News for Monday, February 13, 2012


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Group raising heart health awareness

In a letter to the editor, Nancy Askey of Albany says that Mended Hearts is a group raising heart health awareness.

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Young need to elevate their narrative

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. — Malcolm X

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Probate judge seeks changes to law

There is confusion about whether Dougherty County’s Probate Court is a limited or expanded jurisdiction.

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Top DOCO deputies named

The Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office honors Lt. Shirley Adams, Lt. Anita Allen and Deputy Danny Brown.

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Options given in lunch fraud cases

The Dougherty County BOE discovers its options are limited in investigating fraudulent school lunch applications.

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APD still seeks ‘person of interest’

Police are looking for David Irvin Harper in a case involving a driver who rammed a patrol car three times during a chase.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Feb. 14, 2012

APD responds to at least 48 incidents.

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Lee's Dowling GASSP Principal of Year

A six-year Lee County High School administrator is selected for a state honor from a field of 425 other high school principals.

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Cold trail does not stop APD hunt for fugitives

Albany police have solicited help from the FBI and the U.S. Marshal's Service in trying to solve a 2008 Valentine's Day murder.

Greece riots a poor response

When attempting to make your case on a political issue, wanton destruction is a poor argument.

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Access to contraceptives can curb abortion

For nearly four decades, advocates for reproductive rights have been stuck fighting an ugly, expensive and sometimes dangerous campaign to ensure that women have access to safe and legal abortions. It's a Groundhog's Day sort of battle in which both proponents for choice and the opposing camp -- rigid anti-abortionists -- trot out the same arguments over and over, with neither side persuading the other.

Administration causing America to lose liberty

Liberty is always tenuous. Those who enjoy it seem to be a minority in the world. That's why liberty must not only be preserved by those who currently benefit from it; it must also be fought for and constantly renewed for future generations, because there are always those who wish to restrict or eliminate our freedoms.

LCHS Principal Kevin Dowling named Principal of the Year

Lee County High School Principal Kevin Dowling has been named the Georgia High School Principal of the Year by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals (GASSP).

Squawk of the day - Feb. 14, 2012

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Officials detain two juveniles in teen’s death

Law enforcement officials say an investigation into the death of 13-year-old Darius Wallace is ongoing.

Helen Carlton

Helen Sweat Carlton passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012

Carl Staton

Mr. Carl Cleveland Staton age 85 of Ellijay died Sunday February 12, 2012

Katy Bostic

Mrs. Katy McInvale Bostic, 74, of Sylvester died Saturday February 11, 2012

Flora McMillan

Flora Ethel McMillan, 88, of Albany, GA died February 13, 2012

Bexie Kirksey

Bexie Kirksey, 86, of Leesburg GA, died Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lois Jones

Lois Hasty Jones, 90, of Dawson died February 12, 2012

Charlie Harpe

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

Pearlie Henry

Mrs. Pearlie Henry, 83, died on February 13, 2012

Lula Porter

Mrs. Lula Mae Porter, 78, of Albany died Monday, February 13, 2012

Jean Owens

Jean N. Owens, Albany, GA, died Monday, February 13, 2012

Raymond Cooper

Raymond Bigelow Cooper, 72, of Meigs died on February 13, 2012

Billy Clark

Billy Ferrell Clark, 70, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Postal service to announce cuts next week

Frustrated officials call the U.S. Postal Service’s attempts to get public input on possible facility closures “futile.”

Fred Martin

Mr. Fred Martin, 66, of Camilla died on February 10, 2012

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Obama's budget arrives at Congress

President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a new budget which seeks deficit reduction and spending.

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Chasing guys will chase them away

I have always believed — old fashioned though it may be — that when it comes to courtship, men should be the pursuers. (Do you know how the Sadie Hawkins Dance that reverses traditional invitation roles got started? Go to Ronda's column and take the Quik Quiz to find out.)

Ruby Williams

Ms. Ruby Williams, 43, died February 12, 2012

Woodrow Atkinson

Woodrow Atkinson, age 87, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012