News for Saturday, July 14, 2012


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Travels bring appreciation of home

As I closed my time in Stuttgart, I had a chance to speak with local artist/activist Wolfram Isle. I asked him about something I couldn’t help but notice on the streets of Stuttgart: the ever-prevelant anti-Stuttgart 21 propoganda all around the city.

Births 15 July 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from July 2-7.

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2010 champ Knox leads Ga. Amateur

Former Darton golfer Ridge Purcell falls from fifth to 11th and Lee Knox, who won in 2010, takes the lead into the final round of the Georgia Amateur Championship.

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Keselowski wins Nationwide race with late charge

Brad Keselowski overtakes Kevin Harvick, who gets caught in a traffic jam, to win the Nationwide race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday.

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Looking Back - July 15, 2012

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

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Get comfortable by getting uncomfortable

We went out to dinner with some friends last weekend. The conversation quickly turned to cycling, as it often does when we hang out with our racing buddies.

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Sometimes you just dummy up

Two women standing in front of me in the checkout line this week obviously hadn’t seen each other in a while. Although I’ve often thought I have certain ESP-esque gifts, this instance didn’t require any intuitive brainpower.

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Knuckle down

R.A. Dickey and his nasty knuckleball had Atlanta behind on Saturday heading into the eighth inning, but that’s when the Braves scored three runs to come back and win their sixth straight game, 8-7.

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Some Penn St. players stand by former coach

Penn State tailback Silas Redd, who said Friday that the late Joe Paterno is still “the best college football coach of all time,” is among several players who still love JoePa.

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Library officials to meet with commission (W/MONDAY UPDATE)

Statistics provided by library board show that Southside and Westtown had the lowest circulation and door count in the system.

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Reading & Racquets benefit young children

A life-long love for tennis and a concern about low test scores prompts a federally funded program for young children.

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Davidson brings influence to music festival

Officials with the Southwest Georgia Music & Arts Festival expect to announce artists and ticket sales this week.

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Langer takes lead at U.S. Senior Open heading into final round

Bernhard Langer fires a 6-under 64 and is 10-under with a four-stroke lead as he heads into the final round of the U.S. Senior Open.

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Artist paints over Paterno’s halo on mural in downtown State College

In the wake of Penn State's child sex scandal, an artist has removed a halo that was painted in a mural above the late and legendary coach Joe Paterno's head.

Kitchen inspections for July 15, 2012

Here are the results of recent kitchen inspections for Dougherty and Lee counties.

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U.S. Olympic hoops team has Midnight Madness

The U.S. men’s basketball team holds a practice that has all the hoopla of a college Midnight Madness event.

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On The Job with Glenn Sinquefield

Herald Writer Jim West holds a question-and-answer session with Glenn Sinquefield, an insurance representative with Farm Bureau of Georgia.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Finding the perfect hunting buddy

Bob Kornegay writes about how tough it is to find the perfect hunting buddy.

Police/Fire/EMS report for July 15, 2012

APD responds to at least 52 incidents.

Forum to educate on career in medicine

Thinking about a career in medicine? If so, "What's Up, Doc? What You Need to Know About Medical School" may appeal to you.

Arlington gets grant for farmers market

The City of Arlington has received a $40,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to construct the Lick Skillet Farmers Market on the Calhoun and Early County line.

Hubbard, Morman elected to state board

Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor Annette Morman have been elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association.

Squawk of the Day - July 15, 2012

Make your comment about today's Squawk of the Day!

Possible Lee write-in candidate surfaces

An official with the area Libertarian Party is "exploring possibilities" for a Lee County Commission run.

Ethics, abortion on primary ballot

Ethics, abortion and casino gambling are among the issues Georgia's Republican and Democratic parties are asking their voters to weigh in on this primary election season.

Ribbon cutting for development set

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Forrester Senior Village, an independent living senior community, will take place at noon on Wednesday.

In the Military - July 15, 2012

This is a periodic update on military personnel who are from Southwest Georgia or who have family in the region.

Education Notebook - July 15, 2012

Here's a look at what's happening with local students this week.

Thumbs Up! - July 16, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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A challenge issued to conservatives

It's good that conservatives are finally taking seriously the problems of inequality and declining upward mobility. It's unfortunate that they often evade the ways in which structural changes in the economy, combined with conservative policies, have made matters worse.

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Trolling for boos has catchier ring to it

We're still a few weeks from summer's dog days and the conventions, and already feral rabidity has set in. Add to the long list of psycho-political syndromes the "Romney Derangement Syndrome."

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Nation sees Mitt Romney, unleashed

The mid-July rumor that Mitt Romney might pick former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as his running mate was a fun Matt Drudge scoop for those in the country who live off political-campaign gossip. It was candy for junkies looking for a pre-convention news high, this one a natural coming after Ann Romney's offering that the former governor of Massachusetts might be eyeing a woman to fill the slot.

State revenues rising slowly

For the second year in a row, Georgia tax collections were up from the previous fiscal year.

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Luke: No anthem apology needed

When I first heard that Leesburg native son and country music star Luke Bryan felt the need to apologize for writing some of the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" on his hand and for looking at his watch while singing the national anthem at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game Tuesday night, I really thought it was a joke.

Patricia Martin

Patricia Ann Williams Martin, 66, of Leesburg died on July 13, 2012

Tony Davis

Tony Auburn Davis, 63, of Shellman died July 13, 2012

Eddie Newberry

Mrs. Eddie Easom Newberry, age 87, of Donalsonville, GA passed away Friday, July 13, 2012

Cliford Deriso

Mr. Cliford Deriso of Acworth, GA died on Saturday July 14, 2012

Barbara Anderson

Mrs. Barbara Anderson 62, of Baker County Ga passed away July 11, 2012

James Bramble

Mr. James W. Bramble of 2010 Melrose Dr. Albany died at his residence on Friday July 13, 2012

Eloise Youghn

Eloise Youghn, 82, of Ocilla, died Saturday, July 14, 2012

Benjamin Hill

Mr. Benjamin Terel Hill, 21, of Atlanta died on July 12, 2012

Frank Paulk

Mr. Frank L. Paulk, 80, of Sylvester died Friday, July 13, 2012

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Griffin off Olympic team with injury

Blake Griffin, who needs surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, withdraws from the U.S. Olympic basketball team, while rookie Anthony Davis will take his spot on the 12-man roster.

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Brave new outlook

Atlanta was up and down before the All-Star break, but the Braves started the second half of the season Friday with a new attitude and a 7-5 win against the Mets.