Dougherty County Jail Report - July 19-26, 2012
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Here are the two great campaign mysteries at midsummer: Why does Mitt Romney appear to be getting so much traction from ripping a few of President Obama's words out of context?
With more than 2,000 early ballots cast in Dougherty County, indications are Tuesday's election day will be a busy one.
A community organization invites citizens to participate in a crime forum at Albany State University.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office and three Lee County Commission seats are up for grabs Tuesday.
The scramble team of Deerfield baseball coach Rod Murray and former Lee County standout and current GSW star golfer Nate Gahman lifts Grand Island to the Challenge Cup title Sunday.
For the fourth time in his sparkling NASCAR career, Jimmie Johnson wins the prestigious Brickyard 400 on Sunday in Indy.
Squawk of the Day - July 30, 2012
Carolyn Ruffin Alligood, 64, Albany, died July 27, 2012
Felton L. Jackson, 52, Camilla, died July 28, 2012
Nick Marlin, 62, Albany, died July 26, 2012
Gladys Greer Howard, 83, Albany, died July 27, 2012
Frank Heard, Jr., 71, Colquitt, died July 28, 2012
Demetria Diane Royal, Albany, died July 28, 2012
Jesse Ray McLeod, 61, Donalsonville, died July 29, 2012
Donald Drew Windham, 58, Lee County, died July 28, 2012
Josie P. Gay, 99, Fort Gaines, died July 27, 2012
Thelma Louise Willis Durrent, 86, Moultrie, died July 29, 2012
Lester Jackson, 81, Albany, died July 28, 2012
Jakie Hart, 78, Albany, died July 27, 2012
Marion Temples Jarrett, 85, Americus, died July 28, 2012
Dougherty County first responders schedule a Night Out for Thursday at Radium Springs Middle School.
Five candidates are vying to replace outgoing Sheriff Freddie Tompkins.
When Lee County voters go to the polls to vote Tuesday, they should consider the character of the candidates running for office.
Lee County’s sheriff says his department is “stretched to the limit” as it battles crime in the county.
The big question I think Lee County citizens must ask themselves Tuesday is why would we even consider replacing a public official who has done their job as well as Sheriff Reggie Rachals?
The Dougherty County Board of Education needs new direction.
In politics, you often hear political races described as battles. The race for Lee County sheriff, which will be decided Tuesday by the county’s voters, has lived up to the term.
Since 1998, I have been fighting a battle that has been fruitless to say the least. While serving as the youth minister at Greater 2nd Mt. Olive Baptist Church, we held an eight week Summer Camp yearly.
With rare exceptions, I don’t really think people who run for political office start out with a strategy of “say anything or do anything to get elected.”
Muarlean Edwards is currently the Dougherty County commissioner for District 3.
Carol Fullerton is seeking a third two-year term as a state representative for Dougherty County.
Col. Donald Davis assumed command of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany from Col. Terry Williams on May 25.