News for Sunday, June 10, 2012


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Brooklynite finds Georgia lake alluring

On Highway 53, the road to Dawsonville, only a half-dozen miles north of the chicken capital of the world, is a place called Harbour Point. Must have driven by it scores of times over the years without knowing what lay beyond the entry gate.

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Sharing the stage helpful to president

All the world's a stage, all right, and never so much as when presidential politics are in play.

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Wisconsin has taught us lessons

The left will make a big mistake if it ignores the lessons of the failed recall of Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. The right will make an even bigger error if it allows the Wisconsin results to feed its inclination toward winner-take-all politics.

Thumbs Up! - June 11, 2012

See who deserves this week's Thumbs Up!

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Georgia's oldest Good Sam RV club gathers at Chehaw

A retired Sylvester teacher and avid camper is known among her fellow campers as a tough card player.

Diabetes camp set at YMCA

A day camp is being conducted at the Albany Area YMCA for children with diabetes, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome or those who have been told they are at risk for developing diabetes.

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Albany teen rides to help women in Africa

Together with a group of dedicated youths, an Albany teenager is riding a bicycle from Daytona Beach to New York City.

Red Cross solicits Exchangite blood

The Red Cross’ Dick Rockey says he won’t turn down Exchangite money, but what he really wants is blood.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Johnson wins Memphis in second event back from injury

In just his second event back from a back injury that kept him away from golf for three months, Dustin Johnson wins the St. Jude Classic. (ADDS: China’s Feng captures LPGA Championship)

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Logano wins at Pocono for 2nd title

Joey Logano passes Mark Martin with three laps left to win Sunday, becoming the first pole sitter to win a race this season.

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Teheran falls apart in 5th; Braves lose to Blue Jays, 12-4

In his first major league start, Julio Teheran gives up six runs in the fifth inning to the Blue Jays, who won, 12-4.

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Pacquiao’s stunning loss to Bradley hits home

Manny Pacquiao’s loss to Timothy Bradley late Saturday shocked the boxing world, but the former champion is taking the controversial loss with serenity and dignity. (UPDATED)

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Rain stops Nadal, Djokovic in French Open final

Rafael Nadal, who is trying to become the first man to win seven French Open titles, leads Novak Djokovic in the championship match, which will resume today.

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Former Auburn fullback, lineman die in shooting near campus

Ex-Auburn players Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips are shot to death while current Tiger offensive lineman Eric Mack is injured after a fight at a pool party escalated early Sunday.

Squawk of the Day - June 11, 2012

Squawk of the Day - June 11, 2012

Lewellyn Shiver

Lewellyn Dawson Shiver, 83, of Camilla died June 10, 2012

Frances Thursby

Frances M. Thursby, 81, of Cuthbert died June 9, 2012

Michael Miller

Michael Ray Miller, 54, of Pelham died on June 9, 2012

James Dent

Mr. James Mills Dent, 78, of Albany, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012

Irene Smith

Mrs. Irene A. Smith, 81, of Albany died Sunday, June 10, 2012

Katrina Michelle Underhill and James Ryan Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Underhill

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Clay Blakenship

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Clay Blakenship

Letford Session, Jr.

Letford Session, Jr., 62, of Camilla, died Sunday, June 10, 2012

David Ryekely

David E. Ryekely, 76, of Albany died on June 9, 2012

Reuben Hardwick, Sr.

Reuben Hardwick "Hotfoot", Sr., 84, died on June 6, 2012

Charles Lester

Mr. Charles Lester of Sylvester, Georgia, departed this life on Saturday, June 9, 2012

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STANLEY CUP FINALS: Devils win Game 5, 2-1, to stave off elimination again, force Game 6 vs Kings

New Jersey is not done yet as the Devils go from a 3-0 hole in the Stanley Cup finals to 3-2 in the best-of-seven series after winning Game 5 on Saturday night against the stunned Los Angeles Kings.

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Super Regional game between Florida State and Stanford postponed to today

The Seminoles and the Cardinal will begin Game 2 today at 7:05 p.m., while Game 3, if necessary, will be played Monday.

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GISA football and basketball championships moving to Macon

After playing football and basketball championships in Milledgeville for two decades, the Georgia Independent School Association is set to announce Macon as the new site for title games.

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Panthers avenge only loss, wrap up PIFL’s No. 1 seed

Panthers backup quarterback Chris Mitchell relieves an injured Cecil Lester and scores four times in the fourth quarter to lead the Panthers to a 57-54 win at Columbus.

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U Save It owner drops ace at Doublegate on hole he sponsored, wins $10K

Fred Sharpe, owner of U Save It Pharmacy in Albany, put up $10,000 for any player that sunk a hole-in-one during the recent Member Guest Tournament at Doublegate — and believe it or not, Sharpe was the one who ended up acing the hole.

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OUTDOORS: Weekly fishing reports

Check out where the fish are biting --- or not biting --- around Southwest Georgia this week.

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OUTDOORS COLUMN: Deep South fox hunts not suitable for minors

Herald Outdoors Columnist Bob Kornegay writes about his memories of fox hunting.

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Union Rags nips Paynter by a neck to win Belmont Stakes

With Triple Crown hopeful I’ll Have Another not running in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, Union Rags and jockey John Velazquez seize the day by winning at the wire.

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Six Mariners combine for no-hitter vs. Dodgers

Mariners starting pitcher Kevin Millwood and five relievers threw a combined no-hitter late Friday against the Dodgers, tying a MLB record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter.

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Uggla blasts 3-run homer, powers Braves to 6th straight win

The Braves’ eight-game losing streak last month is a distant memory now, thanks to Atlanta’s current six-game winning streak.

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Albany’s Branch may have to fight for spot on New England’s roster

Albany native and former Monroe star receiver Deion Branch, who re-signed with the Patriots this offseason, may be in danger of not making the team’s roster.

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Sharapova wins first French Open title, completes career Grand Slam

Maria Sharapova calls it a “wonderful moment” in her career when she beats Sara Errani on Saturday for her first French Open championship.

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Finals destination

The Heat top the Celtics in Game 7 to win their second straight Eastern Conference title, setting up an NBA Finals series against the Thunder.