News for Tuesday, July 24, 2012


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Expected to be U.S.A.'s toughest test for gold, Spain spanked by Americans, 100-78

Carmelo Anthony scores 27 points to lead Team U.S.A. past Spain in its final Olympic tune-up Tuesday night, crushing the one team that’s expected to push the Americans in their bid for gold.

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NASCAR suspends Allmendinger indefinitely

NASCAR suspends driver A.J. Allmendinger on Tuesday, confirming he violated its substance-abuse policy after a test of his backup urine sample confirms the original positive result.

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Hudson, Braves nip Marlins, snap three-game skid

Braves starter Tim Hudson struggles early and then retires 16 in a row to lead the Braves to a 4-3 win against Miami, which snaps a three-game losing streak for Atlanta.-

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Gamblers ready to bet on the Olympics

Betting on the Summer Olympics isn’t like wagering on your average sporting event — as gamblers everywhere are quickly finding out.

Smith to appeal disqualification

The Democratic challenger in House District 151 says he will go to court to preserve his candidacy.

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School Board candidates debate at civic club

The at-large School Board candidates offer contrasting views on the Dougherty County School System.

Lee County OKs fire chief's requests

Lee County fire officials seek grants that would help pay Emergency Management salaries and buy a rescue boat.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 25, 2012

APD respond to at least 40 incidents

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Boy returned to mother; father sought

One-year-old Jayden Page was brought into the Law Enforcement Center around noon Monday, an Albany Police Department report stated

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Man wanted for questioning

Undrevious Keyoun Forbes, 22, is wanted for questioning about a July 7 aggravated assault in the alley behind the South Side Pool Room, 310 W. Highland Ave.

Several Terrell County offices highlight election

Magistrate and Probate Court judgeships and the coroner’s office highlight Tuesday’s Terrell County elections.

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Vacant home damaged by fire

With the occupants out of town, a fire guts a residence on the 1500 block of Skylark Lane early Tuesday.

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Albany City Commission OKs 1.33-mill tax increase

Albany city commissioners who voted for the tax say it was a diffuclt decision, but they saw no alternative.

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Report: Dempster vetoes trade to Braves after word leaks out

After world broke of the pending trade of Chicago Cubs ace Ryan Dempster to the Atlanta Braves on Monday, Dempster was “blindsided” that the details were leaked, so he shot down the deal, according to Yahoo! Sports, saying he’d rather head West to Los Angeles and join his first choice all along: the Dodgers. (UPDATED: 11:38 p.m. with new details)

Squawk of the Day - July 25, 2012

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T-SPLOST a path to help ourselves

Few things are as touchy as the subject of taxation. The consensus is that workers and property owners are overtaxed already, along with the perception that the government officials who are spending the money often aren't doing it wisely.

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Sandusky only one who went too far

I love college sports. I won't go so far as to say I'm a big sports fanatic, but I love college sports, specifically college football.

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LOST funds may further divide Lee communities

In the overall scheme of things, the local-option sales tax money being argued over by Lee County, Leesburg and Smithville officials seems such a small thing.

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Mayor signs proclamation for Albany Music and Arts week

Backers of the performing arts picked up a symbolic nod from the mayor's office Tuesday after Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard designated the week between what organizers hope will be two of the area's biggest festivals as Albany's Music and Arts Week.

Robert Harrell

Robert "Bob" Joseph Harrell, 73, a native of Albany and resident of Moundville, AL, died July 2, 2012

Nellie Rackley

Mrs. Nellie "Nelle" Kathryn Smith Rackley, of Pelham, passed away at home on Monday, July 23, 2012

Samuel Teel

Samuel Hayward Teel, 89, of Asheville, NC, died peacefully on Friday, July 20, 2012

Mary Gilley

Mary Joyce Rogers Gilley, 59, of Leesburg, GA, died Monday July 23, 2012

Rose Humbert

Rose Humbert, 54, of Cuthbert died on July 18, 2012

William Hays

William James Hays, 87 of Summitt Dr. in Albany died July 23, 2012

Ulysses Jones

Mr. Ulysses Jones, 88, of Bainbridge died on July 24, 2012

Emma Brown

Emma Brown, 98, of Dawson died on July 23, 2012

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Bowden: This is not how I wanted to get all-time wins record

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden officially became the NCAA's all-time wins leader for major college football Monday, but he was less than thrilled that it came at the expense of his good friend and coaching rival Joe Paterno, who was stripped of 111 victories when the NCAA handed out its penalties to Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal.

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Braves manage just four hits against Marlins in series opener of crucial NL East tilt, fall, 2-1

The Braves can gripe all they want about how a late blown call hurt their chances to beat the Marlins on Monday night in the series opener, but the fact remains their offense was dismal all game -- thanks in part to a stellar outing by Miami ace Josh Johnson --- leading to a 2-1 loss for their third straight defeat against an NL East opponent.

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COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER OLYMPICS -- 3 days: Secrets leaking out about Friday’s opening ceremony

With social media and 10,000 loose-lipped performers taking part in Friday’s opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, it’s hard to keep anything a secret about the pre-Games spectacle.

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ACC KICKOFF: FSU picked to win ACC title; Georgia Tech 4th

The Seminoles are picked to win the ACC Championship on Monday during Media Days, while Georgia Tech is tapped to finish fourth overall and second in the Coastal Division behind Virginia Tech and Clemson's Sammy Watkins is named the Preseason Player of the Year.