News for Friday, July 13, 2012


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LCSO: Sawed-off shotgun and weed at traffic stop

Lee County Sheriff's deputies uncover a sawed-off shotgun and marijuana bagged for distribution during a traffic stop Friday.

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The Islamist ascendancy continues in Mideast

Post-revolutionary Libya appears to have elected a relatively moderate pro-Western government. Good news, but tentative because Libya is less a country than an oil well with a long beach and myriad tribes. Popular allegiance to a central national authority is weak. Even if the government of Mahmoud Jibril is able to rein in the militias and establish a functioning democracy, it will be the Arab Spring exception. Consider:

Religion Bulletin for July 14, 2012

Here are some of the religious events scheduled for Southwest Georgia.

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Arrests made in stabbing, theft cases

Dantravious Coolwaiskii Frazier was arrested for stabbing Aaron Thomas, 19.

Mattress super store heads to Albany

One of the nation’s largest mattress chains is coming to Albany.

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Judge explains court system to Exchangites

Victoria Darrisaw provides program at weekly Exchange Club of Albany meeting.

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Area golfers make move up leaderboard before rain halts Round 2 of Georgia Amateur

Ridge Purcell, a former golfer at Darton, has a big day and other area golfers move up the leaderboard at the Georgia Amateur golf tournament.

Police/Fire/EMS report for 7-14-12

APD responds to at least 51 incidents.

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Battle of the South basketball tournament tips off today at Darton

It’s time for the 16th annual Battle of the South basketball tournament, which begins at 9 a.m. today at Darton.

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Brees, Saints agree to record $100 million deal

After holding out for a new long-term contract, Drew Brees finally got one Friday in the form of a five-year, $100 million deal

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SUMMER OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN -- 13 Days: Dream’s Meadors, McCoughtry are a unique Olympic duo

Dream star Angel McCoughtry and her coach, Marynell Meadors, are the only player-coach tandem on a U.S. team in the 2012 Olympics, which begin in London in 13 days.

Squawk of the Day - July 14, 2012

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Petition filed to set aside Phoebe North lease

An Albany attorney has filed action in Dougherty Superior Court on behalf of a local doctor requesting that the lease for Phoebe North be set aside until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Federal Trade Commission's appeal of the hospital's purchase.

No action in condemned man case by clemency board

No action taken in Warren Lee Hill clemency case.

Mattie Brooks

Mattie Brooks, 101, Tifton, died July 12, 2012

Joann Rea Mills

Joann Rea Mills, 65, Albany, died July 11, 2012

Frank L. Paulk

Frank L. Paulk, 80, Sylvester, died July 13, 2012

Elizabeth Branch Snider

Elizabeth Branch Snider, 88, Pavo, died July 12, 2012

Tommy Lee Franklin

Tommy Lee Franklin, 71, Albany, died July 13, 2012

Bridgette Murray

Bridgette Hunter Murray, 50, Fitzgerald, died July 10, 2012

Jeremy Backey

Jeremy Backey, 9, Bainbridge, died July 9, 2012

Gwendolyn Williams Moulton

Gwendolyn Williams Moulton, Donalsonville, died July 13, 2012

Gurry Douglas, Jr.

Gurry Douglas, Jr., 58, Camilla, died July 11, 2012

Walter Terry Foreman

Walter Terry Foreman, 62, Albany, died June 28, 2012

Debra L. McCorvey

Debra L. McCorvey, 52, Blythewood, SC died July 8, 2012

Edith Keaton

Edith Keaton, 83, Bainbridge, died July 11, 2012

Russell Baker Browne

Russell Baker Browne, 56, died July 12, 2012

De'Marea Pegues

De'Marea Pegues, 19, Albany, died July 12, 2012

Carrollton man charged with defrauding SOWEGA banks, FAA

A licensed aircraft broker from Carrolton was released on his own recognizance following an initial court appearance Friday in federal court on bank fraud and ID theft charges.

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Albany Crime Stoppers Most Wanted

Since the Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Fugitive list became a weekly feature in The Albany Herald on Dec. 31, 2011, 27 Most Wanted lists with a total of 69 fugitives have been featured.