faltered with six laps left — but he also lost the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead.

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The 'Big 10' most read stories for August 10-17

These are the 10 most viewed stories on albanyherald.com for the week of August 10-17, 2012.

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I am thankful for my neighborly mom

My mother is 98-years-old and has a clear mind but limited mobility. We have round-the-clock-care for her in the northwest corner of Johnson County in a community known as Buckeye.

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Appeals Court judge to speak at ACRI

Herbert Phipps was a judge in Dougherty Superior Court before joining the Georgia Court of Appeals.

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'Solid South' no longer just all-red or all-blue

As political preferences change, the predictability factor for determining which a state's ruling political party wavers.

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Don't expect parties to get bold in platforms

Don't look for many bold pronouncements when Republicans and Democrats adopt party platforms at their national conventions.

State dropout rate worse than reported

Nearly twice as many students dropped out of Georgia schools than were earlier reported, according to an analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Squawk of the day - August 20, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Dougherty Jail Report - Aug. 9-16, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Aug. 9-16, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Prevention key with skin cancer

Melanoma accounts for more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths, according to information available from the Skin Cancer Foundation.

Lee Chamber seeks nominees for top awards

The 24th annual meeting of the Lee County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled Nov. 8.

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Albany family overcoming obstacles

An Albany mother is speaking out on the health problems her daughter is overcoming and how the battle has made her family stronger.

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Thumbs Up! - Aug. 20, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Paul Ryan is the token conservative

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan -- the leader of the Republican Party's rigid economic conservatives -- as his running mate has been described as "bold." Bold can be good, such as "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Or, bold can be not so good, as in "boldly deceptive."

Ashley Michelle Overstreet and Kentonio Smith

We are proud to announce that Ms. Ashley Michelle Overstreet, of Albany,

Sonya Johnson and Matthew Maxwell

Wayne and Terry Achord of Sylvester, GA are pleased to

Ashley Lynn Schier and Trip Jernigan

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jernigan Jr. are proud to announce

Lindsey Anne Boatright and Randol Brock Simmons

David and Becky Boatright of Albany, GA are pleased to announce

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Volunteers, family made election win possible

John Kennedy said it best, “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” In total agreement with that, I want to take the time to thank the people who served tirelessly during my campaign.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: After final scrimmage, Ga. Tech turns attention to opener vs. Virginia Tech

The Georgia Tech football team wraps up training camp on Saturday with its second scrimmage. (ADDS: Ga. Tech gets votes in AP poll; UGA practices in full pads)

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Freedom of speech a precious right

Whenever you get fed up with what this celebrity or that neighbor has to say about things, no matter how obnoxious or crass that opinion might be, you should remind yourself also to be thankful that you live in a nation in which those words can be uttered freely.

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ASU defense shines in first scrimmage, shuts out offense

Keenan Grissett and David Kooi are battling for the starting QB spot, but neither of them found the end zone during Albany State’s 48-play scrimmage Saturday.

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Course will be greener for Albany Tech’s Parker

There’s a calm surrounding Anthony Parker as we talk. Always an eloquent interview, he seems even more congenial than I remember on this dazzling summer day.

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KICKOFF 2012: Eagles ready for big move up to AA

After a disappointing season in 2011, Terrell Academy is ready to regain its championship form, but the Eagles will have to do it in Class AA.

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Future of the Republic hangs on 2012 election

First, kudos to Mitt Romney for choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate.

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10 things to know this week (Aug. 19-25)

Mark your calendar for the 10 things you need to know this week in Metro Albany.

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USC debuts at No. 1 in AP Top 25

Two years after being heavily sanctioned by the NCAA, USC is back atop the AP Top 25, while UGA debuts at No. 6 and FSU at No. 7.

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Brand new season, same expectations

After three consecutive appearances in the state championship game, Deerfield-Windsor lost in the state semifinals a year ago, and now the Knights want to get back to where they believe they belong.

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Branch trying hard to find place on Patriots’ final roster

Albany native and former Monroe star Deion Branch, 33, still isn’t sure whether his roster spot in New England for the upcoming season is secure as the Patriots continue to make moves to go younger at WR.

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Whale of an (old) time

The giant, prehistoric mammal swam when south Georgia was at the bottom of the sea.

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Medical society sets scholarship gala

The Griffin-Jordan Medical Society honors Black physicians and dentists serving Southwest Georgia for more than 35 years.

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It's time to Throwdown

The first group of artists, including Drive-By Truckers and the Peach Pickers, is announced for the Georgia Throwdown music festival set for October in Albany.

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Area church helps feed the hungry

A non-denominational church partners with other agencies to feed the hungry.

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