News for Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Post 30 falls, 3-2, to Wiregrass in consolation game in Paul Eames Memorial Baseball Tournament

American Legion Post 30 from Albany scores twice with two outs in the seventh against Wiregrass (Ala.) and goes down to its final out before losing 3,-2, in the consolation game of the Paul Eames Memorial Baseball Tournament on Sunday.

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Back on top

Roger Federer comes back to beat Andy Murray, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to win his seventh Wimbledon and record 17th major title on Sunday.

Thumbs Up! - July 9, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Rainey's record speaks louder than his words

South Carolina politics never fails to amuse -- and bemuse.

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Old meets new in hunt for 'black gold'

I don't guess anything can cause more of a commotion -- or general excitement -- than the prospect of an oil boom in a small community.

Darrisaw solid choice for State Court judge

Victoria Darrisaw is a solid choice for State Court judge.

Irresponsibility cause of lack of funding

Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, recently plugged T-SPLOST to The Albany Herald Editorial Board, who judging by their support of this tax, bit on Clark's spiel, hook line and sinker.

Summer food program focuses on kids' nutrition

While man kids depend on free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year, the USDA works to meet needs during the summer.

Lee LOST committee meets to discuss tax

Officials in Lee County are trying to decide on an equitable split of local-option sales tax money collected in the county.

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Mercury climb sparks heat illness awareness

So far, heat stroke and heat exhaustion have not been a significant health issue this summer in Southwest Georgia.

Squawk of the Day - July 9, 2012

Squawk of the Day - July 9, 2012

Katie Mae Carter

Katie Mae Carter, 71, Albany, died July 7, 2012

Sadonia Harris

Sadonia Harris, 78, Albany, died July 6, 2012

James B. Walker

James B. Walker, 87, Sumner, died July 6, 2012

James Edward Carson

James Edward Carson, 85, Americus, died July 7, 2012

Robert L. Brookshier

Robert L. Brookshier, 91, Cordele, died July 7, 2012

Leola Davis

Leola Davis, 85, Camilla, died July 7, 2012

Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard, 53, Columbus, died July 7, 2012

Spilman and Grebel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Spilman are pleased to announce

Courtney Laural Spilman and Bryan Scott Grebel

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Michael Spilman are pleased to announce

Jennifer Marie Bertotti and Timothy Robert Carroll

Ms Peggy Bertotti of Leesburg, Ga. and Mr. and Mrs.

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Stewart storms past Kenseth to win at Daytona

Tony Stewart storms past Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth in the final lap late Saturday night to win for the 18th time at Daytona, where he has never won the Daytona 500.

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Braves bash Phillies again

Tommy Hanson allows three runs on six hits and Brian McCann hits his third homer in three days to lead the Braves to a 6-3 win.

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Henry to hold youth basketball camps

Darton women’s basketball coach Lea Henry, who has held camps for years, will hold two youth basketball camps this summer, beginning Tuesday at Deerfield .

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Griffin Iguodala, Harden named to Olympic team

The U.S finalizes its Olympic basketball team on Saturday, adding Blake Griffin Andre Iguodala and James Harden to the 12-man roster.

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Griffin Harden, Iguodala on Olympic roster

The U.S finalizes its Olympic basketball team on Saturday, adding Blake Griffin Andre Iguodala and James Harden to the 12-man roster.

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Choi takes control of U.S. Women’s Open

Na Yeon Choi shoots a 7-under 65, one of the best rounds in U.S, Women’s Open history, to take the lead into today’s final round.

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