News for Sunday, July 29, 2012


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Dougherty County Jail Report - July 19-26, 2012

Dougherty County Jail Report - July 19-26, 2012

Thumbs up! - July 30, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

For the right, it is a go-for-broke election

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?

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Polls open Tuesday

With more than 2,000 early ballots cast in Dougherty County, indications are Tuesday's election day will be a busy one.

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Stop the Violence forum addresses area crime issues

A community organization invites citizens to participate in a crime forum at Albany State University.

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Large turnout expected in Lee

The Lee County Sheriff's Office and three Lee County Commission seats are up for grabs Tuesday.

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Grand Island wins annual Challenge Cup title; defending champ Doublegate finishes second

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.

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Jimmie kisses the bricks — again — at Indy

For the fourth time in his sparkling NASCAR career, Jimmie Johnson wins the prestigious Brickyard 400 on Sunday in Indy.

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Squawk of the Day - July 30, 2012

Squawk of the Day - July 30, 2012

Carolyn Ruffin Alligood

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

Felton L. Jackson

Felton L. Jackson, 52, Camilla, died July 28, 2012

Nick Marlin

Nick Marlin, 62, Albany, died July 26, 2012

Gladys Greer Howard

Gladys Greer Howard, 83, Albany, died July 27, 2012

Frank Heard, Jr.

Frank Heard, Jr., 71, Colquitt, died July 28, 2012

Demetria Diane Royal

Demetria Diane Royal, Albany, died July 28, 2012

Jesse Ray McLeod

Jesse Ray McLeod, 61, Donalsonville, died July 29, 2012

Donald Drew Windham

Donald Drew Windham, 58, Lee County, died July 28, 2012

Josie Price Gay

Josie P. Gay, 99, Fort Gaines, died July 27, 2012

Thelma Louise Willis Durrent

Thelma Louise Willis Durrent, 86, Moultrie, died July 29, 2012

Lester Jackson

Lester Jackson, 81, Albany, died July 28, 2012

Jakie Hart

Jakie Hart, 78, Albany, died July 27, 2012

Marion Temples Jarrett

Marion Temples Jarrett, 85, Americus, died July 28, 2012

‘National Night Out’ slated for Thursday

Dougherty County first responders schedule a Night Out for Thursday at Radium Springs Middle School.

Sheriff’s race highlights Worth County elections

Five candidates are vying to replace outgoing Sheriff Freddie Tompkins.

Lee voters should give Rachals new term

When Lee County voters go to the polls to vote Tuesday, they should consider the character of the candidates running for office.

Lee sheriff releases crime stats

Lee County’s sheriff says his department is “stretched to the limit” as it battles crime in the county.

Why replace official who is effective?

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?

Price needed on School Board

The Dougherty County Board of Education needs new direction.

Rachals deserves a second term

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.

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Accountability key for schools

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.

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Political mud leaves permanent stains

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.”

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ELECTION 2012: State Representative Seat - Muarlean Edwards

Muarlean Edwards is currently the Dougherty County commissioner for District 3.

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ELECTION 2012: State Representative Seat - Carol Fullerton

Carol Fullerton is seeking a third two-year term as a state representative for Dougherty County.

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MCLB Commander Davis wants to ‘let light shine’

Col. Donald Davis assumed command of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany from Col. Terry Williams on May 25.