News for Saturday, July 7, 2012


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Post 30 advances to runnerup game in Paul Eames Tournament

Post 30 splits a pair of games, but wins in dramatic fashion late Saturday on Cole Goodwin's walkoff hit to advance to the runnerup game today in the Paul Eames Memorial Baseball Tournament.

Births July 8 2012

Unless otherwise noted, the following births took place at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany from June 25-July 1.

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The treasure is in the journey

There is a box. “A box,” I said aloud in quiet amazement as my Alabama cousin told me the story of the box, the small, metal box he and my older brother buried years and years ago in a field.

Political letters

As elections grow near, letter writers will be submitting opinions on political matters. Please note these policies of The Albany Herald.

Downtown is worth the effort

Albany City Manager James Taylor has a task ahead of him as he works to dispel an image of downtown that took a hit last week with the fracas that broke out during the Independence Day fireworks show

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Herald wins 10 awards from Georgia Press Association

The writing and photo awards are awarded during the GPA's annual meeting in Miramar Beach, Fla.

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Politicians’ discourse getting coarser

Politicians trying to “connect” with the public are apparently following in the tracks of comedians, the entertainment industry and R-rated singers by lacing their rhetoric with an old-fashioned dose of coarseness.

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‘Wilding’ teens lack parental discipline

Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way early: The young people who will be referred to in this column are not black children, white children, Hispanic children, poor children, children from the west side of town, children of single parents ...

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Kitten throwing sisters out on bail

Two sisters accused of animal cruelty are out on $1,000 bail each Saturday, a Dougherty County Jail spokeswoman said.

Public hearing set for millage tax increase

Dougherty County officials are considering increasing property taxes by 2 mills for property owners outside the city of Albany.

Chehaw’s ‘Casa de Luna’ has vacancies for bats

Everything’s all set for a common and beneficial flying mammal to set up housekeeping at Chehaw.

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Barbs fly in Lee County Sheriff's race

One of his former deputies is challenging Lee County's incumbent sheriff, who is seeking a second four-year term.

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Local chef gets one more chance at his dream

Billy Boy's Wings, Burgers & BBQ is expected to open shortly after the Independence Day fireworks end.

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StrikeForce helps Southwest Georgia

A three-state program assists rural communities and farmers to help relieve poverty.

Kitchen inspections for July 8, 2012

Here are the results of this week's kitchen inspections ffor Dougherty and Worth Counties.

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On the Job with Billy Thompson

Herald staff writer Jim West conducts a Q&A with Billy Thompson, owner of Bill Thompson Tire Service in Albany.

Police/Fire/EMS report for July 8, 2012

APD responds to at least 58 incidents.

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Area bass anglers set to honor memory of fallen U.S. Marine Sutton

Local bass fishermen Richard Bachman and Marty Milner have organized a tournament set for next weekend to benefit the family of Leesburg’s Lance Cpl. Steven Sutton, who tragically died last month while serving overseas.

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History, national pride at stake in men’s title match

Andy Murray is looking to capture Great Britain’s first grand slam since 1938 in today’s Wimbledon men’s singles final, while Roger Federer is going for his record seventh title at the All England Club.

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Welcome back

After a life-threatening health scare nearly derailed her tennis career, two years had passed since Serena Williams last won a major — but that streak ended Saturday when Williams defeats Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the Wimbledon women’s final

Squawk of the Day - July 8, 2012

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Patricia Carswell Carroll

Patricia Carswell Carroll, 72, Albany, died July 6, 2012

Joan A. Phillips

Joan A. Phillips, 83, Mill Point Way, Elon, died July 5, 2012

Flossie Mae Stafford

Flossie Mae Stafford, 80, Moultrie, died July 7, 2012

John Calvin Leverett

John Calvin Leverett, Salem, AL, died July 6, 2012

Robert L. Brookshier, Sr.

Robert L. Brookshier, Sr. died July 7, 2012

Sheri Lynne Reese

Sheri Lynne Reese, 44, Albany, died July 5, 2012

Lula Mae Davenport Moore

Lula Mae Davenport Moore, 67, Albany, died July 6, 2012

Tony Curtis Dukes

Tony Curtis Dukes, 56, Camilla, died July 7, 2012

Jerome Jackson

Jerome John Jackson, Ashburn, died June 29, 2012

Mike Clayton

Mike Clayton, 55, Ocilla, died July 5, 2012

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WIMBLEDON: Federer, Murray set for historic men's final

Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic on Friday to reach his eighth Wimbledon final, while Andy Murray becomes the first man from Britain to make it to the finals since 1938.

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WIMBLEDON: Serena on cusp of first major title since health scare

After battling a health scare, Serena Williams caps a two-year road back to the top with an appearance today in the Wimbledon finals.

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Pettersen leads, Wie makes big move at Open

Suzann Pettersen shoots a 4-under 68 on Friday to take the lead in the U.S. Women’s Open, but Michelle Wie is now just one stroke back after shooting a 6-under 66 on Friday.

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Tiger, Lefty both miss cut at PGA Greenbrier as U.S. Open champ Simpson surges to lead

For the first time since they began playing on the PGA Tour, both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson miss the cut in a PGA Tour event, while reigning U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson storms into the lead of the Greenbrier Classic on Friday after shooting a 4-under 66.

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Kenseth wins Daytona pole

Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth wins the pole position for tonight's race in Daytona, and has a chance to become the first two-time winner in the same year at the legendary track since Bobby Allison won twice at Daytona in 1982.

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Grand McCann: Braves catcher hits grand slam to seal big 5-0 win after Phillies reliever Bastardo implodes

Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo gives up five runs in the eighth inning — including a grand slam to Brian McCann — as Atlanta wins Game 1 of the crucial NL East series.