News for Friday, February 10, 2012


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West a rising promoter

A small Terrell County community has become an area entertainment leader thanks to one woman’s efforts.

Obama preaching his own 'gospel'

At the National Prayer Breakfast last week, seeking theological underpinning for his drive to raise taxes on the rich, President Obama invoked the highest possible authority.

AMA invites toddlers for fun on Thursday

The Albany Museum of Art is inviting the community to participate in “Toddler Time” on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at 311 Meadowlark Ave.

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Powerball impacting state lottery sales

The jackpot for Powerball was expected to be at $310 million today, the largest since Georgia began selling game tickets in 2010.

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Exchange Club thanks law enforcement

The Exchange Club of Albany awards its 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year honors Friday saying, "Thanks for all you do."

Court sentences include banishment

According to Matt Breedon, chief assistant district attorney, on Friday Dante Oliver received a 35-year sentence with a mandatory seven to be served in prison before he could begin probation. He was found guilty of aggravated assault, street gang terrorism and serving as a leader in the role of “Loc,” or Crips gang recruiter.

Religion Bulletin for Feb. 11, 2012

Former President Carter is expected to teach Sunday School on Sunday at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Feb. 11, 2012

APD responds to at least 21 incidents

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Dougherty County Jail Report Feb. 2-Feb. 9, 2012

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

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L.A. Arrington

Lee Arthur "L. A." Arrington, 76, of Tifton died Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gladys Gardner

Mrs. Gladys W. Gardner of Albany, GA, who departed this life on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Joseph Weintraub

Joseph Weintraub, 87, of 2206 Chatham Dr., died Feb. 9, 2012

Leon Gibson

Mr. Leon Gibson, 57, of Albany died on February 4, 2012

Benjamin Blaylock, Jr.

Mr. Benjamin Brunard Blaylock, Jr., 56, died February 1, 2012

Mattilyn Long

Mattilyn Louise Giezentanner Long, two month old infant of Sonja Long and Erich Giezentanner, passed away, Saturday, February 4, 2012

William Walton

William Robert (Bill) Walton, 62, of Albany, GA, died Thursday February 9, 2012

Melissa L. Luke

Melissa Lashon (Shon) Luke 39, of Albany died Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gretta Rivera

Ms. Gretta Rivera, 59, of Albany died Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jessie Aaron

Ms. Jessie Aaron 65, of Albany died Monday, February 6, 2012

Mollie Taylor

Mrs. Mollie Taylor, 86, of Albany, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012

David Mills

Mr. David Oliver Mills age 83 of Sumter County passed away early Friday morning

Vera Cushion

Mrs. Verdine Cushion of Ashburn, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, February 10, 2012

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GWTW memorabilia lost in fire

"Gone With the Wind" memorabilia went up in flames overnight when fire raced through a Henry County storage facility.

Jehu Lovett, Jr.

Mr. Jehu Nathaniel Lovett, Jr., age 81, passed away February 10, 2012

Billy Harrell

Mr. Billy Wayne Harrell, 73, of Leesburg died Thursday, February 9, 2012

Charles Harpe

Mr. Charles Harpe of Albany died on February 9, 2012

Ola Acree

Mrs. Ola Acree, 93, of Albany, died February 10, 2012

J.C. Cooper

Mr. J. C. Cooper, 60, of Bartow, FL, formerly of Camilla, GA passed on February 7, 2012

Arnold Morgan

Mr. Arnold Lee Morgan,68, of Albany, GA passed on February 4, 2012

Mildred Donaldson

Mrs. Mildred Donaldson,58, of Camilla, GA passed on February 1, 2012

Georgia is dead last in financial security

Georgians live closer to the financial edge than anyone else in the nation.

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Grappling with success

Dougherty sends all five of its wrestlers to the Class AAA sectionals today in Atlanta, Lee County crashes the Class AAAA sectionals in Columbus with a dozen Trojans, while a host of other area high school wrestlers are ready to go for the two-day sectionals.

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GISA REGION TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: TAE girls win 14th straight, cruise into 3-AA title game

The Terrell Academy girls basketball team, which is on a quest for its fourth straight state title, breezes into the GISA Region 3-AA championship game Thursday night by waxing Brookwood, 59-35, for its 14th win in a row. (ADDS: items on Westwood boys, girls reaching 3-A title games against Crisp Academy boys, girls; SGA boys in 3-AA title game vs. Fullington; and updates on tonight's 3-AAA tournament semifinal schedule)

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Stern: Atlanta Spirit committed to winning NBA title

NBA commissioner David Stern expresses confidence in Atlanta Hawks' sometimes-shaky ownership group

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men sink Morehouse at buzzer, 65-64; Darton women rout Andrew

Justin Wilcox nails a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer Thursday night in Atlanta to upend Morehouse, 65-64, in a crucial conference game. (ADDS: item on Darton, Andrew women)

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SGT women wallop ATC, close in on school history

The Lady Jets are now three wins away from the first perfect region record in school history after topping Albany Tech, 58-35, on Thursday night in Americus.

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D-I's last unbeaten team, No. 9 Murray State, stunned at home

Murray State's 23-0 record came crashing down Thursday night in a thrilling, last-second loss to conference foe Tennessee State, 72-68.

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Tiger starts well in first PGA event of year; 3 tied for lead

Dustin Johnson, Charlie Wi and Danny Lee sit tied after one round of the PGA Tour Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, while Tiger Woods — in his first Tour event of the season — is lurking at 4-under.

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From professional hothead to rising Hawks star: The Ivan Johnson story

After bouncing around the minor leagues for years due to developing a reputation for losing his temper, Atlanta big man Ivan Johnson, 27, is about as old as an NBA rookie can come — but he seems to have finally found a home with the Hawks.