News for Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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One sister sentenced, second on the run

One of two sisters convicted of holding their mother against her will faces two years in jail while the other is a no-show in court.

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Memories still painful 7 years after Katrina

Crystal Morrison says the storm shook up her life forever when she was forced to flee from her Lousiana home.

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City tables multimodal site discussion

The Albany City Commission chooses Dr. Frank Middleton to serve on its Aviation Commission.

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Heard files suit against Board

Suit claims elections office exceeded its authority in rejecting his bid to be on school board ballot.

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Acceptance requires serenity, wisdom

Acceptance is not about giving up, but about acknowledging that which you cannot change. Acceptance is not letting go of hope.

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Rotten parents raise ‘em right

One day I asked a friend how her son was doing in college. She smiled then began a discourse on how he was enjoying his field of study and what he could do with his degree when he graduated.

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Radium Springs reborn in art

A September exhibit at the Albany Area Arts Council brings an Albany landmark back to life through artists’ eyes.

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Swedish student getting Southern exposure

Daniel Swedberg is a Swedish law student who is spending a year studying in Southwest Georgia. This is the first of a series of periodic articles on his experiences.

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Chehaw teams with university to create zoo keepers

Georgia Southwestern University and Chehaw are collaborating to give students a hands-on animal experience.

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Rezoning request to allow apartments withdrawn

The 240-unit apartment complex would have been constructed near Publix at Forrester Parkway and Georgia Highway 133.

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Lee Commission agrees to split of sales tax revenue

County Commissioner Rick Muggridge is the lone opponent of an agreement to divide Local Option Sales Tax funds over the next decade.

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Albany situation not the worst, economist says

Measured by a number of indicators, Albany's economic situation is no worse than Valdosta, Brunswick or Dothan.

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Suspect arrested in Luke homicide (video added)

Four arrests come after a confirmed gang shooting Sunday killed one in East Albany, an Albany Police Department report states.

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United Way donates to health and wellness programs

Grants ranging from $4,000 to $5,000 are given to three Southwest Georgia agencies for health and wellness programs.

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Some things more important than politics

When New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan offers a benediction at the Republican Convention in Miami on Thursday, he will appear as a pastor, not a politician.

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Isaac brings wind, rain, bad memories

By the time you read this, we'll very likely have an idea as to how hard the Gulf Coast was hit by Hurricane Isaac, which achieved that status Tuesday afternoon as it appeared to be bearing down on New Orleans.

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Heard wrongly vilified in School Board flap

Sometimes it's not really what we say, it's the way we say it.

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Squawk of the day - August 29, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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Police/Fire/EMS - August 29, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 31 incidents.

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VIDEO of the Day: Extreme bicyclist scales rock wall

Stunt bicyclist Rick Koekoek rides down a massive rock wall with cameras mounted on him and his bike.

James Wayne Gulledge

Wayne Gulledge, 65, died August 26, 2012

Charles Moore Wallace

Charles Moore Wallace, 72, died August 26, 2012

Janice Bowen

Janice Bowen, 46, Bainbridge, died August 27, 2012

Ella Marie King

Ella Marie King, 72, Colquitt, died August 27, 2012

Diane Marie Demuth

Diane Marie Demuth, 58, Leesburg, died August 27, 2012

Johnny Cutliff, Sr.

Johnny Cutliff, Sr., 84, Charlotte, NC, died August 26, 2012

Raymond Lunsford

Raymond Lunsford, 89, died August 26, 2012

Gloria Moreland Henry

Gloria Moreland Henry, 49, Albany, died August 28, 2012

Barbara Ann Johnson Tennille

Barbara Ann Johnson Tennille, 83, Bainbridge, died August 25, 2012

Virginia Nolan

Virginia Mae Nolan, 78, Albany, died August 27, 2012

Anne Williford Cowart

Anne Williford Cowart, 70, Moultrie, died August 27, 2012

Sue J. Plemons

Sue J. Plemons, 72, Abbeville, died August 27, 2012

Charles Edward Turner

Charles Edward Turner, 62, Montrose, died August 25, 2012

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Citizens fight recovery residence (updated)

Residents of a West Albany neighborhood say they don't want a drug/alcohol recovery residence located there.

Residents of a West Albany neighborhood say they don't want a drug/alcohol recovery residence located there.

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Prosecutor: Ga. murder case uncovers terror plot

Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

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Tribunal suggests renewal

Former Westtown teacher’s hearing was the last of 12 in the DCSS cheating saga.

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Three arrests made in Luke homicide

Arrests have been made in connection to the killing of 24-year-old Dontavious Luke just before 4 a.m. Sunday.

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Isaac 'a non-event' for Dougherty, much of SOWEGA, official says (updated)

While Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Texas brace for high winds and torrents of rain from what is expected to become Hurricane Isaac, for much of Southwest Georgia, the storm is only expected to offer much-needed rain.

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Pulitzer prize winning photographer during Vietnam era dies

Malcolm Browne is the man behind a photograph that came to embody political protests against the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government.

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Isaac on verge of becoming hurricane

Isaac is on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains.

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Padres' Kelly beats Braves in MLB debut

The Braves struggle against San Diego pitcher Casey Kelly, who combined with three relievers to hold Atlanta to four hits in a 3-0 Padres win.

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Sharapova eases into 2nd round at U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer and a host of other favorites cruised to victories in the opening day of the U.S. Open.