News for Friday, August 24, 2012


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Car accident on Oglethorpe Boulevard

A driver lost control of this black Lexus at about 7:50 p.m. Friday

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Albany Tech to offer new nursing degrees

A new program at Albany Technical College will begin accepting student applications in January.

Theatre Albany sets auditions

Director Mark Costello is looking for actors for the theater's October play.

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Isakson: Economy, spending key issues

During his second stop in Albany in a month, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson discusses key issues the country is facing.

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Religion Bulletin for August 25, 2012

Former president to teach Sunday school.

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Military analyst proposes action

Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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Police/Fire/EMS report for August 25, 2012

APD responds to at least 30 incidents.

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Squawk of the Day - August 25, 2012

Check out today's Squawk of the Day!

Otha Butler

Mr. Otha Butler, 92, of Baconton dies Friday, August 24, 2012,

Ida Louise Solomon

Mrs. Ida Louise Solomon, 93, of Albany died, August 24, 2012

Willie B. Laster

Ms. Willie B. Laster of Sumter County, Georgia died on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Doris Jean Smith

Mrs. Doris Jean "Jackie" Smith, 87, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Thursday, August 23, 2012

Julian Frances Carswell

Mr. Julian Frances Carswell 69, of 1209 North Harding Street in Albany, GA died Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Robert Phillips

Mr. Robert Phillips, 64, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Harry Edward Chambless

Harry Edward Chambless of Dawson passed away at home Friday, August 24, 2012

Gloria Crawford

Gloria Crawford, 56, of 1211 Catalina Lane died Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Herman Howard

Mr. Herman Howard, 63, of Albany died Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ruby White

Mrs. Ruby White, 79, of 116 Joe Louis Ave, passed away on Friday 24, 2012

James Austin Smith

Mr. James Austin Smith, 60 of Cherokee Ave. in Leesburg died August 23, 2012

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Local body shop receives national award for motorcycle design

Master Body Works of Leesburg and Star Racing of Americus partner to design a pair of motorcycles that win a national award for their design.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Distracted mom stumbles on to train tracks with four-year-old

Watch what happens to a woman who stumbles off a packed train platform in Boston.

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Election Board disqualifies Heard (Updated and video added)

The Dougherty County Elections Board voted Friday to disqualify Lorenzo Heard as a possible candidate for the Dougherty School Board.

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NYC Officials: Gunman opens fire outside of Empire State Building (updated)

Shooting stemmed from workplace dispute

Fire officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building.

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Christians’ position in Syria gets more tenuous

How does a Christian relate to his or her culture in the Muslim world? I’ve been thinking about this after reading a recent Wall Street Journal article (Saturday, Aug. 11-12) about the struggles of the Christian faithful in Syria.

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Gwinnett killing to be featured on "America's Most Wanted"

This week, "America's Most Wanted" will feature the story of Eva "Kay" Wenal, killed in her Lawrenceville-area home on May 1, 2008.

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Giants blast Hanson, beat Braves, 5-2

Braves starter Tommy Hanson is knocked out of Thursday's game against the Giants in the fifth inning after giving up five hits and five runs -- including four runs in the fifth.

Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted - August 24, 2012

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