News for Monday, January 16, 2012


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Nation would change if Paul had his way

It’s tempting to simply forget Ron Paul’s unfortunate history on racial issues, especially since he seems to be trying to forget it himself. He won’t be the Republican nominee, and his years in Congress have done little to popularize his out-of-the mainstream views. The nation won’t be returning to the gold standard any time soon.

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Two men hospitalized after Sunday wreck

There was no word Monday on any charges in the vehicle flip-over.

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Third candidate to enter House race

Three Republicans say they will compete for the nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr., D-Albany, in November.

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King Dream Awards presented

A student from Lee County Middle School becomes the first recipient of the King Youth Dream Award.

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Change will be the result of an open mind

We shall overcome, but we’re not there yet. A change has come, but it has only begun.

APD responds to robberies

The Albany Police Department is investigating three robbery incidents now believed to be connected to one man.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Jan. 17, 2012

APD responds to at least 60 incidents.

Squawk of the day - Jan. 17, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day.

John Walls

John Keith Walls, 47, of Albany, GA, died January 14, 2012

Hershel Parr

Herschel "Rusty" Parr, 97, left this world to be with his God on Jan. 15, 2012

Lillie McDaniel

Lillie Worsham McDaniel, 88, of Camilla, died Monday, January 16, 2012

Walter Hays, Sr.

Walter Donald Hays, Sr., 87, of Hopeful, died Monday, January 16, 2012

John Marsh, Sr.

John Nelson Marsh, Sr., 78, of Albany, Georgia; passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Essie Fulghum

Mrs. Elsie Cheek Fulghum age 92 passed away early Sunday morning January 15, 2012

Amos Lewis

Amos Lewis, 69, of Meigs died on January 16, 2012

Janette Fincher

Mrs. Janette Willis Fincher, 81, of Sycamore died January 15, 2012

Jesse Thomas

Jesse Thomas, 66, of Albany died Monday, January 16, 2012

Mary Jenkins

Mary A. Jenkins, 73, of Meigs died on January 16, 2012

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Dream Summit focuses on students' path to success

Education, character building and financial responsibility were some of the themes for Monday's summit

Education, character building and financial responsibility were some of the themes for Monday’s summit.

Alice Blanchard

Mrs. Blanchard died Sunday at her residence following a lengthy illness

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AP top stories for Monday morning

Here's the latest news for Monday January 16th: Huntsman to leave race; Grounded ship captain criticized; Fuel half-mile from Nome; Two giant pandas arrive in France.

Essie Grant

Mrs. Essie M. Grant, 94, of Bainbridge died on January 16, 2012

Bobar Smith

Mrs. Bobar Jean Smith of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Monday, January 16, 2012

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Falcons make curious hire of Jags' Koetter as new O-C

Atlanta makes Jacksonville O-C Dirk Koetter its new offensive coordinator Sunday, despite the fact Koetter's Jaguars were ranked last in total offense and passing last season.

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Ravens' D sends Texans home in AFC divisional playoff showdown

Baltimore forces four turnovers by the Texans on Sunday and shuts them out in the second half of the AFC divisional round of the playoffs, sending the Ravens to the AFC Championship game against the Patriots.

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Sent Pack-ing

Eli Manning and the Giants storm Lambeau Field on Sunday and send the Green Bay Packers home early with a 37-20 stunner in the NFC's divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

King’s words still resonate

Just more than 48 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in Washington, D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered what is widely considered to be not only the defining speech of the Civil Rights Movement, but the top American speech delivered in the 20th century.

Politicians unqualified to criticize military

In a letter to the editor, Bill Cash of Doerun says politicians are unqualified to criticize the military.

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Women should be angry at insulters

I can’t speak for Michelle Obama, but call me an angry white woman. If the first lady isn’t angry, she certainly has every right to be.

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Obama’s opponents should acknowledge he is a citizen

This is what progress looks like for a president named Barack Hussein Obama.