News for Monday, February 27, 2012


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Florida burglary suspect caught in Albany

A burglary suspect on the run from Miami was caught in Albany over the weekend.

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Meth lab discovered on Sylvester Road

Authorities say they are charging two people in connection to a non-active meth lab found Monday.

Bethel AME Church hosting south Georgia conference

Representatives from as many as 60 churches will be in Albany for the three-day event.

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DA studying teen pregnancy, crime

Prosecutor Greg Edwards estimates that dropouts make up 90 percent of the Dougherty jail population.

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Murfree: Virtual schools the future

Dougherty’s school chief says furlough days certain and a reduction in force possible for FY 2013.

Houston gave talents to wrong cause

In a letter to the editor, Shirley Brady says that Whitney Houston gave her talents to the wrong cause.

Republican candidates focusing on faults

In a letter to the editor, Warren Grant of Albany says that Republican candidates are focusing on faults.

Albany entranceways need cleaning up

In a letter to the editor, Paul A. Jones of Albany says that Albany entranceways need cleaning up.

The Buzz Feb 28

Area students present art for competition Benefit to support new market

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Choose your battles carefully

Benjamin Franklin said “remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

Positive attitude breeds success

In a letter to the editor, Walt Specht of Leesburg says that a positive attitude breeds success.

Americans enablers of what’s wrong

In a letter to the editor, Tony Wright of Albany says that Americans are enablers of what’s wrong.

Israel losing faith in U.S.

If Israel decides to strike a blow to prevent Iran from joining the nuclear arms club, the United States may be just as surprised as anyone.

Education Notebook - Feb. 28, 2012

Education Notebook - Feb. 28, 2012

Woman, 19, hit by vehicle

Demonica Blakely was involved ina hit-and-run accident early Sunday on South McKinley Street in Albany.

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Local favorite Smith to return to State Theatre

Corey Smith has a string of four consecutive sold-out shows at Albany’s State Theatre.

EMS calls on the rise

Car crashes remain the top trauma call for people in Dougherty County.

Police investigate break-ins, robberies

One of the armed robbery incidents that took place during the weekend occurred outside a pizzeria on Archwood Drive.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Feb. 28, 2012

APD responds to at least 80 incidents.

Squawk of the day - Feb. 28, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

Linda Padgett

Linda E. Padgett, 66, of Doerun, GA died Saturday, February 25, 2012

James Goodman

James Nathan Goodman, 74, of Dawson, passed away at his home on Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sherry Dirksen

Mrs. Sherry Lemoyne Dirksen 71, of Albany, GA. died on Monday February 27, 2012

Thomas Coleman

Thomas Michael "Mike" Coleman passed away Friday, February 24, 2012

One dead, four wounded in Ohio school shooting

A teenager at a Cleveland high school opened fire in the cafeteria Monday morning.

Sherla Ward

Sherla Jean Ward, 75, of Fitzgerald died February 26, 2012

James Roberson

Mr. James "Frank" Roberson, 69, of Albany died Sunday, February 26, 2012

Betty Garvey

Mrs. Betty Carol Garvey, 87, of Leesburg, passed away, February 23, 2012

Willard Little

Mr. Willard Little of Albany died on February 23, 2012

Lena Solomon

Mrs. Lena Solomon, 81, of Albany died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sadie P. Barnes

Mrs. Sadie P. Barnes, 73, of Albany died Saturday, February 25, 2012

Edna Oliver

Edna Kelley Oliver, 87, of Fitzgerald, died Sunday, February 26, 2012

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Area attorney surrenders law license

Searcy Donald McClure, III, is charged with possession of cocaine by the APD

Searcy Donald McClure III is charged with possession of cocaine, officials say.

VIDEO: Stars, Fashion and Latin Oscar Nominees

The AP's Marcela Isaza talks to Oscar nominees Demian Bichir and Berenice Bejo about their first time at the Oscars.

VIDEO: 'The Artist' Makes a Lot of Noise at the Oscars

The black and white film 'The Artist' becomes the first silent movie to take Hollywood's top honors since the original Academy Awards ceremony 83 years ago - winning 5 Oscars including best picture.

VIDEO: Clooney, Davis Shine on Oscars Red Carpet

The AP's Alicia Quarles chats with the biggest names in Hollywood, including George Clooney, Viola Davis and Rooney Mara, at the 84th annual Academy Awards.

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Braves' 'Nasty Boy' Kimbrel ready to atone for last season's collapse

Braves star reliever and reigning NL Rookie of the Year Craig Kimbrel is ready to get back to work after Atlanta's pitching staff, Kimbrel included, helped blow a huge lead in September and miss the playoffs.

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COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Miami sits best player, still routs FSU, 78-62; UGA women romp LSU

Miami star big man Reggie Johnson is deemed to have possibly taken improper benefits by the NCAA and is forced to sit Sunday when the Hurricanes hosted No. 15 Floria State, but it didn't matter as UM shot the lights out for the in-state rivalry win.

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Coffey blasts walk-off, leads GSW to comeback win to snap 11-game skid

Michael Coffey not only delivered the Hurricanes' first win in 12 games Sunday, his two-out, two-run, walk-off home run against Flager earned GSW its first Peach Belt victory of the season.

The top 10 tweets during the Academy Awards

The Oscars can be absurdly glamorous, abundantly self-aggrandizing and achingly stodgy. Thankfully, there's Twitter.

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Mahan defeats McIlory, denies him No. 1 world ranking in Match Play finals

Hunter Mahan not only beat up on Rory McIlroy in the Match Play Championship finals Sunday, but he kept the kid from Northern Ireland from becoming the world's No. 1-ranked player.

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Kobe gets record, Durant wins MVP as West holds off East in wild All-Star game

The West took a 21-point lead into halftime over the East at Sunday's NBA All-Star game, but the East stormed back only to fall short, 152-149.

What they were saying at the Oscars

Notable quotes from the 84th annual Academy Awards presented Sunday in Los Angeles.

Moments to remember from Oscar 2012

The Oscar telecast takes hours, but it's the moments we remember.Just a few of them, of course ones that are so emotional, funny, or bizarre that they'll stand out in our collective memories, candidates for future Oscar montages, of course, but also for office watercooler talk. Here's a running look

New fashion stars include Mara, Stone and Chastain

There were many new fashion faces on the red carpet at the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, but they brought with them a lot of old Hollywood glamour.Rooney Mara in white Givenchy, Emma Stone in red Giambattista Valli and Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen were among those making

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City names finalists for assistant city manager position

93 applicants were considered for the position, documents show.

Albany city officials say 93 individuals applied for the assistant city manager position.