News for Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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MLB ALL-STAR GAME: Posey, Hamilton humbled by being MLB fans’ favorites

Texas’ Josh Hamilton and San Francisco’s Buster Posey discuss what it means to be the AL and NL’s leading vote-getters for the All-Star Game.

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On Warriors’ Summer League roster, Albany’s Young to see NBA future unfold in next 2 days

Former Deerfield star Andre Young wasn’t taken in either round of the recent NBA Draft, but Young was invited to the Golden State Warriors’ Summer League tryouts, where he will find out soon whether he’s made the team’s final roster before play kicks off Friday night.

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Hawks’ top draft pick Jenkins signs, then shows off jump shot

Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins officially becomes an Atlanta Hawk on Tuesday when he signs his contract, then wows the team in practice with his sharp-shooting.

Inmate could seek clemency Friday

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles schedules a clemency appointment Friday for a man convicted of two murders.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 11, 2012

Police respond to at least 42 incidents

Lee County roads need maintenance dollars

An evaluation of Lee County's roads shows that $25 million is needed over the next 10 years to maintain them.

Who is minding the store at DCSS?

A policy that isn’t enforced isn’t much of a policy. And that one is ignored — and apparently has been for years — is worth even less.

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Campaigns are leaving a lot to interpret

I got into some trouble some years back when someone asked me what my political allegiance was.

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Take me BACK to the ball game

It was about the time I made the loop off Interstate 85 onto 75 North just outside Atlanta’s downtown — when you round the big bend in the interstate and come face-on with the capital city’s skyline — that I was overwhelmed with a sense of nostalgia that almost took my breath away.

Tempers flare as truckers wait for weigh-in

Two truckers were cited for disorderly conduct after officers caught up to them in their trucks about 2.5 miles from the MillerCoors brewery, stated an Albany Police Department report.

ASU, Darton have $267 million impact on community

Fiscal Year 2011 impact of the University System of Georgia’s 35 institutions is up 5 percent.

Auction block looms for delinquent tax properties

More than $800,000 worth of unpaid property taxes is owed on 500 properties, Dougherty County officials say.

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Heritage House comes down

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard operated an piece of heavy equipment Tuesday to start the demolition of the former hotel's facade.

Squawk of the Day - July, 11 2012

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Lee County store owners killed in Carolina shooting

A North Carolina newspaper is reporting that Lee County business owners Hemang and Alpa Patel died in an apparent murder-suicide shooting.

Grace Cheatham

Grace Page Cheatham, 80, of Albany, joined the Church Triumphant on Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mario Cancel

Mario Ramos Cancel (US Army, Ret), 89, of Leesburg, GA, died July 8, 2012

Betty McLeroy

Betty Jean McLeroy, 80, of Albany, GA, died Sunday, July 9, 2012

Charles Dollar

Charles Leonard (Butch) Dollar, 66, of Albany, GA, died July 9, 2012

Joseph Curles, Jr.

Joseph Allison Curles, Jr., 50, of Camilla died on July 8, 2012

State asks DCSS for documentation for FY 2012 Title I expenditures

The school system has a Friday deadline to respond to the GaDOE's request.

The Dougherty County School System may have to repay $142,119 if it cannot satisfy the state’s request for documents.

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SUMMER OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN --- 17 DAYS: Once-shamed U.S. sprinting star Gatlin poised for ultimate Olympic redemption

Banned four years for testing positive for a failed drug test, Justin Gatlin — the 100-meter 2004 Olympic gold medalist in Athens — is back in a big way for the U.S.A. after winning the trials as he seeks to clear his name in London.

Gregory Bryant

Mr. Gregory Bryant of Unadilla died July 10, 2012

Albert Davis

Mr. Albert J. Davis, 69, of Albany died July 9, 2012

Clifford Chambers

Clifford Edward "Speck" Chambers, 76, of Fitzgerald died July 9, 2012

Joe Lane

Joe Edward Lane, 69, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012

Charles Pilcher, Sr.

Charles Covington Pilcher, Sr., 88, of Meigs died on July 7, 2012

Calvin Leverett

Calvin Leverett, 49, of Salem, AL died Friday, July 6, 2012

John Wooden

John J. Wooden, 44, of Bainbridge died on July 7, 2012

Gloroy Thompson

Gloroy Thompson, 52, of Bainbridge died on July 9, 2012

Robert Cobb, Jr.

Mr. Robert Cobb, Jr. of Vienna died July 9, 2012

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Judge shoots down Armstrong’s suit vs. USADA in defense of new doping charges

A judge rejects Lance Armstrong’s lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, calling it a public relations campaign.

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AUTO RACING NOTEBOOK: Plains’ Harrod wins on birthday at Albany Motor Speedway; NASCAR under fire for silence on Allmendinger suspension

Plains dirt track racer Larry Harrod wins $2,500 during the second set of races this season in the national NeSmith Chevrolet Late Model Series at Albany Motor Speedway.

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Field-er Day

Robinson Cano and Matt Kemp bomb, while Mark Trumbo wows the crowd and Prince Fielder steals the show — again — Monday night at the Home Run Derby, winning for the second time.

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MLB ALL-STAR PREVIEW: Stars head to K.C. after wild 1st half

Surprising teams in first and a plethora of no-hitters highlight a crazy first half of the MLB season as players get set for the All-Star game tonight in Kansas City.

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Darton pitcher, ex-Lee County star Aldrich named All-American

Leesburg’s Matt Aldrich, who was Darton’s ace this past season, is named an NJCAA All-American honorable mention after finishing second in the nation in total strikeouts.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Breakout star Simmons headed to DL; Chipper set to be honored, make first trip to K.C.'s Kauffman Stadium

Andrelton Simmons breaks his finger in Sunday’s game against the Phillies, sending the Braves’ rising star to the DL for at least 30 days, whil Chipper Jones gets set for a pair of pretty incredible experiences in the final year of his storied MLB career.


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