News for Monday, July 23, 2012

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NFL ROUNDUP: Falcons re-sign LB Peterson; Miami WR Ochocinco changes last name back to Johnson

Linebacker Mike Peterson, who can play anywhere in the Falcons' defensive scheme, signs a new deal Monday with Atlanta.

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MLB TRADE ROUNDUP: Yankees steal Ichiro from Mariners for minor-leaguers; Tigers get Marlins stars Sanchez, Infante

Shortly before the Yankees started their series against the Mariners on Monday, Seattle dealt one of its players to New York: clutch hitter Ichiro Suzuki.

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Only winner at Open was Royal Lytham

Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith wraps up his week-long stay across the pond covering the British Open for The Albany Herald with a look back at Sunday’s unpredictable finish that saw Adam Scott blow a big lead on an unforgiving Royal Lytham course and hand the Open's Claret Jug to Ernie Els on a silver platter.

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NCAA drops hammer on Penn State, Paterno, but decline to give Nittany Lions 'death penalty'

The NCAA slams Penn State and former coach Joe Paterno on Monday to the tune of a $60 million fine, loss of scholarships, a four-year bowl ban and the vacating of more than 100 wins, but the Nittany Lions avoid the dreaded “death penalty.”

Gun control debate lost five years ago

Those who are wise in this country realize that the "gun" control debate has been finished since the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting (not massarce) that killed 32.

Price would bring integrity to Board

My husband and I have lived in Dougherty County for 45 years. Our three children received personalized attention and a quality education in our schools. Before I retired, I taught art at Radium Springs Middle School. I have seen our schools continue to decline.

Phipps' portrait a deserved honor

The portrait of Georgia Appeals Court Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps that was placed Monday in the Dougherty County Judicial Building was a well deserved honor for a gentleman who has had a long and distinguished legal career.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 24, 2012

APD responds to at least 70 incidents

APD officers respond to assaults

A teenager is arrested in connection to an aggravated assault in downtown Albany on Sunday, police reports show.

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Step back to see the whole picture

Sometimes, it becomes necessary in our lives that we step back from some things.

Lee LOST negotiations leaving 'bruised feelings'

Lee County, Leesburg and Smithville officials are closer to a local-option sales tax agreement, but heated words fly.

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Warren addresses youth empowerment

Christopher Warren is running against Dougherty Magistrate Victoria Darrisaw for the State Court judge seat being vacated by John Salter.

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Sally Ride, first U.S. woman in space, dies

Sally Ride, who blazed trails into orbit as the first American woman in space, died Monday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61.

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Hodges endorses Darrisaw for State Court

Magistrate Court Judge Victoria Darrisaw worked for former Dougherty DA Ken Hodges for eight years.

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USDA visits dry Georgia farms

As Georgia suffers a drought, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says any farm bill is better than none.

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ELECTION 2012: Lee County District 4 - Frank Taylor

Taylor wants people more involved in government

The challenger for a Lee County Commission post says the county's people are being forgotten.

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ELECTION 2012: Lee County District 4 - Rick Muggridge

Muggridge running on his record

A sitting member of the Lee County Commission cites areas of growth in the county during his first term.

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Warren Lee Hill granted stay

Warren Lee Hill had been scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday night in Jackson.

Squawk of the day - July 24, 2012

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Phipps honored with portrait at DOCO courthouse

One of Southwest Georgia's most accomplished judges was honored with a portrait that will grace the walls of the courthouse where he presided.

Scott Harper

Scott Harper, 45, of Albany, GA, died Saturday July 21, 2012

Katie Jackson

Mrs. Katie Mae Jackson of Sylvester, GA, departed this life on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cherrie Cooper

Cherrie Ann Cooper, 79, of Bronwood passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mary Womack

Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Womack of Albany passed away at her home on July 22, 2012

Henry Spurlin

Mr. Henry Arthur Spurlin, 55, of Albany died Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bernice Cross

Mrs. Bernice Garrett Cross, 72, of Albany died Sunday, July 22, 2012

George McLendon

George Haron McLendon, 84, of Sparta, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2012

Shirley Potter

Mrs. Shirley Ann Larrett Potter, 85, of Mt. Pleasant and formerly of Albany, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Greene's House opponent disqualified

Georgia's secretary of state rules that a Democratic challenger for House District 151 is ineligible to run for office.

Joanne Jackson

Joanne Marie Jackson, 57, of Albany died on July 22, 2012

Willie Brown

Willie R. Brown died on July 19, 2012

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The Big Ten for July 16-22, 2012

These were the 10 most visited stories for the week of July 16-22, 2012.

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Governor Deal admits to ethics violations

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday acknowledged violating state campaign rules.

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Reprimand issued to city judge

Southwestern Judicial Circuit Chief Superior Court Judge Rucker Smith also has received a similar letter, with his issued in March.

Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 103 people

Monday proves to be the deadliest day of the year for Iraq.

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