News for Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Chehaw hits campaign trail

Chehaw is asking for votes in an Internet contest to designate "America's Favorite Park."

Preliminary auditions set for next ‘Idol’

Fox 31 WFXL-TV is holding a local audition to find undiscovered talent 15 to 28 years old to represent Southwest Georgia at “American Idol” auditions in New Orleans, La.

Man wins $400K ahead of holiday

One Albany man is celebrating a plentiful Georgia Lottery prize. William Posey, 21, won a $400,000 top prize playing the instant game $400,000 Grant.

Terrell opening Handicraft Showcase

The Terrell County History Museum will open with a Handicraft Showcase this weekend. The showcase will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

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America is being 'Oprah-fied'

When asked at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 what the Founders had wrought, Benjamin Franklin famously said, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

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Eventually, home care pay is personal

In the last years of her life, my mother was a home care worker for hospice.

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Cubs smash three homers to beat Braves, 5-1

Homers by Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo lead the Cubs past the Braves, who fall six games behind NL East-leading Washington.

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Federer, Djokovic set for semis showdown at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will play their first match against each other on grass, while Britain Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will face off in the other Wimbledon semifinal.

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Tiger looks to keep his momentum rolling at Greenbrier Classic

Tiger Woods is coming off his victory at the AT&T National and is looking to build even more momentum at The Greenbrier Classic.

Blood collections disrupted by recent storms

The American Red Cross recently issued an emergency call for blood donors, a need that still continues, officials with the Red Cross say.

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Albany celebrates nation's birthday

Officials say that the finale of the pyrotechnics show was delayed due to a series of fights that broke out in the Turtle Park area of downtown.

Fights break out downtown during fireworks

According to city officials, a series of fights in Turtle Park delayed the firing of the city's July 4 grand fireworks finale. Officials organizing the event said the crowd had to be dispersed at Turtle Park.

Don't forget pets when weather's hot

Heat, stress and dehydration can take a toll on pets in the summer.

Police/Fire/EMS - July 5, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 52 incidents.

Squawk of the Day - July 5, 2012

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I ain't just playing possum here, folks

I, like many Americans, have now decided that I will be dropping out of America's labor force. At least, I intend to drop out from my current position as a small-town lawyer and try to move my life into another direction.

APD responds to armed robbery

The Fourth of July got off to a bad start for one Albany man who police reports show was a victim of an early morning armed robbery.

Susan Dill

Susan Fitzgerald Dill, known to everyone as Sue, peacefully passed away on June 29, 2012

Jason Throneberry

Mr. Jason Cole Throneberry, 42, of Albany went home to be with the Lord on Monday July 2, 2012

Bernice Prince

Mrs. Bernice Floyd Prince of Americus died on June 30, 2012

Cedric Singletary

Mrs. Cedric Demedtrius Singletary of Augusta died on July 3, 2012

Lonnie Leavette, Jr.

Lonnie Leavette, Jr., 64, of Arlington died June 30, 2012

Rigoberto Rodriguez

Rigoberto Lopez Rodriguez, 34, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Chipper's night

Hours after finding out he is added to the NL's All-Star roster, Atlanta's Chipper Jones has one of the best games of his career at the plate (5-for-5, 4 RBI, 2 2B) and makes several great plays in the field.

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