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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Tech stars added to watch lists as Yellow Jackets open practice; ACC Preseason Player of Year Watkins suspended for offseason drug arrest

Georgia Tech sees star playmaker Orwin Smith added to the Paul Hornung Watch List, joining Jeremiah Attaochu (Lombardi Award), Izaan Cross (Ted Hendricks Award), Jay Finch (Rimington Trophy) and Omoregie Uzzi (Outland Trophy) as Yellow Jackets who are earning preseason recognition. (ADDS: note about Paterno family vowing to appeal NCAA's penalties against Penn State)

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Passing the torch

More than likely you can call it a career for Michael Phelps, who swam his last individual race at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday, going out with a gold in the 100-meter butterfly while also watching as the future of U.S. swimming — 17-year-old Missy Franklin and 15-year-old Katie Ledecky — both win golds of their own.

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Educating students more than a business

The name of the 2012 Olympic mascot, Wenlock, refers to the town Much Wenlock in Shropshire, England, where the idea of the modern games began.

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 7 ROUNDUP: U.S. women’s hoops overcomes slow start, rolls to win; American men’s beach volleyball stars stunned; track & field gets under way

After a sluggish start Friday, the U.S.A. women's basketball team storms back against the Czech Republic to score a 27-point win and remain unbeaten in the Olympics so far, while the women's soccer team cruises to a 2-0 win vs. New Zealand.

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Buyers finding a growth market

In the topsy-turvy economy that we’ve all endured for the past half-decade, there’s been one consistent growth industry that has flown under the radar for quite a while now. In this age of new-fangled gadgets that are all the rage, this business hails to a simpler time. The business is farmers markets.

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Book officially launches today

Melissa Diane Hudson will be at Books-A-Million at the Albany Mall at 1 p.m. today to promote the official launching of her new book, “The Female Fool: 10 Reasons Why You Aren’t Attracting a Good Christian Man.”

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Seabrooks predicts safe sports seasons

The Dougherty County School System’s athletics director gives a local civic club a fall sports preview.

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Police/Fire/EMS - Aug. 4, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 47 incidents.

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Squawk of the Day - August 4, 2012

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Demonstrators counter support for Chick-fil-A

Members and supporters of the gay community show up for a counterprotest at the Dawson Road Chick-fil-A in Albany.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - July 26-Aug. 2, 2012.

The following are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 26-Aug. 2, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF The 1st Monroe and Baker Family Reunion

More than 80 members representing four generations of the Monroe and Baker families recently attended a family reunion in Albany.

Marvin Reynolds

Marvin Dennard Reynolds, 79, of Cordele, GA passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mary Ewin

Mary Elizabeth Street Ewin, 75, of Bronwood, died on Thursday, August 2, 2012

Alvah Joiner

Alvah Lee "Al" Joiner, 77, of Dawson, died at his residence on Thursday, August 2, 2012

Deaner Phillips

Ms. Deaner Phillips, 38 of Emeryville,Cal. departed this life July 22, 2012

Rena Thomas

Ms. Rena F. Thomas 93 of Ashburn,Ga departed this life Friday Aug 3, 2012

Mable Walker

Ms. Mable C. Walker 86 of Tifton,Ga departed this life Thursday Aug 2, 2012

Douglas Owens

Mr. Douglas Edward Owens, 50, of Pelham, Ga., passed on August 3, 2012

Joe Odom

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Elizabeth Reinheimer

Elizabeth Jeanette Reinheimer, 84, of Albany, GA. (Lee Co.), died Thursday August 2, 2012

Greta Westbrooks

Greta Jean Westbrooks, 75, of Albany died on August 3, 2012

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More West Nile cases confirmed in Southwest Georgia

There have been five total West Nile cases reported in the Southwest Public Health District this year.

Ann Jones

Funeral services for Ann Mae Bobo Jones, 72 of Sycamore, GA will be held Sunday

David Foster

Mr. David Lee Foster of Sumter County died on July 30, 2012

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Old Albany gas plant may need expensive cleanup

A manufactured gas plant that once provided heat and electricity for Albany during the early part of the 20th century could end up costing the taxpayers and ratepayers of the city millions to clean up.

Johnny Ward

Johnny Calvin Ward, 48, of Dawson died on July 27, 2012

Inez Smith

Inez Barber Smith, 89, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hazel Hall

Hazel D. Hall, 69, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012

Geneva Griffin

Geneva Irvin Griffin of Albany, GA died Friday, August 3, 2012

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2012 SUMMER OLYMPICS --- DAY 6 ROUNDUP: U.S. men’s hoops routs Nigeria, 156-73, breaks scoring records

The United States men's basketball team goes nuts from behind the 3-point line Thursday against Nigeria, hitting a record 26 treys.

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