News for Friday, July 6, 2012


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Out for redemption

One week after losing in the tournament championship game against Conyers, Albany Post 30 comes back strong in the Paul Eames Memorial on Friday, opening with a pair of wins.

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Dougherty County Jail Report - June 28-July 3, 2012

These are individuals who were booked into the Dougherty County Jail June 28-July3, 2012. The listing includes name, date of booking, law enforcement agency, reason for booking, bond and date of release.

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Kittens thrown from truck

Sisters face animal cruelty charges for throwing two kittens out while driving on the Liberty Expressway.

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Albany’s Hardwick brings ‘Measure of a Man’ home

Several well-known actors will star in a faith-based play written by an Albany actor/writer.

Jobs report dismal again

As the summer sun bears down, there appears to be only one thing guaranteed to stay cold.

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The imperial presidency revisited

Though overshadowed by the shocking Supreme Court decision on health care, the court’s Arizona immigration decision, issued three days earlier, remains far more significant than appreciated.

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Moe’s moseys to new location

A landmark restaurant in northwest Albany makes a move while a long-vacant structure gets a tenant.

Squawk of the Day - July 7, 2012

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Police/Fire/EMS - July 7, 2012

Albany police respond to at least 49 incidents.

Mattie Rutherford

Mattie Florence Mitchell Rutherford, 103, of Valdosta and Albany, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Brent Kennedy

Brent DeLaney Kennedy, 38, of Leesburg, GA, died Thursday July 5, 2012

Sonia Holcombe

Sonia Holcombe, 73, of Norcross, GA died July 5, 2012

Kevin Smith

Mr. Kevin D. Smith, 118 Johns Dr., Leesburg, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Taylor: City will act to ensure safety

In a memo released to city employees and the media, City Manager James Taylor says that the city will renew efforts to make community gatherings more safe and is asking for public's support and input to make it so in light of Wednesday's fights that led police to abruptly end the Independence Day fireworks show.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Three share lead in U.S. Women's Open; Singh takes lead at Greenbrier

Lizette Salas, a daughter of Mexican immigrants who has had a long hard road to the LPGA, shoots a 3-under 69 in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday, grabbing a share of the lead along with fellow Americans Cristie Kerr, the 2007 Open winner, and Brittany Lincicome. (ADDS: Vijay Singh fires a 7-under 63 to take the lead in the Greenbrier Classic. Tiger Woods shoots a 1-under 71 and is eight shots behind Singh).

James Sanders

Mr. James Sanders, 63, of Albany died on June 29, 2012

Mary Hogan

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Hogan will be held on July 8, 2012 at 2 p.m.

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Looking Back July 8 2012

Each week Albany Herald researcher Mary Braswell looks for interesting events, places and people from the past. You can contact her at (229) 888-9371 or

Elaine Moses

Elaine B. Moses, 80, of Albany died June 30, 2012

Delois Battle

Mrs. Delois Horton Battle of Dougherty County died on July 1, 2012

Jerome Jackson

Mr. Jerome John Jackson of Ashburn, Georgia, departed this life on Friday, June 29, 2012

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Braves play long ball vs. Cubs, send Venters to DL

Jason Heyward and Brian McCann each hit two-run homers in the first and the Braves go deep four times to beat the Cubs, 7-3. (ADDS: breakout on Braves reliever being sent to 15-day DL)

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LORAN SMITH COLUMN: Catching up with Guy McIntyre

Former UGA sidelines reporter and current Herald Guest Columnist Loran Smith sits down and catches up with former Bulldogs great Guy McIntyre, a Thomasville native.

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Albany Motor Speedway set for big race this weekend

The nationally renowned Nesmith Late Model Series is back for a second time this year at the Albany Motor Speedway on Saturday night.