News for Friday, July 27, 2012


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ELECTION 2012: Dougherty County Commission seat District 3 - Louise Primrose

Louise Primrose currently sits on the city’s Community Development Council.

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Sheets, Braves beat Phillies, 6-1

Ben Sheets improves to 3-0 on the mound for the Braves, who get six innings out of their starter to beat the Phillies, 6-1.

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Olympic opening ceremony dazzles world

London unveils the Summer Olympics with a spectacular ceremony Friday in front of 60,000 people.

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Talkin’ football

The Albany State coaching staff addresses questions from fans and supporters Friday at the annual Quarterback Club Football Kickoff Reception.

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ELECTION 2012: Dougherty County Commission seat District 3 - Clinton Johnson

Clinton Johnson wants to see Dougherty County move forward in a positive direction.

Campaign issue left unanswered

Does this pass the smell test?

Rachals strong leader as Lee sheriff

In the time that I have been employed with the Lee County Sheriff's Office, I have had the opportunity to be a part of a team/family that takes pride in protecting and serving the people of Lee County.

Lee County Commission endorsements

Today's endorsements focus on the Lee County Board of Commissioners seats that will be decided Tuesday. The three contests will be decided by voters who cast Republican Party ballots.

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Lee activist protests T-SPLOST signs

A soon-to-be Lee County Commission candidate says several multi-message signs violate a county ordinance.

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Maschke demands refund from Sabbs

A Dougherty School Board member contends consultant Darrell Sabbs failed to fulfill his contract.

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DCSS nutritionist quits

Vanessa Hayes is leaving the school system for another job opportunity.

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Jailed woman charged with April murder

The Albany Police Department announces an arrest in the Anthony Westbrook homicide case.

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CMT network is calling all rednecks

Producers of a series of reality shows are looking for the stars of their next planned production.

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New coon dog show set

The Exchange Club of Albany announces a partnership with the AKC to stage a coon dog hunt and show.

Squawk of the Day - July 28, 2012

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Othorus Rogers

Othorus M. Rogers, 85, of Albany, GA, died Thursday, July 26, 2012

Frances Fulkerson

Frances Horne Fulkerson, 79, of Leesburg, GA formerly of Albany, GA, died Thursday, July 26, 2012

L.B. Connell

Mr. Connell passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Police searching for aggravated assault suspects

Albany Police are searching for two men believed to have been involved in an aggravated assault in East Albany this afternoon.

Nick Marlin

Mr. Nick Marlin, 62, of Albany died Thursday, July 26, 2012

Floyce Griffin

Floyce D. Griffin, 93, of Albany, GA died Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Early voting draws more than 2,000 voters

More than 2,000 people have cast ballots ahead of Tuesday's primary election, officials say.

Loran Parker

Loran Leonard Parker, 68, of Newton, died Friday, July 27, 2012

Jamie Spence

Jamie Franklin Spence, 36, of Camilla died on July 26, 2012

Colton Scott

Colton passed away on Wednesday, July 25 2012

John Arnold

Mr. John Arnold of Albany died on July 27, 2012 at his residence

Chick-fil-A standing firm on gay marriage issue

The reaction to Chick-fil-A's support of the traditional definition of marriage has turned eating chicken into a political statement in some areas.

Carolyn Alligood

Carolyn Ruffin Alligood, 64 of Albany died July 27, 2012

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Obama to give Israel $70M in military funding

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama is authorizing an additional $70 million in military assistance to Israel.

Myrtle Johnson

Myrtle B. Johnson, 94, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012

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First CRCT Tribunals Set for Tuesday

Three teachers accused in a state cheating probe on 2009 CRCTs will face administrative panels.

Aaron Dyous, Jr.

Aaron Dyous, Jr., 62, of Preston died on July 24, 2012

Belinda Bowman

Mrs. Belinda Tatum Bowman, 51, died on July 19, 2012

Ida Ranger

Mrs. Ida Mae Daniels Ranger, 73, of Riverdale, formerly of Moultrie, died on July 27, 2012

ELECTION 2012: Dougherty County School Board at-large - Lane Price

Challenger Lane Price says the Dougherty School System is suffering from a myriad of problems.