News for Sunday, July 15, 2012

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Knox holds on to win at Georgia Amateur

Lee Knox hangs on to win the Georgia Amateur Golf Tournament while former Darton player Ridge Purcell finishes tied for eighth.

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London makes mad dash to get ready for Olympics

With less than two weeks before the start of the Olympics, construction crews at Olympic Park work frantically to beat the clock.

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Chapman wins U.S. Senior Open

Roger Chapman wins the U.S, Senior Open to pull off rare senior double shared with only Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin.

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Kahne wins in New Hampshire

Kasey Kahne takes the lead in a restart from Denny Hamlin, who has trouble with his crew, and Kahne wins at New Hampshire.

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Serena wins at Stanford in prep for Olympics

Serena Williams beats Coco Vandeweghe, 7-5, 6-3, Sunday to win Bank of the West Classic at Stanford

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Welcome back, Ben

Ben Sheets has an amazing comeback, throwing six shutout innings in his debut with the Braves in a 6-1 win against the Mets.

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Farmers ready to hear governor's drought plan

With a half-century of farming under his belt, James Laird struggles to recall a summer worse than this one -- the drought has turned the corn crop he once had high hopes for into a complete, kernel-less bust. Soon, he'll be chopping it all to pieces and feeding it to his 150 head of cattle.

Red Cross: Syrian conflict is civil war

Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.

Squawk of the Day - July 16, 2012

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Sports symposium set to take place Saturday

Coaches will be able to earn Professional Learning Units through an upcoming event on how to treat and prevent sports injuries.

Gunman sentenced in 2007 has new trial

The Georgia Court of Appeals grants Michael Phillips a new trial that begins today in Superior Court.

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City tax increase hearing set

Commissioners are proposing raising the millage for people living inside the city by 1.33 mills.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - July 3-12, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail July 3-12, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

Opal Littlejohn

Opal McKee Littlejohn went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday July 13, 2012

Cliford Deriso

Mr. Clifford Jones Deriso, 89, of Acworth, formerly of Albany, died Saturday, July 14, 2012

James Bramble

GySgt James (Jim) W. Bramble, USMC (Ret'd), 71 of Melrose Dr. in Albany died July 13, 2012

Jeannette Young

Jeannette Freeman Young, 86, of Jasper, Ga. died Saturday, July 14, 2012

Mae White

Mrs. Mae H. White, 70 of Leesburg, GA died July 15, 2012

Frances Brown

Mrs. Frances Brown, 78, of Colquitt passed on July 15, 2012

Tony Davis

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

Carver Bruner

Mr. Carver Bruner, 73 of Sasser, GA died on Sat., July 14, 2012

Nelson Thomas

Mr. Nelson Thomas, 55, of Pelham, Ga. passed on July 14, 2012

Nellie Williams

Nellie Mae Bullard Williams, 94, of Miami, Florida, died June 29, 2012

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ASU football set to kick off season with reception

Albany State’s football team is set to hold its 13th annual Preseason Football Reception for fans.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Find out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS FEATURE: Bream fishing --- somehow we always outgrow it

Fishermen forget the beauty and value of catching the bream, a blue-collar fish that still has a place in every fisherman’s life.

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TIM DAHLBERG COLUMN: NCAA must act --- gut Penn State football

AP sports columinist Tim Dahlberg believes the NCAA should show no mercy to Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal.

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Braves acquire SS Janish in trade with Reds

The Braves acquire minor league shortstop Paul Janish in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds for minor league pitcher Todd Redmond on Saturday that helps fill the void left by the absence of Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who broke a finger last Sunday and is out for at least four weeks.

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COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER OLYMPICS -- 12 days: Swimming’s greatest rivalry takes center stage in London

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps have traded victories against each other this past year, and the duo headlines America’s strong class of swimmers for the 2012 Olympics.

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