News for Monday, February 20, 2012


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Welcome back

Buster Posey is nine months removed from tearing three ligaments in his left ankle and breaking a bone in his lower leg after a home-plate collision with Florida’s Scott Cousins, but the Lee County native and 2010 NL Rookie of the Year is back behind the plate for the San Francisco Giants.

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Nice ‘thank you’ a day brightener

Thank you. The phrase to show courtesy. The words to convey gratitude. The lyrics of appreciation.

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Club Notes

Club provides items to project ALBANY — The Jollye Jacks Civic and Social Club has completed a project in which personal items were donated to one of their outreach projects — Haven of Hope, which is a new development.

Metro Albany has fallen out of God's grace

A Cry Out (Blatantly borrowed with permission from a dear friend): "Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty back together again."

Whatley a visionary as school superintendent

My name is John Culbreath and I am a longtime citizen of Dougherty County.

Use of Ray Charles' funds disappointing

It's somewhat of a disappointment that the $3 million donated by Ray Charles has not been used for intended purposes.

Rights won't survive 2nd Obama term

There is an article by Jeffrey T. Kuhner from the Washington Times calling for the impeachment of Obama. All the facts he stated are true.

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Peanut research pays dividends for region

The federal and state governments pay for all sorts of enterprises designed to improve our daily lives, but few offer a better return on investment than agricultural research.

Pioneering flight marks 50 years

A half-century ago, a small space capsule carried a man around the Earth three times in the span of five hours.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Feb. 21, 2012

APD responds to at least 70 incidents.

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Man hit by car; six victimized in shootout Sunday

An 18-year-old was in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle Sunday.

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Lee Chamber seeks festival sponsors

The Lee County Chamber of Commerce will present the fifth annual Under the Oaks Art Fest in Leesburg on March 10.

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Easter Seals set for its chocolate extravaganza

Competition is keen for the upcoming Chocolate Classic at Merry Acres Convention Center.

Squawk of the day - Feb. 21, 2012

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Willene Norton

Willene "Sue" Henderson Norton, 83, of Adel (Formerly of Irwin County) died Sunday, February 19, 2012

Marvin Tison

Marvin Scott Tison, Albany, GA, died Monday, February 20, 2012

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Mikes Country Store considering Putney store

County Commissioners will consider a zoning change that would allow the store off of the Liberty Expressway

Dougherty County Commissioners will consider a requested zoning change to allow a new grocery store in the coming weeks.

Henry Hall

Mr. Henry Lee Hall of Albany died on February 20, 2012

John Moody

Mr. John Moody, 49, of Albany died Monday, February 20, 2012

William Shannon

William E. Shannon died Monday, February 20, 2012

George Wakefield

George Wakefield of Arlington died on February 19, 2012

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MORNING ROUNDUP: Obama Campaign shifts focus; avalanche kills 3

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Here's the latest news for Monday February 20th

Doris Williams

Doris Lee Williams, 64, of Albany died on February 19, 2012

Princella Thurman

Mrs. Princella Jones-Thurman of Bristol, CT died on February 19, 2012

Mary Greggs

Mrs. Mary Green-Greggs of Albany died on February 19, 2012

Rether Lewis

Ms. Rether Dell Lewis of Crescent City, FL, formerly of Shellman, will be held Wednesday February 22, 2012