News for Tuesday, January 17, 2012


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Making do is something we all can learn

A long flight or time spent driving to a destination, deep in an adjoining state, allows time to reflect and reminisce.

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Harrell doesn't travel typical musical path

A Leesburg country music singer/songwriter will unveil his debut solo album at a release party in Albany Saturday.

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Boost moisture level for skin care

Winter finally looks like it has arrived. As much as I enjoy a little cold weather, I hate how it makes my skin feel. Let’s list a few precautions to consider as we settle down for the long winter season.

There’s plenty to like on Leesburg singer’s solo debut

Music Review It should come as no surprise that Leesburg country singer/songwriter Stephen Harrell would invoke the hallowed name of George Strait on the very first song (“My Kinda Girl”) of his debut album, “Times Like These.”

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Braves re-sign speedster Bourn, ace Jurrjens, reliever O'Flaherty on Tuesday

The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration Tuesday, agreeing to one-year deals with outfielder Michael Bourn, starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens and reliever Eric O'Flaherty.

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Former DCSS consultant accused of bullying

James Wilson is the former superintendent of the Cobb and Fulton County School Systems.

James Wilson is caught on tape bullying Kathleen Mathers, media reports say.

Police/Fire/EMS - Jan. 18, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 30 incidents

Assistant DA Matt Breedon to stay

Matt Breedon apparently changed his mind and decided to stay in the Dougherty County Judicial Circuit, according to his boss.

DCSS looks at drastic changes

Consolidation and cuts in teacher and coaching supplements are among topics discussed by the Dougherty School Board.

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Fletcher to open Cafe 230 L.C.

The new establishment is the second to lease space in the Winn-Dixie shopping center in the past couple of weeks.

Judge guts Baker Grand Jury presentments

A South Georgia judge reduces a four-page report on the Baker School System to just three paragraphs.

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Sherwood sets new 'Vision,' releases DVD

Sherwood Baptist Church will make significant changes to its existing church facilities in northwest Albany.

Commissioners table Panthers renewal

The Albany Panthers won the SIFL crown last year but have joined another league heading into the 2012 season.

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Hunter survives heart attack

A North Carolina visitor is stricken with a heart attack in a Randolph County deer stand.

Blackberry Smoke to play at State

One of the best Southern rock bands touring today will bring its red-hot live act to Albany.

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‘Justice’ going for cheap in Lee County

Justice has a price in Lee County. And the going rate right now is $181.

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Conservatives see three victories

While most attention is focused on the presidential race and Republican hopes to oust President Obama from office, some significant steps were taken last week on issues dear to the hearts of conservatives.

Child at risk brings out SWAT to Partridge Drive

With the possibility that a child could be harmed, SWAT responds to a domestic call on the 2800 block of Partridge Drive.

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ATC recognizes 68 at Winter Honors Day

A student leader at Albany Technical College says an honors celebration allows him to keep a promise he made to his mother.

Squawk of the day - Jan. 18, 2012

Check out today's squawk of the day!

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AFD to purchase $880k in new high-tech breathing equipment

The new personal breathing apparatuses come built in with sensors to monitor the condition of firefighters.

The Albany Fire Department will likely get an opportunity to upgrade a piece of equipment officials say is vital to fighting fires and protecting firefighters for the first time in 15 years.

George Coram

George William Coram, 72, of Edison, Ga., died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012

Quilla Miller

Quilla Mae Martin Mike Miller, 87, departed her life on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kay Proctor

Mrs. Kay McCormick Proctor, age 73, passed away on Monday, January 16

Oscar Wills

Mr. Oscar Ray Wills, age 89, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2012

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Pistol left in Lee Publix men’s room

A .40 caliber Sig Sauer handgun with 12 hollow-tip rounds was found sitting on a sink in a Lee County Publix men's room Monday.

Leonard James

Leonard Leon James, 73, of Blakely died on January 16, 2012

Rheunette Singleton

Mrs. Rheunette Singleton, 89, of Bainbridge died on January 17, 2012

Leslie Miller

Leslie Miller, 89, of Dothan, AL died January 17, 2012

Connie Knowles

Connie Knowles, 97, of Albany died on January 14, 2012

Loretta Livingston

Sis. Loretta Livingston, 50 of Albany, GA died on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Glenice Burton

Ms. Glenice Burton of Smithville died on January 17, 2012

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Prep Peek Roundup: Includes Fab 5 poll, Quote of the week, By the Numbers, and schedule

Here's a look at the latest Fab 5 Poll as Albany replaces Westover's boys at No. 1 after Westover falls to Monroe and Terrell County, while the Westover girls stay on top at 16-0. Includes the Quote of the Week, By the Numbers and area schedule, and Westover's girls beating Wilcox and Bainbridge's boys beating Tri Cities on Monday.

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Brady, Eli show NFL pedigree in playoffs

New England’s Tom Brady and New York’s Eli Manning are both shining in the playoffs.

Tate execution set for Jan. 31

The Georgia Department of Corrections has set a Jan. 31 execution date for Nicholas Cody Tate.

Syble Mills

Syble G. Mills, 65, of Bainbridge, GA, died Monday, January 16, 2012

Five more bodies were found Tuesday from crippled Italian cruise ship

Five more bodies were found Tuesday from a crippled cruise ship, and a shocking audio emerged in which the ship's captain was heard making excuses as an Italian coast guard officer repeatedly ordered him to return and oversee his ship's chaotic evacuation.

William Johnston

William Keven Johnston, 46, of Ft. Gaines died January 10, 2012

Wikipedia will black out for a 24-hour protest

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia where users contribute and edit entries, will shut the English version of its website for 24 hours tomorrow to oppose proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation.

Jessie Henderson

Jessie Henderson, 67, died on January 8, 2012

Martha Dorminy

Martha Faye Young Dorminy, 48, of Fitzgerald, Georgia died Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Hawks soar over Raptors

Josh Smith scores 25 points and grabs a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the Hawks to a 93-84 win against Toronto on Monday.

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Koetter eager to help Falcons

Dirk Koetter, who was hired to lead Atlanta’s offense on Sunday, believes the Falcons have everything in place to be one of the top top offensive teams in the NFL.

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This year, I shall resolve to not ...

Mitch Clarke, Blakely native, good Methodist and esteemed editor of a daily newspaper in North Georgia, took a radical approach for his first column of 2012. Instead of listing resolutions and hopes and dreams for the new year, he wrote about things which he has no plans to do. I like that idea. So with apologies to Mitch, please swim with me in this sea of negativity:

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Tebow will start next year

The Denver Broncos announce on Monday that Tim Tebow will be the team’s starter next season.