News for Friday, January 6, 2012


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Squawk of the Day - Jan. 7, 2012

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Santorum worthy challenger for Romney

Is this any way to pick a president? Absolutely. It works. It winnows. And it has produced, after just one contest, an admirably worthy conservative alternative to Romney.

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Religion bulletin - Jan. 7, 2012

See what's going on this week around town!

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Today’s archery a whole new game

Archery is growing as a family sport, and specialized bows are increasingly being used as alternative weapons for hunting.

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Suspect armed, on run

The Albany Police Department warns that a suspect wanted in a New Year’s Day shooting is armed and dangerous.

CDBG workshop set for nonprofits

The city of Albany is hosting a mandatory workshop Monday on how local nonprofit organizations that wish to compete for federal funding can apply.

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APD: Woman wanted on assault charges

Daishis Shontavia Baisden, 22, is wanted by the Albany Police Department on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, and criminal damage to property, a police wanted email stated.

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Burglary suspect wanted by APD

A man suspected in multiple burglaries on the 2200 block of Whispering Pines Road is wanted by the Albany Police Department.

Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted

All fugitives on the Albany Area Crime Stoppers Most Wanted List should be considered armed and dangerous. Crime Stoppers has four fugitives on its Most Wanted list this week.

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DCPD captures gunman

One suspect sits in jail and two others are on the run in connection with a Dec. 26 Paradise Village shooting.

Teacher wins grievance

The Dougherty County School Board votes to reinstate a Monroe High School instructional leader.

Police/Fire/EMS report for Jan. 7, 2012

Albany Police respond to at least five incidents.

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Fleeing with drugs lands man in jail

Local drug agents net 1.5 pounds of marijuana and $18,000 in cash Friday after a suspect wrecks his vehicle.

Irene Byars

Mrs. Irene Riley Byars, died Thursday, January 4, 2012

Betty Haynes

Betty Oliver Haynes, 81, of Dawson, passed away at her home on Friday, January 6, 2012

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Cable company CEO charged with stealing service from Mediacom

Kraig Beahn intended to broker a deal with WG&L for residential Internet and TV service before the deal fell through last year.

The man who was once poised to challenge Mediacom's status as the lone provider of cable T.V. service in Albany has been arrested and charged with stealing high-speed Internet and T.V. service from the company, police officials say.

Ernest West

Deacon Ernest West of Sumter County died on January 3, 2012

Ozie Simpson

Mrs. Ozie Bell Chambless Simpson of Sumter County died on January 3, 2012

Trooper involved in fatal crash fired

Georgia's public safety commissioner says the state trooper involved in a crash that killed the wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter has been fired.

Lou Cutchens

Lou Camillie Gibson Cutchens, 70, of Blakely died on January 6, 2012

William Culbreth

William Thomas "Billy" Culbreth, 74, of Albany died January 5, 2012

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Dougherty County Jail Report dec. 29, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail Dec. 29, 2011-Jan. 5, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Brenda Hamilton

Ms. Brenda Hamilton of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Thursday, January 5, 1911

Steyerman Davis, Jr.

Steyerman Davis, Jr., of Thomasville, died Sunday, January 1, 2012

Deal wants 10 pre-k days restored

Lawmakers will be asked to restore some of the budget cuts that created an exodus of Georgia’s pre-kindergarten teachers, the governor's office said late Thursday.

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Minus D-Wade, LeBron, Heat find way to beat Hawks in 3OT

On Monday, Atlanta ended Miami’s perfect start by winning on the road, then Thursday the Heat — without their two All-Stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James — pay Atlanta back in 3OT.

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No. 6 Tennessee rolls past No. 16 Georgia women

Johnson's season highs of 22 points and 13 rebounds help Vols to lopsided win

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Marlins acquire volatile starter Zambrano from Cubs

After yet another tirade last season, the Chicago Cubs wash their hands of unstable closer Carlos Zambrano on Thursday, sending him to South Florida, where new Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen vows he can straighten one of Major League Baseball’s hardest-throwing pitchers out.

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SEC = Simply unstoppable

No one does football better than the SEC, and that’s evident by the fact that the winner of Monday’s BCS National Championship game will mark six winners in a row for the all-mighty conference.

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Reigning Ray Knight POY Moates taking talents to Yale

After spending part of last year working on behalf of Habitat for Humanity in New Zealand, former Deerfield baseball star and reigning Ray Knight Player of the Year Chris Moates returns to Albany and decides to sign Thursday afternoon with Yale — one of the most prestigious Ivy League schools in the United States.

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It’s gonna be a war

The 4th annual Border Wars High School All-Star Game will be a host of Southwest Georgia’s finest senior football stars’ last chance to shine, and they plan on doing just that while taking down the squad from Florida on Saturday at FAMU’s Bragg Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla.

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: Rams fall to conference foe KSU; Lady Rams get much-needed win; Darton women roll East Georgia

The Albany State men’s basketball team can’t follow up their conference win Tuesday with another Thursday as they fall to visiting Kentucky State, while the women win to make it two in a row.

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THURSDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Civic Center set to host eight prep hoops games this weekend; SGA boys, Terrell girls both win

Marquee matchups between Monroe and Dougherty, Lee County and Westover and Albany and Monroe highlight what’s expected to be another exciting round of high school basketball at the Civic Center between today and Saturday.