News for Monday, July 9, 2012

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Manage one self before giving to others

If when you go to withdraw money from your bank account and receive an “insufficient funds” message, the immediate presumption is that you have not done a good job of managing your account.

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All-Star game has a Lee County look

It's been a pretty impressive stretch for Lee County, one that will have the eyes of many on the county and Southwest Georgia tonight when the 83rd annual Major League Baseball All-Star game gets under way.

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Should Romney apologize for Romneycare?

It's always been a challenge for Mitt Romney to explain the differences between Romneycare and Obamacare. The two programs share a lot of the same features -- mandate, penalties, subsidies, exchanges and others. Romney has consistently argued that those provisions are acceptable, even good, at the state level, but not acceptable, and in some cases not even constitutional, at the federal level.

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Obama needs an 'economics' of national pride

The path to the White House passes through the blue-collar communities in Ohio where President Obama campaigned last week -- and the middle-class suburbs of Colorado where he did well four years ago.

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Wal-Mart East earns tree award

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful honors the East Albany Wal-Mart for its job in tree stewardship.

P&G has new plant manager

Fidel Torres is P&G's new plant manager, replacing Bella Lewis, who is on her way to Moscow.

Lee committee no closer to compromise

Elected officials from Lee County, Leesburg and Smithville are trying to decide on an “equitable” split of tax funds.

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Help sought in capturing battery suspect

A suspect Albany police is looking for in connection to a battery case is a black male in his mid-20s.

Police/Fire/EMS report for July 10, 2012

APD responds to at least 70 incidents.

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Murfree told to tighten guidelines on contracts

A $91,000 contract with the Dougherty School superintendent’s friend sparks heated debate among board members.

APD probes assaults

Two aggravated assault victims have been released from the hospital, a spokeswoman at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital said Monday.

Squawk of the Day - July 10, 2012

Squawk of the Day - July 10, 2012

Coleman: Sabbs deal violates policy

A $91,000 contract between the Dougherty County School System and Sabbs and Associates for a seven-month Saturday reading academy, which came into question last month, violated school system policy, the School Board attorney says.

Bettye Peacock

Mrs. Bettye Glass Peacock, 81, of Leesburg went home to be with the Lord on Sunday July 8, 2012

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AFD battles two Monday fires

It was not immediately clear what had caused a structure at 414 N. Jackson St. to set ablaze on Monday afternoon.

Debra L. McCorvey

Ms. Debra LaVonda Price McCorvey, 51, of Blythewood, South Carolina formally of Albany died Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Citizens ask county commissioners not to raise taxes

A handful of local residents asked Dougherty County Commissioners Monday to reconsider a proposed 2-mill property tax increase for the unincorporated area, arguing now is the not the time to add another financial burden to the local citizenry.

Jerry Fuller

Jerry Lamar Fuller, 55, of Pelham died on July 9, 2012

Mario Cancel

Mario Ramos Cancel, 89, of Leesburg, GA died Sunday, July 8, 2012

Betty McLeroy

Betty Jean McLeroy, 80, of Albany, GA died Monday, July 9, 2012

Charles Pilcher

Charles Pilcher, 88, of Thomasville, formerly of Meigs, died on July 7, 2012

Joe Curles, Jr.

Joe Curles, Jr., 50, of Camilla died on July 8, 2012

Grace Cheatham

Grace Page Cheatham, 80, of Albany, GA died Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Fed Ex Ground set for Albany expansion

The Payroll Development Authority votes to grant a $131,000 closing contract for nine acres of land that will ultimately be used for the expansion.

Six American troops killed in Afghanistan (Noon update)

Six Americans killed.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Choi hangs on to win U.S. Women’s Open; ex-Nationwide Tour star Potter wins PGA Greenbrier in playoff

Na Yeon Choi stumbles on the back nine to shoot a 1-over 73 but hangs on to win the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday for her first LPGA major title.

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Post 30 falls 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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Braves sweep Phillies

Brian McCann hits his fourth homer in four days, and Dan Uggla homers to lead the Braves to a 4-3 win and a sweep against the Phillies on Sunday.

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